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Recycling: What Goes In

Crush Those Recyclables!

Crush those recyclables!

Prior to placing containers into your recycling cart, please flatten whenever possible to give yourself more recyclables cart space.

What Goes In

 

  • Mixed Household Containers
  • Clam Shell Packaging
  • Plastic Plant Pots
  • Flattened Milk Jugs
  • Drink Cups & Lids
  • Plastic Food Trays
  • Aluminum Foil & Trays
  • Chips Cans
  • Food Cans & Tins
  • Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Coffee Cups & Lids
  • Paper Egg Trays
  • Tetra Pak Containers
  • Cardboard & Paper
  • Milk Containers
  • Ice Cream Containers
  • Newspaper & Flyers
  • Magazines & Phone Books
  • Office Paper

Download our Recycling Poster to display in your lobby or by your building's recycling cart.

For a complete list of acceptable items, please download our Recycling Guide, available in English, Punjabi, Korean and Chinese.

 What Stays Out

  • Plastic Bags
  • Styrofoam Containers & Packaging
  • Scrap Metal
  • Paper Towels
  • Glass Jars & Bottles
  • Food-Soiled Packaging
  • Non-Packaging Plastic
  • Mirror Glass
  • Window Glass
  • Drinking Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Sharps & Hazardous Waste
  • Garbage & Organics

For unaccepted items, see the alternative disposal options, check the Recyclepedia, or contact the Recycling Council of British Columbia at 604-732-9253.