What Bin Do I Put It In?

When on-campus, use this helpful chart to determine which bin to place your waste in – landfill, recycling, or organics.
Aerosol cans
Aerosol cans
Recycling
  • Cans must be empty
Aluminum foil
Aluminum foil
Recycling
Books
Books
Recycling
  • Paperback and hardcover
Boxes
Boxes
Recycling
  • Boxboard and cardboard (shoe boxes, cereal boxes, corrugated boxes etc.)
Blister packs
Blister packs
Landfill
  • Empty gum and medication packs
Brown paper bags (dry)
Brown paper bags (dry)
Recycling
  • Clean and dry bags
Brown paper bags (wet)
Brown paper bags (wet)
Organics
  • Wet or soiled bags
Cans (food)
Cans (food)
Recycling
  • Aluminum or steel
Carbon paper
Carbon paper
Landfill
Coffee cups
Coffee cups
Landfill (Grey Bin)
  • Cups from Tim Hortons, Starbucks, McDonalds, etc.
  • NC has special GREY BINS for coffee cups, plastic lids and stir sticks
Coffee cup trays (dry)
Coffee cup trays (dry)
Recycling
  • Clean and dry pulp fibre tray
Coffee cup trays (wet)
Coffee cup trays (wet)
Organics
  • Wet and/or used pulp fibre tray
Coffee filters and grounds
Coffee filters and grounds
Organics
Construction paper
Construction paper
Recycling
Cotton swabs and make-up pads
Cotton swabs and make-up pads
Landfill
Dairy items
Dairy items
Organics
  • Butter, yogurt, milk, cream etc.
  • Recycle the container separately
Egg cartons (fibre)
Egg cartons (fibre)
Recycling
Eggs and eggshells
Eggs and eggshells
Organics
Flowers and plants
Flowers and plants
Organics
  • Recycle container separately
Food wrappers
Food wrappers
Landfill
  • Chips, granola bar wrappers, etc.
Fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables
Organics
Glass bottles and jars
Glass bottles and jars
Recycling
Gloves (rubber)
Gloves (rubber)
Landfill
Gloves (nitrile)
Gloves (nitrile)
Landfill
Hair and fur
Hair and fur
Organics
Magazines, flyers, catalogues (glossy print)
Magazines, flyers, catalogues (glossy print)
Recycling
Meat and bones
Meat and bones
Organics
Newspaper
Newspaper
Recycling
Paper (fine)
Paper (fine)
Recycling
Paper towels and napkins (dry)
Paper towels and napkins (dry)
Recycling
  • Clean/dry
Paper towels and napkins (wet)
Paper towels and napkins (wet)
Organics
Plastic
Plastic
Recycling
  • Plastic jugs, containers, bottles, buckets, lids, caps, cups, bins etc.
Plastic bags
Plastic bags
Recycling
  • Make a bundle/ball (grocery bags) before disposing
Plastic utensils
Plastic utensils
Landfill
  • If utensil has a recycling symbol with number 1-7 on it it can be recycled instead
Plastic wrap
Plastic wrap
Landfill
  • Cling wrap, plastic food film
Pop and juice cans
Pop and juice cans
Recycling
  • Aluminum cans
Milk cartons and juice boxes (all polycoat containers)
Milk cartons and juice boxes (all polycoat containers)
Recycling
Sandwich bags and cereal box liners (plastic)
Sandwich bags and cereal box liners (plastic)
Landfill
  • Ie. baggies, freezer bags
Spiral tube containers
Spiral tube containers
Recycling
  • Pringles cans, frozen juice, frozen/refrigerated dough, breadcrumbs etc.
Stir sticks (wooden)
Stir sticks (wooden)
Organics
Waxed paper
Waxed paper
Landfill

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