New Curbside Recycling

Curbside Recycling begins July 2021 in Local Service Districts

Curbside recycling will begin in July 2021 in rural communities in the Fundy Region.  This program will replace the recycling depots, with recyclables being picked up at the curb every other week.  Blue and green recycling boxes will be used for setting out recycling. 

The following local service districts are included: Musquash, Petersville, Westfield West & East, Greenwich, Kingston, Rothesay, Simonds, Fairfield, St Martins & Hampton LSD.  See the map below (you can zoom in to see if your address is included).

  • May 20 - June 18 Delivery of one green, one blue recycling box, and one lid along with sorting information to households
  • June 14 - Recycling schedule information available (input your address above to find your complete collection schedule)
  • July 5 - 16th  first curbside recycling collection. Similar to your garbage and compost, recycling will be picked up every other week
  • August:  The large blue bin Recycling Depots in your Community will close.

If you have not received your recycling boxes by June 21st, email:  Include your address, community and contact information



Sort your Recycling 

Sort your recyclables into two separate containers - Blue Box for Paper & Cardboard, and the Green Box for Plastic, Metal & Milk Containers.  Place them loose into the boxes, do not bag your items

Collection Day - Your recycling is collected separately, either in two trucks or in one truck with two compartments.  The papers and containers are not mixed together during collection, so it is important to keep them in their separate boxes.

New to recycling?  Check out the What Goes Where above, for specific items.

Not enough space for your recycling?  You can purchase additional recycling boxes (similar size) at local hardware stores,  Don't worry if it isn't green, you can put your containers in a "blue box" just make sure you keep your containers and papers separate.  Do not bag extra recycling, use additional boxes.

Green Box

Plastic, Metal & Milk

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Blue Box

Paper and Cardboard  
Clean and dry paper & cardboard

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Plastic Containers:
Rinse containers thoroughly. Remove caps.
Look for the recycling symbol with 1, 2, or 5

  • Milk, juice jugs
  • Yogurt containers, sour cream, cottage cheese tubs
  • Ice cream tubs (plastic)
  • Ketchup, oil, vinegar and salad dressing bottles
  • Peanut butter containers
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Bleach and detergent bottles
  • Beverage containers (no glass)

Milk Cartons:

  • Milk, cream and buttermilk cartons

Metal Containers:

  • All food & pet food cans
  • Aluminum pie plates
  • Clean aluminum foil
  • Pop cans


x Styrofoam
x Plastic bags or plastic wrap
x Chocolate bar wrappers
x Chip bags
x Vinyl siding
x Aerosol cans
x Paint cans
x Toys, garden hoses, or furniture
x Tetra paks - soup
x Plastic straws & cutlery
x Stand up pouch/bag



  • Newspaper
  • Office paper
  • Catalogues, phone books
  • Magazines, flyers, brochures and glossy paper
  • Soft cover books
  • Hard cover books - remove cover
  • Shredded paper - *place in a clear plastic bag or a paper bag (this is the only item that should be bagged).


Flatten all boxes and breakdown to 30" x 30"
Bundle & tie large amounts 

  • Packaging boxes
  • Appliance boxes
  • Cereal and cracker boxes
     (remove inner bag)
  • Tissue boxes
  • Egg cartons 
  • Paper towel cores


x Coffee cups
x Food contaminated paper or cardboard, e.g. pizza boxes, donut boxes (they belong in compost)
x Milk cartons (they belong with Containers or green recycling box)
x Waxed cardboard
x Wax paper
x Gift wrap




Do not bag items.  Place recyclables loose in the box.

One exceptionShredded paper can be contained in a paper or a clear plastic bag, and placed in the paper box. 

The lid can be used on either box. On windy or rainy days, please put the lid on the papers' box and place it on top of the containers' box.

Flatten all cardboard boxes.

Large cardboard boxes should be flattened and placed under or between recycling boxes. Large quantities can be tied in bundles no larger than 30” x 30” x 8” (76 cm x 76 cm x 20 cm).

Rinse containers thoroughly. Remove caps.

Labels on containers do not need to be removed.

Plastic bags are not recyclable.  This includes bread bags, Ziploc bags, stand up pouches, saran wrap, and wrap on things like paper towels.