Quick guideline for item disposal

Recycling changes in effect

As of September 10, 2018, only blue bags with correctly sorted items will be picked up.

If your blue bag isn’t picked up, don’t worry! Look for the sticker – it will note what needs to be removed or changed. Once you’ve done so, your bag can go out for collection the following week.

Waste sorting changes came into effect on June 6. Thank you for working with us over the past few months.

We understand that change takes time. Learn more about the recycling changes and Green Routine 2.0.

When you have an item and you’re not sure where it goes, ask yourself:

  1. Is the item made from a material that was once living?
    If yes, place in the green organics cart.
  2. Is it a rinsed hard plastic bottle or container (example: margarine, large yogurt, condiments), or an aluminium or tin product? Is it a clean paper or cardboard product?
    If yes, place it in the clear blue plastic bag. 
  3. Does the item contain two or more products? (Example, a chip bag is waste because it is plastic on the outside and foil on the inside.)
    Is it plastic film or packaging?
    If yes, place it in the black waste cart.
  4. Is the item unsuitable for your waste cart? Is it electronics, household hazardous waste, oil, glycol, batteries or paint? Is it a glass jar or bottle or a large piece of Styrofoam packaging?
    If yes, take it to Broadview Enviroservice Station.

Still unsure?

Check our A to Z printable list of items for disposal (167.8 KB)

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Last updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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