Curbside Residential Recycling (Blue Cart)
Plastic COVID-19 Barriers
With the Government of Saskatchewan lifting public health restrictions on Sunday, July 11, please note that the plastic COVID-19 barriers being used in various business and public spaces are not accepted in the City's recycling program. While this acrylic material does fall under #7 plastics, it is not marketable; therefore it is considered garbage. Flexible plastic sheets or screens are also considered garbage.
If you choose to remove your barriers, anything larger than 2 ft x 2 ft must be taken to the landfill or reused for alternative purposes. Items placed outside of carts or bins will not be collected and are considered illegal dumping with fines starting at $500.
Thanks for putting your waste in the right place!
Residential recycling programs help divert a significant amount of unwanted waste from the landfill, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the depletion of our natural resources.
What you need to know about the Blue Cart Program
- Paper and cardboard
- Newspapers, flyers, junk mail
- Corrugated cardboard
- Empty cereal, cookie and cracker boxes (remove liners)
- Magazines, catalogues, paperback books
- Telephone books
- Kleenex boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls
- Copier paper
- Shredded paper (in a clear, tied plastic bag)
- Clean pizza boxes
- Paper egg cartons
- All food and household plastic containers # 1-7
- Laundry jugs and milk jugs
- Juice and drink boxes
- Shampoo, conditioner and mouthwash bottles
- Cleaning product bottles
- Take-out containers, bakery and produce containers (called clam shells)
- Yogurt, sour cream and margarine containers
- Planting trays and flower pots
- Lids from coffee cups
Foil and cans
- Metal cans
- Soft drink cans
- Aluminum trays and foil (clean)
- Pet food cans
- Jar lids
- Wine, spirit and beer bottles
- Food jars - lids off
- Plastic COVID-19 Barriers (acrylic)
- Polycoat Paper (coffee cups, ice cream cartons, to-go soup containers)
- Black Plastic (takeout containers, coffee cup lids)
- Plastic Film (Grocery bags, Plastic wrap, Soft/stretchy plastics)
- Food contaminated paper or cardboard
- Waxed or plasticized paper
- Soiled Kleenex, napkins and paper towels
- Plastic toys, Tupperware or other plastics without a #1-7 symbol
- Motor oil containers
- Anything smaller than a credit card is too small to be sorted by recycling equipment
- Outdoor lawn furniture
- Pyrex or dishware glass
- Windows or mirrors
- Ceramics or porcelain
- Hazardous materials, such as needles and propane tanks are accepted NOT in the recycling bins. They pose a danger to staff and can impact the efficiency of the recycling process.
- Electronics or Paint are NOT accepted in the recycling bins. Most of these items can be taken to SARCAN.
- For information on the proper disposal of light bulbs, clothing, food waste, tires and microwaves, visit the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council.
For questions or concerns about your Blue Cart (program details, missed collections, etc) or to report a damaged or missing cart contact Loraas Recycle at 306-242-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions and concerns will be answered within one business day.
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