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What happens to our recyclables?

Recyclable item Destination End use


Glass Winnipeg Road base
#1 plastic bottles (PET) Western and Eastern Canada Plastic bottles and trays, carpet fibre
#2 plastic bottles (HDPE) Western and Eastern Canada Sewage pipe, plastic bottles
#3 - #7 plastic containers Eastern Canada Plastic lumber
Milk / juice cartons Eastern Canada and Midwestern USA Office paper and tissue paper
Aluminum Eastern Canada and Eastern USA Auto parts, aluminum cans
Steel cans Selkirk, MB Steel building products, auto parts

Paper products

Newspapers, flyers, magazines Midwestern USA, Eastern and Western Canada Newspaper
Household paper, phone books Midwestern USA and Western Canada Household paper, boxboard and paper egg cartons
Boxboard Midwestern USA and Western Canada Boxboard and paper egg cartons
Cardboard Midwestern USA Cardboard
Last updated: April 19, 2016