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Recyclable Items

What is Recyclable in Sioux Lookout?

Recyclable Items:

  • Plastic containers with a recycling triangle on the bottom containing the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 (rinsed out & CAPS/LIDS REMOVED);
  • steel (tin) food cans (rinsed out);
  • aluminum beverage cans (rinsed out);
  • polycoat (milk cartons, juice cartons, etc.) (rinsed out);
  • tetrapaks (juice boxes, etc.) (rinsed out);
  • newspapers and inserts, flyers, junk mail;
  • magazines, phone books, books (with the hard cover removed);
  • shredded paper (in clear plastic or blue clear bags), household paper and envelopes;
  • flattened cardboard – no more than one meter (39 inches) in any direction;
  • cardboard egg cartons and paper tubes; and
  • FLATTENED boxboard – cereal, cracker, shoe, tissue, laundry, packing boxes.

NON Recyclable Items:

  • glass;
  • aerosol cans, propane bottles;
  • plastic screw caps/lids, toys, flower pots/plastic planting flats, lawn furniture, Rubbermaid or Tupperware;
  • foil or foam takeout food containers, single use disposable coffee cups or lids;
  • waxed paper or cereal box liners;
  • foam packaging, foam egg cartons or foam meat trays;
  • aluminum foil or foil pie plates, scrap metal, hangers, metal toys or cookie sheets;
  • anything containing a hazardous substance (motor oil, paint thinner, paint,
  • batteries, etc.);
  • all plastic bags (bird, dog, cat food or pellet bags), all plastic packaging and all cellophane (chip bags, candy wrappers, and dog treat bags), bubble wrap,
  • disposable diapers, paper towels, or tissues ;
  • Christmas wrap, bows and tissue paper;
  • Cardboard containers that have a metal bottom or trim, such as Good Host Iced Tea, Pringles Chips or Maxwell House Coffee; and
  • Food scraps.

Some items, although they may have a recycle symbol, are not recyclable in Sioux Lookout, if you are not sure please check with Public Works at 737-1234 or the Municipal Office at 737-2700.

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