Garbage and Recycling - General Info 

North Glengarry recycles and is proud of it! Not just to save the planet and our landfills, but since the Township of North Glengarry operates a large facility that receives, sorts and processes recyclables from North Glengarry residents and numerous neighbouring municipalities. The plant, known as RARE, has been in operation since the early 1990s and since it does the sorting, you don't have to. Simply make sure what you put in your blue box is recyclable and let the RARE equipment and staff do the sorting! (it sure saves time in that morning routine getting the bins and garbage to the corner). 

Contact R.A.R.E. - Recyclage Alexandria Recycling (Équipe)

265 Industrial Blvd.
Alexandria, Ontario
Canada K0C 1A0
Tel: 613-525-5112
Fax: 613-525-5114
Contact: Linda Andrushkoff

What You Can Recycle:


Food and beverage cans, aluminum foil including plates, trays and wraps, dry empty paint and aerosol cans. Wire hangers are acceptable but hangers with both metal and plastic are not acceptable. Please clean all materials. Put lids inside cans and crimp the tops. Place in your recycling box or a clear, uncoloured, plastic bag.


Plastic bottles, containers with the following numbers: 1, 2, 4, 5. RARE does not accept plastic numbers 3,6 or 7.
Includes all plastic containers with the appropriate symbol (triangle with identification number 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7). Please remove and dispose of the lids if they do not have one of the above listed numbers. Please rinse the plastic containers. Place clean grocery bags, frozen vegetables bags, bread and milk bags together inside another bag. We also accept plastic film such as Saran Wrap and dry cleaning bags. Place all plastics in your recycling box or in a clear, uncoloured, plastic bag.


Including individual drinking boxes.
Please rinse and flatten cartons, place loose inside your recycling box or a clear, uncoloured, plastic bag. Do not include straws or plastic wrap.


Please place shredded office paper in a separate, clear, uncoloured plastic bag or in a tied, plastic grocery bag in recycling box.

  • NEWSPRINT - Newspapers, flyers, magazines, catalogues. (Please do not bundle material)
  • BOXBOARD - Cereal, tissue, detergent boxes, etc. Discard plastic liners.
  • WRITING - Envelopes, books, computer paper. (Please handle as shredded office paper)
  • OTHER - Egg cartons, coffee trays, phone books.


Please flatten and tie with string into 30" by 30" by 8" bundles. Please do not include waxed coated cardboard.
Keep clean and dry and put out for collection with the paper products.


Chip bags, snack bags, packing material & clothing, plastic #3 (PVC) and plastic #6 (styrofoam). Plastic #6 includes plastic tops from cold and warm beverages (Tim Horton's & McDonald's lids, etc.) and most snack-sized containers such as yogurt.


You CAN Compost These Items in your personal composter

  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Bread, rice and pasta
  • Egg and nut shells
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Tea leaves and bags
  • Grass clippings, leaves
  • House and garden plants
  • Sawdust and wood shavings
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You CANNOT Put the Following in Your Composter

  • Plastic, metal, glass or styrofoam
  • Plastic bags or plastic wrap
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Animal waste / litter
  • Ashes or cigarette butts
  • No diapers or feminine hygiene products
  • Milk cartons (please recycle)
  • Paper towels soiled with cleaning products
  • Liquids (milk, juices)