The Region of Waterloo's Waste Management Division provides residential blue box, green bin, garbage, yard waste, and large item collection in all seven area municipalities - the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo and the townships of North Dumfries, Wilmot, Wellesley, and Woolwich. The Waste Management Division also operates the Region's one landfill and six transfer stations. The Division is committed to excellent and responsive service while reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.
We are here to help! If you cannot find the waste management information you are looking for on this or on our other web pages, please contact our office at 519-883-5100 or e-mail email@example.com.
Let it snow!...but keep your containers collectable!
bins, blue boxes and garbage containers placed on top of or behind
snowbanks, on sidewalks, or buried in the snow pose a safety hazard to
pedestrians, vehicles and our collection crews.
Containers must be visible, easily accessible, and placed at the end of your driveway. For more information, check out
our recent media release about collection in inclement weather
Here are some other reminders to make sure your containers get collected all winter long:
If you shovel a ledge in the snowbank for your containers, please make
sure it's on the road-side, not the sidewalk-side. Collection crews have
to have access to containers at the street curb.
2014 calendars will be delivered to township residents in February
If you have not received yours by February 19th, please call us at 519-883-5100.
To view the 2014 calendars online, please click here for North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich.
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The future of waste management in Waterloo Region
The Waste Management Master Plan (WMMP) is a study that will guide our waste collection, diversion, and disposal activities for 20 or more years.
Click on the icon below to get more information.
Waterloo and Cambridge waste management sites are open
Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for residential drop-off
except for statutory holidays
Paper or certfied compostable? If you are buying liner bags for your Green Bin program containers, you have choices - paper or certified compostable plastic.
Paper liner bags have long been accepted in the Green Bin program. Paper naturally composts and does not need any certification logos.
However, certified compostable plastic bags, which only began to be accepted by our Green Bin program as of July 1st, 2013, do need certification logos. The logos mean that the bags have met composting standards. While certified compostable plastic bags look similar to regular plastic bags, they are different: they are made from vegetable material, and have a logo on them which proves they passed the compostability test.
So, when buying paper liner bags, you don't have to look for a logo.
When buying certified compostable plastic liner bags, you do. Please look for one or both of these logos:
Note: Certified compostable plastic liner bags are the only plastics allowed in our Green Bin program. All other plastics, including sandwich bags, food wrapping, plastic plates and cutlery, and "degradeable" bags such as biodegradable or oxo-degradable, are not accepted. For frequently asked questions, click here.