Haut Madawaska

Learn more about your recycling program.

Recycling resources

Learn more about recycling collection in Haut Madawaska.

Get in touch

For any recycling collection inquiries, please reach out to your recycling contractor. They can be contacted about replacement bins, missed, collection and any other recycling questions.

NorthWest Sanitation

As of May 1, 2024, the below communities receive recycling curbside collection from NorthWest Sanitation and should contact them for any recycling questions.

  • St-Hilaire
  • Baker Brook
  • Clair
  • St-François

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Lac Baker residents

The below community receive recycling curbside collection from Haut-Madawaska until May 31, 2024 and should contact them for any recycling questions.

  • Lac Baker

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Be recycle ready

  • Place your recycling bins at the curb by 6 a.m. on your regular collection day.
  • Flatten and break down cardboard boxes to save space on recycling.
  • It is not necessary to remove the paper covering the tin cans.
  • Leave lids and caps on containers when they have a recycling symbol; put in the trash does that do not have the recycling symbols accepted in our program.
  • Remove plastic handles and metal openings on cardboard boxes. They are not recyclable.
  • Do not put plastic bags, nor biodegradable or compostable bags in the blue bins because they could disrupt the recycling process.
  • Do not put glass containers in the blue bin.
  • Do not leave recyclables outside of the bins. Rain and snow make them unusable.
  • telephone directories
  • frozen food boxes (unwaxed)
  • corrugated boxes (shipping boxes…)
  • folding cardboard (cereal boxes, tissue boxes, egg crates…)
  • catalogs and magazines
  • flyers and advertising inserts
  • envelopes (with or without window)
  • newspapers
  • brown paper and bags
  • writing, office and printing paper
  • not accepted
  • wrappings made out of different materials (pringles chip cans, pet food bags…)
  • fabric softener sheets
  • disposable cups (ex. tim hortons disposable coffee cups)
  • carbon paper
  • wrapping paper and ribbons
  • paper towels and facial tissues
  • waxed paper or cardboard
  • photo paper
  • all soiled materials (pizza boxes, diapers, cat litter…)
  • vegetation (twigs, leaves, lawn clippings…)
  • plastics #1, 2, 3, 5 and 7
  • aluminum items (clean foil and pans)
  • tin cans (no need to remove label)
  • juice boxes (without straw)
  • cans and plastic bottles (beer, pop, water, juice)
  • metal saucepans
  • food containers (ice cream, margarine, yogurt…)
  • milk containers (plastic and cartons, including soy milk, almond milk…)
  • household cleaning product containers (liquid bleach, soap…)
  • tetrapak-type containers
  • personal hygiene product containers (hand cream, shampoo…)
  • metal lids
  • plastics #4 and 6 (number in recycling loop)
  • plastic bottle caps (without any recycling loop)
  • binders
  • cellophane or plastic wraps
  • plastic hangers
  • pressurized containers
  • chocolate and granola bar wrappers
  • construction materials (wood, insulation fiber, siding…)
  • objects made out of rigid plastic (lawn chair…)
  • hazardous waste (aerosol cans, light bulbs, oil, paint, batteries…)
  • bags in cereal boxes
  • potato chip bags
  • plastic or biodegradable bags
  • styrofoam (food trays, plates, cups…)
  • pool covers
  • toothpaste and cosmetic tubes
  • plastic utensils
  • glass (redeemables, food jars, pyrex…)
  • wrappings made out of different materials (pringles chip cans, pet food bags…)
  • fabric softener sheets
  • disposable cups (ex. tim hortons disposable coffee cups)
  • carbon paper
  • wrapping paper and ribbons
  • paper towels and facial tissues
  • waxed paper or cardboard
  • photo paper
  • all soiled materials (pizza boxes, diapers, cat litter…)
  • vegetation (twigs, leaves, lawn clippings…)