What happens to our recyclables?
The City of Winnipeg sells the recyclables to companies and brokers, based on market demand.
|Recyclable item||Destination||End use|
|#1 plastic bottles (PET)||Eastern Canada and Eastern USA||Plastic bottles and trays, carpet fibre|
|#2 plastic bottles (HDPE)||Eastern Canada and Eastern USA||Sewage pipe, plastic bottles|
|#3 - #7 plastic containers||Eastern Canada||Plastic lumber|
|Milk/juice cartons||Eastern Canada and Midwestern USA||Office paper and tissue paper|
|Aluminum cans||Eastern Canada and USA||Auto parts, aluminum cans|
|Steel cans||Manitoba||Steel building products, auto parts|
|Newspapers, flyers, magazines||Manitoba, Eastern Canada and Midwestern USA||Newsprint|
|Household paper||Eastern Canada and Midwestern USA||Household paper and boxboard|
|Boxboard||Eastern Canada and Midwestern USA||Boxboard and paper egg cartons|
|Cardboard||Eastern Canada and Midwestern USA||Cardboard|
Last updated: February 16, 2021