Disposal of Items


grey box

Boxboard
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box. Remove any liners and flatten boxboard before placing it in the Grey Box. Place liners in the garbage.
Calendar
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Cardboard
Grey Box
Flatten the cardboard before placing in the Grey Box. Excess cardboard must be flattened and tied using twine or packing tape in bundles no larger than 91 cm (3 feet) x 91 cm (3 feet) x 91 cm (3 feet). Place bundled cardboard next to the Grey Box.
Catalogue
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Cereal Boxes
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box. Flatten box, remove plastic liner. Stuff all boxboard together in one box and place in Grey Box. Place plastic liner in the garbage.
Cigarette Packages
Grey Box
Remove plastic wrap and foil lining before placing the cigarette package in the Grey Box. Place the plastic wrap and foil lining in the garbage.
Coffee Cup Sleeve
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Cookie Box
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box. Remove any liners and flatten boxboard before placing it in the Grey Box. Place the liner in the garbage.
Dry Cleaning Bag
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box. Place all plastic bags inside one bag, remove receipts and tie handles. Plastic bags can get caught in our sorting equipment when loose. Placing all your plastic bags into one bag and putting them in the Grey Box prevents this problem.
Envelopes
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
File Folders
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Flyers
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Food Storage Bag
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box. Place all plastic bags inside one bag, and tie handles. Plastic bags can get caught in our sorting equipment when loose. Placing all your plastic bags into one bag and putting them in the Grey Box prevents this problem.
Frozen Food Bag
Grey Box, Garbage
Place in the Grey Box. Frozen food bags without zippers are accepted in the Grey Box. Place all plastic bags inside one bag, remove receipts and tie handles. Plastic bags can get caught in our sorting equipment when loose. Placing all your plastic bags into one bag and putting them in the Grey Box prevents this problem. Frozen food bags with zippers are to be placed in the garbage.
Gift Boxes
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box. Flatten the gift box before placing it in the Grey Box.
Hardcover Book
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box. Remove the hard cover and place it in the garbage.
Index Card
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Magazine
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Milk Bag (Rinsed)
Grey Box
Remove milk residue and rinse and place in Grey Box. If unable to remove milk residue, put this item in the garbage. Place all plastic bags and film inside one bag, remove receipts and tie handles. Plastic bags and film can get caught in our sorting equipment when loose. Placing all your plastic bags and film into one bag and putting them in the Grey Box prevents this problem.
Newspaper
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Notebook
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box. If the notebook has a coil binding, remove the coil binding and place it in the garbage.
Packing Paper
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Paper
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Paper Food Containers (Fast Food/Take-Out)
Grey Box
Remove food residue and place in Grey Box. If unable to remove food residue, place in the Garbage.
Paper Towel / Toilet Paper Cores
Grey Box, Green Bin
Place in the Grey Box or place in the Green Bin.
Phone Book
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Pizza Box
Grey Box, Green Bin
Remove food residue and place in Grey Box. If unable to remove food residue place in the Green Bin. Place the piece of white plastic from the centre of the pizza in the garbage.
Plastic Bag
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box. Place all plastic bags inside one bag, remove receipts and tie handles. Plastic bags can get caught in our sorting equipment when loose. Placing all your plastic bags into one bag and putting them in the Grey Box prevents this problem.
Plastic Outer-Wrap
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box. Stuff acceptable stretchy plastic outer-wrap and plastic bags into one plastic bag and tie the bag closed.
Pop Cases
Grey Box
Place the cardboard bottom in the Grey Box. Place the outer plastic film in the Grey Box. Place all plastic bags and film inside one bag, remove receipts and tie handles. Plastic bags and film can get caught in our sorting equipment when loose. Placing all your plastic bags into one bag and putting them in the Grey Box prevents this problem.
Postcard
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Posters
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Receipt Paper
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Shoe Box
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box. Flatten the shoe box before placing it in the Grey Box.
Shredded Paper
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box. Place shredded paper inside a tied, clear plastic bag before placing in the Grey Box. Loose shredded paper is not accepted in the Grey Box.
Softcover Book
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Sticky / Post-it Notes
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Thermal Paper
Grey Box, Garbage
Place small amounts of thermal paper in the Grey Box. Place large amounts (i.e. an entire roll of thermal paper) in the garbage. Large amounts of thermal paper are not accepted in the Grey Box as it will cause problems in the pulping process of recycling the paper.
Tissue Box
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box. Flatten the tissue box before placing it in the Grey Box. Remove the plastic film from your tissue box and place it in the Grey Box. Place all plastic bags and film inside one bag, remove receipts and tie handles. Plastic bags and film can get caught in our sorting equipment when loose. Placing all your plastic bags and film into one bag and putting them in the Grey Box prevents this problem.


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