For more information, please contact your regional representative and waste reduction educators.


Collected each week. A maximum of 3 blue bags or bundles can be placed for curbside collection each week.
Paper and Corrugated Cardboard:
Must be placed in transparent blue bags only!
Paper Recyclables:
  • Dry & Clean Paper

  • Newspapers

  • Flyers

  • Glossy Magazines

  • Catalogues

  • Envelopes

  • Paper egg cartons

  • Paperbacks

  • Phonebooks

  • Shredded Paper

  • Cigarette Packages(without foil)

  • Frozen Food Boxes

Corrugated Cardboard:
  • Appliance Boxes

  • Corrugated Cardboard (flatten, tie in bundles & place beside blue bag)

All recyclable paper products must be clean & dry.Do not place other recyclables with paper blue bag.

Collected each week.
A maximum of 3 blue bags can be placed for curbside collection each week.
Blue Bag Recyclables:
Must be placed in transparent blue bags only!
  • All Deposit Bearing Containers*

  • Other plastic bottles & containers

  • Glass Bottles and Jars

  • Steel & Aluminum Cans

  • Clean Aluminum Foil & Plates

  • Grocery Bags

  • Bread Bags

  • Dry Cleaning Bags

  • Frozen Food Bags

  • Bubble Wrap

  • Cookie & Sweet Trays

  • Shampoo & Conditioner Bottles

  • Cleaning Fluid Bottles

  • All Plastic Containers & Packaging

  • Milk Containers (plastic or paper)

All recyclable containers must be clean & dry. Do not place other recyclables with container blue bag.
All deposit bearing containers can be returned to Enviro-Depot™ locations for refund. Click here to find a location near you.

Richmond County residents must place the following materials in a backyard composter. Always cover your wet food waste with a layer of shredded paper,dry leaves,straw, or dry grass clippings
Place the following items in your
backyard composter

Food Waste:
  • Fruit & vegetable peelings, Bread, Rice, Pasta, Coffee Grounds, Filters, Tea Bags, Eggshells

Yard Waste:
  • Leaves & grass clippings, Hay or Straw

Soiled Paper:
  • Paper Towel Rolls, Food Napkins

Other: Shredded paper, Soiled napkins, paper & cardboard
Not for organics bin:
For more information about composting, contact the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility at 902-226-2396

Collected each week. A maximum of 3 clear bags can be placed for curbside collection each week.
Place for collection in a transparent "Clear" bag only ! A limit of "one" small grocery bag per week will be permitted in "one" clear bag for personal bathroom waste.

  • Aerosol Cans (empty)

  • Aluminum foil, soiled

  • Ashes (cold)

  • Broken glass (wrapped)

  • Carbon paper

  • Ceramics

  • Cloth items

  • Coffee cups, disposable

  • Diapers, disposable

  • Dishes

  • Frozen juice cans

  • Latex gloves

  • Light bulbs

  • Pet/animal waste

  • Plastic wrap, soiled

  • Potato chip bags

  • Styrofoam

  • Toothpaste tubes

  • Toys, broken

  • Vacuum cleaner bags

  • Wallpaper

  • Empty Paint Cans (lids removed)

  • Oil & Antifreeze Containers

  • Feminine Hygiene Products & Bathroom Tissue

  • Kleenex Tissue

  • Meat,Fish,Shell Fish,Chicken or Bones

  • Dairy Products (milk, cheese, yogurt)

  • Mayonnaise & Salad Dressing

  • Cooking Oil & Fat

  • Candy Wrappers

  • Waxed Cardboard

  • Wrapping Paper (xmas) & Waxed Paper

  • Laundry Detergent Boxes

  • Photographs

Certain electronics are not accepted for curbside collection, including TVs, computers, monitors, printers, telephones, fax machines, cell phones and audio/video playback systems. Visit the Electronics Recycling page to learn how to properly dispose of these items.

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