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List of Recyclable Items in Milton


The Town of Milton is a member of the Halton Region and therefore is under their jurisdiction for recycling and waste removal. In the Halton region all recyclables are collected weekly in the Blue Box provided for you. It's important to keep in mind that any recyclables placed in plastic bags, cardboard boxes, milk crates, etc. will not be picked up during the scheduled time. Only those placed within the Blue Box will be collected.


Any organics that you have should be placed in the green bin provided for you. Keep in mind that it's much easier to organize these materials if you separate as you go rather than once your waste is completely full. Below you'll find a great list of what types of items are accepted in the Blue Box recycling removal program for the Milton area. If you're still unsure of where you should be properly disposing of a certain type of waste, you can visit this page and use their search form at the bottom.


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Residential Recycling


Most common recyclable items are accepted by the town of Milton, which means that most paper, plastic, glass, and metal products are able to be picked up curbside. Here's a more detailed list of what you should be recycling. Remember to always put these items in your Blue Box and not in any other form of container!



Cartons & Drink Boxes

  • Ice cream containers
  • Polycoat (milk cartons)
  • Tetra Paks (juice boxes) 


  • Bottles and jars (any color)


  • Aluminum (foil and pie plates)
  • Paint cans (empty and dry)
  • Pop cans
  • Steel cans (soup and tuna) 


  • Bottles and containers (all numbers)
  • Detergent bottles
  • Laundry hampers
  • Medicine bottles (nonprescription)
  • Plant pots, trays, and flats
  • Tubs and lids from food containers


  • Books (hard covers removed)
  • Boxboard
  • Bristol board
  • Calendars (spiral removed)
  • Cardboard
  • Envelopes (including window envelopes)
  • Cigarette packages (foil inserts removed)
  • Egg cartons
  • File folders
  • Gift bags (rope removed)
  • Gift wrap (non-metallic)
  • Gift cards
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers and flyers
  • Paper
  • Pizza boxes
  • Posters
  • Shredded paper (in a separate blue plastic bag)
  • Sticky notes
  • Telephone books
  • Tissue boxes
  • Toilet paper rolls 


If you're a member of a business in the Milton area click here to learn about how we can help you with your recycling services.


What about organics?


One question you may be having is, what is organic recycling? If you've never participated in organic recycling before it may be a little confusing at first. Here's a great video that should help you to understand the process:



The Halton Region provides its residents not only with recycling pickup, but organic pickup as well! All of your organic waste should be placed into the green bin that will be provided. Here's a list of what type of items you should be placing in your green organic bins.


Dairy products

  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Yogurt

Food scraps

  • Coffee filters and grounds
  • Cooking oils (solidified)
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • Herbs
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Sugar and spices
  • Tea bags


  • Any fruit byproduct

Grain Products

  • Bread
  • Cereal
  • Flour
  • Pasta
  • Rice

Houseplants and flowers (including dried flowers)


Meat and fish including:

  • Bones
  • Fat (solidified)
  • Shellfish
  • Skin

Pet waste (no plastic bags except those with

the certified compostable logo)

  • Bedding
  • Feathers
  • Hair
  • Kitty litter
  • Pet food

Vegetables (no elastics)

  • Corn cobs and husks
  • Popcorn
  • Pumpkins (in pieces)


  • Ashes
  • Paper heavily soiled with food (plates,muffin cups)
  • Paper tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Sawdust (no wood pieces or pressure treated wood)


If you're a member of a business in the Milton area click here to learn about how we can help you with your organic/compost services.


Recycling for Businesses, Organizations, Institutions, and Apartments

Commercial entities such as businesses, organizations, institutions, and apartment buildings are responsible for their own waste removal needs. Panda Environmental works with those commercial entities to provide effective and efficient waste management services. Contact your waste removal provider to learn more about recycling with them. Recycling can decrease your waste removal costs from those incurred by simply throwing everything in the trash. Visit our recycling page to learn more.


For more information call 1-800-745-4140 or contact us for a quote today.