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Recycling

100% Recyclable

Loose, clean recyclable materials are collected city-wide through the curbside blue cart recycling service and the multi-unit residential recycling service. The same materials are accepted at the City's Recycle Depots

What's 100% recyclable?

Paper, cardboard, glass, metal and plastics (#1-7) containers and packaging.

Recyclable Items

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

Plastic containers

  • 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
  • Plastic (grocery) bags if in a tied plastic bag
  • Lids from coffee cups
  • Clean plastic wrap - if you can stretch the plastic, you can recycle it! (tie in a plastic bag with grocery bags)

Foil and cans

  • Metal cans
  • Soft drink cans
  • Aluminum trays and foil (clean)
  • Pet food cans
  • Jar lids

 Household glass

  • Wine, spirit and beer bottles
  • Food jars - lids off 

Compost your yard and food waste.

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How to recycle

Your blue cart or bin is for clean, recyclable household containers, paper and packaging.

  • Toss clean items loosely into your blue cart or bin
  • Rinse containers and flatten boxes
  • Remove caps and lids (they're too small for the recycling equipment to sort)
  • Place shredded paper in a clear, tied plastic bag
  • Your cart lid must be completely closed for collection

Put waste in the right place!

ESL Recycling Workshop

An experienced presenter helps ESL students learn about household recycling and waste management in Saskatoon through:

•             Vocabulary worksheets

•             Pronunciation exercises

•             Trivia game

•             Informative video

The free, two-hour workshop includes ample time for students to complete the exercises and ask the presenter (s) questions.

For more information and to book an ESL Recycling Workshop, phone 306-986-1726 or email ESLrecycle@saskatoon.ca

Recycling Program Partners

The City of Saskatoon has outsourced responsibility for recycling programs for houses to Loraas Recycle and for multi-unit buildings to Cosmopolitan Industries. These program partners are responsible for all aspects of each program’s operations and customer service. 

Blue Carts - Recycling for Houses

Loraas Recycle provides recycling for houses in Saskatoon. Loraas has the largest Materials Recovery Facility in the province and uses an advanced sorting process that safely sorts all mixed recycling materials, including glass.

Delivery of carts, damaged or missing carts, collection and program details - call Loraas Recycle at 306-242-2300 or email.

Outdoor Blue Cosmo Bins - Recycling for Multi - Unit Residential Buildings

Cosmopolitan Industries (known to many as 'Cosmo') delivers recycling services for Saskatoon's multi-unit buildings such as apartments and condominiums. Cosmo enhances the quality of life for adults with intellectual disabilities, providing purposeful vocational activities which challenge capabilities and build self-esteem. 

The program is designed to make sorting and diverting recyclables from our Landfill easy and convenient. The Multi-Unit Residential Recycling program (MURR) was launched in October 2014 with a monthly fee of $2.51 per unit per month.  This fee was continued through 2015. The fee for 2016 was reviewed by City Council during Budget deliberations and increased to $2.66.

The 2017 MURR fee is $2.81 per unit per month, an increase of $0.15 per unit per month.

MURR fees will cover 51% of the program costs in 2017 with the balance paid by the newly-announced Multi Material Recycling Program (MMRP) that launched in Saskatchewan in January of 2016.

If you have questions or concerns about multi-unit delivery of bins, collections and program details, contact Cosmo at 306-955-9100 or email.

 

For more Information on:

Recycling Service for Houses

Requesting a cart for newly built homes (this may include multi-unit town homes) - call Corporate Revenue at306-975-2400

Delivery of carts, damaged or missing carts, collection and program details - call Loraas Recycle at 306-242-2300 or email.

Recycling Service for Multi - Unit Residential Buildings

Delivery of bins, collection schedules and program details - call Cosmo at 306-955-9100

Service charges, utility bills

Call City of Saskatoon, Corporate Revenue at 306-975-2400

Saskatoon's recycling programs

Call City of Saskatoon, Environmental & Corporate Initiatives at 306-975-2487