What is recyclable? Where should I put my recyclables and waste?


Many materials are "recyclable" but that doesn’t always mean that they can be recycled in Toronto. Knowing what to put in the Blue Box depends on where you live.  

All low-rise residential buildings in Toronto have waste and recycling collection managed by the City (whether public or private workers do the collection). The City distributes a calendar with information every year, but you can also find out here:

Commercial buildings or high-rise residential buildings may be served by the City collectors, or by a private company - these companies don’t all recycle the same things. 

  • If you have City service, visit the City website and the links above.
  • If you don’t have City service, contact your landlord or property manager to find out what is recyclable in your building and how to set out materials properly.