Are you putting the right things in your recycling cart? The Greater Miramichi Regional Service Commission will be on the streets this summer, inspecting carts as part of the ongoing recycling education and inspection campaign to combat recycling contamination. Non-compliance carts will receive a recycling feedback sticker as shown below.
Please make sure not to include and garbage, glass, electronic waste, Styrofoam, plastic bags, syringes, wood, paint, batteries, tires or pet waste. Stop by the Greater Miramichi Regional Service Commission – Solid Waste Services office at 505 Route Old King George Hwy for a FREE reusable shopping bag. For more information, download the Recycle Coach app or visit their website at www.greatermiramichirsc.ca.
- #1 plastic (PETE) containers
- #2 plastic (HDPE) containers
- #4 plastic (LDPE) containers
- #5 plastic (PP) containers
- #7 plastic (OTHER) containers
- Paper cups
- Metal food cans
- Milk cartons
- Magazines and catalogues
- Computer and coloured paper
- Telephone and softcover books
- Paper egg cartons
- coffee cups,
- beverage cups from various restaurants
Cardboard and Box board
- Corrugated cardboard boxes
- Shoe boxes
- Cereal, cracker and other foodstuffs boxes
- All other boxes and cartons except milk cartons
- No waxed or soiled cardboard and box board
Metal Food Cans
- Metals cans
- Aluminum cans
- Small metal items including metal caps, tops and lids
#1 Plastic – PETE
PETE is quite rigid and is usually transparent. It is commonly used for water and soft drink bottles, mouthwash bottles, peanut butter jars and salad dressing containers. Please redeem you Beverage Containers at any Redemption Center.
#2 Plastic – HDPE
HDPE is typically more rigid than the #1 plastic and is usually opaque. Most shampoo, conditioner and body wash bottles are made of #2 plastic as are plastic milk jugs, liquid laundry detergent bottles and many household cleaning product containers.
#4 Plastic – LDPE
LDPE is typically a softer than other plastics. Milk cartons and cups such as coffee or soft drink cups are lined with #4 plastic. Other items can be made out of #4 plastics. Most plastic bags are #4 plastic, however they are not accepted in the Recycling Program.
#5 PLastic – PP
PP is typically more rigid than the #1 plastic. Most large yogurt containers, margarine containers and vitamin bottles are made of #5 plastic.
#7 Plastic – OTHER
OTHER is typically rigid plastic. Most large water dispenser bottles, food containers, etc. are made from #7 plastic.
- Flatten cardboard and box board.
- Rinse all plastic containers and metal cans. This prevents any smell from your stored recyclables and ensures they can be recycled.
- Glass bottles are not accepted in the recycling program and must be sorted from the rest of the materials during processing. Unless they can be reused in some way or are accepted at other recycling centers in the region, both should be discarded with your regular garbage.
- Styrofoam is a #6 plastic and is not accepted for recycling.