The City of Thunder Bay provides garbage and recycling services, including curbside collection for residents.

Waste collection maps, calendars and reminders

Residents are encouraged to use ReCollect, a free service that offers automatic waste and recycling reminders by phone, email, Twitter or text. To find your area and zone, enter your address below. You can also view or print your waste collection calendar, and/or set up free reminders. For assistance, call the Infrastructure & Operations Dispatch at 625-2195.

Garbage calendars

Area 1 Zone 1 
Area 1 Zone 2
Area 2 Zone 1
Area 2 Zone 2
Area 3 Zone 1
Area 3 Zone 2
Area 4 Zone 1
Area 4 Zone 2 

Our Green Guide

Our Green Guide is a comprehensive household waste reduction manual for residents in the City of Thunder Bay. The guide includes information about the City's landfill and recycling programs, what to do with hazardous wastes, electronic waste, "green" community groups and an A to Z listing of items you may be ready to donate for re-use, sell or determine the safest disposal options.

Report a problem

Residents can report a problem online regarding garbage and recycling or litter.

Solid Waste Management Strategy

The Solid Waste Management Strategy was completed and presented to City Council in April 2014. The SWMS provides direction for optimizing current and future residential, and industrial, commercial, and institutional solid waste programs to best meet Thunder Bay's needs over the next 20 years.

Other community contacts:

EcoSuperior Environmental Programs

GFL Environmental

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