Material Lists

Recycable Items

Blue Box

Acceptable Items

  • Books
  • Boxboard (cereal/tissue boxes- plastic liner removed)
  • Calendars
  • Cardboard
  • Clean Paper Shopping Bags or Paper Packaging
  • Egg Cartons (paper)
  • Envelopes
  • Fax Paper
  • File Folders
  • Fine Papers (writing paper, computer paper, paper pads, advertising mail, lottery tickets, etc)
  • Frozen Food Boxes
  • Glossy Flyers
  • Greeting Cards
  • Gift Wrap (paper)
  • Glossy Flyers
  • Household Paper
  • Index Cards
  • Junk Mail
  • Magazines/Catalogues/Telephone Books
  • Newspapers/Flyers
  • Paper Egg Cartons
  • Paper Gift Bags
  • Paper Rolls (toilet paper/paper towel)
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Posters
  • Sticky Notes
  • Shoe and Laundry Detergent Boxes
  • Shredded Paper (contain within paper bag or box)
  • Writing/Printing Paper
  • Not Accepted:

Recycling Don’ts for Paper Products

  • Soiled Paper (e.g. pizza boxes with food residue)
  • Reports with Plastic Spines
  • Waxed Cardboard

Gold Box

Acceptable Items

  • Aerosol Cans (empty – paint, food, hairspray, cleaners, air fresheners, etc)
  • Aluminum (foil/trays/plates)
  • ‘Clam Shell’ Containers (plastic bakery, meat & takeout trays – as long as it has a recycling number)
  • Detergent Bottles
  • Drink Boxes
  • Egg Cartons (plastic)
  • Food Cans
  • Gable Top Cartons (juice, milk)
  • Glass (bottles, jars, jugs – clear, green, brown)
  • Please remember to take all of your appropriate alcohol containers back to The Beer Store for a refund – glass, plastic and tetra-style boxes. Please refer to page 10 for more info.
  • Ice Cream Containers (plastic)
  • Metal Lids
  • Paint Cans (empty, lid off)
  • Plastic Bottles (juice, soda, water, etc)
  • Plastic Containers #1-7
  • Plastic Jars/Jugs
  • Plastic Javex Bottles
  • Plastic Microwavable Dinner Trays
  • Plastic Muffin Containers
  • Plastic Pails (up to 3 litres)
  • Plastic Tubs/Lids (cottage cheese, margarine, ice cream, yogurt, cream cheese)
  • Shampoo & Conditioner Bottles
  • Soap/Cleaner Bottles
  • Spiral-Wound Canisters (frozen juice concentrate cans, potato chip tubes, coffee canisters)
  • Steel Cans
  • Tetra Paks (soy, milk, juice, soup, drink)
  • Water Bottles
  • Windshield Washer Containers

Unacceptable Items

Recycling Don’ts for Containers

  • Film Plastic (bags & cellophane)
  • Polystyrene (Styrofoam: trays, cups, etc)
  • Coffee & Drink Cups
  • Containers that held hazardous products
  • Broken Glass