Blue Bin Recycling

The following items are acceptable for our recycling program:

  • News print not tied in bundle 
  • Newspaper 
  • Non-glossy flyers 
  • Junk mail 
  • Catalogues and magazines 
  • Letters, envelopes, brochures 
  • Gift wrap, non foil only
  • Bags, paper, NCR paper 
  • Bond white, colored paper 
  • Construction paper 
  • Thin, lightweight paperboard 
  • Cereal boxes with liner removed and flattened 
  • Clean pizza boxes 
  • All corrugated cardboard 
  • Boxes, heavy type and flattened 
  • Soup, beverage and vegetable cans, labels removed and rinsed thoroughly
  • Telephone books, magazines, paperback books, soft cover books, hardcover books with spine removed, all coil or plastic bindings must be removed 
  • Milk cartons, jugs, juice containers, water bottles, beverage cans, cups, paper drinking cups; no styrofoam 
  • Grocery bags, bread bags, dry cleaning bags, clean plastic wrap, bubble wrap, boxboard liners, black bags, plastic hangers without metal clips 


Items which are not acceptable are:

  • Glass jars or bottles, mirrors of any kind, drinking glasses, ceramics, dishes, windshields, house windows 
  • Plastic cutlery, forks, knives, spoons, CD cases, pens, straws, clear and black plastic clam shells, film plastic (plastic bags and stretch wrap)
  • Styrofoam of all kinds is absolutely not allowed
  • Waxed brown paper, waxed coated cardboard, soup cardboard boxes, juice, milk, soy milk, rice milk, coconut milk and oat milk cartons are all  accepted at Sarcan 
  • TVs, computers, computer monitors, printers, CPUs are accepted at Sarcan
  • Fridges, freezers, washers, dryers; Penguin Refrigeration accepts fridges and freezers  
  • Household garbage 
  • Wood, lumber, particle board, drywall, nails, tile, concrete, bricks, siding, shingles, eave troughs, light bulbs 
  • Paint cans, aerosol cans, lighters, batteries, cell phones, electronics, car / truck / tractor batteries 
  • Diabetic needles, any other kind of needles 
  • Carbon paper
  • Deodorant sticks, tooth paste tubes
  • Frozen juice containers, foil from yogurt containers
  • Ribbons, gift boxes
  • String, baler twine
  • Coffee cans, Good Host Iced tea cans, Pringle Chip cans
  • Wire, banding or wire coat hangers
  • Car parts
  • Keurig coffee pods, pots, pans
  • Wicker, metal
  • Clothing can be recycled in the Diabetes Association bins or Value Village
  • Toys
  • Furnace filters


Please note:

Every time there is a misuse of recycling, the Town of Springside is charged an extra processing fee. Please recycle appropriately.

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