What products does your business currently recycle?
Your business can help recycle glass bottles, and save energy and raw materials. Paper (PDF 454KB): Paper and cardboard accounts for 23% of small business waste. There are simple ways for your business to reduce, reuse and recycle paper.
What items are recyclable in Ontario?
Acceptable recycling items
- Most paper, plastic, glass and metal containers and packaging.
- Magazines, newspaper, and cardboard cartons (small bits or pieces go in the garbage)
- Plastic and glass bottles.
- Milk and juice cartons.
- Juice boxes.
- Plastic cups (straws go in the garbage)
What items Cannot be recycled?
- Food waste.
- Food-tainted items (such as: used paper plates or boxes, paper towels, or paper napkins)
- Ceramics and kitchenware.
- Windows and mirrors.
- Plastic wrap.
- Packing peanuts and bubble wrap.
- Wax boxes.
What are 5 recyclable items?
What Can Be Recycled Curbside
- Paper including newspapers, magazines, and mixed paper.
- Cardboard (OCC)
- Glass bottles and jars.
- Rigid plastic products.
- Metal containers, including tin, aluminum, and steel cans.
- Food waste, if your city has an organics collection program.
What are the 5 R’s of responsible waste management?
These R’s include: refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose and finally, recycle. This is an important methodology for businesses to follow to ensure they can reduce waste and boost their recycling efforts. This ultimately lessens the amount of waste that will end up in landfill and will optimise your recycling programs.
Are egg cartons recyclable Ontario?
Acceptable Recyclable items Mixed rigid plastic: clamshell containers, clear fruit and vegetable containers, clear takeout containers and molded bakery-item trays, plastic egg cartons, disposable plastic plates and cups, clear compact disk cases (empty).
Is bubble wrap recyclable Ontario?
Clean plastic bags and stretchy plastic outer-wrap can be recycled and sold, creating revenue for the Region and helping to keep taxes down.
Can I put aluminum foil in the recycle bin?
Aluminum foil is recyclable if it’s free of food residue. Try rinsing the foil to clean it; otherwise, you can throw it in the trash.
Are potato chip bags recyclable?
According to greenphillyblog.com, most potato and tortilla chip bags are made from aluminum laminated with polypropylene, also known as metalized polypropylene, or low-density polyethylene film. They generally are not recyclable in most cities since they are made of mixed commodities that cannot be separated.
Why are Ziploc bags not recyclable?
Ziploc bags are made from polyethylene plastic resin number four. Their substance makes them easy to recycle, but they must be kept separate from the plastic you recycle on your curbside. Because the bags are so light, they tend to get tangled in the complex recycling equipment.