Each week thousands of kilograms of recycled material is contaminated by non-recyclable items.

The following is a list of some items that are not recyclable in Ajax and should not be put in your recycle bin:

  • Propane tanks or helium cylinders.
  • Styrofoam™ food trays
  • Clothing, shoes or fabrics
  • Pots, pans and scrap metal
  • Window glass or mirrors
  • Plastic, Styrofoam™ or paper egg cartons or coffee cups
  • Plastic grocery and retail bags
  • Plastic film and wraps such as bread, milk and produce bags
  • Plastic and metal clothes hangers
  • Plastic plates, glasses and utensils
  • Plastic watering cans and gas canisters
  • Needle, Medical Supplies, Diapers
  • Light bulbs or batteries
  • Ceramic drinking cups and glasses