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Furniture, Appliances and Large Electronics

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

Boxed furniture (DIY or assembled), appliances and electronics

Examples include: crib, bookcase, shelves, dining table, fridge, washer, dryer, blender, flat screen TV, speakers, microwave, cell phones, computers, laptops, etc.

 

 

 

 

Box

  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging

 

Inserts / Dividers

  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
 

Instruction manual

  • Other Printed Materials
  • Other Newsprint – Non-CNA/OCNA Members
  • Newsprint (Inserts and Circulars)
 

Plastic bag for smaller component/protective bag for items such as cables/screws etc.

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

Protective packaging

  • Expanded Polystyrene – Other
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • PLA, PHA, PHB-Non-Beverage
  • LDPE or HDPE Film
  • Kraft Paper - Non-Laminated
 

Plastic ties

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

Twist ties

  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • Paper Laminates

 

Warranty

  • Other Printed Materials
  • Other Newsprint – Non-CNA/OCNA Members
  • Newsprint (Inserts and Circulars)

 

Bubble wrap/Air pillows

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

 

Blister packaging

Examples include: external hard drive, mouse, SIM card reader, etc.

  N/A

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

For blister packaging, please ensure that both the cardboard backing and plastic are reported separately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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