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Garbage Collection

PackerThe City's Environment Division coordinates the collection of garbage. Crews collect two items of waste, or a third item with a garbage item tag, from each household, once a week. Collection may take place at any time between 7 am and 5:30 pm.


Follow this link to get your current Waste Collection Calendar.

Would you like to receive weekly garbage collection reminders by phone, email, Twitter, or mobile app? Signing up is easy! Please visit our Thunder Bay Recycling & Waste Management page.

Waste Collection Information (24 hours) 
Tel: (807) 625-2195

See also Recycling

City of Thunder bay Solid Waste & Recycling Facility

The City of Thunder Bay Solid Waste and Recycling Facility is open Monday to Friday, 8 am - 6:30 pm, Saturday, 8 am to 4:30 pm and closed on Sunday. The minimum charge to use the landfill is $10 for up to 140 kg. The landfill site accepts leaf and yard waste, scrap metal, scrap tires and household hazardous waste.

Paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, metal cans and #1 and #2 plastic bottles can be dropped off at the Recycling Depot.

Shortly after Christmas we start our Christmas Tree Chipping program.

Waste Management Hotline (24 hours)
Tel: (807) 623-5756