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Curbside Collection

Curbside Collection Tips

  • All recyclable plastic must be rinsed, clean and dry
  • Bundle all plastic bags and overwrap in one plastic bag and tie shut
  • Any paper or cardboard waste with food residue must go in the Green Cart

Halton Region provides curbside collection for single family households.

2019-2020 Halton Guide and Waste Collection Calendar

Your 2019-2020 Halton Guide & Waste Collection Calendar shows your household’s collection day and what is collected. The guide also includes important waste tips for your home and information on Halton’s programs and services.

Your 2019-2020 calendar will be delivered at the end of February. If you do not receive your calendar by February 1, 2019 or want to find out your collection day:

  • Use our online calendar tool or download the OneHalton app to check sign up for weekly collection reminders, find your collection day and learn about acceptable items.

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Curbside collection services

Halton Region provides residents with a variety of curbside collection services. These services include:

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Important information & tips

  • Don’t be late. Place your waste at the curb by 7 a.m. the morning of your collection day, but no sooner than 5 p.m. the evening before. Find out your collection day.
  • Blue Boxes and Green Carts. Your Blue Box and Green Cart are collected every week. Blue Boxes are available for pick up and Green Carts are available for pick up at various locations.
  • Garbage collection. Garbage is collected once every other week. More than 3 garbage bags/cans will require a garbage tag.
  • Winter safety. During the winter, ensure material is free of snow and ice and is visible to the collection crew. Do not place material on top of snow banks.
  • Keep the weight down. Containers and bags should weigh no more than 23 kg (50 lbs). Items that are too heavy will not be collected.
  • Protect the environment. Do not put household hazardous waste such as batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs, paint, chlorine, pesticides and motor oil in your garbage, Blue Box, or Green Cart. Instead, bring them to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot located at the Halton Waste Management Site.
  • Avoid accidents. Wrap broken glass and sharp objects in a puncture-resistant package before putting them in your garbage (for example, a sealed plastic tub).
  • Avoid injuries. Do not put needles, syringes or lancets in your garbage, Blue Box or Green Cart. Please contact your pharmacy or doctor’s office for proper disposal advice, or call the Halton Region Health Department by calling 311.
  • Avoid pests. Place all food waste in the Green Carts with the latch secured. Tie garbage bags and/or store in a container with a tight fitting lid. Rinse plastic wrap and Styrofoam trays before putting them in the garbage and rinse plastic containers before putting them in the Blue Box.
  • Keep It Clean. Rinse your Blue Box and Green Carts with water to avoid the build-up of bacteria and unpleasant odours.
  • Only put waste to be collected at or near the curb. Items including dollys, laundry baskets, totes, bicycles, etc., may be mistakenly collected by the collection truck or scavenged by other residents. Halton Region and its collection contractors are not responsible for items mistakenly collected or scavenged.

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Schedule a metal and/or appliance collection

Metal and appliances are collected by appointment only. This service is not offered in the Halton Hills collection areas C and D.

You must schedule metal and appliance collection before placing material out for pick-up. Your scheduled collection date may be 2 or 3 weeks from date of call.

To schedule a collection:

  • Complete online form to schedule a metal and/or appliance collection, or call Halton Region by calling 311.
  • Give a description of the material to be collected. You will be given a date for when your material will be collected and a confirmation number.
  • On your metal and appliance scheduled collection day, place items at the curb by 7 a.m. and no sooner than 5 p.m. the evening before.

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Report a missed collection

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