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Recycle Right! Recycle More! Check out this list of acceptable blue box items.

Posted on Friday July 05, 2019

Recycle Right! Recycle More!

Check out these tips and a list of acceptable blue box items.

-Place your recycling at the curb next to your garbage on your regular collection day

-The Town of Parry Sound has alternating weeks for the collection of fibre/paper and containers. Check the calendar here for the correct week!

-Commercial cardboard will not be picked up, but is accepted at the Transfer Station during normal operating hours until 2:00 p.m.


Fibre Box

-   Envelopes, flyers, paper bags, greeting cards & gift wrapping, catalogues, magazines, phonebooks & paperback books

-  Newspapers, office paper & computer paper

-  Tissue & cereal boxes, detergent & shoe boxes, egg cartons & cardboard tubes

-  Milk & juice cartons

-  Juice boxes (tetra boxes)

-  Broken down corrugated cardboard, no larger than a recycling box, tied with string left next to your recycling box.

-  Meat trays


 Container Box

-  Metal food & beverage cans

-  Glass bottles & jars

-  Aluminum foil & trays

-  Plastic flower trays

-  Plastics with numbers 1 – 6

-  Bottles – soft drink, water, anti-freeze, milk jugs, detergent,  ketchup, mustard, windshield washer,  syrup, medicine

-  Styrofoam meat trays, cups, plates

-  Containers – margarine, ice cream, yogurt, peanut butter, deli sandwich shells, clear plastic cookie trays


PLEASE NOTE:  Plastic bags, blister packs, deli or meat wraps, ceramics, mirrors, light bulbs, window glass, aerosol cans, textiles and toys are not

acceptable recyclables


For more information about Garbage and Recycling, you can download a copy of Collection Calendar here