Garbage & Bulk Items

July 21, 2016 - 12:31pm

Hamilton Fire Department Issues Open Air Burning Ban - July 21, 2016

HAMILTON, ON – July 21, 2016 – Due to current dry weather conditions coupled with the continued forecast of extreme temperatures with no appreciable rain in the near future, the Hamilton Fire Department has issued an immediate ban on all open air burning in the City of Hamilton.  This ban suspends all approved Open Air Burning Permits.

More information and details about the ban.

Service at a Glance

What do I do with my garbage?

There are some tips you should know about getting your garbage ready for pick up so that you don’t get an Oops! sticker.

We’ve put together a list of tips to let you know what to do with things such as:

  • Broken glass
  • Extra garbage
  • Scrap metal
Not sure where to put that toothbrush?

How about:

  • Balloons?
  • Broken tennis rackets?
  • Chip bags?
  • Kitty litter?
  • Photographs?
  • Plastic cutlery?
  • Q-tips?
  • Twist ties?
Do you have extra garbage that you need to throw out?

The City collects extra bags of garbage as long as you put a trash tag on it. Each year you should receive a package with trash tags in it to use as you need them.

Are you currently in a situation where you have more than one bag of garbage every week?

The City gives special consideration to households with unique circumstances such as:

  • Agricultural
  • Home-based day cares
  • Medical
  • Multiple children under four years old
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.

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