what is allowed in the blue bin

paper and cardboard

beverage & food containers

beverage & food containers

  • newspapers and paper inserts
  • catalogues and magazines
  • non-foil gift wrap
  • paper egg cartons
  • paper drinking and coffee cups
  • shredded paper in a tied clear plastic bag

beverage & food containers

beverage & food containers

beverage & food containers

plastic containers labelled with the recycling 

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  • milk containers
  • juice cartons
  • water bottles
  • beverage cans
  • tetra pak  packages
  • liquid detergent
  • shampoo bottles
  • margarine & yogurt containers


metal cans and foil

beverage & food containers

metal cans and foil

  • metal food cans
  • metal lids and caps
  • aluminum foil
  • aluminum plates and containers


MUST BE CLEAN

what is not allowed in the blue bin

no hazardous waste

no hazardous waste

no hazardous waste

  • paint cans
  • aerosol cans
  • lighters
  • car batteries
  • oil

no houseware items

no hazardous waste

no hazardous waste

  • drinking glasses
  • garden hoses
  • mirrors
  • light bulbs
  • dishes
  • ceramics
  • utensils
  • appliances
  • furniture

no mixed packaging

no hazardous waste

no building materials

Any items made from more than one type of material

  • deodorant sticks
  • toothpaste tubes
  • frozen juice containers
  • foil from yogurt container

no building materials

no building materials

no building materials

  • wood
  • drywall
  • nails
  • tile
  • concrete
  • vinyl siding
  • bricks


no plastic bags

no building materials

no plastic bags

  • grocery/shopping bags
  • bread bags
  • dry cleaning bags
  • clean plastic wrap
  • bubble wrap
  • plastics that are not a container


DO NOT PLACE YOUR RECYCLABLES IN PLASTIC BAGS

NO electronics

no building materials

no plastic bags

  • televisions
  • computers & accessories
  • printers, fax machines & photocopiers
  • audio & video equipment
  • cameras
  • telephones
  • microwave ovens

visit  www.sarcan.ca 

NO glass jars or bottles

no foam cups, food containers or packaging

NO glass jars or bottles

No glass of any kind

no scrap metal

no foam cups, food containers or packaging

NO glass jars or bottles

  • car parts
  • pots & pans
  • shelving
  • racks
  • wire or wire coat hangers

no foam cups, food containers or packaging

no foam cups, food containers or packaging

no foam cups, food containers or packaging

even if labeled with recycling symbol

no food or yard waste

no toys, sporting goods, shoes & clothing

no foam cups, food containers or packaging

  • food waste
  • grass clippings
  • yard waste

see waste diversion center for composting

no contaminated materials

no toys, sporting goods, shoes & clothing

no toys, sporting goods, shoes & clothing

containers need to be free of food and other residues

Please clean them prior to placing them in the blue bin

no toys, sporting goods, shoes & clothing

no toys, sporting goods, shoes & clothing

no toys, sporting goods, shoes & clothing

if items are gently used, please consider donating them to the salvation army or any other non-profit organization

where can i recycle

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used oil

used oil, antifreeze and containers can be taken to the waste diversion center

household batteries

the waste diversion center accepts used batteries  and cell phones

grain bags

the waste diversion center accepts rolled grain bags and also has a bag roller for rent

household paints

SARCAN accepts household paints, interior and exterior, primers, undercoats, stains, deck & floor paints,  varnishes and single component urethane 

electronics

SARCAN accepts telephones, cameras, video equipment, audio equipment, televisions, baby monitors, e-book readers, printers, fax machines, scanners, computers, external modems/routers, external drives, keyboard & mice, tablets, netbooks and notebooks

tires

check with your tire dealership.  

the waste diversion center also accepts tires for a fee

Grain Bags recycling

  Last year the Waste Diversion Center was successful in keeping 75 tonnes of waste out of the landfill.  Cleanfarms informed BARWA that the site collection #’s went from 16-34 sites in 2019.  They were able to recycle 4 loads or 75 tonnes of grain bags.  


If you have any questions regarding grain bag recycling or renting the bag roller, contact the following:


Waste Division Center – 306.862.9292 

OR

306.812.9188 

for anyone with a large number of rolled bags who are looking to recycle and would like to co-ordinate an onsite pick up.