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How to dispose of coffee and hot chocolate canisters

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 Coffee and hot chocolate canister


Put coffee canisters and hot chocolate canisters into your black cart as garbage. These canisters usually consist of a paper/cardboard body, metal bottom and/or rim and foil lining.

Recycle the plastic lid in your blue cart.

Common canisters include:

  • Beverage powder mix canisters
  • Iced tea powder canisters
  • Ground coffee and coffee bean canisters
  • Hot chocolate canisters
  • Loose leaf tea and tea bag canisters

Why can't these canisters be recycled?

These containers are made of multiple/mixed materials (paper tube, foil lining, metal bottom) that cannot be easily separated for recycling. The container as a whole is not recyclable.

Coffee canister


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