Blue Bins - Beautiful City
Thanks to all of the people who recycle in Prince Albert.
Effective July 2013, we can recycle even more items.
The City's new agreement with our recycling partners North Central Saskatchewan Waste Management Corporation and Crown Shred and Recycling (Prince Albert) Inc. means that residents can now include household plastic containers and tins, aluminum cans and soda and water bottles in the recycle bins.What is acceptable in the blue recycling bin?
- Newspapers, flyers, inserts, junk mail
- Flattened cardboard, box and paperboard (i.e. cereal boxes, shoe boxes, empty tissue boxes, tissue roll cores, paper egg cartons, milk cartons (please rinse), juice cartons (please rinse))
- Paper - office bond, photocopier paper, paper bags, envelopes, letter paper and computer printouts
- Telephone books, catalogues, magazines
- Household tin cans (please rinse)
- Aluminum soft drink and beer cans (please rinse)
- Plastic shopping/store and grocery bags
- Plastic soft drink and water bottles (please rinse and remove caps)
- Household plastic containers and bottles (i.e. milk jugs). Must have the recycling arrows with a number 1 through 7 on the bottom. (A container displaying the arrow but no number means that it was made from recycled materials but may not be recyclable itself and cannot be accepted.)
NOTE: All recyclable containers must be clean before being placed in the blue bin.
Acceptable Grades of Plastics that can be Placed in the Blue Bin
Please be diligent when placing plastic containers/bottles in for recycling. You can help keep the cost of collecting, sorting and processing recycled materials down by only including those types of plastics that are accepted by the program. The following is a list of accepted grades of plastics.
What not to recycle?
Keep these items OUT of your blue bin.
- Paper or cardboard that has been soiled or contaminated
- Household garbage and food
- Styrofoam or other foam packing materials
- Plastic of any kind that do not display the recycling arrows and a number 1 through 7
- Glass of any kind
- Yard waste
- Wood and concrete
- Clothing and textiles
- Containers from hazardous materials
- Kids toys of any kind
- Garden hoses or lawn/deck furniture
What do you do if you do not receive curbside paper/tin-aluminum can or plastics recycling?
The city has placed centralized collection bins at the following locations:
- East End hockey rink - 300-12th Avenue East
- Art Hauser Centre - south parking lot, adjacent to 6th Avenue East
- Gateway Mall - south parking lot, east side
- Municipal Service Centre parking lot (City Yards) - 11-38th Street East
- Parking lot in the 100 block of 8th Street East - between the Union Centre and the Royal Canadian Legion
- Materials Recovery Facility - 460-40th Street East