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RECYCLING COLLECTION

GENERAL RECYCLING INFORMATION
Blue box materials are collected every other week as per the schedule below.
Set out your full blue box by 7:00 a.m. on your recycle collection day. Materials set out late will not be picked up.

Rollout carts or totes will NOT be collected.

7 A.M.

HOME COMPOSTERS & BLUE BOXES
Composters and replacement or extra blue boxes are available through your local Customer Service Office year round.

Blue Box and Composter


Curbside Collection Zones - Maps
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  • Your Garbage and Recycling collection contractor is Emterra Environmental. They can be reached at 1-888-770-4711 or 519-770-4711.
  • Garbage and recycling collection starts at 7:00 AM
  • You no longer have to sort your recyclables. All acceptable blue box materials can be placed loose in the blue box. See the chart below or the recycling guide in the Garbage and Recycling Calendar for further details.
  • Further waste management information at www.brant.ca or check the Garbage and Recycling Calendar.
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Recycling Program - Residents are required to prepare their blue boxes in the following manner:

Fact Sheet: Do's & Don'ts, and Examples of acceptable materials for the blue box

bluebox acceptable materials
RECYCLING INFORMATION
TYPE OF MATERIAL ACCEPTABLE NON-ACCEPTABLE HOW?
PLASTICS
  • Food, beverage containers and bottles, household cleaning and personal hygiene product bottles (laundry/dish soap) made of mixed plastics (#1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7)
  • Clear and black “Clam shell” type fruit/deli/prepared food,bakery and take-out containers
  • Plastic plates, cups, and coffee cup lids
  • Single serving plastic food containers (ie. yogurt containers)(remove film or foil lids and discard)
  • Plastic plant pots & trays
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Styrofoam™ (#6) meat trays, packaging materials and cups
  • Grocery / bread bags
  • Plastic wrap / films
  • Plastic toys and tools
  • Hazardous waste containers
  • Motor oil bottles
  • Blister Packaging
  1. Remove lids, place recyclable lids in blue box.
  2. Rinse out residue.
  3. Place loose in the Blue box (please do not crush).

GLASS
  • Food and beverage containers, jars and bottles
  • Window glass and mirrors,
  • Light bulbs
  • Drinking glasses and cups
  • Ceramics, dishes ovenware
  1. Remove lids, place recyclable lids in blue box.
  2. Rinse out residue.
  3. Place loose in the Blue box.

METAL
  • Steel and Aluminum food and beverage containers only
  • Metal lids
  • Empty food and personal hygiene aerosol cans
  • Empty and dry paint cans
  • Automotive parts
  • Metal pots and pans
  • Scrap metal
  • Hazardous waste containers
  • Propane cylinders
  • Wire
  • Batteries
  1. Remove lids, place inside can.
  2. Rinse out residue.
  3. Place loose in the Blue box (please do not crush).

MIXED PAPER
  • Magazines, Ad mail, Newspapers and flyers
  • Phone books
  • Paper back/hard cover books
  • Printer or photocopy paper
  • Tetra Pak™ drink boxes
  • Gable Top type cartons (milk and juice)
  • Ice Cream Cartons
  • Cardboard can (ie juice/chip containers)
  • Coffee cups
  • Waxed paper
  • Gift wrapping
  • Butcher paper
  • Photographs
  • Diapers
  1. Remove and discard plastic caps.
  2. Rinse out residue.
  3. Place loose in the Blue box (please do not crush).
  4. Do not bundle or bag mixed paper. Simply place them neatly in your blue box or in paper bags to reduce blowing litter.
  5. Shredded paper must be compacted.

BOX BOARD
  • Packaging made of Boxboard
    i.e. Cereal, cracker and tooth paste boxes, paper towel and toilet paper rolls etc...
  • No waxed boxboard, or soiled, oil stained or painted boxes.
  • Check if the box is waxed, scratch the outside. If white residue is present it is waxed and not recyclable.
  1. Remove all inner and outer packaging materials and plastics.
  2. Break down smaller boxes and place inside larger boxes or in a paper bag.
  3. Simply place neatly in or beside your blue box

CARDBOARD
  • Packaging made of clean corrugated cardboard
  • No waxed cardboard or soiled, oil stained or painted boxes.
  • Check if the box is waxed, scratch the outside. If white residue is present it is waxed and not recyclable.
  • No grease-stained pizza boxes
  1. Remove all inner and outer packaging materials and plastics.
  2. Pieces should be smaller than 0.8m x 0.8m x .25m (32" x 32" x 10")
  3. Leave loose or secure bundles with packing tape, twine is no longer required.
  4. Place neatly beside, under or in your blue box

This is how a single stream blue box should be prepared. Rollout carts or totes will NOT be collected.

Single stream bluebox preparation
Single stream bluebox preparation

For information for recycling non-blue box materials please refer to the information contained at the bottom of the Landfill/Transfer Station Information page

 
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