How to Sort it Right
Simply toss your clean recyclables loosely into your recycle cart and place at the curb for collection. Please do not use any bags – including blue or clear recycling bags.
If you live in a multi-family dwelling such as an apartment building or townhouse, please use the recycle dumpsters or recycle carts (also added loosely and without bags).
Recycling Wizard Tool
What goes in your blue recycling cart? If you're not sure about a specific item, try the Wizard tool below. Simply type in the item for details about how – and where – you can recycle or dispose of it locally.
What Goes Where?
- Empty and rinse containers: Any remaining food waste will contaminate recyclables.
- Remove caps and lids from containers and place loose in recycling.
- Flatten and cut cardboard to ensure it can easily be tipped out of the cart when dumped. Only cardboard contained within the recycle cart will be collected.
- Place shredded paper in a clear plastic bag (this is the only time bags are accepted).
These tips will ensure recycling is free from contamination.
Waste Connections of Canada, the contractor responsible for curbside collection of garbage and recycling, will tag residents' carts if they find disallowed materials in the curbside collection. This reminder is an important part to ensuring the recycling program is efficient and free from contamination.