The Town runs a blue box and grey box schedule which rotates what you can put out every other week. Check out the Blue Box/Grey Box Summary for a list of items that is accepted in the recycling box or check them out below:
Place clean food and beverage containers loosely in the blue box. Do not include Styrofoam. Styrofoam should be placed in the garbage as it cannot be recycled.
Plastic with the plastic resin symbol between 1 - 5 can be recycled.
Rinse and flatten your polycoat items before placing them in your blue box. Acceptable items include:
- Milk cartons
- Juice cartons
- Tetra-pak juice boxes
Glass Bottles and Jars
Place clean glass bottles and jars loosely inside the blue box.
Do not include: broken glass, window panes, mirrors, light bulbs, ceramics or drinking glasses
Aluminum and Steel Cans
Please clean metal food and beverage cans, aluminum trays and foil loosely inside the blue box. Metal lids can be placed inside a can and pinched shut. Labels do not need to be removed.
Place all clean bags into an empty bag and tie it shut.
Acceptable items include:
- Grocery bags
- Milk bags/pouches
- Frozen vegetable bags
- Newspaper sleeves
Do not include: cereal/cracker box liners, plastic food wrap, zipper storage bags, meat/bacon packaging, crinkly outer packaging (e.g. pasta wrappers), pet food bags and bubble wraps.
Acceptable items include:
- White Paper
- Coloured Paper
- Coloured Flyers
- Hard Cover Books (with cover and binding removed)
- Envelopes (window can be left in)
- Telephone Books
- Soft Cover Books
Do not include: Gift wrap, polycoat materials such as milk cartons, juice cartons and Tetra-pak juice boxes
Flatten and bundle or place inside another box. Acceptable items include:
- Cereal/cracker boxes
- Frozen food boxes
- Egg cartons
- Paper towel tubes
- Drink trays
- Greeting cards
Remove staples and tape. Flatten and bundle no bigger than 36" x 24" x 8". There is a 6 bundle limit per collection. Place beside your grey box.
Do not include: wax-coated boxes or soiled pizza boxes
What Stays Out of the Recycling
The following items cannot go into the recycling:
- Food or liquids
- Foam cups or containers
- Loose plastic bags
- Green Waste - i.e. leaves, grass or brush
- Clothing, furniture or carpet
- Hoses, holiday lights, hangers and extension cords
- Concrete, wood and construction debris
- Paper napkins, plates, cups and tissues
- Tire, auto parts and scrap metal
- Non-recyclable plastic
Please see our Waste Diversion page to learn how to properly dispose of some of these items.
Blue boxes can be purchased for $8.50 each at 99-A Advance Avenue, Napanee.