Learn more about garbage collection and recycling services in Thunder Bay. 

Below you can find the garbage and recycling pick-up calendars for your area. We also offer a reminder service to help you never to forget a collection day (sign-up below).

In the spring and fall, the City provides leaf and yard collection on designated days.

We encourage everyone to help prevent litter in our City. We run waste reduction activities through the year.

The City also operates the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility (Landfill) on Mapleward Road to help manage our waste. 

Waste collection maps, calendars and reminders

Residents are encouraged to use ReCollect, a free service that offers automatic waste and recycling reminders by email, app, phone call or Twitter. To find your area and zone, enter your address below. Then you'll see options to set up free reminders, or to view/print your waste collection calendar. It's easy! For assistance, call the Infrastructure & Operations Dispatch at 625-2195.


Garbage and recycling calendars

You can use the ReCollect service above to find out your Area and Zone. Then download a PDF!

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Our Green Guide is a comprehensive household waste reduction manual for residents in the City of Thunder Bay. The guide offers information about the City's landfill and recycling programs, "green" community groups, and what to do with hazardous waste and electronic waste. Our Green Guide also includes and A-to-Z listing of items and their safe disposal/donation 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
Website: www.ecosuperior.org

GFL Environmental
Website: www.gflenv.com

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