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Garbage and Recycling


Note: pink trash tags can be used
until April 30, 2014.

Find your collection calendar
Find your garbage and recycling collection calendar.

    What goes where?
    Find out what items go into the blue box, green bin, garbage or yard waste. 

    Blue boxes and recycling
    What goes in a blue box, tips for recycling, pick-up a replacement blue box, win a gold box. 

    Green bins and composting
    What goes in a green bin, tips for using a green bin, order a replacement green bin, order a compost box for your garden. 

    Leaf and yard waste
    Tips for bundling leaf and yard waste, grasscycling. 

    What goes in the garbage, one bag limit, special consideration, trash tags for extra garbage. 

    Bulk items and furniture  
    What goes in a bulk pick up, schedule a pick up for bulk items or furniture. 

    Community Recycling Centres (transfer stations or the "dump")
    What goes to the Community Recycling Centres, locations, hours, fees, appliances (white goods), scrap metal, household hazardous waste. 

    Outreach and Departmental Info
    Book a school visit and learn more about the City's landfill sites and other information about our operations.

     2014 Compost Giveaways

    Drawing of leaves
    Bring your own buckets and shovel.
    These events run from 8am until 12pm. While quantities last.

    Saturday April 26, 2014
    501 Shaver Road, Ancaster

    Saturday April 26, 2014
    161 Studholme Road, Hamilton

    Saturday May 3, 2014
    308 Rymal Road East, Hamilton

    Saturday May 3, 2014
    330 Wentworth Street, Hamilton

    Saturday May 10, 2014
    1301 Upper Ottawa Street, Hamilton

    Saturday May 10, 2014
    349 Jones Road, Stoney Creek

    The Upper Ottawa location will have compost available from April 28 to
    May 9. (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) While quantities last.