Garbage & Bulk Items

Garbage & Bulk Items

Waste Management Survey

The City has launched an online survey as part of its Solid Waste Management Master Plan to gather public opinion on the current Waste Management Program and to contribute to the future direction of waste minimization in Hamilton for the next 25 years.

Blue "Take the survey" button

Service at a Glance

Garbage Tips
  • Do you have extra garbage that you need to throw out?
  • Did you get an Oops! Sticker on your trash?
  • Are you currently in a situation where you have more than one bag of garbage every week?
When's your next collection day?
  • Search for your collection schedule
  • View the holiday schedule
  • Download the City's free waste app
Not sure where to put that toothbrush?
  • Search for any waste item and learn where it goes
  • Download the City's free waste app
Black plastic & styrofoam products go in the garbage

Due to the unpredictability of the recycling market, the City suggests tossing these items in the garbage:

  • plastic coffee cup lids
  • styrofoam coffee cups, meat trays plates & take-out containers
  • black plastic food containers
  • black plant pots and trays
Do you know what the City considers “bulk items”?

There is a long list of bulk items that you can have picked up at the curb such as:

  • Carpet
  • Mattresses
  • Pool liners
  • Vacuums
  • Water coolers
Are you wondering what to do with your old couch?

The City picks up big household items like couches, tables, and mattresses on a call-in basis.

You must call at least one week before you want your bulk garbage picked up.