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Pet Accessories and Litter

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

 

 

 

 

Pet Furniture

Examples include: crate, dog house, cages, fish tank, beds, etc.

 

Box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Corrugated Cardboard

 

Protective packaging

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

Instructions

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

Warranty

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

Hang tag

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Natural and Synthetic Textiles

For Hang Tags, ensure the hang tag and the attachment are reported separately.

Report Natural and Synthetic Textiles in Ontario only

Hang tag attachment

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

Price sticker

  • Paper Laminates
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
 

 

 

Accessories

Examples include: toys, clothing, leashes, cage, tank, filters, poop bags, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 that the cardboard backing and plastic are reported separately

Outer box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Corrugated Cardboard
 

Label

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

Instructions

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

Twist ties

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

Inner liner

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

Hang tag

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Natural and Synthetic Textiles

Report Natural and Synthetic Textiles in Ontario only.

For Hang Tags, ensure the hang tag and the attachment are reported separately

Hang tag attachment

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

Litter

Examples include: kitty litter, small animal bedding, pee pads, etc.

Bag

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

Box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Corrugated Cardboard
 

Jug / tub

  • HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs > 5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • PET Bottles and Jars > 5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage
 

Label

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

Lid

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

Grooming products

Examples include: shampoos, sprays, wipes, brushes, nail clippers, toothbrush, etc.

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 that both the cardboard backing and plastic are reported separately.

Bottle / jar

  • HDPE Bottles, Jars and Jugs <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • PET Bottles and Jars <5 Litres – Non-Beverage
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above) < 5 Litres – Non-Beverage Clear Glass – Non-Beverage
  • Coloured Glass – Non-Beverage
  • Steel Aerosol Containers
  • Aluminum Aerosol Containers
Recycle BC: 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.
 

Nozzle spray / lid

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

Protective safety seal

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

Inner protective film (under lid)

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

Twist ties

  • Paper Laminates
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
 

Squeeze tube

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

Box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Corrugated Cardboard
 

Outer film

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

Hang tag

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Natural and Synthetic Textiles
 

Hang tag attachment

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