Let's Sort it Out!

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Last summer, Dufferin Waste distributed over 4500 door hangers in urban residential areas throughout Dufferin County. The purpose of the campaign was to provide residents with feedback and education on items found in their Blue Boxes to help them properly sort misplaced items to avoid contamination.

Data from that campaign showed that the top 5 misplaced items in Blue Boxes include plastic film/bags, take-out containers, paper towel, napkins and tissues, un-rinsed containers, and coffee cups. Starting on July 27, 2020 one item will be highlighted each week to provide education on how to sort it out and why it is not accepted in Dufferin County’s Blue Box program!

Follow the campaign by following this project on Join in Dufferin, visit the Dufferin Waste website, and follow Dufferin Waste on Facebook & Twitter! The campaign is will also be featured on the Dufferin Waste app where you can receive weekly updates on the campaign, and use the Which Bin? tool to help you sort out an item! The campaign will also be featured on Country 105 and MyFM. Don't miss the ads in the Orangeville Banner, Orangeville Citizen and Shelburne Free Press!

Past Videos:

Beyond the Curb: What happens to your recyclables?

Where does plastic film go?

Where do take-out containers go?

Where do paper towel, napkins, and tissues go?

Rinse before you recycle!


Last summer, Dufferin Waste distributed over 4500 door hangers in urban residential areas throughout Dufferin County. The purpose of the campaign was to provide residents with feedback and education on items found in their Blue Boxes to help them properly sort misplaced items to avoid contamination.

Data from that campaign showed that the top 5 misplaced items in Blue Boxes include plastic film/bags, take-out containers, paper towel, napkins and tissues, un-rinsed containers, and coffee cups. Starting on July 27, 2020 one item will be highlighted each week to provide education on how to sort it out and why it is not accepted in Dufferin County’s Blue Box program!

Follow the campaign by following this project on Join in Dufferin, visit the Dufferin Waste website, and follow Dufferin Waste on Facebook & Twitter! The campaign is will also be featured on the Dufferin Waste app where you can receive weekly updates on the campaign, and use the Which Bin? tool to help you sort out an item! The campaign will also be featured on Country 105 and MyFM. Don't miss the ads in the Orangeville Banner, Orangeville Citizen and Shelburne Free Press!

Past Videos:

Beyond the Curb: What happens to your recyclables?

Where does plastic film go?

Where do take-out containers go?

Where do paper towel, napkins, and tissues go?

Rinse before you recycle!