- Carts must be at the roadside by 7:00 am on Wednesdays.
- All waste material must be bagged to avoid wind-blown litter.
- Waste containers should be level full with lids closed.
- NO disposal of construction material, sod, roofing, cement, or other heavy materials allowed.
- Maximum weight per cart 22 kg.
- DO NOT dispose of any hazardous material.
- Please return carts to a residence location after collection. For safety reasons, please do not leave at the roadside.
- For information on what belongs in the blue bin, please check the Loraas website.
- Black garbage bins and blue recycling bins are collected on alternate Wednesdays, green compost bins collected Fridays, as per schedule below.
Our list of accepted materials is long, it includes: Fruit & Vegetables, Organic Yard Waste, Compostable Food Contaminated Fiber’s, Breads, Grains, & Pastas, Proteins & Bones, Solidified Dairy Products, and compostable plastics! We use the cedar grove standards for this, Cedar grove is a company out of Washington that has tested all compostable plastic products in their organics facility to see if they truly do compost and have posted those results for the public to use, and this is the facility ours is modeled after.
We’re looking for both Green & Brown Materials for this facility:
Green materials are nitrogen-abundant and carbon neutral. Meaning that if you let them sit for a few days they will begin to create odours. This video shows some prime examples of these materials. Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, Dairy, Floral waste, etc. Generally, if it’s in the produce section of the grocery store it’s going to be a green material.
Brown AKA Dry materials are high in carbon and act as a filter to absorb unpleasant odours. For example paper towels, newspaper, and wood chips.
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Loraas Recycling programs are designed for household packaging and paper products. Items are collected using blue carts and sorted at our Materials Recovery Facility in Saskatoon. Your recyclables then are shipped within North America and made into new products.
Not sure if it's recyclable or garbage?
Visit the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction recycling search engine to find out where to take items not accepted in Loraas’ recycling program including propane cylinders, Styrofoam, used oil, paint, light bulbs, and more!
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