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How to dispose of multi-material packaging

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Multi-material packaging

Baby food pouch

Put multi-material packaging in your black cart as garbage.

Some examples of multi-material packaging are:

  • Hand pumps (from soap bottles, lotion bottles, spray bottles etc.)
  • Chip bags
  • Granola bar wrappers and other food wrappers
  • Dog food and other pet food bags
  • Cookie bags such as Mr. Christie's, Chips Ahoy, and Oreos
  • Juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and powder baby milk (baby formula) canisters (paper cylinder package with a metal bottom)
  • Pringles chip containers
  • Food seals on items like yogurt tubs or peanut butter jars
  • Single-use powder packets for items such as hot chocolate, protein powder and tea bags.
  • Ground coffee or coffee bean pouches
  • Baby food pouches
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Dental floss
  • Laminated paper

Why can't these items be recycled?

Mixed packaging or mixed material packaging are often made up of a mix of paper/plastic/foil. As the materials are not easily separated, they are not acceptable for recycling.

Title: What Goes Where?
Author: City of Calgary
Description: Residential recycling and disposal search tool