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How to Sort Your Waste

Recycle

Plastic grocery or retail bags

This item is recyclable.

Put this item in your recycling (blue) cart or a transparent clear or blue-tinted plastic bag.

Special disposal instructions or restrictions:
  • Cut off any zippers from reusable, re-sealable storage bags. Put the zippers in the garbage.
  • Separate plastic film from cardboard sleeves. Put the cardboard sleeve in your recycling.
  • Put plastic film, grocery bags, and thin plastics (such as wrapping around paper towels, empty bread bags, rinsed milk bags, dry-cleaning bags, etc.) in one plastic grocery bag.
  • Tie the plastic bag tightly.
  • Put the tied bag in your recycling cart or a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
Additional information:
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
  • Recycling is mandatory in the Region of Peel.
  • The Region collects unlimited amounts of recycling waste from the curb.
  • If your recycling cart is full, put recyclables in a transparent clear or blue-tinted plastic bag. Place the bag outside of your recycling cart on your collection day.
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