Curbside Cart & Blue Bin Accepted Recyclables
Loraas Recycling programs are designed for household packaging and paper products. Items are collected using blue carts or bins and sorted at our Materials Recovery Facility in Saskatoon. Your recyclables then are shipped within North America and made into new products.
UPDATED 2020: Downloadable recycling posters & guides below.
RECYCLING PROGRAM UPDATES
Beginning January 1, 2020, all Loraas recycling programs for residential and business, will no longer accept:
- Black/Near Black plastics and;
- Polycoat (plastic lined) Paper or Cardboard containers or cups.
CLICK HERE, for specific City of Saskatoon recycling program updates.
What Can & Cannot Be Recycled
The ♻ on your products indicates that items contain recycled material, not that they can be recycled. The Loraas recycling program accepts 5 categories of recyclable materials. Placing items outside of this scope into your recycling cart or bin contaminates clean recycling and is dangerous for waste and recycling employees. Loraas’ recycling programs accept:
Accepted: Flattened boxboard/cardboard boxes, multi-drink trays, Tetra Pak beverage cartons, etc.
Not Accepted: Waxed cardboard, cardboard polycoat containers, food-contaminated pizza or oil soiled boxes, mixed packaging (ex: tube chips), etc.
- Have cart lids 100% closed to prevent windblown litter and quick pickups. Please break down large boxes (2ft x 2ft pieces).
- For large cardboard and excess recyclables, please use our public depot located at: 1902 1st Avenue North, Saskatoon (Open 24/7 hours).
- JANUARY 1, 2020: No polycoat (plastic lined) cardboard containers including cardboard ice cream containers, cardboard takeout containers, non-beverage aseptic containers including soups and sauces; excludes TetraPaks (juice box or milk carton).
Rippable Mixed Paper
Accepted: Newsprint, flyers, envelopes, clean paper cups or trays, phone book, etc.
Not Accepted: Polycoat cups and containers (coffee cups, soup), laminated paper, soiled or food-contaminated paper plates, etc.
- To check for paper recyclability, it must tear.
- Place all recyclables loose in your recycling cart; excludes small paper or paper shreds (place into a clear or clear-colour bag only).
- JANUARY 1, 2020: No polycoat (plastic lined) paper cups or containers including paper coffee cups, paper soft drink cups, or paper takeout containers.
Plastics #1♻ to #7♻
Accepted: Clean detergent bottles, rigid food containers (sour cream, ketchup bottles), beverage bottles and jugs, etc.
Not Accepted: Black/near black coloured plastics, Styrofoam, plastic stretch film/wrap, plastics, small plastics (4x6cm) bottle caps, agricultural chemical containers, etc.
- All plastics must have the recycle symbol ♻ and a number inside from #1 to #7; plastics cannot be accepted with just a ♻.
- Please rinse/clean/empty contents from food and beverage containers before recycling. If not, please discard as waste.
- Please do not recycle chemical containers with warning labels. Check your local community for ‘Household Hazardous Waste Day’ collection programs.
- JANUARY 1, 2020: No Black/near black coloured plastics including take out containers, disposable food containers, dark coffee cup lids, or oil jugs.
Household Aluminum & Tin Packaging
Approved: Clean tin food or pet cans, disposable trays or plates, aluminum foil, beverage cans, etc.
Not Approved: Car parts, white metals, electronics, house hardwear, etc. Please see click here for additional options for large metal recyclable items at the Loraas Transfer Station.
- All tins, cans, and foil should be clean before placing into the recycling cart. If contamination cannot be removed, please discard as waste.
- Tin cans can be recycled with or without paper label.
*Saskatoon Only* Household Beverage & Food Glass
Accepted: Beverage bottles, food jars, food bottles.
Not Accepted: Broken glass bottles or jars, porcelain, ceramic, windows, mirrors, etc.
- Clean household glass can be placed into your City of Saskatoon curbside cart or bin or dropped off and put in our “Glass Only” bin at our public drop-off located at: 1902 – 1st Avenue N, Saskatoon.
- As an alternative, Sarcan Recycling programs in Saskatoon and Regina also accept clean household glass bottles and jars.
- Jar lids are accepted if removed.
Downloadable Recycling Guides & Posters
Download and print off a poster or guide to help your household or business become recycling masters! (Updated April 2021).
Helpful Recycling Videos
For videos on proper recycling and waste diversion, visit our YouTube channel.
Follow our social media @LoraasYXE on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for the most up-to-date information and videos.
Not sure if it’s recyclable or garbage?
Visit the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction recycling search engine to find out where to take items not accepted in Loraas’ recycling program including propane cylinders, Styrofoam, used oil, paint, light bulbs, needles, and more!