Contamination is hurting the recycling program worldwide. “Contamination” in the blue box refers to anything that does not belong in the blue box, such as wood, clothing, and scrap metal. Common contamination is explored in this video from the County of Peterborough.

A list of items that belong in the garbage can be found at the end of the General FAQ.

For help determining which waste stream to use, visit the Searchable Waste Portal or contact Township staff for guidance.