Garbage and Recycling

Information You Need:

recycleGarbage Pick Up:

2018 Garbage and Recycling Schedule

Please Note:  When a holiday falls on a Monday, it does NOT affect the regular schedule.

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Items to Recycle under the Township's recycling program:

Items to Recycle

 Recycled items can be placed in LARGE CLEAR GARBAGE BAGS.  Just make sure you do not mix your recyclables.

Please be advised there is a 6 bag limit bi-weekly.


Medication and Sharps Disposal:

Medicine Disposal: 

Sharps Disposal: 

  • The Health Products Stewardship Association operates programs locally through participating pharmacies to collect these products.
  • Visit your local participating pharmacy to return these products.  Find the one nearest you by or by downloading the Recyclepedia App on your device.
  • Pharmaceuticals/medications/prescription drugs and medical sharps are household hazardous waste and should not be placed in the regular garbage collection.


St. Thomas Community Recycling Centre Now Open to Residents!

Effective March 21, 2017, the Community Recycling Centre will be returning to its fulltime operating hours.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Friday 10:00am-6:00pm   Saturday 8:00am to 3:00pm

Household hazardous waste is accepted on Saturdays only!


Did you know....????

Greenlane Landfill is owned and operated by the City of Toronto.  The CIty maintains a comprehensive web page with valuable information regarding the land fill. 

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) is the regulatory body that has jurisdiction over waste disposal sites in Ontario.  The MOE conducts inspections and report reviews to ensure a facility is operating within its approval documents, the applicable legislation and regulations. 

The City of Toronto and Green Lane Landfill retained the service of Golder Associates Ltd. in late 2012 to conduct an odour survey and odour assessment.   As requested by the MOE, the City of Toronto recently submitted an updated odour abatement plan and strategy dated June 14, 2013.  Representatives of the City's Solid Waste Management Services for Green Lane Landfill presented the updated odour abatement plan at the Public Liaison Committee meeting on June 18, 2013.  Green Lane Landfill has already completed some of the work and is in the process of implementing more.  Further, funds have been earmarked by the City of Toronto to implement the necessary changes and to operate well into the future to continue meeting the recommendations of the study.