You are a discarder and this page describes how to prepare your recyclables for the collector in a Container Recycling Fee Province.
CRFs are Container Recycling Fee containers and these have a deposit or Cash Refund Fee that can be redeemed.
By following these instructions, the collector will know how much he or she is picking up and will allow ecycler.com to track how much you're recycling.
Deposit or CRF containers are easy to recycle. You can mix sizes and materials as long as you know how many recyclables are in your 120 litre trash bag or can.
ecycler requires you to keep all the recyclables with the same CRF or deposit value together (e.g. all 5¢ cans in a bag or all 10¢ bottles in a bag). Two hundred cans with a 5¢ CRF/Deposit\would have a value of $10.
Tip: As you accumulate recyclables of varying value, place 5¢ bottles and/or cans in one trash bag and 10¢ bottles in another.
|5¢ CRF/Deposit||Fill up a trash bag or trash can with at least 5¢ CRF/Deposit (a 120 litre bag or can holds approximately 175 pop cans and PET 500 ml bottles). If you can, use a bio degradable trash bag.|
|10¢ CRF/Deposit||Fill up a trash bag or trash can with at least 50 10¢ CRF/Deposit. If you can, use a bio degradable trash bag.|
|Newspapers||Fill up a grocery store paper bag or tie the papers in an 8-inch bundle|
|Recyclables||120 litre trash bag or can|
|355 ml aluminum cans||200|
|500 ml bottles||150|
|600 ml bottles||100|
|50% 500 ml bottles 50% cans||1750|
|50% 600 ml bottles 50% cans||150|
Collectors will provide estimates for pick up of your recyclables after you list the item in our Recycling Exchange (NOTE if you receive a quote you don't like just reject and re-list the item).
Factors such as as the quantity, location and type of recyclables will determine the pick up cost. Items that are in difficult locations (up stairs, long distances from the street) will have higher pick up costs.
Single item pickup is available but consider recycling more than one item at a time. Combine with neighbors or friends to save on pick up costs.
If you can't find your recyclable item in the list list it under Junk Pickup with a note that you would like it recycled if possible.