Disposal of Items

Results for Paper - All items

Paper
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Brown Paper Bags
Green Bin, Yard Waste
Butcher Paper
Garbage
Place in the garbage. The plastic coating on butcher paper makes this item non-recyclable.
Carbon Paper
Garbage
Place in the garbage.
Coated Paper Bag
Garbage
Place in the garbage. These bags contain a plastic lining and are not recyclable.
Coffee Cups, Paper
Garbage
Place in the garbage. Disposable paper coffee cups and other take-out beverage cups are made from a combination of paper and plastic coatings that prevents this item from being recyclable.
Construction Paper
Green Bin
Place in the Green Bin. Due to the weak fibre quality of construction paper, this item can be placed in the Green Bin.
Egg Carton (Paper)
Green Bin
Examination Table Paper
Green Bin
Gift Wrapping Paper
Garbage
Place in the garbage. The cardboard core can be recycled in the Grey Box.
Laminated Paper
Garbage
Place in the garbage. The plastic coating on laminated paper prevents the paper from being recyclable.
Mylar Paper
Garbage
Place in the garbage.
Packing Paper
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Paper Bags (Cellulose Lined)
Green Bin
Place in the Green Bin. Cellulose lined paper bags contain a clear lining that resembles plastic but is actually made from the plant-based material cellulose, which is compostable.
Paper Flour Bags
Green Bin
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 Ice Cream Carton
Garbage
Place in the garbage. Paper ice cream cartons contain wet strength laminates that act as a moisture barrier to protect the contents against freezer burn. This moisture barrier prevents paper ice cream cartons from being recycled or composted.
Paper Muffin Cups
Green Bin
Paper Napkin
Green Bin
Paper Plate
Green Bin
Place in the Green Bin. Only paper plates made from 100 per cent paper are accepted in the Green Bin. Paper plates with a plastic surface or coating are not acceptable in the Green Bin and are to be placed in the garbage.
Paper Potato Bag
Green Bin
Place in the Green Bin. Remove mesh window from the bag and place it in the garbage.
Paper Shredder
Garbage
Place in the garbage.
Paper Sugar Bag / Packets
Green Bin
Paper Towel
Green Bin
Place in the Green Bin. Do not dispose of by flushing down the toilet.
Paper Towel / Toilet Paper Cores
Grey Box, Green Bin
Place in the Grey Box or place in the Green Bin.
Parchment Paper
Garbage
Place in the garbage.
Receipt Paper
Grey Box
Place 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.
Take-Out Coffee Trays (Paper)
Green Bin
Place in the Green Bin. Paper take-out trays are compostable because they are made from moulded paper pulp.
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 Paper
Green Bin
Waxed Paper
Garbage
Place in the garbage.
Newspaper
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
Wallpaper
Garbage
Place in the garbage.
Soiled Newspaper and Cardboard
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.
Bristol Board
Garbage
Place in the garbage. Bristol board contains high concentrations of ink and is not recyclable.
Coffee Cup Lid, Plastic
Blue Box
Place in the Blue Box. Plastic lids from disposable coffee cups and beverage cups are recyclable. The cups should be placed in the garbage.
Flyers
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
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.
Plastic Wrap (Used)
Garbage
Place in the garbage.
Softcover Book
Grey Box
Place in the Grey Box.
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