Businesses and buildings with 7 or more units do not receive curbside collection from the Region.
Collection schedule and dates
See the curbside collection schedule for your area to learn which day is your garbage day, and what week your garbage collection is scheduled for (garbage collection will alternate between the city of Kitchener and Townships one week, and the cities of Cambridge and Waterloo the next).
You can also download the My Waste app to get personalized reminders about your garbage day.
Special collection days
Throughout the year, there will be some special collection days when you can put out more garbage than the 4 bag limit without needing a garbage tag.
List of special waste type and exceptions to the collection cycle effective March 6, 2017
January 2 to January 12, 2018
Tree(s) must be at curb on collection day by 7 a.m.
Double garbage limit day
After certain statutory holidays (Good Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day)
Double the regular bag or can limit without the need for garbage tags.
Any bags or cans over the double limit will require garbage tags. This applies only to the day listed on your garbage collection calendar for your area.
There are no exceptions for larger families or residential homes with multiple people living there. Although more people will generate more waste, most of that waste can still be put in the green bin or blue box.
There is no exception for infant diapers, including those from home daycare businesses. Diapers will not pose a health hazard if handled and stored properly. The Region's Public Health department recommends:
Double bag items and place in a secure, covered garbage can to deter pest, vermin, and animals.
Store the garbage can in a cool location out of the sun to impede decomposition and minimize odours.
Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling garbage.
You can bring a clear bag containing diapers only to either of the Region's transfer stations for free drop-off.
Rural households and farms will receive the same level of service as single family homes, including the weekly collection of green bins and blue boxes. Green bins will be delivered to those who have not previously had service in early 2017.