What Can I Recycle?

Recyclables are collected every week on the same day as your regular household garbage collection. Recyclables must be sorted into two steams – one for boxes and paper products, and another for containers and tin cans. Recyclables should be placed in transparent blue bags, and placed one meter away from your garbage cart at the curb.

A few ‘tricky’ things to remember:

1. Milk cartons are recyclable containers. Be sure to put them in your blue bag for containers and not in with paper products.
2. Disposable baking trays and pie pans are recyclable aluminium containers. The metal ones you have used for years are not recyclable at the curb.
3. Paper flyers, catalogues and ‘junk’ mail are recyclable papers. The plastic bags they may come in are not recyclable at the curb.
4. Glass is not accepted in household recycling collection. Glass beverage containers can be brought to the Mount Pearl Green Depot, located at 5 Old Placentia Road.
5. If need be, flatten boxes and tie in bundles measuring less than 2 ‘ x 2′ x 1’. Bundled cardboard does not have to be placed in a transparent blue bag. Cardboard can also be put in a tied up blue bag with other paper/fiber recyclables.

Blue Bag #1 – Boxes and Paper Product

What Goes In What Stays Out
• corrugated cardboard
• food boxes (e.g. cereal, pasta, granola bars, frozen food)
• gift boxes
• packaging boxes
• paper towel rolls
• pizza boxes
• shoe boxes
Mixed Paper
• books (hard covers removed)
• computer and construction paper
• drink and coffee trays
• egg cartons
• envelopes
• empty toilet paper rolls and empty paper towel rolls
• glossy paper
• magazines and catalogues
• newspapers and flyers
• paper bags
• phonebooks
• sticky notes
• blankets and bedsheets
• bubble envelopes
• candy wrappers
• clothing
• coffee cups
• diapers
• gift bags & wrapping paper
• napkins
• needles & other sharp objects
• paper towels
• pet food bags
• takeout drink containers
• tissues
• toilet paper
• wax paper

Blue Bag #2 – Containers & Tin Cans (please empty, rinse or wipe materials)

What Goes In What Stays Out
Plastic Containers
• condiments, like ketchup, mustard, honey, etc.
• household cleaning supplies, like dish & laundry
detergent, bleach, Windex, windshield wash, etc.
• juice containers
• over-the-counter medicine, like Tylenol bottles,
cough syrup, etc.
• plastic containers #s 1-7
• plastic flower pots
• plastic tubs, like butter, ice cream, yogurt, etc.
• toiletries, like shampoo, body wash, mouthwash, etc.
• water, pop & liquor bottles
Aluminum Containers
• pop & beer cans
• disposable baking trays, pie plates, etc.
• tin cans & lids (e.g. soup cans, coffee cans, beans, tuna, etc.)Paper Containers
• milk & juice cartons
• Tetra paks
• bottle caps
• glass bottles & jars
• Styrofoam
• areosol cans
• plastic bags
• plastic wrap, saran wrap
• propane tanks
• CD, DVD, electronic game cases
• Full or unopened food containers
• paint cans
• toys (wood, plastic, metal)
• diapers
• kitty litter
• laundry baskets & hampers
• pots & pans
• needles & other sharp objects
• car parts
• Keurig cups & Tassimo discs