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Christmas Tree Drop Off

Christmas Tree Drop-off Sites Open Boxing Day

Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2018 06:45 AM

The City will once again recycle natural trees this holiday season, grinding the trees into wood chips to be added to the compost pile at the City’s Solid Waste & Recycling Facility. Compost is given away each spring to beautify residents' lawns and flower gardens.

“One of the good things about getting a natural Christmas tree is it’s recyclable,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “The City’s nine tree drop-off sites open on Boxing Day.”

North drop-off locations:

Networking Event Aims to Retain Healthcare Professionals

Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2018 06:00 AM

The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) hosted the 17th Annual Home for the Holidays Healthcare Career Fair today at the Victoria Inn.

Healthcare students, professionals, physicians, and recent graduates attended the networking event, having the opportunity to meet and talk to 28 exhibiting healthcare organizations from Thunder Bay and throughout the region. Home for the Holidays initially started as a reception for local medical students attending school outside of Thunder...

Solid Waste & Recycling Facility and Depots Holiday Hours

Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:15 AM

The City’s Solid Waste & Recycling Facility and the Recycling Depots operating hours change during the holiday season.

The holiday hours are:


Operating Hours

Sunday, Dec. 23


Monday, Dec. 24

8 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 25


Wednesday, Dec. 26


Thursday, Dec. 27

8 am - 6:30 pm

Friday, Dec. 28

8 am - 6:30 pm

Saturday, Dec. 29

8 am - 6:30 pm

Sunday, Dec. 30


Monday, Dec. 31

8 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday, Jan. 1


Wednesday, Jan 2

Regular hours resume, 8 am - 6:30 pm


For more information,...

One Extra Item of Garbage Allowed after New Year’s Day

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:00 AM

Due to the increase of waste during the holiday season, the City will allow residents to put out a third item of garbage with no tag on the first collection date after New Year’s Day.

During the Christmas week, residents are reminded the standard bag tag system is still in place for any additional items.

Residents are reminded to still try and reduce waste by using the six R’s:

  • Rethink: Think about waste before you buy. Avoid ‘disposable’ products.
  • Refuse: Say no to plastic bags in stores – bring...

City Announces Line-up of Winter FunDays Activities

Posted on Monday, December 10, 2018 08:45 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is excited to announce the activity line-up for Winter FunDays, presented by 99.9 The Bay and Country 105. Winter FunDays start Sunday, Dec. 30, at Prince Arthur’s Landing and run every Sunday until March 17, 2019, from 2 pm to 4 pm unless specified otherwise.

Winter FunDays activities include:

  • Dec. 30 - Skating party with the Thunder Bay Skating Academy
  • Jan. 6 - Winter programming with Parks Canada
  • Jan. 13 - Winter programming with Parks Canada     
  • Jan. 20 - FIS World Snow Day...