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Coffee and hot chocolate containers (mixed materials)

How to dispose of coffee and hot chocolate canisters (mixed material)

How to dispose of coffee and hot chocolate containers (mixed materials)

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

Recycle the plastic lid from canisters in your blue cart.

Common containers and 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 containers 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 is not recyclable.

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