Blue Box & Recycling

Recycling bin sitting at curb awaiting collection

Service at a Glance

Do you need a blue box?

The City of Hamilton has a two-stream recycling program where papers go in one blue box and containers (bottles, cans, and jars) go in a different blue box. Blue boxes are used for putting your recycling out for pick up every week.

Are you not sure where to put that shampoo bottle or what your collection day is?
  • Download the City's free waste app
  • Find out your collection day
  • Search waste coach for any waste item

recycle Coach App Download

Are you a super-recycler?

A gold box is like the “gold medal” of recycling. The program awards citizens for doing a great job at recycling. Winning a gold box is as easy as following three simple steps:

  1. Sign up to win
  2. Sort your garbage and recycling according to our “what goes where” list
  3. Put out less than one bag of garbage each week