Don’t know where things go? 

With all these bins to choose from, it isn’t always easy to know what goes where. We’ve broken it down for you here.

You can also refer to Ça va où where you all you need to do is type the item and, just like magic, you’ll be told which bin it goes in!

Download the Ça va ou? application.

Accepted wasteRefused waste
  • Normal household discards
  • All household items (sofas, fridges, stoves, etc.)
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Recyclables
  • Construction materials
  • Permanent household fixtures (sinks, toilets, etc.)
What's recyclable?What's non-recyclable?


  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Sheets of paper and envelopes
  • Unsoiled boxes from cereals, frozen foods, laundry soap, shoeboxes, etc.
  • Cardboard tubes and rolls
  • Paper bags
  • Books


  • Clean bottles, flasks and jars


  • Clean bottles from any liquid such as shampoo or laundry soap, containers for yogurt, margarine or grease, etc.
  • Grocery, shopping and dry cleaning bags
  • Clean bags from food products
  • Any clean plastic packaging

Rigid containers for liquids

  • Clean milk cartons
  • Clean juice boxes


  • Food tins, covers, and caps
  • Metal hangers
  • Clean metal cans
  • Unsoiled metal trays and foil
  • Diapers
  • Photos
  • Broken toys
  • Drinking glasses, mirrors, glass, and porcelain
  • Rubber
  • Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
  • Chip bags and wax paper
  • Soiled or greasy paper or cardboard
  • Pipes, nails, and screws
  • Pots and pans
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and dishes (whole or broken)
  • CD/DVD and videocassette cases
  • PVC Garden furniture
  • Paint, solvents, pesticides, aerosol containers, etc.
  • Tarps (pool covers, awnings, etc.)
  • Plastic cling wrap (meat, cheese or paté wrappers, etc.)
  • Styrofoam
Accepted wasteProhibited waste

Kitchen waste

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Eggshells
  • Fish and seafood
  • Meat and poultry (including bones)
  • Milk products
  • Bread, pasta and cereal products
  • Nutshells
  • Coffee and tea bags

Green waste

  • Weeds, thatch, mulch
  • Twigs and small branches from shrubs or hedges (diameter less than 2 cm, length less than 1 m)

Other waste

  • Non-waxed paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Animal food
  • Condiments
  • Soiled newspaper
  • Non-plasticized food packaging (e.g. pizza boxes, flour bags)

Kitchen waste

  • Plastic bags (even if compostable)
  • Waxed paper
  • Plasticized wrappings
  • Styrofoam

Green waste

  • Big tree branches
  • Dead animals
  • Wood

Other waste

  • Textiles
  • Dryer lint
  • Ceramic
  • Recyclable materials
  • Hazardous household waste
  • Soiled pet litter
  • Diapers and sanitary products