Curbside Garbage Collection

Please have garbage, recycling, and organics curbside and ready for pickup by 7:00 a.m. on your day of collection.

On this page:
1. Collection Schedule
2. Collection Limits
3. Curbside Yard Waste Collection
4. Frequently Asked Questions
5. Waste Diversion Communications Plan


Collection Schedule

The Waste Resource tool can be used to confirm collection day and holiday collection information. It can also be used to determine what types of materials or waste are accepted curbside or at the Town Landfill & Recycling Depot. To do this, select the "Wizard" tab and then type your inquiry into the search bar. 


Collection Limits

  • Garbage (two bag limit; the first bag is free, the second bag must be tagged);
  • Recycling (blue and grey boxes), and Organics (green bin) are collected weekly. Items must be bagged;
  • Garbage bag weight limit is 18kg with dimensions of no larger than 76cm x 97cm;
  • Garbage cans must have side handles and dimensions no larger than 84cm in height x 56cm in diameter;
  • Garbage Bag Tags cost $3.00 and are available at Town Hall, Landfill & Recycling Depot, L.E. Shore Memorial Library, Thornbury Foodland, Hindle's Hardware, Circle K Craigleith and Ravenna Country Market;
  • Cardboard must be flattened to 61cm x 46cm x 15cm, and placed near recycling bins.

Curbside Yard Waste Collection

Spring 2022 curbside yard waste collection has now ended. Yard waste may be dropped off at the Landfill and Recycling Depot


Frequently Asked Questions


Waste Diversion Communications Plan

In an effort to clearly identify and plan promotions and education efforts associated with waste diversion in the Town's waste diversion system, a Waste Diversion Communications Plan has been created.

The Plan outlines intended actions and annual monitoring of actions against tonnage of material collected.