Remember, living GREEN means thinking BLUE.
The City of North Bay now accepts polycoat cartons, such as milk and juice cartons (with a gable or tented top). We also accept Tetra Pak's, such as juice boxes.
Look at the wide variety of products that can now be found in tetra or polycoat containers
- Juice Boxes
- Milk cartons
- Pet food
|Plastic food and beverage containers
||We accept all plastic containers #
This includes plastic egg cartons, plastic muffin containers, tubs
and lids, all small mouth plastic containers. All containers must be
less than 5L in size.
|-Plastic toys||-Lawn Furniture
|-Plastic cutlery||-Coat hangers
|-Plastic bags||-Lawn edging
|-Motor oil containers||-Plastic planting trays
||Only clear items are accepted.
Place loosely in the Blue Box.
Empty aerosol cans and empty dry paint cans are now recyclable. Paint
can lids must be placed in the Blue Box separately from the can.
Aerosol can lids are not recyclable.
||DO NOT INCLUDE paper-backed foil (lids from take-out food)
and foil laminates (potato chip bags).
|Glass bottles and jars
||All food and beverage glass bottles and jars are accepted,
including coloured glass. It is not necessary to remove labels.
Place loosely in the Blue Box. Remove and recycle metal lids - discard
||DO NOT INCLUDE medication bottles, light bulbs, window glass
mirror glass, drinking glasses or ceramics (plates, mugs, etc.).
|Food and beverage containers
||All aluminum and steel cans are accepted.
All Polycoat cartons (eg. milk, juice) and Tetra Paks
(e.g. drink boxes). Remove and discard straws.
||DO NOT INCLUDE full cans or cans containing hazardous materials.
These items should be taken to the HHW depot at 112 Patton Street.
|Newspaper and mixed paper
||Place these items either inside or beside the Blue Box.
Newspaper: Including all inserts and flyers.
Remove and discard plastic bags.
Mixed Paper: Phone books, junk mail, magazines, catalogues, office
paper & envelopes (window & regular), paper bags and other items
that are paper.
Staples need not be removed.
|DO NOT INCLUDE waxed or foil-coated paper, potato chip bags,
coffee cups, styrofoam or paper that is soiled with food or grease.
|Boxboard and corrugated cardboard
||Corrugated cardboard: Flatten and tie in bundles measuring
no larger than 75cm x 75cm x 20cm (30" x 30" x 8"). Place bundle(s)
beside Blue Box. Use string or twine to tie bundles, not wire.
Boxboard: Cereal, pasta, landry and shoe boxes, etc.
Remove liners/windows and flatten boxes. Do not mix with newspaper
and mixed paper. Bundle with corrugated cardboard.
|DO NOT INCLUDE frozen food boxes that have a wax coating or boxes
that are heavily soiled with food or grease.
Recycling Blue Boxes are $5.00 each at the Household Hazardoes Waste Depot or at the Reception Desk at City Hall. City Hall is open Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30pm.
If your Blue Box is cracked or broken, you can bring it to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot (at 112 Patton St) to be recycled and purchase a new one.
- Compact Fluorescent lights (CFL) and Fluorescent lights: Bring to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot.
- Windows Panes of Glass: First call Rebuilt Resources at 497-7878 - otherwise break/box/label as glass and leave with your regular garbage.
The Waste Line
, General Inquiries
(705) 474-0400, ext. 2333