Learn more about your recycling program.

Recycling resources

Learn more about recycling collection in Russel.

Get in touch

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

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

Waste Management

Be recycle ready

  • Recycling is collected weekly. It alternates every week between a Grey Bin and a Blue Bin, and is collected on the same day as your garbage.
  • There is no limit to the amount of recycling. Do not put your items in a bag (clear, blue, or other).
  • Place your recycling at the curb before 7:00a.m.
  • Grey bin is for fibers only.
  • Please take off caps and lids.
    • This includes: newspapers, flyers, magazines, catalogues, brown bags, cardboard, envelopes, books, and egg cartons. Remember to discard plastic bags and liners.
  • Blue bin is for plastic, metal and glass only.
    • This includes plastic bottles & containers with #1, #2, #4, #5, #7 (no plastic bags), glass jars & bottles, metal food and beverage cans, clean aluminum plates and trays (no aluminum foil or scrap foil).
    • Packaging foam is not recyclable.
    • Styrofoam is not recyclable.
    • Plastic bags are not accepted to put your recycling at the curb. Please use recycling bins.
    • Garbage bags & plastic (grocery store) bags are not recyclable.