Recycling at Home

Recycle Everywhere promotes beverage container recycling wherever beverages are consumed, both at home and away from home. In Manitoba, you can recycle your empty beverage containers at home in the Blue Box, along with all other recyclable materials. We have come up with solutions to make recycling at home even easier.

Three children working together to recycle empty beverage containers into blue bins in their front yard

The Mini Bin

In 2014, Recycle Everywhere started distributing space-saving recycling containers free of charge to multi-family residences across Manitoba. The Mini Bin allows you to recycle your empty beverage containers in a smart, tidy and simple way. It fits almost anywhere and it’s easy to carry to an outside recycling bin. If you live in an apartment, condo or townhouse and are looking to help increase recycling, let your property manager know about the Mini Bin program.

Tips for Recycling at Home

Here are some helpful tips to increase beverage container recycling in your home:

  • Place a recycling bin right next to or near your garbage bin in your kitchen. This will make it convenient for everyone to recycle rather than throwing items in the trash.
  • Put a reminder on the fridge that cans, cartons, juice boxes, glass and plastic bottles are all recyclable.
  • Make sure your beverage containers are empty before putting them in the recycling bin. Left over liquid can contaminate a whole cart of recyclables!
  • Straws can stay in juice boxes when recycling, no need to take that extra step. Push the straw entirely into the juice box when it’s recycled so that it doesn’t get lost in the process.