Garbage

garbage bag with bag tag

Find your local waste and recycling collection day.

Tips and reminders

  • Each week, you can put up to three bags of garbage at the curb for collection
  • Each bag of garbage must weigh less than 40 pounds (18 kg)
  • Bags in a garbage can must be tagged on the bag, do not place tags on the can
  • Garbage cans can be no larger than 80 litres (17 gallons)
  • Bag tags must be visible for collection
    • Please stick tags end-to-end around the neck of each bag, like a clothespin (see image above)

Buy bag tags

Each bag of garbage must have a tag on it. Tags cost $2.75 each. Sellers may charge a handling fee of no more than 10% to a maximum of $3.02 per tag.

You can buy bag tags at any location below:

Township of Alnwick/Haldimand

  • Material Recovery Facility, 280 Edwardson Road, Grafton (Debit or credit only)
  • Alnwick Haldimand Municipal Office, 10836 County Road 2, Grafton
  • Grafton Co-op, 10810 County Road 2
  • Grafton Variety, 10861 County Road 2
  • The Red Barn, 103 Lonsberry Road, Roseneath

Municipality of Brighton

  • Brighton Community Recycling Centre, 1112 County Road 26
  • Brighton Municipal Office, 35 Alice Street
  • Dollar Choice, 19 Main Street
  • Main St. Variety, 77 Main Street
  • Mike and Lori's No Frills, 155 Elizabeth Street
  • Mr. Convenience, 64 Elizabeth Street
  • Mobil, 157 Elizabeth Street
  • Presqu'ile One Stop, 87 Ontario Street
  • Barratt's Office Pro, 36 Main Street

Town of Cobourg

  • Northumberland County, 555 Courthouse Road
  • Cobourg Town Hall, 55 King Street West
  • Campbell's Convenience, 391 Walton Street
  • Convenience K, 275 University Avenue West
  • David's No Frills, Midtown Mall
  • Elgin Variety, 336 Elgin Street East
  • Fisher's Foodland, 990 Division Street
  • Metro, Northumberland Mall
  • Petro Canada, 1030 Division Street
  • Shopper's Drug Mart, 270 Spring Street (off King Street)
  • The ReStore, 764 Division Street
  • Westwood Convenience, 365 Westwood Drive
  • Yonge's Convenience, 443 King Street East
  • York Super IDA, 500 Division Street

Township of Cramahe

  • Cramahe Municipal Office, 1 Toronto Street
  • Castleton General Store, 1768 Percy Street
  • Esso, 109 King Street East, Colborne
  • Ultramar, 301 Big Apple Drive, Colborne
  • Mr. Convenience, 16 Toronto Road, Colborne

Township of Hamilton

  • Bewdley Community Recycling Centre, 7650 County Road 9
  • Township of Hamilton Municipal Office, 8282 Majestic Hills Drive
  • Baltimore Gas Bar, 4723 County Road 45
  • Clark's Dale Road Variety, 8404 Dale Road
  • Harwood Family Variety, 6117 Harwood Road
  • Lakeside Supermarket, 5082 Rice lake Drive North, Bewdley
  • Mr. Convenience, 4765 County Road 45, Baltimore

Municipality of Port Hope

  • Port Hope Municipal Office, 56 Queen Street
  • Davis' Your Independent Grocer, 20 Jocelyn Street (off Toronto Road)
  • Giant Tiger, 145 Peter Street
  • Gilmer's Home Hardware, 177 Toronto Road
  • Metro, 125 Hope Street South
  • Pharma Plus, 60 Ontario Street

Municipality of Trent Hills

  • Seymour Community Recycling Centre, 344 5th Line West
  • Trent Hills Municipal Office, 66 Front Street, Campbellford
  • B&C Variety, 15 Bridge Street West, Campbellford
  • Fisher's No Frills, 15 Canrobert Street, Campbellford
  • Hastings C-Store, 30 Bridge Street North, Hastings
  • Hastings Home Hardware, 13 Front Street, Hastings
  • Sharpe's IGA, 85 Front Street, Campbellford
  • Todd's Valu Mart, 52 Bridge Street, Hastings

Illegal dumping

Please report any illegally dumped garbage in one of two ways:

In your report, please let us know the location of the garbage, along with a description of the vehicle and person, if available. Please do not open any bags or remove any evidence.

People who illegally dump waste will face a fine of $305 to $5,000. You can learn more by viewing our Illegal Dumping By-law 15-10.

Medical waste subsidy

If you create large amounts of medical waste due to a medical condition, you may apply for a garbage bag-tag subsidy. If approved, you will receive a set number of free bag-tags per year to help you with the disposal of your medical waste.

View our Medical Waste Subsidy Policy.

Apply for the subsidy using the Medical Waste Exemption Application Form.