• Recycling Contamination: Will it spoil the whole bin?


    Recycling contamination is a problem, and the reasons may surprise you.

    A load of residential recycling may contain items that don’t belong, but that doesn’t mean the entire load is contaminated or no longer fit to be recycled. High-tech sorting facilities can separate your recycling from the things that don’t belong. So, what’s all the fuss about contamination in the blue bin, and what happens to contaminated recycling?

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  • Does Manitoba Recycle Glass?

    Glass bottles - let's talk about glass


    We’ve all heard at some point in our lives that glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss of quality.

    It’s true, glass can be recycled forever. But is it recycled in Manitoba?

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  • The Ultimate Manitoba Holiday Recycling Guide


    There are a few things you can always expect during the holidays: family dinners, exchanging gifts, and the clean-up that follows.

    Download our Manitoba holiday recycling guide to see how to best dispose of gift bags, wrapping paper, and other holiday items. We go into more detail on the most common holiday items below.

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  • Where to Recycle Non-Blue Bin Items in Manitoba

    Your household blue bin is for recycling packaging and printed paper. But there are lots of recyclable items that don’t belong in your blue bin (for reasons outlined below). You can visit drop-off locations, accessible to most Manitobans, to recycle batteries, electronics, tires, and more.

    Scroll down to find recycling locations for common household items that don’t belong in your blue bin or garbage. Alternatively, you can search for any of the items below in the Recyclepedia to find out where to recycle them in your community.

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  • Recyclepedia’s Remarkable Recycler

    Teachers—show us how your classroom reuses, reduces, and recycles to be entered to win a cash prize.

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Learn what can be recycled in your community.

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How can I recycle more effectively?

Discover some helpful tips to improve recycling in your household.

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How can I reduce plastic bag use?

See how you can help Manitoba reduce single-use plastic bag use by 50%

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