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What's Recyclable and What's Not in Toronto?

Recycling, composting, and landfilling is a complicated process in Toronto. Some egg cartons are recyclable and go in the blue bin, but others are not. Batteries shouldn't go in the grey bin garbage. But human hair should.

Between blue bins, green bins, grey bins, and special pickups and drop-off depots, there have been many times when I've been less than completely certain about how to dispose of something. Until now.

There's a new online, search-enabled, City of Toronto garbage and recycling web site that sets disposal straight. And it's rather smart.

Entering "fish" for example, gives us results for proper disposal of both food and aquariums. Entering "carpet" points us to both vacuum and shag flooring disposal.

And I suppose fittingly so, entering "pesky neighbour" or "ttc fare hike" or "rogers bill" yields no results.

Hat tip to Councilor Joe Mihevc for the tip on Twitter.

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