Learn the In’s and Out’s of recycling to ‘Recycle and Win’

Niagara residents are being challenged to test their knowledge of Niagara’s recycling program for a chance to win.

From May 1 to July 30, 2017, residents can play the Recycle and Win online game at www.recycleandwin.ca to place common household waste and recyclables in the correct disposal container. Residents who complete the quiz can then enter a draw to win one of five $100 VISA gift cards.

The online game is designed to educate residents on the proper containers in which to place their waste and recyclables. Some easy tips to follow are below:

  • Only clean containers and rigid plastic packaging are accepted in the Blue Box.  Items such as plastic toys, children's pools, lawn edging, clothes hangers, water filters and VHS tapes are not accepted in Niagara's recycling program.

  • Milk, juice cartons and drink boxes are to be placed in the Blue Box.  These cartons and boxes contain plastic and are to be recycled with your bottles, cans and rigid plastic packaging in your Blue Box.  Placing these items in the Grey Box contaminates the paper and cardboard stream.

  • ​Grocery bags and stretchy plastic outer-wrap (i.e. dry cleaner bags, outer-wrap from pop cases, toilet tissue packaging and paper towel packaging) must be placed in the Grey Box. Although these items are plastic, bags and stretchy plastic outer-wrap can be recovered from the Grey Box sorting line much easier than from the Blue Box sorting line at Niagara Region’s Recycling Centre.  If placed in the Blue Box, it can be highly contaminated with food residue, and will not be recycled. Instead, place plastic bags and stretchy plastic outer-wrap together inside one plastic bag, tie the handles together and then place it in the Grey Box.

  • Secure all loose items by placing them inside the Blue or Grey Box. Stacking your Blue/Grey Boxes on top of one another and placing heavier items on top of lighter ones helps to prevent wind-blown litter.

For more information call the Waste Info-line at 905-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542 or visit niagararegion.ca/waste​.

Contact

Lucy McGovern
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3558
lucy.mcgovern@niagararegion.ca


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