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Recycling

What to Recycle

Do you wonder what you should put in your blue bin?  If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you should put the item in the blue bin.

  1. Is it made out of paper, cardboard, plastic, glass or metal?
  2. Is it a container, packaging or printed material?
  3. Is it small enough to fit in the blue bin?

If you are still in doubt, please go to the handy guide What to throw and where that we have designed to answer your questions.

Answers to your questions

  • You can rinse containers lightly to remove leftover food.  This prevents mold and unpleasant smells.

    You can fold cardboard boxes to save space. You do not need to remove paper labels from glass and metal containers.

    Bundle plastic bags together in a single bag to make it easier to recover them and avoid blocking the machines at the sorting centre.

  • You can simply throw them in your bin.  If you need to throw away several plastic bags, bundle them together in a single bag to make it easier to recover them and avoid blocking the machines at the sorting centre.

  • No, styrofoam containers and containers labelled with the number 6 are not accepted.

  • No. The recycling bin is designed to accept only metal containers (such as food cans, beverage cans, aluminium plates and containers, metal lids and caps, and aluminium foil rolled into a ball). Other metal items such as coat hangers, small home appliances, batteries, cooking pots, spray cans must be taken to the regional ecocentre, one of the drop-off points or a donation centre if they are still in good condition.

  • You no longer need to separate your recycling! You can still continue to use blue bins with two compartments.  You can mix different materials in the two compartments.

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