Recycling Depot

Starting May 1, 2012, consumers of residential-use paint can drop off leftover household paint at paint collection sites located throughout Manitoba, at no charge. This program will ensure that leftover paint in the province is properly recycled at the end of its life. This program covers fluorescent lights marketed for use in residences or households that are designed to be removed by the user.

Starting August 1, all residents and businesses in Manitoba can recycle their unwanted electronics FREE OF CHARGE through an approved EPRA Manitoba Drop-off Location.

To recycle your electronics:

Recycling can be dropped off at the depot (across hi-way from the Queens) between the hours of 9am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.
For more information, such as what is & isn't recyclable, see below, or check out


Due to the overwhelming participation of our recycling program and the severe drop in rates, we regret to inform you that as of February 5, 2009, we will NO LONGER be providing curb side pick up for recyclable items.


We are asking that you return to dropping off and sorting your recyclables directly at the recycle center.  The center is open 7 days a week from 9:00am to 6:00pm for your convenience.


When the collection depot receives mixed bins we do not receive the appropriate credit for that load. With the amount of recycling collected locally it is very important that it is sorted appropriately and we ask for your assistance to ensure that items are sorted and placed in the appropriate bins when they are brought in.


It would also be appreciated that all containers are rinsed and cardboard and box board be broken down.


At the Town of Rapid City we are committed to recycling and improving our program.  We’re here to assist if you have questions or concerns, please call us at 826-2679.


We thank all of you who have taken it upon yourselves to recycle your household items and we encourage all others to do so.


Let’s work together to improve our recycling and keep it out of the landfill!!!!!



Recyclable Guidelines for MPSC Materials


                                Material                                          Description/Examples


Milk Jugs:              cloudy/creamy/foggy white jugs with screw caps

                                      Examples:  4-litre milk jugs.


#1 PETE:              most #1 bottles, clear or green only (no caps)

                                                    Examples:  soft drink bottles


Aluminium:              drinking cans

                                          Examples:  soft drink cans, beer cans


Steel:              steel cans (rinsed - labels are okay)

                                          Examples:  soup cans, food cans, coffee cans 

                                                            (remove plastic lid)


Boxboard:       a light single-layer type of cardboard, often coloured/printed

                                          Examples:  cereal boxes, toilet paper rolls, soft drink 




Milk cartons:    gable top or brick-shaped containers.

                                          Examples:  milk cartons, juice boxes (tetra packs)


Cardboard:      corrugated cardboard

                                          Examples:  all packing boxes, larges boxes


Newspaper:      newsprint

                                            Examples:  newspaper, flyers, junk mail, magazines

                                                            Phone books/magazines white or 

                                                            coloured paper (with no carbon paper or         


                                             Examples:  shredded paper, bond paper



Glass:                                          glass bottles

Examples: liquor bottles, jars



These items must go to the Landfill                           


plastic bags, cloth/clothing, very dirty items, some #1 plastics, all #3 plastics, all #6 plastics, plastics not on other lists (see below)

Examples:  #1 dark food trays, #1 brown/blue/cloudy bottles, #6 clear cake covers, #6 muffin

holders, #6 food trays from fast food restaurants, #6 Styrofoam


These items are no longer accepted as Recycling


Mixed              assortment of #2, #4, #5 & #7 plastics, usually

Plastics:              cloudy/coloured plastic (often called “2 & 5”)

              Examples:  margarine tubs & lids, laundry detergent containers, ketchup bottles, ice cream pails