Blue Box & Recycling

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Service at a Glance

Blue Box Recycling

Hamilton has a two stream recycling system, so you will need at least 2 blue recycling boxes for proper sorting. Put all your bottles, cans, cartons and jars into one blue box and put all your paper and cardboard into a different blue box.

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.

When's your next collection day?
  • Search for your collection schedule
  • View the holiday schedule
  • Download the City's free waste app
Not sure where to put that shampoo bottle or take-out container?
  • Search for any waste item and learn where it goes
  • Download the City's free waste app
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