Garbage and Recycling

Northumberland County provides weekly curbside pickup of household recycling, organics, and garbage, with the exception of the rural ward of Port Hope. There is no charge for recycling, but limits and fees are in place for garbage collection.  

Please note on statutory holidays, collection bumps to the following day.

View our 2023 Collection Calendar

What goes where?


Garbage limits and fees

You cannot place more than two bags of garbage at the curb each week. Each bag of garbage must have a bag tag on it. Learn more about garbage fees, tips and reminders.

Set-out reminders

  • Garbage, recycling, and green bin(s) placed on snowbanks, will not be collected
  • Recycling must be sorted correctly into the blue and grey box
  • Have your waste to the roadside by 7:00 a.m. on your regular collection day 

Leaf and yard waste

We provide free monthly curbside pickup of leaf and yard waste from mid-April to mid-December.

Visit our waste and recycling centres

In addition to curbside collection, Northumberland County residents may drop off additional waste, including household hazardous and electronic waste, bulky items, recycling and more, at one of our three Community Recycling Centres.

Get your 2023 Collection Calendar

View the web version of our 2023 Waste and Recycling Collection Calendar (please note that all monthly images have been removed to create a smaller file size) or pick up a physical copy from your local municipal office or Community Recycling Centre.

Guess the location of each monthly image for a chance to win! For details and to make your guess, visit our Where is it? page.

'Where is it?' winners


  • Betsy B. of Port Hope
  • Craig B. of Gores Landing
  • Rachel S. of Colborne


  • Lori-Ann of Warkworth
  • Sue H. of Baltimore
  • Lucille O. of Trent Hills


  • Irene P. of Port Hope
  • Diane D. of Baltimore
  • Lorna A. of Port Hope


  • Cheryl C. of Brighton
  • Cindy C. of Cobourg
  • Shaun F. of Hastings


  • Larry E. of Baltimore
  • Karen C. of Cobourg
  • Morgan H. of Brighton


  • Janet K. of Brighton
  • Kim A. of Cobourg
  • Cheri T. of Campbellford


  • Janet D. of Baltimore
  • Rachel P. of Cobourg
  • Jason Z. of Cobourg


  • Bill D. of Baltimore
  • Susan P. of Port Hope
  • Paige H. of Cobourg