Garbage & Bulk Items

What goes in the garbage

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

  • Diapers and feminine hygiene products
  • Blister packaging, bubble wrap and plastic wrap
  • Bread tags, elastic bands, produce stickers and twist ties
  • Candy wrappers, chip bags, plastic cutlery and straws
  • CDs, DVDs, pens and binders
  • Inner milk bags (outer milk bag can be recycled)
  • Pet waste (including litter and bedding)

Effective May 1, 2018, please put black plastic and Styrofoam products in the garbage due to the unpredictability of the recycling market.