Try as we may, we all produce garbage. The good news is that not all of it has to end up in a landfill. By sorting waste, you can ensure that recyclable items are put in their proper place. Participation in the recycling program from all Ottawa residents including those in rental homes is important to make the program cost-efficient. Please follow the instructions contained in this article when disposing of your recyclables and garbage. Do your part to ease the burden of over-flowing landfills. Please take the time to sort your recyclable waste and place it in the provided bins.
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What happens to recyclable materials?
All recyclable materials collected through the municipal program are sorted, baled and sold to different manufacturers that reuse or recycle them into
various new products. This revenue is reinvested by the City into the recycling program allowing it to keep the cost of the program down. For example:
We know that we can recycle newspapers and pop bottles, but there are some items you should not put into recycling bins.
These non-recyclable items should be put in garbage containers: