Garbage and Recycling

Norfolk County has a wide variety of services and programs to help our residents dispose of waste as efficiently and environmentally sound as possible.  Information on these programs can be found on this site or in the 2024 Waste Collection Calendar.

2024 Waste Collection Calendar


For more information about the FoodCycler, click here.



Safe Waste Disposal Guidelines

  • Bag all waste. Do not place waste loosely in garbage containers
  • Do NOT place used rubber gloves, face masks, tissues and napkins, in your recycling box. These items should be placed in your GARBAGE. Wash your hands afterwards.

Garbage Collection

Garbage is collected weekly in Norfolk County with a limit of 4 bags per household.  To find out about other information about weekly garbage disposal, view our Garbage Collection information page. For special pickup dates such as holidays, use the My Schedule tool above.  All garbage must be bagged, including garbage in cans. Any garbage that isn’t bagged will not be collected.

Christmas Tree Recycling Program

The program runs from December 26, 2023, to January 14, 2024. Read more.


Norfolk County will no longer be accepting bagged recycling. You must use the 2-box ‘Simple Sort’ system. Please view our recycling page for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste

Learn more on the Household Hazardous Waste page. Reserve your space for the Spring Events here

Missed Waste Collection

Click here to report missed waste collection. This can also be done via the Recycle Coach App.

Leaf and Yard Waste Collection

This program runs from April until November, by urban zones as listed. Click here to learn more yard waste. For general waste management inquiries or complaints, call ServiceNorfolk at 519-426-5870 or 226-NORFOLK ext 0 or e-mail [email protected]