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Plastic bags and Overwrap can NOT go in your recycling bin but have to be recycled at Carney's Recycling Centre or the Landfill Public Depot in a seperate bin.

Best Practices at Home


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Where to recycle what? 
Click on the image below to find out.


As Per Bylaw 2251, The Following Materials Can NO Longer Go In Your Garbage – Knowing How To Recycle These Materials is Half the Battle!

1. Materials that go into your Blue Lid Tote/ Recycling Tote


Aerosol Cans (EMPTY ONLY)

  • Hairspray
  • Shaving foam, etc.

How to do it best

All aerosol cans must be completely empty. No cans that contained hazardous waste. Place lid separately in recycling bin. 


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Cardboard

  • Boxes
  • Packaging

How to do it best

Only clean cardboard. Flatten & remove any cellophane, plastic wrap & styrofoam.
Cardboard soiled with food (e.g. pizza boxes) can go in the food scraps/ organics bin or has to go in the garbage.  


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Paper Packaging that contained Liquids when sold

  • Gable Top (e.g. Milk Boxes)
  • Juice Cartons

How to do it best

Clean and rinse out, remove lids, put in loose.All containers must be clean and empty to be recycled!


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Foil & Aluminum/ Tin Cans

  • Cans
  • Tins
  • Foil/Pie Plates 

 

How to do it best

Clean and rinse of any food residue, put in loose.


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Hard Plastics

  • Dish Soap Bottles
  • Yogurt Containers 
  • Shampoo Bottles
  • Non-refundable Plastic Bottles
  • Milk Jugs

How to do it best

Clean and rinse of any product, put in loose.

 

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Mixed Paper

  • Newspaper
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Office Paper 

How to do it best

Stack together flat, do not put mixed paper in plastic bags.


Blue Tote Guidelines:

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Curbside Schedules:


2. Materials that can be dropped off at Carney's Recycle Centre OR the Squamish Landfill Public Recycling Depot

Carney's Recycle Centre
38950 Queens Way, Squamish

Squamish Landfill 
Squamish Valley Road
Off Highway 99 going west – opposite Alice Lake turnoff


Plastic Bags & Overwrap (Plastic Film)

  • Plastic bags for groceries, dry cleaning, bread
  • Bags for produce, e.g. pre-washed salad, dry bulk food, frozen vegetables
  • Outer bags and overwrap

 

How to do it best

Bag your bags together but do not mix in other recyclables. Empty bags of paper receipts and food residue. 

  • No crinkly cellophane wrap, e.g. for tea, floral arrangements 
  • No kitchen plastic wrap or stretch wrap for meat, poultry, fish or cheese
  • No Zipper-lock bags
  • No potato chip or snack bags
  • No plastic shipping envelopes/ bubble packaging
  • No plastic bags labelled biodegradable or compostable
  • No multi-layer or laminated plastic packaging e.g. for bacon, deli meats, cheese slices
  • No lumber or construction wrap

 
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Food Waste 

  • Kitchen Scraps
  • Meat & Bones
  • Old Fruits & Vegetables

 

How to do it best

Only use compostable bags, NO plastic.


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Glass

  • Bottles
  • Jars

How to do it best

Clean and rinse, remove tops. Do not put in bags.


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Styrofoam, white & colored

  • Foam Blocks
  • Foam Wraps
  • Foam Take Away Containers

How to do it best

Rinse and clean of all food. Must be clean and paint free. NO construction insulation board. Foam peanuts are not accepted and have to go in the garbage. Separate white and colored foam.  


3. Materials that can ONLY be taken to the Squamish Landfill

Squamish Landfill
Squamish Valley Road
Off Highway 99 going west – opposite Alice Lake turnoff


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Batteries

  • Car
  • Boat
  • Industrial

How to do it best

Free of any other product, make sure to place inside appropriate bin.


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Drywall

  • gypsum board (no older than 1984)

How to do it best

Clean of tiles, stack together.


Mattresses

How to do it best

Used Mattresses can be recycled at the Squamish Landfill. They get collected at the Landfill Depot to be shipped to a mattress recycling facility in Vancouver


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Metals

  • Appliances
  • Bikes
  • BBQ's

How to do it best

Clean of any food items.

 

Old Furniture

  • Couches, Wooden Furniture, etc.
  • No Electronics

How to do it best

Try to re-sell or donate if furniture is still usable. 


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Tires

  • Car Tires
  • Truck Tires
  • With or without rims

How to do it best

Free of dirt and rocks. NO bicycle tires. Bicycle tires and tubes can be recycled at Corsa Cycles (1200 Hunter Pl) or at Republic Bicycles (41340 Government Rd) in Squamish.  


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Wood

  • Lumber
  • Logs
  • Pallets

How to do it best

Clean of any plastic wrap. Nails are ok.


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Yard Waste

  • Branches
  • Leaves
  • Grass

How to do it best

Not in plastic bags, use KRAFT paper bags or loose.


 

4. Materials You Can Take to Product Specific Recycling Locations

Click Here to find out What Goes Where!


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Appliances Small

  • Toasters
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Microwaves
  • Lightning Fixtures
  • etc...

 

How to do it best

If in good conditions try to sell or donate or give to second hand stores in town, e.g. Pearls Value & Vintage, 38128 Cleveland Ave. Can be dropped off for recycling at Carney's Recycling Centre or at the Squamish Landfill Public Depot. 


Appliances Large & Power Tools

  • Fridges/ Freezers
  • Dishwashers
  • Washing Machines, etc.
  • Power Tools

How to do it best

Large Appliances can be brought to the Squamish Landfill Depot for recycling under various provincial stewardship programs. 
Power Tools are recycled at Allied Scrap Metal in Squamish (11111A Industrial Way).


Cell Phones

How to do it best

Recycle your cell phones at Carney's Recycling Centre, London Drugs, Extra Foods and The Source. Find out more about cell phone recycling: www.call2recycle.ca


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Lightbulbs

  • Fluorescent Bulbs

How to do it best

Only acceptable if not broken. Rona and London Drugs take most types of lightbulbs. Larger quantities can be dropped off at Allied Scrap Metal in Squamish (11111A Industrial Way). 


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E-Waste

  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Stereos
  • TV's
  • Electronic Toys
  • Non-cellular phones
  • etc.

How to do it best

Bring in loose. Electronic Waste can be brought to the Bottle Depot (38927 Queens Way) for recycling. Find out what products are accepted: www.return-it.ca/electronics/products/


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Medicine

  • Pills
  • Ointment
  • Syrups
  • Used Needles

How to do it best

Keep in original container.


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Paint, Oil & Hazardous Materials

  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Cleaners

How to do it best

Keep in original container.


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Refundables 

  • Beverage Containers
  • Wine Bottles
  • Beer Cans

How to do it best

Clean and rinse out, take off lids.