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Recycling

The blue bin is offered free of charge to owners. Note, however, that in the event that a second bin is necessary (damage, theft, other), subsequent bins must be paid for by the owner. The collection of recyclable materials (blue bin) is done at different times for each district of the municipality. 

Preparation steps for recycling

  • To save space, unpack the boxes before placing them in the blue bin.

  • Rinse all containers lightly with dishwater to save drinking water.

  • It is not necessary to remove the paper that covers the cans.

  • Leave lids and caps on containers when they show a recycling symbol; put in the trash those that do not have recycling symbols accepted in our program.

  • Remove plastic handles and metal openings on cardboard boxes. They are not recyclable.

Not...

  • To save space, unpack the boxes before placing them in the blue bin.

  • Rinse all containers lightly with dishwater to save drinking water.

  • It is not necessary to remove the paper that covers the cans.

  • Leave lids and caps on containers when they show a recycling symbol; put in the trash those that do not have recycling symbols accepted in our program.

  • Remove plastic handles and metal openings on cardboard boxes. They are not recyclable.

Returnable containers

  To get rid of your returnable containers (bottles, cans, etc.), you have 2 choices:

  • You can bring them to a redemption center.

  • You can put them in your blue bin.

Recycling Bottles

Materials accepted and refused in the blue bins

To determine if a product is recyclable, you can refer to the symbol found on many products and packaging. The Möbius ribbon is the international symbol for recycling which indicates that the product can be recycled and also that it can be made from recycled materials, as indicated by the percentage written in the center of the ribbon.

We also find the Möbius strip under most plastic containers with a number that tells us if the container can be recycled. In the North-West, it is the containers inplastic nos 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 which can be recycled. THE#6 plastics are NOT recyclablein this region.

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Still a doubt? Check out the tool "Let's sort it out" of the CSRNO which will tell you how to get rid of the materials you no longer want.

Additional information regarding materials that are not recycled by the NWRSC

Gilbert M. Rioux and Son Ltd.

Certain electrical and computer materials, clean plastic bags, food-grade glass jars, bottles, canes, juice containers, etc.

Northwest Sanitation

Appliances (no charge), iron (no charge), cardboard (no charge).

Northwest Regional Service Commission

Household appliances (free of charge)

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