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  • 15 Litre Plastic Water Bottle (single use)
  • Aluminum foil plate
  • Aluminum pop, water, juice drink can
  • Aluminum trays and liners
  • Antifreeze Empty Container
  • Applesauce/jello/pudding cups (single serving)
  • Aseptic container/box (soy, milk, juice, water, soup, drinks)
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
Additional information:
  • Recycling is mandatory in the Region of Peel.
  • The Region collects unlimited amounts of recycling waste from the curb.
  • If your recycling cart is full, put recyclables in a transparent clear or blue-tinted plastic bag. Place the bag outside of your recycling cart on your collection day.
Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • Boxboard
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Additional information:
    Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • Bread bag
  • Bristol board/flip chart paper
  • Calendar
  • Cardboard box, baskets, cartons and/or paper bags
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Additional information:
    Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • Cardboard carton
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Additional information:
    Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • Catalogue
  • Cereal/pasta/cakemix box
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Additional information:
    Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • Cigarette packages
  • Clear plastic egg carton
  • Coffee can
  • Computer paper
  • Construction and craft paper
  • Cookie, chocolate, toffee or biscuit tin
  • Cottage cheese tub
  • Detergent box
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Additional information:
    Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • Dry cleaning bag
  • Empty prescription bottles
  • Envelope (with plastic window)
  • Envelope (without plastic window)
  • File folders
  • Flyers
  • Foam egg cartons
  • Food and snack cans (aluminum, steel, paperboard)
  • Frozen Dinner Plastic Food Tray
  • Frozen vegetable bag
  • Gift bag (rope removed, non metallic)
  • Gift Boxes
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Additional information:
    Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • Gift card (with foil)
  • Gift card (without foil)
  • Gift wrapping paper (non-metallic)
  • Glass bottle
  • Glass coffee jar
  • Glass jar
  • Greeting card
  • Hardcover book and/or Bound Journals & note books
  • Household Cleanser bottle (empty)
  • Household paper/Printed papers
  • Iced cappucino/Slush/Slurpy cup and lid
  • Index card
  • Juice box (juice, wine, water, drinks, soup, broth)
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Additional information:
    Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • Junk mail
  • Kleenex box with plastic film
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Additional information:
    Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • Magazines and Catalogues
  • Margarine/cheese/cream cheese/tofu/ tubs & lids
  • Metal Coffee Can
  • Milk bag (rinsed) & transparent bags
  • Milk carton
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Additional information:
    Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • Newspaper
  • Packing paper
  • Paint cans/metal cans (empty) and old metal water bottles
  • Paper egg carton/Take out coffee tray
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Additional information:
    Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • Paper ice cream carton or tub
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Additional information:
    Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • Paper roll & Coffee Cup sleeves
  • Paperboard or Spiral cans/Frozen juice cans/Puff Pastry and Nuts cans
  • Phone book
  • Pizza box (empty- no food residue or plastics)
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Additional information:
    Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • Plastic Beer Cups and Plates
  • Plastic beverage container
  • Plastic Coffee Container
  • Plastic cookie, cracker bag and chocolate trays
  • Plastic film overwrap on cases of water/pop/juice/beverages/cat food/tuna and paper products
  • Plastic food & drink containers/Tupperware
  • Plastic Food Packaging (tubs and lids)
  • Plastic Grocery/Shopping Newspaper & Magazine bags
  • Plastic ice cream tub
  • Plastic jar
  • Plastic jug for detergent, laundry soap, fabric softener
  • Plastic packaging and bottles
  • Plastic packaging for fruit, vegetable and/or bakery containers, clamshell type
  • Plastic packaging including clam shell containers, domed lids and plastic liners
  • Plastic pail (less than 5 litres) in size
  • Plastic plant and flower pots, flats, cells or trays
  • Plastic sandwich bag, food packaging
  • Plastic soap bottle
  • Plastic water bottles (250 ml - 4 litres sizes)
  • Polystyrene and thermocol containers and plates
  • Polystyrene coffee cups
  • Postcard
  • Posters
  • Prepared food box
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Additional information:
    Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • Printed paper
  • Produce and bulk food bags
  • Shampoo bottle
  • Shoe box
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Additional information:
    Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • Sour cream/cottage cheese/cheese spread tub
  • Steel can (soup and other)
  • Sticky notes
  • Tissue box
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Additional information:
    Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • Tissue wrapping paper/Crepe paper/Streamers
  • Toiletpaper tube
  • Water bottle (Brita type)
  • Wax carton or Gable top carton
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. If the pieces wonít fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Additional information:
    Other ways to dispose of this item:

  • White (granulated) paper sugar bags
  • White polystyrene foam packaging - blocks, sheets, and meat trays
  • Writing paper
  • Yogurt Beverage Container
  • Yogurt tub and lids
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