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Garbage and Recycling - What Goes in the Garbage?

All waste must be placed at the curb in front of your property between 7:00 p.m. on the evening before and 7:00 a.m. on the morning of your scheduled waste collection day.
Acetate
Ashes (cool from fireplace)
Baby wipes
Bags containing pet food, flour, rice, cereal grains, etc.
Baking Trays (plastic)
Balloons
Bandages and gauze
Binders
Blister packaging (gum and lozenges)
Board games
Bread/milk tags
Broken glass/mirror (sealed in a clearly labeled cardboard box)
Broom
Brush (hair, toilet, tooth, etc.)
Bubbled plastic packaging
Bulbs (see light bulbs)
Burlap
Butter wrapper
Candle
Candle wax
Candy wrapper
Carbon paper
Carbon water filter
Cardboard Barrel
Cardboard drum
Catheter bag
CDs and DVDs (cases in plastics blue box)
Cellophane
Ceramic Dishes
Ceramics
Chalk
Charcoal
Chewing gum
Chip bags
Christmas tree ornaments
Cigarettes, cigarette butts and ashes
Clay
Clay Flower Pot
Cloth Napkin
Clothes Pegs
Clothing
Composter (backyard, empty)
Computer disks
Condoms
Cookie bag
Cookware
Cotton balls
Curtains
Dental floss
Deodorant container
Dialysis Bag
Diaper
Disposable cleaning sheet
Disposable mop sheets
Disposable Plastic Beer Cup
Disposable Plastic Cutlery - forks, knives, spoons, cups
Disposable razor
Drinking glass
Dryer sheets
Elastic bands
Envelopes with padding
Extension cord, cables, power cords
Eyeglasses
Facial cleansing cloths
Feminine hygiene products
Fireplace ash (cold)
Fireworks (Used)
Florist foam
Foil and plastic seals from yogurt and other containers
freezie wrapper
Frozen vegetable bag
Furnace filter
Fuse
Garbage can
Gel pack
Gift wrapping paper (metallic)
Golf Clubs
Hair dyes
Hangers (wooden)
Home furnishings
Home health care waste (double bagged)
Hose (rubber or vinyl)
Housewares
Incandescent/halogen light bulb
Incontinence pads
Juice drink pouch
Kitty litter (double bagged)
Kleenex box plastic film
Lamp
Latex rubber gloves
Laundry basket
Laundry pump
Light bulbs (traditional)
Light fixture/ceiling fan
Light strings (Christmas lights)
Linen
Lollipop stick
Lotion (Cosmetic Contents)
Luggage/trunk/chest (small)
Markers
Matches & Match Books
Medicine bottle/puffer (over the counter, empty)
Motor oil container (empty)
Music records, audio tapes, cassettes
Mylar Paper
Pads from meat trays
Pen
Pencil
Perfume bottle
Perm solution
Pet waste (double bagged)
Photographs
Picture negatives / Film
Pillow
Plastic cereal and cracker box liners
Plastic farm bale wrap
Plastic film packaging on cases of water/pop/juice/beverages
Plastic food bag/liner/pasta bags
Plastic food wrap
Plastic Gift Cards and Credit Cards
Plastic pail (greater than five litres in size)
Plastic paint tray
Plastic six-pack rings
Plastic Standing Food Pouches
Plastic straw
Plastic utensils
Pool noodle
Prescription bottle
Puffer (Empty Only)
Q-tips
Reusable Shopping Bags
Ribbons/Bows
Rope
Safe (Non-metal & Home Size)
Scouring pad
Shower curtain
Shower liner/shower rod
Shredded CD/DVD/Credit Cards
Single Serve Coffee Pouch
Smoke/carbon monoxide alarm (batteries removed)
Snack food bag
Soap
Speaker
Sponge
Sports drink bottle (hard plastic or other)/ Baby bottle (with BPA)
Sports Equipment
Stickers
Sticky notes
Strapping
Suitcase
Tarp
Tent
Tools
Toothbrush
Toothpaste tube
Towel
Toys (plastic or other)
Trophies
Twist ties
Vacuum cleaner bag and contents
Vellum
Video and audio cassettes
Wallpaper
Water bottle (Brita type)
Waxed Cardboard
Wine cork (plastic or wooden)
Wooden crate
Wooden hangers
Wrapping Paper (Plastic laminated)
Wrapping Paper (With excessive amounts of tape)
X-rays
Yarn