Windy Day

Blue Box material remains the responsibility of the homeowner until the material is collected.

Follow these tips to reduce Blue Box litter and help keep your neighbourhood clean:

  • Set your Blue Box at the curb by 7 a.m. the morning of your collection day
  • Avoid setting out your Blue Boxes during windy weather at night
  • Squeeze cans, bottles and cartons, but please don't flatten them
  • Flatten boxboard
  • Stack your Blue Boxes and place heavier items such as phone books and magazines on top of loose materials
  • Keep recyclables below the rim of your Blue Box to prevent the wind from catching them

Read our blog post about windy days and ways to reduce Blue Box litter.