The Blue Box recycling program was introduced to collect all recyclable material.
Blue Boxes are collected every week. All Blue Boxes must be placed by the curb prior to 7:00 a.m. on your collection day (except Yonge Street and Industrial Parkway which is 6:00 a.m.).
What can be included in your Blue Box
Please find below a guideline for recycling paper products, corrugated cardboard, beverage cartons, metal, plastic and glass. Please remember to combine recyclables into one blue box - sorting is not required.
|Materials Accepted||What to Recycle||How to Prepare||NOT Accepted|
|PAPER PRODUCTS||Paper items, such as cereal boxes, newspapers, magazines, telephone books, office paper and junk mail (window envelopes are okay).||Remove plastic windows from pasta boxes, etc., covers from hard cover books, and plastic sleeves from newspapers and magazines.||Soiled paper, paper towels, tissues, waxed paper, shredded paper, cookie bags, chip bags. NO plastic bags.|
|All corrugated cardboard - remove plastic wrap from water bottle trays (staples are okay).||Flatten and tie in bundles no larger than 60cm x 60cm x 30 cm (36" x 36" x 8").||No boxes with heavy food or grease stains (e.g. greasy pizza boxes can go in Green Bin).|
|Tetra Pak® packages and milk/juice cartons/boxes.||Rinse and do NOT flatten.||No plastic wrap or straws. No foil pouches (e.g. Koolaid Jammers).|
|METAL||All food/beverage metal cans, empty aerosol cans, empty & dry metal paint cans with lids removed. CLEAN aluminum foil/trays/plates.||Rinse. Do NOT crush cans. Foil needs to be in loose balls of at least 3" diameter.||No coat hangers, pots/pans, kitchen utensils or batteries. No propane cylinders.|
||Most rigid plastic containers including food containers, household cleaners, shampoo bottles and microwave trays.||Rinse and leave lids on.||No toys, plastic bags, film or bubble wrap, Styrofoam, foam egg trays, lawn furniture, garden hoses.
No motor oil containers,
water barrels, backyard composters, green bins and blue boxes.
|GLASS||All clear or coloured glass bottles and jars.||Rinse, include lids separately.||No glass cookware, light bulbs, window or mirror glass, drinking glasses or ceramics (plates, mugs, etc.).|
Additional Blue Boxes