Grand Bay-Westfield

Learn more about your recycling program.

Recycling resources

Learn more about recycling collection in Grand Bay-Westfield.

Be recycle ready

  • Sort your recyclables into two separate containers – Blue Box for Paper & Cardboard, and the Green Box for Plastic, Metal & Milk Containers.
  • Place them loose into the boxes, do not bag your items. The only item that can be in a bag is shredded paper.  
  • Place your recycling bins at the curb by 7 a.m. on your regular collection day.
  • Flatten and break down cardboard boxes to save space on recycling.
  • Large quantities of cardboard (6 or more boxes) – bundle & tie so they are no larger than 30” x 30” x 8” (76 cm x 76 cm x 20 cm).
  • Give containers a quick rinse and remove caps.
  • Leave labels on containers.
  • Rinse containers thoroughly. Remove caps.
  • Look for the recycling symbol with 1, 2, or 5
  • Milk, juice jugs
  • Yogurt containers, sour cream, cottage cheese tubs
  • Ice cream tubs (plastic)
  • Ketchup, oil, vinegar and salad dressing bottles
  • Peanut butter containers
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Bleach and detergent bottles
  • Beverage containers (no glass)
  • Milk Cartons:
    • Milk, cream and buttermilk cartons
  • Metal Containers:
    • All food & pet food cans
    • Aluminum pie plates
    • Clean aluminum foil
    • Pop cans
    • x Styrofoam
    • x Plastic bags or plastic wrap
    • x Chocolate bar wrappers
    • x Chip bags
    • x Vinyl siding
    • x Aerosol cans
    • x Paint cans
    • Toys, garden hoses, or furniture
    • Tetra paks – soup
  • Paper:
    • Newspaper
    • Office paper
    • Catalogues, phone books
    • Magazines, flyers, brochures and glossy paper
  • Cardboard:
    • Flatten all boxes
    • Large quantities of cardboard (6 or more) bundle & tie so they are no larger than 30″ x 30″ x 8″ (76 cm x 76 cm x 20 cm)
    • Packaging boxes
    • Appliance boxes
    • Cereal and cracker boxes
       (remove inner bag)
    • Tissue boxes
    • Egg cartons 
    • Paper towel cores
  • Do not include:
    • Coffee cups
      x Food contaminated paper or cardboard, e.g. pizza boxes, donut boxes (they belong in compost)
      x Milk cartons (they belong with Containers or green recycling box)
      x Waxed cardboard
      x Wax paper
      x Gift wrap