Recycling Information

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Recycling Plastic

Example of items that can be recycled


Plastic food & beverage containers


We accept all plastic containers # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. This includes plastic egg cartons, plastic muffin containers, tubs and lids, and all small mouth plastic containers. All containers must be less  than 5L in size.

Not Accepted:

  • StyrofoamTM
  • Plastic bags and film
  • Bubble wrap
  • Plastic planting trays
  • Plastic toys
  • Lawn furniture
  • Motor oil containers and gas cans
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Coat hangers
  • Binders
  • Lawn edging



Only clean 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.

Not Accepted:

  • Paper-backed foil (e.g. lids from take-out food)
  • Foil laminates (e.g. 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 and plastic lids.

Not Accepted:

  • Medication bottles
  • Light bulbs
  • Window glass
  • Mirror glass
  • Crystal
  • Drinking glasses
  • Ceramics (e.g. plates, mugs, )

Food and beverage containers


All aluminum and steel cans are accepted. All Polycoat cartons (e.g. milk, juice) and Tetra Paks (e.g. drink boxes) are accepted. Remove and discard straws.

Not Accepted:

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 the following 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.

Not Accepted:

  • Waxed or foil-coated paper
  • Potato chip bags
  • Coffee cups
  • Styrofoam
  • Paper that is soiled with food or grease

Boxboard and corrugated


Corrugated cardboard: Flatten and tie in bundles measuring no larger than 75 cm x 75 cm x 20 cm (30” x

30” x 8”). Place bundle(s) beside Blue Box. Use string or twine to tie bundles, not wire

Boxboard: Cereal, pasta, laundry and shoe boxes, etc. Remove liners/windows and flatten boxes. Do not mix with newspaper and mixed paper. Bundle with corrugated cardboard.

Not Accepted:

  • Frozen food boxes that have a wax coating
  • Boxes that are heavily soiled with food or grease

Blue Box Recycling Program

Recycling is picked up every second week on the same day as your garbage.

Please sort and rinse out your recyclables before putting them at the curb.

Find out what can and cannot be recycled on the Recycling Guide page.

Recycling Blue Boxes are $5.00 each at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot or at the Customer Service Centre at City Hall.

If your Blue Box is damaged and needs to be replaced, you can bring it to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot and purchase a new Blue Box.

Please have your garbage and recyclables by the curb by 7:00 a.m., but no earlier than 6:00 p.m. the night before.

For more information about curb side pickup please refer to the Garbage and Recycling page.


Take a look at your Recycling and Garbage Calendar to see if your pick up days are affected by this year's statutory holidays.

Pick-up is delayed one day after statutory holidays except Boxing Day (see Collection Calendar).

Statutory holidays for garbage and blue box collection are:

Month Holiday
January New Years Day
February Family Day
March/April Good Friday
May Victoria Day
July Canada Day
August Civic Holiday
September Labour Day
October Thanksgiving Day
December Christmas Day

Recycling Centre

Recycling Centre directions and location: Turn east onto Seymour Street off of Hwy 17 at the lights.  Turn left onto Station Rd., Left onto Chollette, and Right onto Patton Street.  The public drop off depot is located at 112 Patton Street and open Monday through Saturday 8a.m.-5pm.  

This is a video tour of the Recycling Centre


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