Do you know what can be recycled?
Know before you throw. Check out our What Goes Where? guide to know what to do with your waste.
What to know about things that don't go
Recycling the wrong stuff wastes time and money, because it jams machinery, damages equipment and increases the risk of worker injury.
Keep these items out of your blue bag or apartment's blue bin:
- Computer cables and extension cords
- Scrap metal
- Small appliances
- Garden hoses
- VHS tapes
- Propane tanks
Edmonton's recycling programs
All Edmonton residents can recycle through popular, user-friendly recycling programs:
- The Blue Bag program for houses, duplexes and fourplexes
- The Blue Bin program for apartments, condos and townhouses
- Recycling Depots throughout the city for all residents and small businesses
Other recycling programs offered by the City of Edmonton:
- Aggregate recycling
- Construction and demolition recycling
- Christmas tree recycling
- E-waste recycling
Get the Recycling Facts and find out how recycling has helped make Edmonton a global leader in waste reduction.
Our Reuse and Recycling Directory lists all the places that accept (and sometimes pickup) your old stuff.
That's Not Garbage!
Let's talk trash. We'd love to meet with your business or community group ( seniors, ESL, church etc.) and talk about how you can minimize what goes into our landfills.
You'll learn about recycling at home and at work, composting and grasscycling. We'll talk about Eco Stations, our unique Reuse Centre, the world-famous Edmonton Waste Management Centre and how we're about to turn your household waste into methanol.
You pick the day, the evening or the weekend, and we'll come see you.
Call 780-496-5404 to book your free informative presentation.
Did you know?
Edmontonians recycled 51,588 tonnes of material through the Blue Bag, Blue Bin and Community Recycling Depot programs in 2010.