Recyclables

In the interest of regional development, it is important that we increase and improve our efforts to sort and recycle our waste. This page provides tips and advice to improve our collective recycling performance.

Did You Know?

According to the latest studies available in Québec, 10% of materials placed in the blue bin actually belong elsewhere: recycling depot, second-hand store, ecocentre, composting platform or landfill:

 

Construction materials (vinyl siding, wood, pipes, tools, etc.)

  •     Hazardous household waste (HHW): car batteries, batteries, propane tanks, paint, tires, compact fluorescent bulbs, etc.
  •     Electronics: computers, televisions, mobile phones, etc.
  •     Textiles
  •     Compost
  •     Styrofoam

What can i put in my bin?

Paper and Cardboard

  • - Cardboard boxes
  • - Cartons pour les œufs
  • - Contenants de lait et de crème
  • - Contenants multicouches (Tetra Pak, comme les contenants de jus et de lait)
  • - Verres à café
  • - Rouleaux de papier de toilette et d’essuie-tout
  • - Journaux
  • - Circulaires
  • - Magazines
  • - Catalogues
  • - Enveloppes
  • - Sacs en papier
  • - Telephone directories
  • - Notebooks
  • - Papier d’emballage
  • - Dépliants
  • - Publicités

Metal

  • - Cans
  • - Couvercles
  • - Papier d’aluminium
  • - Aluminum pie plates
  • - Aluminum cans (returnable or not)

Plastic

  • - Tous les objets en plastique portant le triangle fléché et les chiffres 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 et 7

Glass

  • - Tous les contenants alimentaires (bouteilles et contenants) de toutes les couleurs
  • - Wine and beer bottles

What not to put in your bin?

  • Aerosols
  • Fluorescent lighting tubes
  • Stickers
  • Bicycle
  • Propane tanks
  • Soiled cardboard
  • Céramique
  • Clous
  • Essuie-tout
  • Fenêtre
  • Miroir
  • Mouchoirs
  • Objets en bois
  • Objets identifiés par le numéro 6
  • Objets non identifiés par le symbole du recyclage
  • Outils en métal
  • Paille
  • Papier ciré
  • Papier parchemin
  • Papier peint
  • Papier souillé
  • Pièces d’auto
  • Plats pour le four (de type pyrex)
  • Poterie
  • Vaisselle
  • Verres
  • Vis
  • Vitre

Recycling Tips and Advice

  • Plastic containers are recyclable if they have the three-arrow triangle recycling symbol and the number 1,2, 3, 4, 5 or 7
  • Flatten or break down cardboard boxes so they take up less space in the bin.
  • To make sorting easier, place shredded paper in a clear plastic bag, do the same for plastic bags and plastic packaging film, attach metal hangers together in bundles.
  • Rinse containers and avoid soiled paper and cardboard
  • Children’s juice boxes are recyclable, but the straws are not: be sure to remove them!
  • Aluminum foil is recyclable, even when soiled.
  • It is not necessary to remove the labels from cans, bottles and jars.
  • There is no need to remove plastic windows from paper envelopes or staples from paper before recycling.