Region of Peel - Working for you
Region of Peel - Working for you

How to Sort Your Waste


What Do I Do With...?


Milk carton:

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:
  • Empty and flatten small cardboard boxes (such as cereal and tissue boxes). Place the flattened boxes in your recycling cart or in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag.
  • Cut boxes or large pieces of flattened corrugated cardboard into smaller sizes that will fit in your recycling cart. Put the cut pieces in your recycling cart. .
  • If the pieces won’t fit in your cart, tie the pieces together into bundles. Ensure that bundles are smaller than 1x1 m (3 x 3 ft) and weigh less than 20 kg (44 lb). Bundles that exceed these maximums will not be collected.
  • Place the bundles in a clear or blue transparent recycling bag or on the ground next to your recycling cart.
  • Remove any mesh windows from vegetable bags (such as potato bags or onion bags). Place the mesh window in the garbage and place the vegetable bag in your recycling.
  • Remove any plastic handles from cardboard fruit baskets. Place the handles and the basket loose into your recycling. Place kraft paper lunch and grocery bags into your recycling cart.
  • The lid on your recycling cart must be completely closed for collection. A closed lid helps prevent litter.
Additional information:
  • 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.
Other ways to dispose of this item:

Do you have confidential paper or documents?

Bring your unbound paper — such as taxes, bills, income statements and personal information — to a Confidential Paper Shredding Event for FREE shredding on designated days in April, May and June 2018.

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  • Garbage
  • CRC
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