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It is extremely important to prepare items correctly before placing them in your blue bags. This means:
Even though the manufacture puts a recycling symbol on most styrofoam packaging it doesn’t mean that it is acceptable in the City’s program.
We cannot take any styrofoam for the following reasons:
• some styrofoam can break up easily causing contamination of other material,
• styrofoam markets are limited and have very high standards for this material,
• the market value is very, very low for such high standards.
Across Canada many curbside recycling programs require the use of blue bags. There are a number of reasons for this and some of them include: