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Recycling is a process of turning certain waste materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for conventional waste disposal.

Materials to be recycled are brought to a collection centre or picked up from the curbside, then sorted, cleaned, and reprocessed into new materials bound for manufacturing.

You can mix your recyclables together

You can mix your paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum together. No need to sort, but please clean all cans and containers before placing them in the bin. Also, take all papers and flyers out of plastic bags (e.g., Publisac). Please flatten boxes to save room in your blue bin and inside the collection truck.

Everything must go inside the blue bin

Only items placed inside the blue bin will be collected. In other words, items placed next to the blue bin (such as folded cardboard, moving boxes, etc.) will not be collected.

Surplus recycling

In the event that you have surplus recycling, contact Public Works or fill out the request form, Monday before noon to schedule an extra pickup.

Acceptable for recycling


  • Newspapers
  • Flyers and magazines
  • Paper (even with staples)
  • Envelopes (even with windows)
  • Cereal, frozen food, laundry detergent, shoe and other boxes
  • Multilayer containers (juice boxes, dairy product containers, frozen food boxes, etc.)
  • Cardboard boxes (flattened and tied)
  • Cardboard tubes and rolls
  • File folders
  • Paper bags
  • Telephone books
  • Books

Aseptic and gable top cartons

  • Milk and milk substitutes,
  • Juices
  • Soups
  • Broths
  • Wine
  • Cream
  • Egg substitutes
  • Molasses


  • Tin cans, covers and lids
  • Hangers
  • Aluminum cans
  • Clean aluminum pie plates and foil


  • Bottle and jars of all shapes and colours (no need to remove labels)

Hard plastics

  • Bottles from any sort of liquid, including shampoo and laundry detergent
  • Yogurt, margarine, shortening and other similar containers, covers and lids

Soft plastics

  • Grocery and other shopping bags
  • Dry-cleaning bags
  • Bread and pastry bags (grease-free)
  • Clean food storage bags
  • Plastic wrappers (from milk, paper towels, etc.)

Not acceptable for recycling


  • Soiled or greasy paper or cardboard
  • Wax paper, stickers and wallpaper
  • Photographic paper
  • Foil gift wrap
  • Padded envelopes
  • Composite products (binders)
  • Diapers


  • Metal hardware, pipes, nails, screws
  • Pots, pans, muffin tins
  • Small household appliances
  • Toys and tools made from mixed materials
  • Scrap metal


  • Drinking glasses
  • Porcelain and ceramics, Pyrex and broken dishes

Hard plastics

  • All number 6 plastics (polystyrene/Styrofoam)
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Rubber items (hoses and boots)
  • Tires

Soft plastics

  • Soiled plastic film
  • Greasy or waxed wrappers
  • Stretch wrap
  • Pool covers and awnings