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Garbage & Bulk Waste


Garbage is collected once every other week with a 3 bag/can limit.

Bulk waste is collected every other week with your garbage (3 item limit).

Garbage and Bulk Waste collection takes place in all urban and rural areas, excluding Halton Hills Collection Areas C and D. Find out your collection schedule.

Garbage information

  • You may place 3 untagged garbage bags/cans or less at the curb every other week on your collection day.
  • You may place up to 3 additional garbage bags/cans with a garbage tag for a total of 6 bags/cans maximum (3 untagged and 3 tagged). Order garbage tags or diaper bag tags.
  • Garbage cans must be no larger than a standard container of 125 L (27 imperial gallons) or 50 cm wide x 100 cm high (20 inches wide x 39 inches high).
  • Bags and cans must be no heavier than 23 kg (50 lbs). Overweight bags/cans will not be collected.
  • On garbage day, only regular household garbage placed into a standard garbage bag or standard container will be collected.
  • Place items at the curb by 7 a.m. and no sooner than 5 p.m. the evening before.

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Garbage materials

The following list is an example of acceptable garbage materials. To check acceptable items please use the Put Waste in its Place tool below.

  • Plastic cutlery, straws and bottle caps
  • Snack bags, wrappers and cookie bags
  • Diapers
  • Gift wrap, ribbons and bows
  • Household items e.g. garden hose, furnace filter
  • Box liner bags e.g. cereal bags
  • Pet waste and cat litter
  • Plastic wrap, bubble wrap and film
  • Styrofoam


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Garbage tag program

  • You may place 3 untagged garbage bags/cans or less at the curb every other week.
  • You may place up to 3 additional garbage bags/cans with a garbage tag for a total of 6 bags/can maximum (3 untagged plus 3 tagged).
  • Garbage tags cost $2 per tag (5 tags per sheet).
  • Garbage tags do not expire. No refunds on purchased and/or unused garbage tags.
  • Get more information about garbage collection, including weight and size restrictions.

How to get Garbage Tags

  • Order garbage tags online or call 311. They will be mailed to you.
  • Pick up at select retail locations and municipal buildings:

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Bulk waste information

  • Bulk waste is considered a large household item that is over 23 kg (50lbs) or that will not fit into a closed garbage bag or container.
  • There is a 3 item limit per scheduled bulk collection day. Additional items will not be collected.
  • Metal and appliances, electronics, and tires are not accepted as bulk waste.
  • Do not pile items on top of one another.
  • All nails and staples must be removed prior to collection.
  • Place items at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day and no sooner than 5 p.m. the evening before.
  • Items collected for bulk are disposed of in the landfill. Consider giving items in good condition to Reuse Centre.
  • Ensure only the items you want collected are at the curb. Personal items left at the curb may be mistakenly collected by the collection truck or scavenged by other residents.

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Acceptable bulk waste materials (3 items max.)

  • Furniture (couches, chairs, tables, mattresses, etc.)
  • Flooring (carpets, under padding and linoleum), bundled and tied in maximum 1.7 m x 1 m (5 ft x 3 ft) lengths (one bundle equals one bulk item)
  • Toilets
  • Windows and mirrors (to avoid glass shattering, place tape across in an “X” pattern)
  • Wood (fencing, picnic tables, shelving, skids, doors, etc.), dismantled, bundled and tied no larger than 1.7 m x 1 m (5 ft x 3 ft) (one bundle equals one bulk item) - no nails

Unacceptable materials:

  • No hazardous waste
  • metal and appliances
  • propane tanks
  • electronics
  • automobile parts and tires
  • building and demolition debris
  • mixed waste piles
  • tree branches and stumps
  • water coolers with refrigeration

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