What goes in your black box

  • Paper and cardboard must be clean.
  • Your black box should not weigh more than 15 kg when full.
  • Have a specific item? Check the Waste Explorer.


  • Newspaper and flyers
  • Magazines and catalogues
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Telephone books
  • Cereal and cracker boxes (remove liners)
  • Shoe and laundry detergent boxes
  • Writing and computer paper, paper pads, advertising mail
  • Hard and soft cover books
  • Paper egg cartons, toilet paper and paper towel rolls
  • Gift wrapping paper and greeting cards
  • Clean paper shopping bags or paper packaging
  • Frozen dinner boxes
  • Clean pizza boxes only


  • Waxed paper (can go in the green bin)
  • Cereal and cracker box liners, chip and cookie bags and canisters
  • Chocolate bar and candy wrappings
  • Wooden clementine and orange crates
  • Foil wrapping paper, bows, ribbons
  • Paper and cardboard lined with foil
  • Fast food drink cups
  • Tissues (can go in the green bin)

The following materials are considered organic waste and will be accepted in the green bin

  • Soiled paper products
  • Soiled tissues
  • Food-soiled pizza boxes
  • Wax paper

Find out what happens to the stuff in your blue and black box.

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