Blue Box Recycling

Recycling is collected in blue boxes weekly in all municipalities. There's no limit to the amount of recyclables that can be placed at the curb.

Please place your blue boxes curbside by 7:00 am on the day of your collection.


Curbside Collection Schedule

When's my collection day?

Visit our Collection Schedule page to find out your blue bin collection day.
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Recycling Drop-off

All recyling material is accepted at no charge at all our waste facilities. Visit our Waste Facilities page for locations and hours of operation.
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Two-Stream Recycling

We use a two-stream recycling system:  

  • metal, glass, and plastic products go into one blue box
  • paper products and packaging goes into another blue box. 

Two blue boxes per household are available free of charge; additional blue boxes can be purchased for $10 each at our waste facilities

Printable Acceptable Material List

Find out if your item is recyclable by using the Recycle Coach app.

What Goes Where?

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Have a broken blue box?

Take your broken blue box to any County waste facility to be exchanged for a new one for free. The broken blue box will be recycled.

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My blue bins weren’t collected, what should I do?

Collection crews place stickers on uncollected blue boxes to explain the main reasons for materials being left behind. 

If your items were out on the curb by 7:00 am, sorted properly, in a safely accessible area but your collection was missed, please contact us

Think you are one of the County's best recyclers?

Apply to win a Gold box through the Wellington County Gold Box Rewards Programme!

Collection for Apartment Buildings & Schools

Solid Waste Services offers recycling collection for residents in multi unit apartment and condo buildings as well as school. Click to find out more information on how this process is completed.

Recycling Tips