- Starting December 9th, residents can add plastic grocery and retail bags and foam polystyrene packaging to their recycling.
Plastic grocery and retail bags without drawstrings, metal detailing or hard plastic handles are accepted. Remove receipts. Place all plastic bags in one grocery or retail bag and tie handles together. The following bags are not included: dry cleaning, milk (outer and inner), produce, bread, sandwich and plastic food wrap.
Foam polystyrene packaging includes foam protective packaging, foam meat trays, foam takeout food containers, foam plates, foam egg cartons and foam coffee cups. All food residue must be removed. Packing chips (e.g., "peanuts") are not accepted in the Blue Bin.
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- In the Loop - Countdown to Toronto's Green Bin Program - July
Monday, April 27, 2009 8:45 AM
Barry Gutteridge, Works and Emergency Services,
regarding Proposed "Pay-as-you-throw" Residential
Waste Collection Policy - October 16, 2002
Letter to Commissioner Barry Gutteridge, Works and Emergency Services,
regarding poor collection service - March 8, 2002
Second letter to Commissioner Barry Gutteridge, Works and Emergency
Services, regarding poor collection service - May 13, 2002
Letter to Mr. Angelos Bacopoulos, General Manager of Solid Waste
Management Services and Pam Coburn, Excutive Director of Municipal
Licensing and Standards regarding mandatory cleaning provisions
for the Commercial Right-of-Way - April 22, 2002