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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

Paper toiletries / cotton products

Examples include: toilet paper, paper towel, facial tissues, Ear swabs, cotton balls, makeup sponges, cotton pads, etc.

Box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging

Excluded from all programs is paper which is unsafe or unsanitary to recycle such as paper towel or toilet paper.

Inner core

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging

Film / protective wrap / bag

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

 

Hair products, skin care, nail care, oral care, eye care, fragrances, baby products, family planning and contraceptive products, feminine hygiene products, health supplements

 

Examples include: waxing kits, razors, shaving cream, face creams, hair products, body lotion, pore strips, sun screen, hair accessories, styling tools, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, nail polish, nail tools, nail polish remover, artificial nail packaging, mouth wash, tooth paste, denture products, teeth whitening, dental floss, contact solution, contacts, eye drops, perfume and cologne, deodorant, baby powder, rash creams, wipes, baby accessories, diapers, condoms, lubricants, pregnancy test, pads, tampons, menstrual cup, vitamins, protein powder, vials, eye drops, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging

 

Instructions

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

Backing, wings and peels (feminine hygiene products)

  • Paper Laminates
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
For blister packaging, ensure the backing and plastic are reported separately.

 

 

 

 

 

Bottle / jar / container

 


 

  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) >5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • PET Bottles and Jars >5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • PET Bottles and Jars <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs – <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs – >5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • Clear Glass – Non-Beverage
  • Coloured Glass – Non-Beverage
  • Other Aluminum Packaging
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage
Recycle BC stewards: please refer to 1.9.2.1 of the Guidebook as well as Reporting Tips and Examples for the material categories: Aluminum and Steel Aerosol Containers for reporting of flammable aerosol containers.

Lid / pump

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

Squeeze tube

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

Aerosols

  • Steel Aerosol Containers
  • Aluminum Aerosol Containers
Recycle BC stewards: please refer to 1.9.2.1 of the Guidebook as well as Reporting Tips and Examples for the material categories: Aluminum and Steel Aerosol Containers for reporting of flammable aerosol containers.

Outer protective seal around cap / lid

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

Razor packaging

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

Label

  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • Paper Laminates
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
 

Blister packaging

  • 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, ensure the backing and plastic are reported separately. 

Protective packaging/Peanut packaging

  • Expanded Polystyrene - Other
  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Non-Beverage
 

Twist ties and plastic ties

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

Bubble wrap

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

Bag / stand up pouch

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

Contact lens pack

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

Inner protector for deodorant stick

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

Tin

  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage
  • Other Aluminum Packaging
 

Flexible film package for wipes

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

Wrapper

  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • Other Aluminum Packaging
 

Applicator (for feminine hygiene products)

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

Mold

  • Other Plastic Packaging <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • Non-Expanded Polystyrene - Other
 

Eye dropper

  • Clear Glass – Non-Beverage
  • Other Plastic Packaging <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
Do not report rubber portion of eye dropper.

 

Gift set

Examples include: seasonal gift packs, perfume and cologne sets, nail sets, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Other Aluminum Packaging
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging –Non-Beverage
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above)< 5 Litres – Non-Beverage

Wood is not a designated material in any program. Gift Boxes made of wood should not be included in your report.

 

Blister packaging

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • PET Thermoform Containers <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above)< 5 Litres – Non-Beverage
For blister packaging, ensure the backing and plastic are reported separately.

Protective film

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

Ribbon

  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • Natural and Synthetic Textiles
Natural and Synthetic Textiles to be reported in Ontario only.

Mold

  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • Non-Expanded Polystyrene – Other
 

Paper liner

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Corrugated Cardboard
 
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