What Goes in a Blue Box?

Blue boxes and recycling are picked up every week. You can put out as many blue boxes as needed. Your recycling must be placed at the curb in front of your property between 7 pm on the evening before and 7 am on the morning of your scheduled waste collection day.

Containers, plastic and glass

15-litre plastic water bottles (no-deposit)
Aerosol can (empty)
Aluminum foil (clean)
Aluminum foil plate
Aluminum foil tray
Applesauce cups (single serving)
Aseptic container/box (soy, milk, juice, water, soup, drinks)
Bread bag (plastic)
CD and DVD cases
Coffee can
Coffee cup lids
Coffee cups (polystyrene, paper cups go in the green cart)
Cookie tin
Cottage cheese tub
Dry cleaning bag
Egg carton (clear plastic)
Egg carton (foam)
Empty plastic bags (soil, mulch, compost, peat moss, sand, triple mix, fertilizer or manure)
Food can (aluminum and steel)
Frozen dinner plastic food tray
Frozen juice container
Glass bottle
Glass coffee jar
Glass jar
Grocery bag (plastic)
Household cleanser bottle (empty)
Iced cappuccino cups
Juice box (juice, water, drinks, soup, broth)
Margarine tub
Metal coffee can
Milk bag - inner - rinsed
Milk bag - outer
Milk carton
Paint can (empty)
Pill bottles (over the counter and prescription, must be emptied)
Plastic bottle
Plastic coat hangers
Plastic coffee container
Plastic cookie and cracker bag trays
Plastic drinking cups
Plastic flower pot and plant pots and trays (clean, max 12 inch, #5 PP)
Plastic food container
Plastic ice cream tub
Plastic jar
Plastic jug for detergent, laundry soap, fabric softener etc.
Plastic pail (five litres or less in size)
Plastic produce containers
Plastic sandwich bag (with zipper removed)
Plastic soap bottle
Plastic tub
Plastic tub lid
Plastic water bottles (250 ml - 4 litres sizes)
Polystyrene containers and plates
Polystyrene foam packaging (white)
Polystyrene "popcorn" packaging
Pop can
Produce bag
Shampoo bottle
Sour cream tub
Steel can (soup and other)
Styrofoam peanuts (place in a clear plastic bag)
Windshield washer fluid container (empty)
Yogurt beverage container
Yogurt/pudding cup (single serve)

Paper and cardboard

Blueprint paper or blueprints
Book (hardcover, with the cover removed)
Book (paperback)
Bread bag (paper)
Bristol board (clean)
Cardboard box
Cardboard container
Cereal box
Cigarette packages (outer cardboard)
Computer paper
Construction paper (clean)
Detergent box
Egg carton (paper)
Envelope (with plastic window)
Envelope (without plastic window)
File folders
Frozen food box
Gift bag (rope removed, non metallic)
Gift Boxes
Gift Tag (without foil)
Gift wrapping paper (non-metallic)
Greeting card
Hardcover book (cover removed)
Household paper
Index card
Junk mail
Packing paper
Paper (writing)
Paper egg carton
Paper roll
Paperback book
Phone book
Pizza box (empty- no food residue or plastics)
Potato chip container (cardboard can)
Printed paper
Shoe box
Shredded paper (loose) tissue box
Tissue wrapping paper
Toiletpaper tube
White (granulated) paper sugar bags
Writing paper