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Collection schedules

Your 2017 curbside collection schedule is determined by where you live in Waterloo Region.

Collection day changes

As of March 6, 2017, some residents will have a new collection day. This is a result of balancing collection routes (due to new housing), simplifying collection zones (e.g. having a whole Township on one collection day), and improving collection efficiencies and customer service (collection crews will be closer to areas collected the previous day and can better address any concerns).

  • In Kitchener, there are approximately 3,000 homes bordered by Ottawa Street North, River Road, Fairway Road and Highway 8 that are moving from Wednesday to Friday collection.
  • All of North Dumfries residents will receive collection on Mondays.
  • Wilmot Township residents will receive collection on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
  • All Wellesley Township residents will receive collection on Wednesdays.
  • Woolwich Township residents will receive collection on either Thursdays or Fridays.

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Garbage and bulky item collection

Everyone will need to learn the new garbage and bulky item schedule since it's moving to every second week collection.

Garbage and bulky item collection weeks will alternate, and be in Kitchener and the Townships one week, Cambridge and Waterloo the next.

If you live in the city of Kitchener or in North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot or Woolwich townships:

  • Your first garbage and bulky item collection week will be March 6 to10, 2017.  You will not have garbage and bulky collection the week of March 13 to 17, 2017.

If you live in the city of Cambridge or Waterloo:

  • You will not have garbage and bulky item collection the week of March 6 to 10, 2017. Your first garbage and bulky item collection week will be March 13 to 17, 2017.

Note:  Blue boxes and green bins will be collected every week in all cities and townships.

Watch for your calendar!

All households will receive a calendar in the mail at the end of January/early February with the new collection schedules. 

Here is the schedule for March 2017:Waste collection schedule for March 2017

Use the app!

The My Waste app has personalized collection information, and the ability to set reminders. It will be updated with the new changes when they come into effect in March 2017. 

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