HRM Now Accepts ALL Plastics in Blue Bags


Have you heard the news?

Recycling in HRM is about to become easier!

Starting September 1, HRM residents will be able to place ALL PLASTIC CONTAINERS in the blue bag for recycling.  No more checking for numbers on the bottom!


  • Plastic bottles, jugs and jars for: Beverages (including milk), shampoo, lotions, cleaners, windshield washer fluid, and other household liquids etc…
  • Plastic food tubs and containers for: Yogurt, margarine, sour cream, cottage cheese, cookies, fruit & vegetable trays, salads, plastic clamshells and ice cream etc..
  • Plastic Bags/ Wrap: Grocery, bread, produce and frozen vegetable bags and other plastic film/wrap items etc…


  • Non-container plastics: Bottle caps, toys, dvd cases, plastic cutlery, straws, pipe, packaging that is made of a combination of plastic plus paper, bulky items that do not fit in the blue bag.
  • Styrofoam (Garbage)

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