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Black plastic and coffee cups (GTA)

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May 7, 2006
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Black plastic and coffee cups (GTA)

1. IS black styrofoam not recyclable in Toronto?

2. Also, I know U of Toronto recycles coffee cups and other waxed paper food containers, but I went to the Air Canada Centre and somehow they included black plastic trays and coffee cups in their photo above the recycle box.

Can anyone verify that you can dump all your coffee cups and black plastic trays there, since Toronto doesn't accept those items?

I read it's because the scanners can't pick up the light reflected off the black plastic and hence can't sort it out.

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Dec 11, 2004
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I don't know about Toronto but most places doesn't recycle plastic #6 PS (polystyrene), which most, if not all coffee lids, are made off.

Tim Hortons I think for their cold drinks either had the cup or was it the lid that wasn't recyclable...same for sushi containers, certain are PS while others are #1 PET, so confusing, they should really just stick to recyclable plastic