Chris' Corner: Simcoe County Two-Stream Blue Box Program (Containers)

Simcoe County Two-Stream Blue Box Program (Containers)

Simcoe County has a two-stream Blue Box Program.  Paper / Paper Fibres are to be sorted and placed in a gray or blue box and containers are to be placed in a separate Blue Box.


Acceptable Containers for the Blue Box for "Containers" are:

 



Containers:

  • Glass Bottles & Jars
  • Empty Paint Cans
  • Food & Beverage Cans
  • Plastic Bottles, Jugs, Tubs & Lids marked:
    #1, 2, 4, 5 & 7
  • Aluminum Plates & Foil
  • Spiral-Wound Containers (frozen juice, dough, some chips & nuts,
    hot chocolate and Iced Tea)
  • Empty Aerosol Cans (shaving cream, hair spray & mousse, non-stick
    spray & paint)
  • Gable Top Containers (milk & juice cartons)
  • Tetra-Pak Containers (drinking boxes, broth & wine boxes)


 

 

 

 

 

Do NOT include:

  • Light Bulbs
  • Drinking Glasses, Window Glass & Ceramics
  • Plastic Toys
  • Clam Shell Packaging (baked goods & produce)
  • Plastic Bags & Film, Wrappers
  • Flower Pots
  • Styrofoam
  • Unmarked Bottles
  • Motor Oil Bottles
  • Plastic Jugs over 4 Litres (1 Gallon)

 

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Comment balloon 6 commentsChris Smith • April 17 2012 09:00AM

Comments

Chris - some local residents here including ourselves use, or used to use, cardboard boxes (ones we carried our groceries home from the store in) for our recycles  ..... now the town has stopped that because some people were mixing garbage with the recycles in the cardboard boxes.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Two stream re-cycling? Something new again Chris! Our recycle guy is very picky about not taking those styrofoam containers. 

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Hi Chris - Until the last few years, Toronto had two stream recycling as well with gray and blue boxes.  Now the recycling is placed in those large blue bins.

Posted by FN LN over 8 years ago

Kathy, sorting is a very important part of recycling.  That said, we need to do whatever we can to encourage re-using also.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Al and Peggy, we have received a number of sticky notes telling us that we are not recycling properly.  But we are getting better over time =)

 

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Marc, you have the numbers to allow sortation on site.  I saw a video on Toronto City waste management.  It was very impressive.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

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