Contamination

No matter how healthy you think your recycling habits are, a check-up is important. Take a look at this video series and learn about the most damaging contaminators in our recycling system.

Leftover liquid

Pour out any leftover liquid before you recycle your beverage containers.

Don’t put leftover liquid in the blue bin.

Food waste

Keep food waste out of the blue bin or it could put good recycling at risk.

Food waste spoils good recycling.

Take-out cups

In Manitoba, coffee cups contaminate blue bins. If they get in, everything could be thrown out.

Take-out cups cannot be recycled in Manitoba.