Educational Resources

We cannot succeed in diverting recyclables from landfill unless they are properly separated. To make this easier for you, Smithrite offers signage and recycling guides. They are available to our customers in printed and digital formats. Below you will find a reference of the most common recycling streams available, according to RecycleBC guidelines. Please note that there might be variations depending on your location.



The following items are accepted in organics recycling bins:

  • Food waste
  • Food-soiled paper
  • Paper plates
  • Pizza boxes

Can I use liners in my organics bin?

Paper liners and BPI certified bags can be used in the organics bin. If you are in doubt, please contact us and we will gladly assist you. Plastic bags or overwrap are not accepted.


Mixed Containers

Please remember to rinse containers before disposing of them. The following items are accepted in the mixed containers bin:

  • Plastic bottles, jugs and jars
  • Metal cans and containers
  • Plastic trays and clamshells
  • Aseptic cartons
  • Paper cups and lids
  • Aerosol cans
  • Foil wrap


Please remember to flatten cardboard boxes. The following items are accepted in the cardboard bin:

  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Boxboard boxes

Mixed Paper

Please remember to flatten cardboard and boxboard boxes. The following items are accepted in the mixed paper bin:

  • Newspaper, inserts, flyers
  • Magazines, catalogues
  • Boxboard boxes
  • Household paper
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Envelopes
  • Shredded paper (in paper bags)
  • Cardboard boxes (when no cardboard bin is on location. Size limit applies)


Please put all lids in the containers bin. The following items are accepted in the glass bin:

  • Glass bottles - Clear and coloured
  • Glass jars - Clear and coloured


The following items are examples of non-recyclables accepted in the waste bin:

  • Snack bags
  • Candy wrappers
  • Condiment packets
  • Disposable plastic cutlery
  • Styrofoam


Is there a different item that you would like to recycle?

If you would like to dispose of a material that isn't part of one of the streams listed above, please contact our customer service team and we will find a solution for you.