Learn more about your recycling program.

Recycling resources

Learn more about recycling collection in Hampton.

Get in touch

For any recycling collection inquiries, please contact Fero. They can be contacted for:

  • Replacement bins.
  • Missed collections.
  • Other recycling questions.


Be recycle ready

  • 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. The only item that can be in a bag is shredded paper.  
  • Place your recycling bins at the curb by 7 a.m. on your regular collection day.
  • Flatten and break down cardboard boxes to save space on recycling.
  • Large quantities of cardboard (6 or more boxes) – bundle & tie so they are no larger than 30” x 30” x 8” (76 cm x 76 cm x 20 cm).
  • Give containers a quick rinse and remove caps.
  • Leave labels on 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
    • Toys, garden hoses, or furniture
    • Tetra paks – soup
  • Paper:
    • Newspaper
    • Office paper
    • Catalogues, phone books
    • Magazines, flyers, brochures and glossy paper
  • Cardboard:
    • Flatten all boxes
    • Large quantities of cardboard (6 or more) bundle & tie so they are no larger than 30″ x 30″ x 8″ (76 cm x 76 cm x 20 cm)
    • Packaging boxes
    • Appliance boxes
    • Cereal and cracker boxes
       (remove inner bag)
    • Tissue boxes
    • Egg cartons 
    • Paper towel cores
  • Do not include:
    • 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