Blue Recycling Bins

Learn what types of bins you can use for recycling and what items to avoid putting in your blue bin in the Town of Stouffville.

Recycling bins

The maximum sized blue bin you can use is 65 cm long, 50 cm wide and 50 cm high. We recommend always using Town-issues blue bins. You can buy additional blue bins for $16 each. We are not responsible for non-approved recycling containers being collected, damaged or returned after collection.

Blue and Green Bin Purchase

We will not collect recycling that is in:

  • Blue bins or containers with lids or nets
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Plastic bags

To save room in your blue bin, you can break down cardboard and boxboard into tied bundles and place them next to your blue bin for collection. Please ensure that bundles are no larger than 90 cm by 90 cm by 30 cm.

To replace broken blue and green bins, please contact GFL Environmental at 1-866-421-5625 or Please note that broken bins must be present at time of delivery for free replacement.

To receive a new resident package, please contact GFL Environmental at 1-866-421-5625 or within one month of moving in.

Non-recyclable items

Not all papers and plastic are recyclable. We won’t collect recycling from blue bins that contain:

  • Black plastics
  • Disposable coffee cups
  • Film plastic
  • Household hazardous waste [link to Hazardous Waste Disposal page]
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic utensils
  • Shredded paper
  • Straws
  • Styrofoam
  • Takeout containers
  • Waxed takeout cups

For questions on what materials you can recycle in Stouffville, contact or call 1-866-421-5625.

How we recycle material

Check out our recycling video to learn where your recycled materials go after we collect them, how we sort them and how they get recycled into new products.

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