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)
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)
Glass Bottles
Household Paper
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