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Dairy Beverages

This information helps stewards report using the correct material categories. If you require further assistance determining which category is right for your materials, please use the Materials Tool.

COMMON PRODUCTS

COMPONENTS

TYPICAL WERECYCLE MATERIAL SUBCATEGORIES

REPORTING TIPS

 

 

Dairy beverages

Examples include: milk, cream, meal replacements, shakes, coffee creamer, infant formula, soy milk, etc.

 

 

Bottle

  • Gable Top Containers – Beverage - Milk and Milk Substitutes
  • HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs < 5 Litres – Beverage - Milk and Milk Substitutes
  • PET Bottles and Jars < 5 Litres – Beverage - Milk and Milk Substitutes
  • Clear Glass – Beverage - Milk and Milk Substitutes
  • Aseptic Containers– Beverage - Milk and Milk Substitutes
  • Coloured Glass – Beverage – Milk and Milk Substitutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where these containers are not on deposit, report bottle caps, rings and labels under the appropriate non-beverage material categories (unless using the Component Threshold Rule).

Please refer to the Reminders for guidance on reporting milk and milk substitutes in BC and SK.

 

Bottle cap and ring

  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • Non-Expanded Polystyrene – Other
  • Other Aluminum Packaging
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage 

Label

  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • Paper Laminates
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film
  • LDPE or HDPE Film

Carton

  • Gable Top Containers – Beverage – Milk and Milk Substitutes
  • Aseptic Containers – Beverage – Milk and Milk Substitutes
 

Straw

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage

Recycle BC: both the straw and the wrapper are designated Single-Use Products. Learn more.  

MMSW, MMSM and Stewardship Ontario: do not report the straw itself. 

Straw wrapper

  • LDPE or HDPE Film
  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage

Single-use coffee creamers

Cup

  • Non-Expanded Polystyrene – Other
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Non-Beverage

 

Lid

  • Paper Laminates
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • Other Aluminum Packaging

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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