Starting 2024 NEW!  2 Blue Bag(s) System

The Region of Queens offers bi-weekly curbside collection of recyclables. Recyclables should be placed in clear or blue transparent bags only and not in grocery bags.

Cardboard boxes should be broken down and placed in blue bags when possible. If they are too big for your bluebag they should be flattened and tied into bundles placed beside your bluebags for collection.


BAG(S) 1
Paper Products (fiber) 

BAG(S) 2
  • newspaper
  • paper egg cartons
  • boxboard (i.e. cereal boxes)
  • phone books
  • catalogues
  • paper & shredded paper
  • flyers & magazines
  • soft cover books
  • hard cover books (hard covers must be torn off and thrown in regular garbage)
  • paper towel rolls
  • empty toilet paper rolls
  • cigarette packages (without foil)
  • glass jars & bottles
  • beer & liquor bottles *
  • pop (soft drink) & water bottles *
  • juice & milk cartons (incl Tetra Pak)
  • grocery bags
  • clean plastic food bags
  • shampoo bottles
  • plastic tubs & lids
  • cleaning fluid bottles
  • steel tin food cans
  • aluminum pie plates
All recyclables should be clean and dry and paper should be free of staples, paper clips and tape.
*Beverage containers marked refundable can be taken to your local Enviro-Depot™ for a refund

Your bluebag will be rejected if:

  • it contains styrofoam, cloth or other unacceptable material
  • material is wet or dirty
  • it contains garbage or food waste
  • the bag is not tied


If you have any questions about what goes in your recycling bag, please call us at 902-354-7170 or download our sorting guide.