The Town of Blind River provides weekly recycling pickup services for our residents.

Pickup schedule

We pick up recycling every Thursday. Each week we alternate between cardboard and paper pickup and plastic and metal pickup. Please have your recycling ready for pickup by 7 a.m. every Thursday.

View our 2022 recycling pickup schedule.

Blind River 2022 recycling pickup schedule
Type of recycling itemsPickup dates

Paper and cardboard

  • January 13 and 27
  • February 10 and 24
  • March 10 and 24
  • April 7 and 21
  • May 5 and 19
  • June 2, 16 and 30
  • July 14 and 28
  • August 11 and 25
  • September 8 and 22
  • October 6 and 20
  • November 3 and 17
  • December 1, 15 and 29

Plastic and metal

  • January 6 and 20
  • February 3 and 17
  • March 3, 17 and 31
  • April 14 and 28
  • May 12 and 26
  • June 9 and 23
  • July 7 and 21
  • August 4 and 18
  • September 1, 15 and 29
  • October 13 and 27
  • November 10 and 24
  • December 8 and 22

Recyclable items

View the types of paper, cardboard, plastic and metal items we accept.

Paper and cardboard

We accept the following types of paper and cardboard items:

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Clean paper bags
  • Clean pizza box tops
  • Juice and milk cartons
  • Paperboard boxes (i.e., cereal boxes, frozen food boxes, etc.)
  • Regular and glossy paper (i.e., magazines, newspaper, envelopes, etc.)
  • Shredded paper in clear bags

Plastic and metal

We accept the following types of plastic and metal items. Please make sure to empty and clean all food items before recycling.

  • Aluminum foil and products
  • Hard plastic containers
  • Metal cans and jar lids
  • Plastic bottles with caps removed
  • To-go containers
  • Yogurt cups

Items not accepted

Non-recyclable items can contaminate the whole truck and divert it to the landfill. Avoid trying to recycle items in the following categories.

Glass and Styrofoam

We do not accept glass, Styrofoam or gift wrap of any kind.

Paper and cardboard

Paper and cardboard items that are not recyclable include:

  • Greasy bottoms of pizza boxes
  • Paper cups with lids
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues

Plastic and metal

Plastic and metal items that are not recyclable include:

  • Chip bags
  • Plastic bags, including grocery, garbage, milk and bread bags
  • Plastic cups
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Plastic wrap
  • Wire cords or hangers

Purchase a blue box

You can buy a new blue box at our municipal office at 11 Hudson St. for $25 plus HST.

Waste Recycling Strategy

View our Waste Recycling Strategy to learn how we are improving the efficiency of our recycling program and diverting waste away from our landfill.

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