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blue box

n.
An electronic device equipped with a tone pulsator that was formerly used to place free, illicit long-distance telephone calls by mimicking the tones sounded when operators routed such calls.

blue box

n
Canadian a blue plastic container for domestic refuse that is to be collected and recycled
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A typical Ikea big blue-box is about 35,000 square meters.
"We are going to be obligating industry to fund and run programs to look after end-of-life materials." Smith says industry groups will be responsible for tires, electronics, portions of the curbside blue-box program, which will be expanded to include hazardous household wastes such as paint and other materials.
These are very tranquil, slow-moving images featuring two central protagonists, the artists, who appear in front of backdrops recognizable as blue-box montages.
"I am convinced in principle we will find a solution for our blue-box measures, because in my view some of the US measures in place are not green box, they are also blue box," he said.
Mike Saley, Calgary's manager of strategic planning and diversion, reports that the city does not have an Ontario-style blue-box program per se.