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Check Locally


Recycling programs vary from community to community. Always check locally to see what your area accepts. There is a lot of exciting work happening in the recycling industry right now to make it easier to check locally, including improved databases and scannable QR codes.

Stay tuned for more resources in the near future.



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Learn more about the Check Locally label:


Whenever you see a Check Locally label, you can contact your local recycler to find out if they accept that type of package. 

For The US

We recommend several resources in the US to check whether or not a package is recyclable in your area. Keep in mind, your community’s recycling website is often the best place to find information on your specific program.

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For Canada

Acceptance can vary between provinces and territories, and local communities. The best resource is your community’s recycling website or distributed information. Residents of the below provinces can use the following resources to check if a package is recyclable in your area:

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia

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Get to know your local recycler!


  • Check printed materials from your local government or recycling provider
  • Browse the website of your local government or recycling provider
  • Call your local government or recycling provider when you have questions