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Waste Collection for Apartment and Condominium Buildings

Information for residents

Blue Cart and Green Cart programs for apartments and condominiums

Halton Region is committed to providing Halton residents living in apartments or condominiums with the resources to reduce their household waste and contribute to protecting the natural environment.

Please contact your property owner, property manager, superintendent or condo board if you would like a Blue Bag or Kitchen Catcher (for Green Cart) for your unit.

All apartments and condominiums have Blue Carts for residents to recycle.

Since 2014, Halton Region has been working to implement the Green Cart program in all apartments and condominiums over a 5-year period. Residents, property owners, superintendents and/or condo board will be notified by Halton Region when the Green Cart program will be starting in your building. All parties will be provided with the necessary tools and resources to participate in the program.

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Acceptable Blue Cart and Green Cart materials

The acceptable Blue Cart materials and acceptable Green Cart materials for apartments and condominiums are the same as the acceptable materials for individual households.

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Information for superintendents, property managers & owners

Using the Blue Carts and Green Carts:

  • Blue Carts and/or Green Carts must be accessible for collection by 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. If Carts and/or Carts are placed at the curb, they may be put out after 5 p.m. the night before.
  • Keep your Blue Carts and/or Green Carts clean. Wash with hot water and mild detergent on a regular basis. Upon request, Halton Region can provide you with the contact information for approved professional cleaning service provider.
  • The size of the Green Cart is 360 litres or 120 litres.
  • Line your Green Carts with a paper bag or a Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) certified bag.
  • Only place acceptable materials in the Blue Cart or Green Cart. Carts will not be collected if they are heavily contaminated with unacceptable materials. Help residents sort their waste properly by placing acceptable materials signs above the Carts and ensuring each Cart has an acceptable materials label.
  • All acceptable materials can all go in the same Blue Cart; separating materials is not required.

Application for collection start-up

Please contact Halton Region if:

  • You have questions about your application to start receiving Green Cart collection
  • You require additional Blue Carts or Green Carts for the building
  • You require additional Blue Bags or Kitchen Catchers for residents
  • You require educational materials for residents
  • Your Blue Carts and/or Green Cart was not collected

Waste guides

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Information for developers

The purpose of the Development Design Guidelines for Source Separation of Solid Waste is to:

  • Clarify the requirements for receiving waste collection services from Halton Region
  • Outline and illustrate the criteria used to review development applications with respect to the management and storage of solid waste on the site
  • Establish procedures for applying for waste collection services from Halton Region


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