Disposal of Items

Results for Food - All items

Food
Green Bin
Place in the Green Bin.
Food and Beverage Cartons
Blue Box
Remove food residue, rinse and place in Blue Box. If unable to remove food residue, put this item in the garbage. Beverage cartons are made from both paper and plastic, and are better sorted with Blue Box items.
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.
Frozen Food Box
Garbage
Place in the garbage. Frozen food boxes contain a wet strength layer that acts as a moisture barrier to protect the contents against freezer burn. This wet strength layer prevents frozen food boxes from being recyclable.
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.
Pet Food
Green Bin
Snack Food Bag (Plastic With Foil Liner)
Garbage
Place in the garbage.
Seafood
Green Bin
Aluminum Foil, Tray, Container
Blue Box
Remove food residue, rinse and place in Blue Box. If unable to remove food residue, put this item in the garbage.
Appliances (Non-Refrigeration Units, Small)
Garbage, Large Item Pick-up
Place broken appliances in the garbage. If the item is too large or too heavy to fit into a garbage bag or garbage can, schedule a large item pick-up. Pick-ups must be booked at least 2 days before your regular collection day.
Bird Seed
Green Bin, Yard Waste
Coated Paper Bag
Garbage
Place in the garbage. These bags contain a plastic lining and are not recyclable.
Cooking Oil, Fat, Grease (Small Amounts)
Green Bin
Solidify or freeze it, then place it in the Green Bin. For cooking oil, grease or fat that does not easily solidify, absorb it with paper towel, newspaper, paper egg cartons, kitty litter or saw dust until all liquid has been absorbed. Alternatively, you may also take liquid cooking oil, grease and fats to one of our Oil Drop-off Depots. See link for Drop-off locations. Used cooking oil, grease or fat should never be poured down the sink, drain or toilet because it can negatively impact the system of sewer pipes in your home and neighbourhood and water treatment facilities.
Disposable Gloves
Garbage
Place in the garbage. If used to provide home health care or medical care, double bag and place in the garbage.
Glass Bottles, Jars
Blue Box
Remove food residue, rinse and place in Blue Box. If unable to remove food residue, put this item in the garbage. Remove metal lid and place in the Blue Box.
Plastic Container
Blue Box
Remove food residue, rinse and place in Blue Box. If unable to remove food residue, put this item in the garbage.
Plastic Packaging (e.g. Bakery and Produce Containers)
Blue Box
Remove food residue, rinse and place in Blue Box. If unable to remove food residue, put this item in the garbage.
Plastic Wrap (Used)
Garbage
Place in the garbage.
Potato Chip Bag
Garbage
Place in the garbage.
Styrofoam
Blue Box
Remove residue, rinse and place in Blue Box. If unable to remove food residue, put this item in the garbage.
Take-Out Beverage Cups (For Cold Drinks)
Garbage
Place cup in the garbage. Plastic lids can go in the Blue Box. Take-out beverage cups for cold drinks are not recyclable as they are made from a combination of paper and plastic coatings.

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