Curbside Blue Bin Recycling Information

Recycling can be tough. When in doubt, “Think smart, only 5 in the cart!”. Loraas Recycle accepts five main recyclable materials including:

  1. Carboard
    • Make sure to flatten your cardboard and place it into your bin so that the lid is not ajar. Do not rip into small pieces. Large cardboard can be taken to our bin depot at 1902 1st Avenue North, Saskatoon.
  2. Mixed Paper
    • Place shredded paper into a clear or clear blue bag; do not use a black bag please.
    • “If you can rip it, you can recycle it!”
  3. Plastics #1 to #7 with a Recycle Symbol
    • Make sure to bag your plastic #4 grocery bags and film together into one bag.
    • Please ensure you remove all caps and lids without a recycling #1 to #7 symbol.
  4. Household Glass **City Program only**
    • Please only include food-grade glass such as beverage bottles and glass food containers.
  5. Household Aluminum and Tin
    • For tin can lids, simply place the top back into the container and squeeze closed.

Note: Please rinse or wipe food residue from all containers. Residual food waste increases the risk of contaminating clean recycles and having these items end up at the landfill is increased.

 

Not sure if it’s recyclable or garbage?

There are lots of consumable items that can be recycled, however, cannot be processed at our facility. Divert these items to other recycling facilities! The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council (SWRC) site has a search engine so you can look up information on divertible waste materials.

For convenient and easy help visit their website at www.saskwastereduction.ca or www.swrc.ca.