Curbside Collection

Starting July 7, 2020 all households will receive every other week curbside collection of user pay garbage bags. Recyclables and organics will be collected weekly. View the SWS calendar for more information.

Did you know that in 2018 there was a 5.4% increase in garbage curbside stops? 

User Pay Garbage Bags - Home Delivery Available Now!

There are two sizes of user pay bags available at many locations throughout the County. Some retailers also offer home delivery or front-door pick-up.

  • ten large bags (dimensions 30" x 38") cost $20 - no HST
  • ten smaller bags (dimensions 24" x 28") cost $15 - no HST

During this period of physical/social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the County is offering temporary home delivery of user pay bags in a contact-free manner, to support our residents who are unable to visit a local retailer to purchase them.  If you are planning to go to a local retailer, please refrain from using the County’s home delivery service in order for our staff to ensure those most vulnerable in our community are able to access this service.  In order to access the County’s temporary home delivery programme, use the on-line order and payment form.

Order Form: User Pay Garbage Bags

Any item which does not fit within a closed user pay bag will not be collected. Larger items may be taken to any County waste facility (waste fees apply).

Collection is provided every week in urban areas and every other week in the rural areas.

Collection is provided from Tuesday to Friday each week.

An alternate collection day is provided if your regular collection day falls on a statutory holiday.

Have your garbage out by 7:00 am alarm clock at 7:00 am

  • unexpected changes to truck routing happen routinely (e.g. bad weather, road closures, accidents, truck breakdowns, changing wait times at waste facilities)
  • collectors are not responsible for returning to collect garbage that was placed out after 7:00 am
  • if you miss your collection, please store your garbage until your next collection day or take user pay bags to any County waste facility at no charge

Listen to our radio ad here: 7:00 am reminder.

Preparation and placement of garbage bags

  • tie bags securely closed
  • sharp objects will not be collected curbside
  • there is no limit to the number of bags that can be set out
  • each bag must weigh less than 18 kg (40 lb)
  • place bags beside your blue boxes in a visible location, on the right side of the driveway when looking out at the road, and within one metre (three feet) of the curb or roadside
  • do not place bags in ditches, on snow piles, or on the travelled part of the road or sidewalk

Rural collection

Rural residents have different instructions for placement of materials for collection.

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