Maximum size of recycling containers is 95 liters e curbside by 7 a.m., but no earlier than 6 p.m. the night before
(TIP: Putting your blue bins out the day of will avoid morning mess)
Empty and rinse all containers with water
(This is very important not only for the processing but keeps the critters out of your bins as well as keeps them from getting hurt. ex. getting there heads stuck in cans)
Flatten and tie cardboard into bundles no larger than 75 cm X 75 cm X 20 cm (30" X 30" X 8")
Flatten all boxes
Keep paper products separate from food, drink, and liquid containers in your blue boxes
Try your best to separate everything to help the efficiency of the route
Place recyclables 1.5 m (5 feet) from your garbage making it as easily accessible as possible for the recyclers to have access to
Maximum weight of recycling containers is 18 kilograms (40 lbs)
(Tip divide your glass into two bins to lighten bin if needed)
Maximum size of recycling containers is 95 litres
Separate your blue bin recycling materials as best as possible to help with the processing time
Recycling boxes are available for purchase at the four Enviro-Depots and at the City Hall for a cost of $6.00 each (no HST)
Environmental Depot Locations as followed
Oxford Street Enviro-Depots – 1450 Oxford St. W
Clarke Road South Enviro-Depots – 28 Clarke Road
Clarke Road North Enviro-Depots – 21463 Clarke Road, Arva
W12A Landfill Site – 3502 Manning Drive
City Hall – 300 Dufferin AveThere is a limit of two boxes per purchase.
Recycling boxes are 95 liters in size, available in blue (for containers) and grey (for paper).
Retail outlets sell recycling boxes in sizes that may not comply with the City’s collection by-law. For example, recycling cans or large bins on wheels will not be collected. The maximum capacity of a Blue Box is 95 liters. They do sell all sizes depending on where you shop. The maximum weight for each Blue Box, including the recyclables is 18 kg (40 lbs). There is no limit to the number of Blue Boxes that will be collected. Please recycle as much as possible and have it sorted.
Blue Boxes that have been damaged by collection crews or snow plows will be replaced at no charge. Contact them firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents of newly constructed homes are provided by the city with two blue bin recycling containers at no charge. Contact them at email@example.com.
Pleas make sure that all blue bin recycling containers and garbage bags are easily accessible for collection day.
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