Recycling

Gateway Resources provides curbside recycling pick-up service for the City of Winkler.  Within city limits, residential curbside pickup of household recyclable items (not E-waste) is set up to co-ordinate with the city’s weekly garbage collection schedule. Blue box recyclables should be placed at the curbside by 7:45 a.m. on the morning of collection day to ensure pick-up. For information on collection dates for your area please refer to the City of Winkler Collection Calendar. 

E-waste can be dropped off at our Recycling Depot.

As well, businesses, those living outside of Winkler city limits who do not receive recycling curbside pick-up (and Winkler residents) can drop off household recyclables at the Recycling Depot, open 24/7.

If you have recently moved to Winkler and do not have a blue box, contact the City of Winkler.

 


Acceptable Blue Box Recyclables:

  • Aluminum – Beverage Cans, Trays, Pie Plates & other Containers, Foil
  • Box Board – Single Layer such as Cereal, Tissue Boxes
  • Cardboard – Corrugated
  • Glass – Food Jars & Beverage Containers (such as Pop, Wine, Spirit, & Beer Bottles)
  • Milk Jugs
  • Milk & Juice Cartons/Boxes, Tetra-pak Containers
  • Paper – Newspapers, Flyers, Inserts, Junk Mail, Office Paper  Materials such as Letter Quality Paper, Envelopes (With or Without Windows), Copier Paper, Computer Printouts, Paper Egg Cartons, Phone Books, Paperback or Hardcover Books, Magazines, Catalogues, Bagged Shredded Paper, Brown Paper Bags, Tissue Roll Cores, Gift and Packing Paper
  • Plastics with Recycling Logo #1, 2, 4, 5, & 7 such as Pop & Water Bottles, Laundry Detergent Jugs, Shampoo Bottles, Condiment Bottles, Food Containers such as Yogurt, Margarine, etc.
  • Tin Cans – Soup, Ketchup, etc.

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  • Empty and Rinse all Containers
  • Flatten Cardboard Boxes
  • Remove Caps and Lids

We Do Not Accept:

  • #3 – Hard Plastics such as CD Cases or Plastics that Shatter
  • #6 – Plastic such as Muffin Containers, Individual Yogurt Containers, etc.
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Disposable Diapers
  • Fluorescent Bulbs (Can be dropped off at Rona)
  • Household Hazardous, Bio-hazardous, Chemical Waste/Containers  (Accepted at the City of Winkler Public Works Yard – 345 1st St.)
  • Light Bulbs
  • Medical Waste (Syringes, Bio-Hazardous Material)
  • Outdoor Lawn Furniture
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plasticized, Waxed, or Laminated Material
  • Propane or Helium Tanks
  • Pyrex or Dishware Glass, Window Glass, Mirrors, Ceramics, Porcelain
  • Rubber Tires
  • Scrap Metals
  • Styrofoam/Styrofoam Packing Material
  • Wood Waste

For other items that may be recyclable outside of our Blue Box Program, please go to the Prairie Recycling website.

 


Acceptable E-waste:

Old and used electric home waste. Obsolete pc computer, telephone, CRT monitor, DVD.

  • All Batteries Except for Automotive Batteries
  • Answering Machines
  • Cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • Computer Cables, Keyboards, Mice & Monitors
  • Computer & Video Gaming Peripherals
  • Computer/Conductor Wires
  • Desktop & Portable Computers
  • DVD Players, VCR’s
  • Fax Machines
  • IT Devices
  • Laptops
  • Medical & Monitoring Devices
  • Microwaves
  • Photo Copiers
  • Portable Audio & Video Devices
  • Printers,
  • Scanners
  • Stereos
  • Telephones
  • TV’s

More information on Acceptable E-waste items can be found at the Exner E-Waste or EPRA websites.