Garbage and recycling

Weekly waste management tasks

Place your garbage and recycling items on the curb:

  • No earlier than 7 p.m. the night before collection,
  • No later than 7 a.m. on collection day.

Don't forget to remove containers and any uncollectible items by 9 a.m. the day following collection.

Collection information


  • Garbage and recycling items must be clearly visible,
  • Items must be placed at the end of the driveway,
  • Garbage CANNOT be collected if placed on top of, or behind snowbanks,
  • Recycling must be separated and ideally put into a Blue Box.

What can be recycled?

  • Boxboard, corrugated cardboard
  • Newspapers, magazines/catalogues, hardcover/paperback books
  • Phone books
  • Household paper
  • Plastic containers
  • Plastic grocery/retail bags
  • Aluminum foil wraps/trays
  • Bottles/jars
  • Metal food/beverage containers
  • Paint/aerosol cans
  • Drinking boxes, milk/juice cartons

Save money, live green

Making a difference, save money, and feel better along the way!

The Sustainable Campus Initiative service has helpful tips about living a sustainable lifestyle while preserving our natural environment and promoting healthier and more economical living.

» SCI Green Guide [.pdf]

Get a recycling Blue Box

City of Waterloo

  • Works Yard
    265 Lexington Court
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm​

  • Waste Management Centre
    925 Erb St West, Gate 1
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

City of Kitchener

  • Utilities Operation Centre
    83 Elmsdale Drive, Stockroom
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm

Community resources