Recycling & Waste


New boundary areas and changes to collection and bulk waste

Some waste collection area boundaries and collection days have changed in north Burlington and Milton.

Sign up for our online calendar tool and never miss another waste collection day! All maps and details are in the new 2016-2017 Halton Region Guide and Waste Collection Calendar or dial 311 for more information.

Bulk waste is now collected every other week with your garbage!

  • Maximum 3 items per collection.
  • Items must be too big to fit in a garbage bag/can.
  • One bundle is equal to one item (e.g., flooring, carpet, wood).

Learn more about the changes to collection and bulk waste.

Halton Waste Management Site (HWMS) now open on Sundays.
From April 17 to July 10, 2016, the HWMS will be open on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. as part of a pilot program. Learn more.

Waste Collection Calendar
Single family homes received the new 2016-2017 Halton Guide and Waste Collection Calendar in the mail at the end of March. An online version of the Waste Collection Calendar is also available. The online tool makes it easy to remember your next waste collection day and to keep updated about Halton Region’s waste management programs.

Not sure what to do with your waste? Learn what goes where.
We have lots of waste collection options to help us keep waste out of the landfill. Learn if your waste goes in the Blue Box, GreenCart, Yard Waste or somewhere else by using the Put Waste in its Place tool. Just type in the name of the item you want to throw away and we’ll tell you how to dispose of it.

Windy Days

Windy Days
Read these tips to help reduce litter on windy day. More information.


Recycling in any Language 
Halton has translated its popular Blue Box and GreenCart acceptable materials (PDF file)  flyer into the top five non-English languages spoken in Halton.


You can order a variety of helpful waste resources online:
Order yard waste labels
Order garbage tags. Find out more about the garbage tag program.
Order diaper bag tags. Find out more about the diaper bag tag program.

Blue Box and GreenCart: French (PDF file), Spanish (PDF file), Polish (PDF file), Punjabi (PDF file)Simplified Chinese (PDF file)Urdu (PDF file)