Curbside Cart & Blue Bin Accepted Recyclables

Loraas Recycling programs are designed for household packaging and paper products. We cannot accept all items with a recycling symbol ♻. Placing items outside of this scope into your recycling cart or bin contaminates clean recycling and is dangerous for waste and recycling employees. Our five categories of accepted items include:

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January 1, 2020, Loraas’ recycling program will no longer accept the following items:

  1. Black coloured plastics: Take out containers, disposable food containers, dark coffee cup lids.
  2. Polycoat paper and cardboard containers: Paper coffee cups, cardboard ice cream containers, paper soft drink cups, non-beverage aseptic containers including soups and sauces.

CLICK HERE, for specific City of Saskatoon recycling program updates.

*UPDATED! 2020 recycling posters & guides available below.*

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#1 – Flattened Cardboard

Accepted: Flattened boxboard/cardboard boxes, multi-drink trays, Tetra Pak beverage cartons, etc.

Not Accepted: Waxed cardboard, cardboard polycoat takeout 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).
#2 – 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).
#3 – Plastics #1♻ to #7♻ 

Accepted: Detergent bottles, rigid food containers, beverage bottles and jugs, etc.

Not Accepted: Black/dark coloured plastics, Styrofoam, plastic stretch film/wrap, plastics, small plastics (4x6cm) bottle caps, 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. 
#4 – 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 “Landfill” Facilities Tab 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. 
#5 – Household Beverage & Food Glass *Saskatoon-only*

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. 

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Downloadable Recycling Guides & Posters

Download and print off a poster or guide to help your household or business become recycling masters! (Updated January 2020). 

Posters in other languages will be available Spring 2020.

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Helpful Recycling Videos

For videos on proper recycling and waste diversion, visit our YouTube channel.

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Not sure if it’s recyclable or garbage?

Find out where to take items not accepted in our recycling program including propane tanks, tires, electronics, clothing and more by using a recycling search engine. For Saskatchewan-wide recycling, visit the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction website.

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