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Blue Box Items

Materials that Can be Recycled

  • As of October 2014, these new items can be placed in your Blue Box.
  • Paper Products: boxboard (i.e. cereal, detergent, cracker and tissue boxes); cardboard (i.e. clean pizza boxes, packing boxes); catalogues, magazines, newspaper, phone books, egg cartons and miscellaneous paper products such as flyers, envelopes and writing paper.
  • Containers: rigid food, beverage and liquid containers; milk & juice cartons, drink boxes, cardboard cans (i.e. spiral wound containers), aluminum and steel containers, empty aerosol cans, empty paint cans, aluminum foil and pie plates, glass bottles and jars and plastic bottles and tubs with the number 1 through 7 on the bottom of the container.
  • Link to poster for acceptable blue box items.

What You can do to Help

  • Paper Products can be set out in a separate blue box
  • Containers (food, beverage and liquid containers) can be set out in a separate blue box
  • Cardboard must be flattened and tied into bundles no larger than 75 cm X 75 cm X 20 cm (30" X 30" X 8")

Do you ever wonder where your recyclables go and what happens to them after leaving your door? Click on this educational video link of the local processing plant the MRF to find out.