Waste & Recycling Facilities

Waste & Recycling Facilities

Keeping Collectors Healthy

The City of Hamilton waste collection crews are still out on the streets, picking up green bins, blue boxes and garbage. 

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

I am looking for a Community Recycling Centre. Where are they located?

A Community Recycling Centre or CRC is a place where you can drop off things that aren’t picked up at the curb. There is no cost to drop off things that will be recycled but you have to pay to drop off garbage.

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm, closed on Sundays & Statutory Holidays

Fee Changes Effective  January 1, 2020: Minimum tipping fee for residents wishing to drop off garbage at one of Hamilton’s three Community Recycling Centres is increasing to $10.00 (previously $8.50) for the first 100 kg / 220 lbs.

Do you have old paint around the house that you haven’t used in years?

Household hazardous waste is not picked up at the curb with your regular garbage.

The City has drop-off locations for hazardous waste at its Community Recycling Centres. These locations handle the waste properly so that it can be recycled or disposed of safely.

Household hazardous waste includes:

  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes
  • Paints, stains, and varnishes
Are you looking for somewhere to take your old fridge?

Appliances and scrap metal are not picked up at the curb with your regular garbage. You can take appliances and other scrap metal to one of the City’s three Community Recycling Centres.

Appliances include:

  • Freezers
  • Microwaves
  • Washers / dryers

Scrap metal includes:

  • Bed frames
  • Bicycles
  • Nails, screws, nuts and bolts
Do you want to recycle something that isn’t picked up in your blue boxes?

The CRCs have been designed so that you can recycle more than what you can put at the curb each week with your regular recycling.

The location on the east Mountain in Hamilton even has a Reuse Store where you can donate things in working condition so that they can be reused.

  • Download the City's free waste & recycling app
  • Find out your collection day
  • Search Recycle Coach for any waste item

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