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.
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
Recyclable material includes:
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.
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.
For more Information on:
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