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Waste/Recycling

Find your waste schedule, learn about garbage process, schedule a Bulk Pickup, learn about Blue Box program and recycling, Green Bin program and composting as well as the City's Yard waste program. 

Contact Waste

 
Phone:  905-546-2489
Email:   askCITY@hamilton.ca  or
           
wastemanagement@hamilton.ca

Find your Waste Collection Schedule

Place your waste at the curb in front of your property between 7 pm on the evening before and 7 am on the morning of your scheduled pick up day.

Find your Scheduled Pick-up Day

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Order Additional Trash Tags

Run out of garbage tags?  Each household can request 14 more tags each waste-calendar year.  

Order extra waste tags

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Bulk Pickup

The City of Hamilton picks up furniture and other bulk items every week that are too big to fit into a garbage bag or can. You can submit a request below for bulk item pick up, or items can be taken to a Community Recycling Centre. There is a cost to get rid of things that cannot be donated or recycled.

COMMON BULK ITEMS

  • Bathtubs (fibreglass or plastic)

  • Bed frames (cut into 4 ft lengths, no metal)

  • Carpeting (rolled and tied)

  • Furniture (up to 200 lbs)

  • Hot tubs (cut into pieces under 4ft x 2ft with sharp edges covered)

  • Mattresses and box springs (wrapped and sealed in plastic)

  • Mirrors and glass tables (sealed in cardboard)

  • Pool liners (rolled and tied)

  • Pool / ping pong tables (taken apart, no slate)

  • Toilets (tanks removed)

  • Water coolers

Schedule a Bulk Pickup Online

Or call:   905-546-2489 at least one week before you want your bulk garbage picked up. Pick-up will be on the same day as your regular waste collection day.

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Illegal Dumping

REPORTING ILLEGAL DUMPING

To report illegal dumping on

 

public property:  wasteenforcement@hamilton.ca

private property: mle@hamilton.ca or call 905-546-CITY(2489).

Provide as much information as you can, including:

  • make/model or license plate number of vehicle

  • description of people

  • any other information you think may help an investigation

Do not confront people illegal dumping.  City staffed are trained to handle these situations.  

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