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How to Sort Your Waste

Garbage

  • Acetate
  • Aluminum foil wrap
  • Antenna
  • Artificial Christmas tree or decorative tree or plant
  • Ashes (fireplace)
  • Asthma puffer (empty)
  • Baby wipes (disposable) and cloth wipes
  • Balloons
  • Bandages and gauze
  • Binders
  • Bio-degradable or Oxo-degradable bags
  • Black foam packaging and trays
  • Blinds
  • Blister card (gum, lozenges, medications and small items)
  • Blueprint Paper or blueprints
  • Boat, kayak, canoe, or dinghy
  • Bread or milk tags
  • Broken glass or sharp objects
  • Broom, mops, swifter
  • Bubbled plastic wrap packaging
  • Burlap
  • Butcher paper (for wrapping meat)
  • Butter wrapper
  • Candle
  • Candle wax
  • Candy wrapper, snack bags or chocolate bar wrapper
  • Carbon paper
  • Carbon water filter
  • Cardboard barrel
  • Cardboard drum
  • Catheter bag
  • Chalk
  • Charcoal or lava rock
  • Chewing gum
  • Chip bags
  • Cigarette packages
  • Cigarettes, cigarette butts or cigarette ashes
  • Cloth napkin
  • Clothes drying rack, outdoor umbrella or clothes line
  • Clothes pegs
  • Coffee cup lids
  • Compostable counter top container
  • Computer disks or discs
  • Condoms
  • Cookie bag, chocolate bar wrapper or food wrap
  • Crib
  • Dental floss and dispenser
  • Deodorant container (empty)
  • Dialysis bag
  • Diaper
  • Disposable mop sheet or cleaning sheets
  • Disposable razor or used blades
  • Dixie or Solo cups
  • Dryer lint
  • Dryer sheets
  • Elastic bands
  • Empty plastic soil, salt or mulch bags
  • Envelopes and packaging sleeves with padding
  • Facial cleansing cloths
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Fireworks or flares (used)
  • Flashlight (batteries and light bulb removed)
  • Florist foam
  • Foil and plastic seals from containers
  • freezie and cheese wrappers
  • Furnace filter
  • Fuse
  • Garbage can and lid
  • Gift wrapping paper (metallic)
  • Greeting card (with foil)
  • Helmets
  • Home health care waste
  • Hot tub (wood)
  • Incontinence pads
  • Instant or microwave soup container
  • Insulated ice cooler and plastic or metal cooler (broken)
  • Key(s)
  • Kitty litter and pet waste
  • Latex rubber gloves
  • LED bulbs and incandescent or halogen lights
  • Lighter
  • Markers, pens, or hi-liters
  • Mattress
  • Mesh bags or wrap for food produce
  • Mulch (coloured/treated)
  • Mylar paper
  • Packing peanuts (corn starched-based and Styrofoam)
  • Pads from meat trays
  • Paint brushes, roller applicators or paint rags
  • Paper takeout or instant food containers and lids
  • Pencils and crayons
  • Photograph negatives, film, slides or prints
  • Photographs and pictures
  • Plastic 6-pack rings
  • Plastic and compostable utensils and cutlery
  • Plastic cereal or cracker box liners and pouches
  • Plastic courier plastic bags, pouches or tape adhesives
  • Plastic food bag, liner or pasta bags
  • Plastic food wrap packaging
  • Plastic lollipop or coffee stir stick
  • Plastic or Metal Gasoline Container and Cap (or Spout)
  • Plastic Paint Cans with Metal Handles (empty)
  • Plastic retail gift or rewards cards and packaging
  • Plastic shrink, Saran or cling wrap
  • Plastic straw
  • Plastic-coated standing food and coffee pouches
  • Popcorn cart or maker
  • Pyramid-shaped tea bags or coffee discs
  • Q-tips
  • Refillable insulated bottle or baby bottle (with BPA)
  • Reusable shopping, seed, feed or rice bags
  • Ribbons or bows
  • Rope, string, twine, thread or fishing line
  • Rubber or vinyl hose or reel
  • Scouring pad
  • Scrap wood or firewood bundles
  • Shredded CD, DVD or credit cards
  • Single-serve coffee or tea pods
  • Single-serve condiments or creamer packages
  • Snacks and chip food bags
  • Soap
  • Sponge
  • Spool and bobbins
  • Stand-up flexible drink or food pouches
  • Stickers
  • Strapping
  • Tainted or recalled meat
  • Takeout coffee cup
  • Tarp
  • Toner or ink cartridge (full or empty)
  • Toothbrush
  • Tubes of toothpaste or medicated cream
  • Twist ties, staples, paper clips or zip ties
  • Vacuum cleaner (broken)
  • Vacuum cleaner bag (full or empty)
  • Vellum or label backing Paper
  • Wallpaper, laminated paper or coated paper
  • Wax paper
  • Waxed cardboard, lined boxes and pet food bags
  • Wine cork (plastic or wooden)
  • Wooden crate and grape boxes
  • Wrapping paper (plastic and laminated)
  • Wrapping paper (with excessive amounts of tape)
  • X-ray film
  • Yarn

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