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Recyclable Material Services Information

If you are a business in Newfoundland, you can avail of recyclable material collection services

How To Recycle
Getting started is easy. Recycle at your BUSINESS in three easy steps.

Sort recyclables into two types - containers and paper products.
Make sure everything’s clean.
Rinse food containers so there’s no food left inside.
It's especially important to rinse milk cartons, as milk will go sour quickly.
Remove the lids and caps from your containers, and remove wrap or plastic from boxes and paper.

Stash paper products and containers into separate, transparent blue bags.
This is important - we can only take recyclables that aren’t mixed together.
Use only see-through blue plastic bags that you can buy at most retail stores where you normally buy your garbage bags.
Cardboard can be put in a tied up blue bag or can be broken down and placed in bundles.
If bundled it must measure no more than 2ft by 2ft by 1ft, or else it won't fit in the recycling truck.
DO NOT bundle cardboard and then put it in a blue bag; either bundle it or bag it.

Put loose recyclables in your blue plastic bag (ie. don't put them within smaller plastic bags, and then in your blue plastic bag.)
The blue plastic bags are recyclable, but the other smaller ones are not.

Set your separated blue bags for pick up on recycling day.
Most Businesses will place the Recyclable Material into a storage room.

Recycling Paper Products include:

  • Newspapers and flyers
  • Computer paper
  • Writing paper, bond paper
  • Toilet paper and paper towel rolls
  • Egg cartons (the cardboard kind!)
  • Books (hard covers removed)
  • Magazines and catalogues
  • Shredded paper
  • Envelopes
  • Glossy paper
  • Paper bags
  • and other similar items

Containers include:

  • Pop and beverage cans
  • Tin cans
  • Plastic bottles (water, pop, etc)
  • Plastic containers (Such as ice cream, yogurt, ketchup, detergent, bleach)
  • Milk cartons
  • Tetra paks
  • and other similar items

Corrugated Cardboard include:

  • Packing boxes
  • Moving boxes
  • Appliance boxes, large or small

Paper Products and Containers must be sorted separately and placed in separate clear blue bags.
Please rinse out any food, and remove caps and lids from bottles and containers.
Check the bottom of containers to determine their plastic number. We take all types of plastics.

Plastic film/bubble wrap and shrink wrap should be kept separate.
We collect this material separately from the above listed Recyclable Material.

A few 'tricky' things to remember:

1. Milk cartons are recyclable containers. Be sure to put them in your containers blue bag and not in with paper products.
2. Disposable baking trays & pie pans are recyclable aluminum containers. The metal ones you have used for years are not recyclable for the this program.
3. Paper flyers, catalogues and 'junk' mail are recyclable papers. The plastic bags they may come in are not recyclable this program.

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