Acceptable Materials for Recycling Bins

Our collections sites and transfer stations  operate using 6-yard blue recyciling bins.  We collect all recyclable items in one recycling container. This is described as Single Stream Recycle. Make sure that anything you recycle is clean, dry, and doesn't contain any food. 

 Images of recyclable materials

The County is participating in the ARMA Electronics Recycling Pilot Project and, as a result, we now offer Expanded Electronics Recycling Options.

We accept many materials at our Transfer Stations including:

  • Tires
  • Paint
  • Metal
  • Household appliances
    • Refrigerators
    • Stoves
    • Washers
    • Dryers
    • Hot water tanks
  • Propane bottles
  • Batteries
  • Plastic grain bags
  • Agricultural pesticide and herbicide containers
  • Oil plus containers and filters
  • Glycol (antifreeze)
  • Electronic waste
    • Televisions
    • Computers
    • Printers


Household plastic bottles and containers having the symbols 1 through 7 (e.g.: vinegar, shampoo, fabric softener, dish soap, laundry detergent, windshield washer, ice cream pails, yogurt containers and deposit items; pop, water, milk cartons, juice boxes).Rigid Plastics: (Hard Plastic #1-#7)

Mixed Paper:

Newspaper, magazines, phone books, catalogues, flyers, inserts, writing and computer paper, paperback books (hardcover books need the cover removed), greeting cards, envelops, disposable paper coffee cups. Be sure to clean out any paper product that held any food or drink.

Cardboard/Box Board:

Cereal boxes, shoe boxes, tissue boxes, cracker boxes, cookie boxes (remove any plastic liners), brown paper bags, paper egg cartons, flattened cardboard boxes. Again, be sure to clean out any cardboard or paper product that held any food or drink.


Soup cans, beverage cans, tin foil wrap and foil trays (pie plates). Once again, make sure to clean your recycling before dropping it off.

Materials not accepted

Glass, cable, mirrors, plastic bags (except for blue recycle bags), tissue wipes, needles, metal clothes hangers, oil containers, powdered drink containers, styrofoam, cell phones, plastic wading pools, food wraps, napkins, car parts, wire, plastic house siding, laminated food bags, light bulbs, strappings, garden hoses, chip bags, frozen juice cans, Christmas lights, vacuum cleaner bags, blinds, cutlery, insulation, toothpaste tubes, and nails. 


Alberta Recycling logoAs a member of Alberta Recycling, Saddle Hills County assists residents, ratepayers, business and industry to recycle materials which can be difficult to dispose of and even hazardous to the environment. For a detailed list of products eligible for recycling and to learn what happens to your old products after you have dropped them off simply visit Alberta Recycling's Recycling Programs site.