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Containers Recycling (Blue Box)

​The County of Simcoe has a 2-stream recycling program, (containers and paper fibres) which must be separated with 2 recycling bins. Your containers go in the blue box.

To determine acceptable and unacceptable recycling materials, please check: Don't know where things go? 

Containers Recycling (Blue Box) Guide

  • Rinse food residue from containers
  • Remove and include lids
  • Place containers loose in the blue box
  • Material must be placed out to the curb on your regular collection day by 7:00 am.
  • To reduce blowing litter, stack recycling bins.

Acceptable Materials

To view a sorting guide please click here

  • Plastic clamshell containers
  • Small yogurt, fruit, and pudding containers
  • Plant pots and trays (no cell packs)
  • Coffee and tea plastic lids
  • Gable top containers (milk and juice)
  • Spiral-wound containers (frozen juice, hot chocolate, chips, nuts, dough, and iced tea)
  • Plastic bottles, jugs, tubs and lids marked 1 through 7 (no Styrofoam)
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Empty food and beverage cans
  • Tetra Pack containers (drink boxes, broth, and wine boxes)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Empty paint cans (lids removed)

Unacceptable Materials

  • Light bulbs
  • Drinking glasses and window glass
  • Ceramics
  • Plastic toys
  • Plastic bags and film
  • Wrappers (candy and chips)
  • Styrofoam
  • Unmarked bottles
  • Motor oil bottles