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Biodegradable products

How to dispose of biodegradable products

Put products labelled as "biodegradable" or “oxo-gradable” in your black cart as garbage.

Products commonly labelled as “biodegradable” or “oxo-gradable” include bags, plastic cutlery and take out containers.

Why can't this be recycled/composted?

Biodegradable and oxo-gradable products cannot go in the blue bin. They are a plastic material mixed with other additives that are not recyclable. If combined with other regular plastic recyclables, these biodegradable materials will reduce the quality of the new materials that can be produced.

These items also cannot be composted as they break down into smaller pieces of plastic-based material impacting the quality of finished compost.

Find approved compostable bags and liners for your green cart.

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