Domestic Waste


Domestic waste (garbage) is only 10% of your total waste generation at home. Thus, only the following items should be put in your green bin.

Controlling your waste at the source is the best way to manage it!

  • Liner bags (cereal, cookies, crackers)
  • Black plastic food containers, cutlery and lids
  • Foam polystyrene meat trays (liners are garbage)
  • Cold drink cups and straws (recycle lids)
  • Plastic bubble wrap
  • Plastic food wrap (stretchy)
  • Laminated plastic film (stand-up pouches, snack food bags)
  • Dryer and disposable mop sheets, baby wipes, make-up pads, cotton tipped swabs, and dental floss
  • Plastic or foil wrappers and aluminum foil
  • Drink pouches and straws
  • Hair, pet hair, feathers, nail clippings, dryer lint, candles and wax, cigarette butts and ashes
  • Gum packages and blister packs
  • Metallic gift wrap and bows
  • Ribbons
  • Broken mugs and dishes
  • Aluminum foil wrap
  • Diapers
  • Animal litter

Look for packaging feature while shopping s NOT recyclables.

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