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Solid Waste Services

 Residents are reminded to have solid waste and recycling curbside by 7 a.m. - Landfill Site Hours: Tues & Thurs 8-4 and Sat 8-12.

Waste Resource Web App

The Town's Waste Resource Web App is a tool that residents can use 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 Landfill Site.

For updates regarding Covid-19 and the Towns Landfill site please visit the Newsroom.

Help Beautify Our Community – Participate in Pitch-In Canada Week!

*IMPORTANT* - In light of the Provincial shutdown and stay-at-home order beginning April 8, 2021, any groups wishing to participate in Pitch-In Week must comply with public health advice on physical distancing and may include no more than 5 people. Participants should avoid coming into close contact with anyone outside their household, and single-household groups are encouraged. Visit the Province’s website for more information on the declaration of emergency and stay-at-home order.  

The Town of The Blue Mountains encourages you to participate in Pitch-In Canada Week, taking place from April 18 to April 24, 2021. During Pitch-In Canada week, teams and individuals from all across Canada visit parks, trails, shorelines and public spaces to pick up litter, making their communities cleaner and greener.

When you register a litter collection project with Pitch-In Canada, you have the option to receive free PITCH-IN Canada-branded collection bags. You may leave these bags at the curb during your normal waste pickup schedule, and they will be collected free of charge – no garbage tags necessary.

Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Go to www.pitch-in.ca
  2. Click on REGISTER NOW, or click on PITCH-IN 2021 and go to Sign Up  
  3. Register with your name and email, and fill out the necessary information for your project
  4. Receive your FREE official PITCH-IN recycling and waste removal bags in the mail.

It can take 3-4 weeks from registering to receive your PITCH-IN bags, so register early! A limited number of PITCH-IN waste collection bags will also be available at The Blue Mountains Waste Disposal Site for curbside pickup.

When picking up litter, please consider your safety and the safety of others, and follow all public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Download the Province of Ontario’s Public Litter Cleanup Guide to help you collect litter safely. The Provincial stay-at-home order, beginning April 8, 2021, limits outdoor activities to exercise and does not permit outdoor gatherings of more than five people. Remember to follow all public health guidance to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, including physical distancing and proper wearing of masks.

Missed Collection

To report missed collection, contact the Operations Department. Please include the municipal address of the missed collection. 

Please ensure:

  • Waste is curbside by 7:00a.m.
  • Full/Empty tab system installed properly and is visible
  • Two bag limit, second bag must have a bag tag
  • Weight bag/can limit is 18kgs
  • Bag size limit is 76cm x 97cm
  • Garbage can must have side handles, limited to 84cm height x 56cm diameter
  • Recycling sorted into Grey and Blue box materials, see Waste Resource Guide for instruction
  • Cardboard flattened to 61cm x 46cm x 15cm, placed near recycling bins

Curbside Collection & Yard Waste

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

  • Garbage (two bag limit; first bag is free, second bag must be tagged), Recycling (blue and grey box), and Organics (green bin) are collected weekly
  • Garbage bag weight limit is 18kg with dimensions of no larger than 76cm by 97cm
  • Garbage cans must have side handles and dimensions no larger than 84cm in height by 56cm in diameter
  • Garbage Bag Tags are $3.00 and available for pickup at Town Hall, the Landfill Site, L.E. Shore Memorial Library, Thornbury Foodland, Hindles Hardware, Circle K Thornbury & Circle K Craigleith, Ravenna Country Market, and the Blue Mountain Convenience (Esso in Craigleith). 
  • Batteries are collected curbside during the month of September
  • Batteries should be placed in a clear bag on top of the blue box

Blue bins (recycling), grey bins (recycling), and green bins (organics) are available for purchase at Town Hall, 32 Mill Street Thornbury as well as at the Landfill Site.

When is My Collection Day?

To find out when your garbage, recycling and green bin collection day is, please put your home address into the Waste Resource Web App at the top of the page or check the Waste Collection Schedule Map.

Christmas Tree Collection

  • Collection of Christmas trees will only occur during the first full week in January after New Year's Day.

Waste Resource Guide

  • Additional information regarding curbside collection and solid waste information can be accessed via the Waste Resource Guide

Location & Hours of Operation

  • Landfill 519-599-3131 ext.490

  • Located at 788090 Grey Road 13, south of Grey Road 40

  • Please note that the Town Landfill will only accept waste from Town of The Blue Mountains residents and/or individuals that own property in the Town of The Blue Mountains.

  • The landfill will be operating under the following schedule:

    • Monday: Closed 
    • Tuesday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
    • Wednesday: Closed
    • Thursday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
    • Friday: Closed
    • Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm 
    • Sunday: Closed
  • In addition, a number of new operational restrictions and safety measures have been implemented to ensure the safe and effective operation of the landfill. Please read the following items carefully:

    • There will be a $12 minimum charge per load (as of Feb 2021)
    • Cash payments will not be accepted (debit or credit only – tap preferred)
    • Staff will be limiting the number of customers into the landfill, and inbound curbside collection trucks will take priority. As a result, please be patient and expect delays
    • No household hazardous waste will be accepted at this time
    • Some diversion programs may be temporarily unavailable, and these materials will be disposed of and charged as garbage 
    • Split charges will not be allowed as a means to reduce the number of transactions, however; customers must still separate materials into designated areas

Tipping Fees

Solid Waste Fees 2021

Yard waste can be dropped off free of charge during hours of operation.

Bulky items can be delivered to the landfill site; fees may apply.

Bottles for BVO

Deposit return containers may now be delivered to the landfill site during hours of operation. Sorted LCBO and Beer Store containers will be returned for deposit to benefit our local Beaver Valley Outreach programs.

Use of the Hazardous Waste Depot is free!

  • The Hazardous Waste Depot is open May to September Only. 
  • Bring accepted items to the Depot located at the Landfill Site and we'll dispose of them properly and carefully
  • Check the list of Accepted Items to find out what can be dropped off at the depot
  • Items NOT accepted include: explosives, flares, ammunition, unidentified waste, infectious waste, industrial, commercial or agricultural waste

If you have a stationary curbside garbage box you need to use the Waste TAB indicator! These TABs are installed on your stationary curbside garbage box and are available for pick up at Town Hall (32 Mill Street Thornbury) or the Landfill Site.

TAB indicators are available for a cost of $2.00 each. 

Stationary curbside garbage boxes can be purchased at many hardware stores. Ensure that prior to placing a Stationary curbside garbage box within the Town Road Allowance a Permit is applied for by contacting the Operations Department. This ensures that the location of the box will not interfere with Town maintenance activities.

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.

  • Yard Waste is collected for four weeks in the Spring (May 3-27, 2021) and four weeks in the Fall (November 1-25, 2021)
  • Yard Waste is collected on your regular curbside collection day and must be curbside by 7:00 a.m.
  • Yard Waste collected curbside is limited to 10 compostable bags or containers weekly
  • Oversized yard waste is not collected curbside but can be delivered to the landfill site free of charge
  • Oversized yard waste is considered yard waste in a container with dimensions beyond 89cm high and 41cm wide


Landfill Site
519-599-3131 x490

Operations Department
519-599-3131 x276