Folk in Halifax are pretty impressed with their recycling programs. So I was a bit surprised to find out that I'm back to checking the bottom of containers for the ol' "PET 1" or "HDPE 2" and having to throw any other plastic containers in the garbage ! They do however offer a refund on some containers and there is quite an involved explanation of what is OK. ie. tetra pac juice containers get a refund while tetra pac milk containers go into regular recycling. Garbage is picked up every TWO weeks and you can put out SIX bags and a large item of furniture !
Boxboard gets bundled and put out at the curb while lighter weight cardboard goes in the composter !
When we arrived we scrounged a good TV stand for the basement while curb cruising. Can't wait for next garbage day !