Blue and Grey Boxes are collected every week on your regular collection day. Remember to keep your blue and grey items in separate boxes.
5 p.m. is the earliest (the day before collection) that you can put your blue and grey boxes at the curb.
All materials must be at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your collection day.
Recycling Collection Limits
Tips for Setting out your Blue and Grey Box
- Flatten and Tie Cardboard
Large cardboard may be placed next to recycling containers, only if they are flattened and tied to be no larger than 90 cm x 90 cm x 90 cm (3' x 3' x 3').
- Secure all Loose Items
Place materials inside box. Squeeze pop cans, large plastic bottles and beverage cartons to save space. Fill boxboard boxes with other boxboard materials. Stack your Blue/Grey Boxes on top of one another to prevent items from blowing away. Place heavier items on top of loose paper.
- Avoid Plastic Bags
Do not place containers or paper products in plastic grocery bags.
- When Windy, Place Boxes at Curb in Morning, instead of Night before
On windy days, place your recycling boxes out for collection on the morning of your collection day by 7 a.m. instead of the night before. This will help to prevent litter on the streets.
Blue and Grey boxes are for sale at one location in each municipality.
Residents may also use any other rigid, reusable container for curbside collection as long as it meets these size and weight restictions and contents are clearly identifiable as acceptable Blue Box or Grey Box material.
Size Limitations for Alternate Containers used as Blue/Grey Box
- Height: 91 cm (36")
- Diameter: 61 cm (24") roundness
- Weight: 22.7 kg (50 lbs) when full