The list of what is recyclable is usually very general.
Here are some specific examples of recyclable things.
Note: the number of plastic is inside the recycling symbol (Mobius loop) on the container with letters under it. All numbered plastic containers except #6 are recyclable. If there is a letter ‘S’ it is #6 plastic. No plastic bags or wrap are recyclable.
- Beverage containers – this includes plastic, glass, aluminum and juice boxes (tetra paks). Many plastic disposable cups like the clear ones from Tims or McDonalds are. Smaller cups and red ones are usually #6. Coffee cups are not recyclable.
- Plastic containers - Bottles from shampoo, laundry detergent, soap, ketchup and salad dressing are recyclable. Recycle food containers from sour cream, etc., milk jugs, clam shells from produce or baking. Check the number on clam shells. Some are #6 plastic. They are usually thinner, more brittle and feel ‘crinklier’.
- All metal cans are recyclable. Containers that have metal bottoms and cardboard sides like Pringles, juice concentrate and some coffee cans are not.
- Recycle fliers, printer paper, envelopes, magazines, books and newspapers. Items should be clean. Laminated paper, mixed materials such as art projects and plastic padded envelopes, and disposables like paper plates and paper towel are not.
- Clean corrugated cardboard and boxboard (cereal boxes) are recyclable.
- Clean paper bags are recyclable. All other bags such as plastic bags and wrap, and food bags are garbage.
- Household batteries are recyclable. They should be in a separate bag or container so they can be recycled separately.
Call (204) 687-6169 or go to www.flinflonrecycling.org if you have questions.