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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Simplified recycling!

Great news! The City recently decided to simplify what can go in the Blue Box. Ironically, the acceptability of various plastics was discussed extensively at the last regular meeting with a representative from Garbage and Recycling department.
Here is the NEW list:
The additional food and household containers now accepted include all plastics with recycling numbers 1 through 7, such as plastic take-out containers, bakery and produce plastic containers (clam shells), single serve yogurt containers, clear plastic egg cartons, plastic pails, plastic planting trays and plastic flower pots.
The acceptance of these containers is another step to help us reach our diversion target of 60 per cent”, said Mayor Jim Watson. “It is a move that will make recycling simpler and easier for our residents and is part of our overall commitment to a greener Ottawa.
For details, see the official News Release.
See also the City's Waste Explorer for help identifying everything that can be diverted from landfill.