Recyclable materials list

No need to sort recyclables. However, it's important to place bags and flexible plastic packaging in a bag.

There is no need to organize your recyclable materials in the designated wheeled bin. It is important to remove any possible contaminants from containers, paper and cardboard.

 

Materials accepted: put these materials in the blue bin blue bin

Cellulose fibres

  • Newspapers
  • Circulars, magazines
  • Gift wrap
  • Sheets of paper and envelopes
  • Cereal, frozen food, shoe and detergent boxes, etc.
  • Corrugated and plain cardboard (flatten the boxes, tie them together or place them in a box with a maximum size of 60 cm x 60 cm)
  • Cardboard tubes and rolls
  • Paper bags
  • Books, phone books

Glass containers

  • Bottles and jars of any shape or colour (with or without labels)

Plastic containers

  • Bottles of any colour and having contained any type of liquid, including shampoo and detergent
  • Food and soft drink containers
  • Yoghurt, margarine and shortening containers, etc.
  • All plastic caps and lids

Milk and juice containers

  • Milk and juice cartons, and any other rigid, multi-layer beverage packaging, such as Tetra Paks (e.g. Del Monte juice and small juice boxes)
  • Hi-Pa containers (e.g. Oasis juice)

Plastic bags and flexible plastic packaging (place in a bag)

  • Plastic grocery and shopping bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Bread and pastry bags (free of greasy residue)
  • Clean bags from food products, outside packaging from milk bags, paper towel packaging, etc.

Metal

  • Food cans
  • Caps and lids
  • Unsoiled aluminum foil, plates and cans
  • Metal household items (pots and pans, etc.)

 

Materials not accepted: put these materials in the grey bin along with your household garbage grey bin

Cellulose fibres

  • Paper/cardboard that is soiled or greasy, waxed paper, carbon paper
  • Toilet paper, paper towel, tissues, stickers and wall paper
  • Photo paper, metallic gift wrap
  • Padded envelopes, composite items (e.g. binders) and diapers

Glass containers

  • Mirrors and flat glass (e.g. window panes)
  • Dishes, porcelain and pottery (whole or fragments)
  • Crystal
  • Pyrex
  • Electric lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes

Plastic containers

  • No. 6 plastic, styrofoam
  • Paint and motor oil containers
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Rubber products (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Composite objects (toys, tools, etc.)

Plastic bags and flexible plastic packaging (place in a bag)

  • Soiled plastic wrap
  • Waxed inner bags from cereal or cracker boxes
  • Chip and other snack bags (greasy)
  • Stretch wrap from pt, meat, cheese, etc.
  • Tarps, pool covers, awnings

Metal

  • Batteries*
  • Paint, paint stripper and aerosol cans*

* Dangerous household wastes must not be disposed of with recyclables nor with household wastes. Consult the Dangerous household waste list and bring them during the special dangerous household waste collections or to an ecocentre that accepts these products.