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 waste Refused 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?
Fibres
  • 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
Glass
  • Clean bottles, flasks and jars
Plastic
  • 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
Metal
  • 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.)
Accepted waste Prohibited 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