Apartment Waste

Apartment Waste

Notice

Leaf and Yard Waste resumes regular collection schedule Monday, May 25

Please put yard waste curbside by 7 am on your regular collection day.


Keeping Collectors Healthy

The City of Hamilton waste collection crews are still out on the streets, picking up green bins, blue boxes and garbage. However, Residents can hold on to their Leaf & Yard waste until collection resumes or take it to a Community Recycling Centre for free.

While crews have their own health and safety procedures in place, residents are asked to help protect them on the job:

  • Place used tissues and napkins in the garbage, rather than the green bin.
  • Where possible, Please use liner bags (either paper or certified compostable plastic) in the green bin.
  • Please ensure that all material placed in garbage bins is bagged, not kept loose.
  • Please follow the advice of Public Health and keep a physical social distance of at least two metres from waste collection staff.

These steps will help protect the health of crews who handle thousands of bins, bags and boxes each week.

Service at a Glance

Apartment Garbage and Bulk Items

Learn how to dispose of items properly in a multiresidential building and what qualifies as a bulk item.

Apartment Green Bin & Composting

Would you like to help by reducing waste?  Take advantage of the green bin program in your building. Learn how to:

  • Reduce odour in your living space
  • Sort your organic waste
  • Get a mini bin
Apartment Blue Cart Recycling

If you live in an apartment building or condominium, the recycling program is the same as the blue box program, with a few small differences. Apartments have blue bags and blue carts, instead of blue boxes. They look different than blue boxes, but serve the same purpose.

Property Owners, Managers & Superintendents

The City considers the property owner or manager as the primary contact and lead for the waste collection services at your building(s).