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WeRecycle Material List - Subcategory BC SK MB ON Examples & Reporting Tips
(Examples provided for illustrative purposes only)

Newspaper – CNA/OCNA Members

     

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Definition: Only includes newspapers that are listed as members in good standing of News Media Canada (formerly Canadian

Newspaper Association, CNA), or the Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA) as of January 1st of the obligation year.

Reporting Tips: Circulars or inserts made of newsprint should be reported under “Other Newsprint - Non-CNA/OCNA Members”. Plastic film used to protect the newspaper should be reported under either LDPE HDPE Film; PLA, PHA, PHB - Plastic Film or as Plastic Laminates – Non Beverage if made from other film. Newsprint used as product packaging should be reported under Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging.

Other Newsprint - Non CNA/OCNA Members

     

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Definition: Includes all newspaper titles that are not listed as a member of either News Media Canada (formerly Canadian Newspaper Association, CNA), or of the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA). Also includes all other newsprint material not used as packaging including circulars, flyers and inserts made of newsprint. This includes circulars, flyers & inserts distributed by both CNA/OCNA and non-CNA/OCNA members.

Examples: Non-CNA/OCNA newspaper publications, CNA/OCNA and non-CNA/OCNA members’ newsprint inserts, circulars. Promotional information, flyers, park guides, auto publications or real estate, supplements printed on newsprint.

Reporting Tips: Newsprint used as product packaging should be reported under Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging. Stewards should report film contained around newspapers for protection as either LDPE/ HDPE Film; PLA, PHA, PHB - Plastic Film or as Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage if made from other film.

Newspapers

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Examples: Newspaper publications with or without a glossy cover and published for quick consumption.

Reporting Tips: Plastic film used to protect newspaper should be reported under either LDPE/HDPE Film; PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film; or as Plastic Laminates - Non-Beverage if made from any other film. Newspaper used as a product packaging should be reported as Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging subcategory.

MMSM Newspapers: only includes newspapers that are listed as members in good standing with News Media Canada (formerly Canadian Newspaper Association – CNA)

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Newsprint (Inserts and Circulars)

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Definition: Newsprint inserts, flyers and circulars.

Examples: Including park guides, auto publications, real estate supplements and product manuals printed on newsprint.

Reporting Tips: Stewards should report film contained around newsprint for protection as either LDPE/HDPE Film; PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film; or as Plastic Laminates - Non-Beverage if made from any other film. Newsprint used as product packaging should be reported as Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging.

Magazines

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Definition: Bound periodicals, whether the paper is coated, glossy/ non-glossy, which sometimes includes mastheads.

Examples: Includes daily/weekly/monthly or annual magazines and travel or promotional magazines.

Reporting Tips: Stewards should report film contained around catalogues for protection as either LDPE/HDPE Film; PLA, PHA, PHB- Plastic Film; or as Plastic Laminates - Non-Beverage if made from any other film.

Catalogues

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Definition: Bound paper, whether the paper is coated, glossy/non-glossy.

Examples: Retailer product catalogues, bound promotional documents containing product lists, coupon books, automotive and real estate guides/catalogues (if not printed on newsprint).

Reporting Tips: Stewards should report film used around catalogues for protection as either LDPE/HDPE Film; PLA, PHA, PHB - Plastic Film; or as Plastic Laminates - Non-Beverage if made from other film. Report bound product manuals as Other Printed Materials. Report bound product manuals printed on newsprint as Newsprint (Inserts and Circulars) or as Other Newsprint - Non-CNA/OCNA Members. Report bound printed directories that include business or residential contact information under Directories.

Directories

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Definition: Printed bound directories, whether printed on newsprint, glossy/non-glossy paper of residential and/or business contact information such as telephone numbers, postal codes and websites.

Examples: Phone books.

Reporting Tips: Excludes other types of bound reference books.

Paper for General Use

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Definition: Paper that is used for copying, writing or any other general use.

Examples: Paper based home, craft, hobby and office supplies including items such as loose-leaf paper purchased for use in home printers, blank graph or ruled notebooks and notepads, sketchpads, paper wrapping paper sold as a product, construction and hobby craft paper.

Excludes bound reference books, bound literary books, bound textbooks and paper which may be unsafe or unsanitary to recycle such as paper towel or toilet paper. 

Purchased Posters, Calendars, Greeting Cards and Envelopes

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Definition: Paper product sold as products.

Examples: Posters, calendars, greeting cards, blank envelopes purchased individually or in bulk.

Reporting Tip: Excludes any promotional/complimentary posters, calendars, greeting cards and envelopes. Those items should be reported as Other Printed Materials.

Other Printed Materials

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Definition: All other paper product/material that is not included in the paper product categories above.

Examples: Blank and printed envelopes distributed to the residential consumer; promotional cards sent to the residential consumer; free promotional calendars and posters; colouring books, activity work books, puzzle books and comic books; promotional inserts within or outside envelopes; printed information found within packaged products (such as assembly instructions, user guides, promotional information, warranty cards, product safety information, coupons); annual policy information including policy documents and statements; monthly, quarterly or annual statements; investment fund reports, fund prospectus, contracts, lottery tickets, scratch cards and fund raising tickets; cash register receipts, debit and credit receipts, proof of purchases and other printed material provided at point of sale such as promotional post cards; statements and information inserts from banks, credit card companies and utility companies; information and forms distributed by municipal, regional, provincial and federal governments; transportation and transit schedules, HR-related documents distributed to employees such as T4s.

Reporting Tips: Excludes : soft or hard cover fiction, non-fiction books and bound text books sold as products to the residential consumer. Stewards should report film for protection of printed materials as LDPE/ HDPE Film; PLA, PHA, PHB - Plastic Film, or as Plastic Laminates - Non- Beverage if made from any other film.

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image In BC and SK: purchased posters, calendars, greeting cards, blank envelopes purchased in bulk or individually are included and should be reported under Purchased Posters, Calendars, Greeting Cards.

 

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