Learn the In’s and Out’s of recycling to ‘Recycle and Win’
residents are being challenged to test their knowledge of Niagara’s recycling
program for a chance to win.
From May 1 to
July 30, 2017, residents can play the Recycle and Win online game at www.recycleandwin.ca to place common household waste
and recyclables in the correct disposal container. Residents who complete the
quiz can then enter a draw to win one of five $100 VISA gift cards.
game is designed to educate residents on the proper containers in which to
place their waste and recyclables. Some easy tips to follow are below:
For more information call the Waste Info-line
at 905-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542 or visit niagararegion.ca/waste.
- Only clean containers
and rigid plastic packaging are accepted in the Blue Box. Items such as plastic toys, children's pools,
lawn edging, clothes hangers, water filters and VHS tapes are not accepted in
Niagara's recycling program.
- Milk, juice cartons and
drink boxes are to be placed in the Blue Box.
These cartons and boxes contain plastic and are to be recycled with your
bottles, cans and rigid plastic packaging in your Blue Box. Placing these items in the Grey Box
contaminates the paper and cardboard stream.
- Grocery bags and stretchy
plastic outer-wrap (i.e. dry cleaner bags, outer-wrap from pop cases, toilet
tissue packaging and paper towel packaging) must be placed in the Grey Box.
Although these items are plastic, bags and stretchy plastic outer-wrap can be
recovered from the Grey Box sorting line much easier than from the Blue Box
sorting line at Niagara Region’s Recycling Centre. If placed in the Blue Box, it can be highly
contaminated with food residue, and will not be recycled. Instead, place
plastic bags and stretchy plastic outer-wrap together inside one plastic bag,
tie the handles together and then place it in the Grey Box.
- Secure all loose items
by placing them inside the Blue or Grey Box. Stacking your Blue/Grey Boxes on
top of one another and placing heavier items on top of lighter ones helps to
prevent wind-blown litter.
905-980-6000 ext. 3558
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