As of April, the City of Cornwall will be collecting your recyclables every week!
There's no need to separate containers and paper products - it can all go in the same box.
To help usher in the change, all single family households will be receiving a new blue box in the coming days. In addition to the new blue box, the old blue and black boxes can also be used.
Learn more about the recycling changes in Cornwall in this video from Focus Cornwall on TV Cogeco (Cable Channel 11):
Don't be late
Set out garbage and recyclables at the curb after 7 pm the night before or prior to 7 am on your collection day.
Need another box?
Blue boxes may be purchased at City Hall, 360 Pitt Street
Acceptable recycling containers
New blue boxes, old blue or black boxes or clear bags.
Keep your cardboard separate
Residents are asked to flatten cardboard and set it beside their recycling container in bundles no more than 3 feet high, 3 feet wide and 12 inches thick. Alternatively, flattened cardboard pieces can also be placed in an open cardboard box no larger than 2.5 feet high, 2.5 feet wide and 2.5 feet deep.
With the new change to weekly recycling collection, all recyclable materials can now be placed in a single box (with the exception of cardboard).
Several new items are now being accepted for recycling, including paper cups (such as Tim Hortons cups) and polycoat products (such as milk and juice cartons, gable top containers, Tetra Pak juice boxes and frozen juice containers).
|Clear and coloured food and beverage bottles, jars and containers.||Dishes, porcelain and ceramics, window panes, light bulbs or mirrors.|
|Aluminum and steel food and beverage bottles and containers, foil and plates, empty aerosol cans and dry empty paint cans (recycle lids separately).||Aluminum foil with food scraps, laminated foil, takeout food lids, candy and cigarette wrapping, metalized chip bags, scrap metal, small appliances, full and partially full aerosols should be treated as hazardous waste.|
|Bottles, jugs, tubs, lids and rigid packaging and containers from food, beverage and household products (ie shampoo, yogurt, margarine, ice cream, clear shells, trays and BBQ chicken containers (#1 through #7).||Styrofoam cups or packaging, film, bags, laminated packaging, toys, hoses, durable plastic products, seed trays, plant and garden packaging (please return to local nursery).|
|Paper cups, fine paper, bills, flyers, envelopes, newsprint, magazines, boxboard, paperback books, egg cartons, kraft, phone books, rolls, brochures and polycoat containers (ie milk and juice cartons, gable top, Tetra Pak and frozen juice containers).||Tissue, paper towels, napkins, waxed paper, laminated, lined and metallic paper, contaminated paper and the hard cover on books (please remove).|
Top 10 Blue Box No-No's
The following items don't belong in your blue box:
1. Non acceptable plastics: styrofoam, plastic bags, film and other unmarked plastics, including plastic strapping, toys, vinyl siding, plastic pipes, pails with metal handles, cassette tapes with tapes still in them, foam cups, packing peanuts or packaging.
2. Non acceptable glass: light bulbs, window glass, mirror glass, dishes and ceramics. Broken glass is dangerous for collection workers. For safety's sake, place in a sealed box labelled "Broken Glass."
3. Non acceptable metals: aluminum siding, metal strapping, bicycle chain, tent poles, eavestrough, metal piping, scrap metal, pots and pans, utensils, small household appliances (curling irons, haird dryers, toasters, kettles) and coat hangers.
4. Waste electronics: VCRs, cell phones, computers, TV, radios, etc. Go to www.recycleyourelectronics.ca for safe disposal options.
5. Sharp items: needles, knives, saw blades, pizza cutters and blood glucose monitors. Sharp items should be properly packaged before proper disposal in the garbage. Needles and other biomedical wastes can be returned to your pharmacy.
6. Garden hoses
7. Furnace filters
8. Wooden orange and other fruit crates
9. Used feminine products, diapers, cat litter and dog feces
10. Hazardous waste: motor oil, paint and pesticides and full or partially full aerosol cans.
For additional information, please call (613) 937-1777.
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