New Curbside Recycling

Curbside Recycling begins January 2022 in the Village of St Martins

The Village will be providing one set of recycling boxes to each household in the Village. One set includes:  one blue box, one green box and one lid.  These boxes are used to set your recycling at the curb.  Bagged recycling will not be picked up.

  • Monday January 10th - recycling boxes will be delivered to households' driveway
  • Wednesday January 19th - first collection.  Collection will occur on every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • Recycling schedule is available (input your address above to find your complete collection schedule & create monthly reminders)

If you do no receive your recycling boxes by January 13th, please contact the Village Office 833-2010.

Please note:  the Village will provide one set of recycling boxes to eligible households.  If you require additional boxes, if your boxes go missing, or are damaged, you can purchase them for $25.00/set from the Village office. 

Curbside 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, once a month, 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 separateDo 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.