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Recycling

To report a missed collection contact Emterra Environmental at 705-742-3139. 

For all other Blue Box Recycling and general inquiries please contact
Peterborough County at 705-775-2737.

Emterra Environmental is contracted by the County of Peterborough for recycling collection in OSM Township.

Peterborough County provides waste reduction services to all residents, including tips for blue box recycling.

Recycling symbol looking like clouds, in the blue sky with green grass below.

Tips for successful recycling pick up

  • Every household must have two (2) blue boxes to sort recycling each week - one for containers and one for fibres.
  • Place blue boxes at the road before 7:00 a.m. on your day of pick up to avoid missing collection.
  • Follow the Peterborough County tips for proper sorting in blue boxes.

Holiday Information regarding Recycling pick up

  • Collection will occur on all Statutory and Public Holidays with the exception of Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • Collection on Christmas Day will be cancelled each year (i.e. will not occur at all).
  • Collection on New Year’s Day will shift by one day, making all collections for the remainder of the week occur one day later, such that Friday’s collection occurs on Saturday.

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