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. New Non-Residential Blue Box Regulation
4. Placing Your Curbside Garbage Bin
5. Frequently Asked Questions

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. All green bin 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.
  • Cardboard must be flattened to 61cm x 46cm x 15cm, and placed near recycling bins.

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.

New Non-Residential Blue Box Regulation

In response to the new province-wide Blue Box Regulation,  non-residential locations – including retail stores, restaurants, places of worship, for-profit retirement homes, service clubs, centres, motels, hotels and more – must register their address with the Town to ensure that they continue to receive curbside blue box collection service.

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Placing Your Curbside Garbage Bin

Proper placement and maintenance of your curbside garbage bin is very important to make the collection process as efficient as possible.

Bins should be placed at the front property line, 3 feet from the driveway, completely off the shoulder or ditch, clearly visible for collection crews.

The bins must remain cleared of snow, bushes and debris at all times. Maintenance of the bins is fully the responsibility of the homeowner.

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Frequently Asked Questions