Recycling Resources


Check with your local municipality to find out what can be put in your blue bin.



Online Plastics Markets Reporting Tool  - A confidential, online tool for recyclers and brokers to report on recovered plastics for which they have no market or that have been rejected by overseas markets.

Starting a Recycling Business in Canada
CPIA does not get directly involved in setting-up businesses.  We recommend the following resources that may be helpful in your research: 

Waste-Free Ontario Act (Bill 151)

Plastic Film

Polystyrene Foam (PS)

Bottles & Caps

CPIA Regional Representatives

CPIA regional representatives welcome your questions about markets, recycling technical information and more. 

  • National/Maritimes/Prairies - info @
  • Quebec –Stephen Tramley, stramley @
  • Ontario - Joe Hruska, jhruska @  and Joe Hall, jhall @
  • Alberta - Alberta Plastics Recycling Association, Tammy Schwas,
  • British Columbia - Craig Foster, craigfoster @

Recycling Resources