The Municipality offers residents bi-weekly recycling pick-up through a contract with B&M Delivery Services.

What materials can I put in my Blue Box?
  • Plastics stamped 1 through 7 (washed/rinsed with caps/lids removed)
  • Plastic lids stamped 1 through 7
  • Steel or tin cans (washed/rinsed with no food residue)
  • Aluminum cans (rinsed)
  • Polycoat and TetraPak containers (milk cartons, juice cartons - rinsed)
  • Newspapers, inserts, and flyers
  • Shredded paper (clear bagged), household paper, and envelopes
  • Magazines, phone books, and books (hard cover removed)
  • Cardboard boxes (flattened. Bundled 39"x39" or less and tied outside the box if required)
  • Boxboard (cereal boxes, cracker boxes, tissue boxes, etc - flattened)
  • Cardboard egg cartons, paper tubes
What materials can NOT be put in my Blue Box?
  • glass
  • aerosol cans, propane bottles
  • plastic screw caps/lids, toys, flower pots/plastic planting flats, lawn furniture, Rubbermaid or Tupperware
  • foil or foam takeout food containers, single use disposable coffee cups or lids
  • waxed paper or cereal box liners
  • foam packaging, foam egg cartons or foam meat trays
  • aluminum foil or foil pie plates, scrap metal, hangers, metal toys or cookie sheets
  • anything containing a hazardous substance (motor oil, paint thinner, paint, batteries, etc.)
  • all plastic bags (bird, dog, cat food or pellet bags), all plastic packaging and all cellophane (chip bags, candy wrappers, and dog treat bags), bubble wrap, disposable diapers, paper towels, or tissues
  • Christmas wrap, bows and tissue paper
  • Cardboard containers that have a metal bottom or trim, such as Good Host Iced Tea, Pringles Chips or Maxwell House Coffee
  • Food scraps
Do I need to separate my recyclable materials?
Generally, no. The exception is shredded paper. Shredded paper must be contained in a blue or clear plastic bag. Cardboard that does not fit inside your Blue Box must be tied in bundles no larger than 39" x 39" and placed beside your bin. Cardboard that fits inside your Blue Box does not need to be bundled.
If the plastic item doesn't have a number symbol on it, can it be recycled?
I forgot to put my recycling out this morning. If I put it out at lunch time, will they come back and get it?
No. You will have to wait until the next scheduled pick-up day.
I put my recycling out yesterday and it still hasn't been picked up. Why?
Check for a sticker on the recycle box or bag which identifies something that is not recyclable. Remove the non-recyclable item before your next scheduled pick-up day. Any non-recyclable item in the Blue Box will result in everything being left behind. Crews will not separate items for you.
Can I recycled used batteries in Sioux Lookout?

Yes! Rechargeable and single-use batteries weighing 5kg or less each - excluding wet-cell, damaged, or defective batteries - may be recycled at:

  • Public Works Garage, 41 Fifth Avenue, Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sioux Lookout Public Library, 21 Fifth Avenue
    • Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • DO NOT leave batteries in the Drop Box!

Battery types accepted for recycling include:

  • Alkaline
  • Lithium Primary
  • Lithium Ion
  • Nickel Cadmium (NiCad)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid
  • Nickel Metal Hydride
  • Nickel Zinc
  • Cell Phones

Some items, although they may have a recycle symbol, are not recyclable in Sioux Lookout, if you are not sure please check with Public Works at 737-1234 or the Municipal Office at 737-2700.

Please ensure that all containers are rinsed clean and free of food or residue.

If you put your recycling out the night before and it gets covered with snow, please remove the snow to make it easier for the driver of the recycle truck to see your recycling.

Every Day is Earth Day!  Let’s recycle!

Thank you for helping keep our recycling efforts running smoothly.