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 forget a collection day (sign-up below). In the spring and fall, the City also provides leaf and yard collection on designated days.

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

The City also operates the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility (Landfill) on Maple Ward 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 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 and recycling calendars

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
Website: www.ecosuperior.org

GFL Environmental
Website: www.gflenv.com

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