Waste & Recycling

What day is Black/Blue Bin Pick Up?

See the Calendar AT THE BOTTOM!

What can we recycle in our Blue Bins?

Mixed Paper

  • Newsprint (not tied in bundles)
  • Newspaper
  • Non-glossy flyers
  • Junk Mail
  • Catalogs-plastic wrap removed
  • Magazines-plastic wrap removed
  • Letters
  • Envelopes and window envelopes
  • Greetings and postcards
  • Brochures
  • Gift wrap-non foil
  • Bags, paper
  • NCR paper (no carbon required)

Office Paper

  • Bond white paper
  • Light coloured paper
  • Recycled paper
  • Brightly coloured paper
  • Construction paper


  • Thin, lightweight paperboard
  • Cereal boxes, liner removed, flattened
  • Tissue boxes-flattened
  • Paper towel & toilet paper tubes
  • Box board boxes (shoe box)- flattened
  • Egg cartons- flattened
  • Cardboard milk cartons-rinsed and flattened
  • Shredding-in a clear plastic bag and tied closed


  • Household plastic- CLEAN labelled with recycling symbol 1-7 lids removed liquid detergent, fabric softener, shampoo bottles, yogurt, salad dressing etc.
  • Plastic lids- recycling symbol 1-7
  • Plastic cups- recycling symbol 1-7
  • Plastic film- grocery bags, bread bags, dry cleaning bags, clean plastic wrap, bubble wrap, boxboard liners, black bags,
  • Hangers- plastic without clips

Cardboard (corrugated)

  • Pizza boxes- clean
  • All corrugated cardboard
  • Boxes heavy type flattened


  • Telephone
  • Magazines
  • Paperback-soft cover
  • Hardcover-cover and spine
  • MUST be removed
  • Books coil or plastic binding MUST be removed

Beverage Containers

  • Milk cartons & jugs
  • Juice Containers
  • Water bottles
  • Beverage cans
  • Cups coffee, paper drinking (NO STYROFOAM)

Household Tin/Glass

  • Soup cans, beverage, vegetable labels removed and rinsed thoroughly
  • Glass- that has a recycling symbol 1-7

What is NOT accepted?



  • Glass jars or bottles- that do NOT have the recycling symbol 1-7
  • Mirrors- of any kind
  • Drinking glasses, ceramics, dishes
  • Windshields- car, trucks
  • Windows-house


  • Accepted at SARCAN
  • Tv's, Computers, Monitors, Printers, etc


(that are NOT containers)

  • Cutlery- forks, knives, spoons
  • CD cases
  • Pens
  • Straws

Waxed Items

  • Waxed paper-brown meat paper
  • Waxed coated cardboard
  • Food produce boxes

Mixed Packaging/


  • Carbon paper
  • Deodorant sticks
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Frozen juice containers
  • Foil from yogurt containers
  • Ribbon- gift box
  • String- baler twine
  • Cans- coffee, iced tea, Pringles etc
  • Wire- coat hangers or banding
  • Car parts

Building Materials

  • Wood (Accepted at Langenburg Transfer Station if CLEAN)
  • Drywall-Gyproc
  • Nails
  • Tile
  • Concrete
  • Bricks
  • Siding-vinyl & all types
  • Shingles
  • Eaves troughs
  • Light bulbs

Hazardous Materials

  • Paint cans
  • Aerosol cans
  • Lighters
  • Batteries
  • Needles- diabetic or any kind


  • Food containers or trays-even labelled with recycling symbols
  • Cups
  • Packaging materials


  • Accepted at Langenburg Transfer Station (see hours/info below)

Waste/Household Garbage

  • Food, Grass Clippings & Yard Waste (Accepted at Langenburg Transfer Station)

Black Bin Pick Up

Following a few simple steps will ensure proper disposal of your refuse:
  • Bag all refuse prior to placing it in the cart.
  • Pull the cart - it's easier than pushing.
  • Keep the lid closed.  You must be able to close the lid without packing the garbage in the cart otherwise the excess weight will make emptying the cart more difficult.
  • Always have the wheels of the container facing the curb. If your house is on a street or avenue without a curb, please place the container on the road making sure the garbage truck can reach the cart.
  • If there is a snow bank built up along the curb, ensure the cart is out further than the snow bank.  Residents should refrain from parking on the street on collection day, however, if there are vehicles on the street, please place the container in the location as illustrated in the "Residential Roll Out Cart Placement Guidelines".
  • Your cart must be placed on the street or avenue which corresponds with your address.
  • To avoid having your cart missed;please place it out the night before your assigned collection day.
  • Remove empty carts from the street and properly store them at the back of your home.
  • For your child's safety, do not allow them to play near the roll out carts or the garbage collection vehicle.
Other important facts to remember:
  • Do not remove the cart from its assigned address.  If you move, the cart must remain at that location for the next residents use.
  • Do not paint or write on the cart.
  • Do not dispose of hot ashes, oil or contaminants in the cart.
  • Do not put construction debris in the cart.
  • Inform the Town of Langenburg of any damage, vandalism or theft of the cart.  It is important to note the serial number stamped on the cart placed at your residence.
  • You are responsible for your cart so PLEASE TAKE CARE OF IT.

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