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Sorting Guide

Download the sorting guide here (MS Word): KUTE Sorting Guide 2018

Paper Sort

Newspapers & Flyers

  • Newspapers and all papers that come with them
  • Brightly coloured paper

Magazines & Catalogues

  • Glossy Paper
  • Mailing labels are OK!

Office Paper

  • Light coloured paper
  • Photocopy paper
  • Computer paper
  • Envelopes
  • Bond paper
  • Bleached file folders
  • Photocopy paper wrappers
  • Paperclips, tape and rubber bands should be removed.
  • Plotter paper


  • Corrugated cardboard boxes
  • Boxboard (cereal boxes)
  • Brown paper bags
  • file folders

Other Material


  • We now accept clean white packing styrofoam. This is the styrofoam used for styrofoam fish coolers, packing TVs, etc..


  • We no longer have the capacity to take metals at our depot. However, tin cans can be brought to the bottle depot.

Batteries and Cell Phones

  • All household batteries and cell phones (ensure deactivation)
    (See Call2Recycle for more information). Vehicle batteries are accepted at the landfill but be sure to notify the attendant to ensure proper recycling.

Small Appliances and Power Tools

(See Small Appliances and Power Tools for a complete list of accepted products)


  • Household paint for recycling and reuse
    (See BC Paint Program for more information)


  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Monitors
  • Televisions
  • Keyboards, mice and other peripherals
    (See Electronics for more information)

Light Bulbs and Fixtures

Most(See Light Recycle for more information)

Smoke/CO2 Alarms

(See Smoke/CO2 Alarms for more information)

Trading Post

  • An area for exchange of free materials like current magazines. Check back often, selection varies. At the trading post we can accept most items that are not identified as safety equipment. No baby car seats, hockey helmets, etc..

We can not accept*

  • Construction Paper
  • Glass (glass packaging can be brought to the bottle depot)
  • Waxed paper
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Photographs
  • Hardcover books
  • Transparencies
  • Carbon paper
  • Any plastics (plastic packaging containers can be brought to the bottle depot)

*Please consider reduction or reuse ideas for these items.


  • We accept donations of refundable beverage containers. All proceeds are put towards the purchase of depot supplies.