Curbside Collection

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

There are two sizes of user pay bags available at many locations throughout the County.

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

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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