Acceptable Plastics

Only plastics coded #1, #2, #4, #5, #6, and #7 are acceptable. Containers must be rinsed and caps left on all bottles. Examples of each number plastic are below.

#1 Plastic (PET): Soft drink bottles, water bottles, juice bottles, liquor bottles, cooking oil bottles, peanut butter containers, dish soap bottles, mouth wash bottles, clear egg cartons, bakery, clamshells, trays, oven/microwavable trays, prescription bottles and vials.

#2 Plastic (HDPE): Plastic juice, milk, laundry soap, shampoo, and windshield washer containers (acceptable if no skull symbol)

#4, #5, and #6 Plastics: Yogurt containers, margarine tubs and lids

Other Acceptable Items

  • Advertising/Junk Mail
  • Aluminum Plates and Trays
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Bills, Statements
  • Brown Kraft Paper
  • Black Plastic Clamshell Containers
  • Black Plastic Food Trays
  • Books (soft covered only or hard covers removed)
  • Boxboard (cereal boxes, egg cartons)
  • Catalogues
  • Clean Pizza Boxes (no food or grease)
  • Containers (i.e. frozen juice containers)
  • Cookie Tins
  • Corrugated Cardboard (flattened, bundled, and no larger than 1m x 1m x 0.5m)
  • Copy Paper
  • Fast Food/Coffee Cups (not styrofoam)
  • Flyers
  • Glass Bottles
  • Household Paper
  • Magazines
  • Milk and Juice Cartons, rinsed
  • Metal Food and Beverage Cans, rinsed
  • Metal Paint Cans (empty, dry, lid removed)
  • Molded Pulp (i.e. coffee trays, paper moulds for packaging)
  • Newspapers, Newsprint
  • Office Paper
  • Paper Cores (toilet, paper towel)
  • Paper cups
  • Phone Books
  • Plant Containers to Grow Seedlings
  • Prescription Bottles and Vials (2 inches or greater)
  • Spiral Wound Frozen Food (i.e. juice concrete)
  • Tetra Pak Boxes
  • Writing Paper

*Shredded paper is the only acceptable material to be placed in transparent bags