Curbside Residential Recycling (Blue Cart)
Changes to Residential Recycling Programs coming January 1, 2020
The City is happy to announce that it will be continuing its partnership with Loraas Recycle through 2027. In response to global recycling market conditions and to maintain the current levels of service, the City will be making the following changes to all residential recycling programs and City recycling depots.
- Removal of black plastics (e.g. takeout containers, disposable coffee cup lids)
- Removal of polycoat (e.g. paper coffee cups and beverage cups)
- Curbside Residential Recycling rate increase to $7.38 per household per month in 2020 and $7.47 in 2021
- Multi-Unit Residential Recycling rate increase to $3.71 per household per month in 2020 and $3.86 in 2021
Recycling helps divert unwanted waste from our landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce the depletion of our natural resources.
What goes in your Blue Cart?
Recycle all your paper, cardboard, glass, metal and plastics (#1-7) containers and packaging, by loosely placing them in your Blue Cart. Use the Waste Wizard tool to find out what goes in your Blue Cart or browse through the list of acceptable 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
- 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
- Paper Coffee Cups (polycoat) - effective January 1, 2020
- Black Plastics (takeout containers, coffee cup lids) - effective January 1, 2020
- 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.
Rates and Fees
As of 2019, residents are charged $5.66 per household per month, or $67.92 per household per year, on their utility bill.
On January 1, 2020 residents will be charged $7.38 per household per month through 2020 and $7.47 in 2021, on their utility bill.
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.
Recycling 101: What you need to know about the Blue Cart Program
Loraas Recycle MRF
Recycling Tips: What goes in?
Don't get left behind!