Waterloo Region

Learn more about your recycling program.

Recycling resources

Learn more about recycling collection in Waterloo Region.

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.

Miller Waste

The below municipalities receive recycling curbside collection from Miller Waste:

  • City of Cambridge
  • City of Kitchener
  • City of Waterloo



The below municipalities receive recycling curbside collection from Emterra.

  • Township of North Dumfries
  • Township of Wellesley
  • Township of Wilmot
  • Township of Woolwich


Be recycle ready

  • Set out your blue boxes by 7 a.m on your collection day.
  • Collection continues as usual on all holidays, except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. When these holidays fall on week days, collection will be changed.
  • There is no limit to the number of blue boxes you can set out each week. 
  • The maximum weight for each blue box is 23 kilograms (50 pounds).
  • Keep your blue boxes visible and within reach for collection staff. Please remember not to place bins behind a snowbank or parked car.
  • Place your metal, plastic, glass and carton containers loosely in your blue box.
  • Please don’t overfill your blue boxes. On windy days, remember to flatten cardboard and stack bins to prevent recyclables from getting away.
  • Use a rubber spatula to scrape out remaining food and or gently rinse containers with water. Conserve when rinsing containers: after washing dishes, use the dishwater to rinse out cans, cartons, bottles and jars.