Waste Management and Recycling

Do we recycle coffee cups? Are stir sticks considered organic waste? Do we recycle batteries? Explore below to find the answer to these questions and more.

What goes where?

ItemWastestreamNotes
1 mL & 200 µl plastic pipette tipsSharps
Aerosol canLandfill
Aluminum cansRecycle
Aluminum foil (tin foil)Recycle
Aluminum traysRecycle
Artificial plantsLandfill
BalloonsLandfill
BandaidsLandfill
BatteriesBatteries can be disposed of in the used battery container located behind the security desk, in the lobby of the LKSKI.
BindersLandfill
Black plastic containersLandfill
BladesSharps
Bleach/cleaning bottlesRecycle
BooksRecycle
Bottle capsRecycle
BoxboardRecycle
BreadOrganics
Broken glass (flasks, bottles)Sharps
Bubble wrapLandfill
CalculatorLandfill
Can lidsRecycle
Candy wrapperLandfill
Cardboard (ie. boxes, cans, tubes)Recycle
Cardboard drink trayRecycle
CD casesLandfill
CDsLandfill
Cereal boxRecycle
Chip bagLandfill
Chocolate box Recycle
Cleaning wipesLandfill
ClipboardsLandfill
Coffee cup lidRecycle
Coffee cup sleeveRecycle
Coffee cups (lined with wax)LandfillStarbucks, Subway, Tim Hortons, McDonalds ext.
Coffee filtersOrganics
Coffee groundsOrganics
Coiled notebookRecycle
Coloured paperRecycle
Compostable bagsOrganics
Cotton balls and swabsLandfill
Countertop absorbent padsLandfill
Cracker boxRecycle
Crinkly plastic packagingLandfill
Dairy productsOrganics
Dish detergent bottleRecycle
Disposable gownsLandfill
Elastic bandsLandfill
Empty coffee creamer containerRecycle
Empty hand sanitizer bottlesRecycle
Envelopes Recycle
E-waste
File foldersRecycle
FlowersOrganics
Frozen food boxRecycle
Frozen juice containerRecycle
FruitOrganics
Fruit containersRecycle
FurnitureHousekeeping (416-697-6941)Desks, filing cabinets, bookcases, chairs
Gift bagsRecycle
Gift wrapLandfill
GlassRecycleRinsed
Remove lid if applicable
Coloured glass products accepted (eg. green glass, brown glass)
Glass ampulesSharps
Glass bottom dishSharps
Glass coverslipsSharps
Glass pasteur pipettesSharps
Glass petri dishSharps
Glass slidesSharps
Glass vialsSharps
Glossy paperRecycle
Glove boxRecycle
Granola bar wrapperLandfill
Gum packagingRecycle
HighlightersLandfill
Hole punchLandfill
Ink/toner cartridgesCan be recycled at the receiving area on B2 PGT
Juice boxesRecycle
Kleenex boxRecycle
Latex/nitrile glovesLandfill
MagazinesRecycle
MarkersLandfill
Mask boxRecycle
MasksLandfill
Mason jarsRecycle
Meat, fish, giblets and bones
Organics
Milk cartonsRecycle
Molded plastic (eg. toys)Landfill
Muffin and cupcake wrappersOrganics
Needles with syringesSharps
NewspaperRecycle
Nuts, pits, seeds and shellsOrganics
Oxivir wipes containerRecycle
Padded Envelope Recycle
PaperRecycle
Paper bags (non soiled)Recycle
Paper clipsLandfill
Paper towel rollsRecycle
PastaOrganics
PensLandfill
Pipette boxRecycle
PizzaOrganics
PlantsOrganics
Plastic bagsLandfill
Plastic cutleryLandfillForks, spoons, knives, tongs
Plastic food wrapLandfill
Plastic milk bagsLandfill
Plastic stir sticksLandfill
Plastic strawsLandfill
Pop bottles and cansRecycle
Pringles containerRecycle
SaladsOrganics
ScalpelsSharps
SMH computers, laptops, phones, monitors, docking stationsHelpdesk x5751
Soil/dirtOrganics
Soiled cardboard food packagingOrganics
Soiled napkinsOrganics
Soiled paper bagsOrganics
Soiled paper food packagingOrganics
Soiled paper platesOrganics
Soiled paper towelsOrganics
Soiled pizza boxesOrganics
Soiled tissues (kleenex)Organics
Soup canRecycle
SpongesLandfill
StyrofoamLandfill
Sugar and tea packetsLandfill
TapeLandfill
Tea bagsOrganics
Twist tiesLandfill
VegetablesOrganics
Water bottleRecycle
Wooden chop sticksOrganics
Wooden stir sticksOrganics
Yogurt cupRecycle
Ziploc bagsLandfill

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FAQ

Batteries can be disposed of in the used battery container located behind the security desk, in the lobby of the LKSKI.

Please contact the Helpdesk at x5751.

To recycle toners and cartridges, drop them off in the Receiving area on B2 PGT.