Waste Reduction Tips

Reduction is the highest priority component of the 3 R’s Approach (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). The following are just a few of the easy ways to reduce you waste output.

  1. Take your own shopping bags to the grocery store. Keep a couple in the car just in case.
  2. Write lists or notes on the back of scrap paper.
  3. Choose cloth diapers over disposables.
  4. Take a lunch box or reusable bag, instead of a paper or plastic bag.

Transfer Stations

Please note, the South Walsingham Transfer Station will open for the season April 1, 2022.


Please note the following safety precautions:

  • Masks must be worn at all times while on-site at transfer stations
  • Obey the stoplight
  • Debit and Credit will be the only accepted forms of payment going forward. Cash is no longer accepted
  • Remain in your vehicle when paying to maintain physical distancing requirements
  • Try to limit trips to the transfer stations for essential disposal requirements
  • Please be patient – a limited number of customers will be allowed in the disposal area at a time which may result in lineups
  • Please tarp your loads to contain loose objects


Tire Recycling

Ontario Launched a Used Tires Program on September 1st, 2009. The Used Tire Plan is a free tire disposal program for Ontario Residents to recycle their used tires. There are a number of Collection facilities available across Ontario where the public can drop off their used tires. Below are frequently asked questions:

What types of tires are included?

All on-road and off-road passenger and commercial motorized vehicle tires including:

  • Motorcycle tires
  • Truck and bus tires
  • Mobile home/trailer tires
  • Earth-moving and road building vehicle tires
  • Mining, logging and agricultural use vehicle tires
  • Any industrial and other vehicle tires to provide mobility.

Garbage Collection

Garbage Bag Limits

  • 4 bags of garbage per household
  • 8 bags of garbage per commercial unit

Set-out Tips

  • All garbage must be bagged, including garbage in cans. Any garbage that isn’t bagged will not be collected
  • Have your material at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day to ensure that your material is picked up
  • Place your material at the edge of the curb on your property either on the grass or on your driveway, not on the roadway
  • Keep areas adjacent to collection areas clear of obstacles like basketball and hockey nets
  • In the winter, be sure material is visible and not hidden by snowbanks

Unacceptable Waste

  • Liquid wastes of any type will NOT be accepted.

Leaf and Yard Waste

This program runs continually from April until November, by urban zones as listed, below. Monthly calendars are included below to reference the weeks each zones receives pick up. Click the arrow to expand.

Refer to your 2022 Waste Calendar or view the calendars shown below to learn which weeks are associated with your zone.



Recycling FAQ’s

Here, you can find answers to a variety of questions involving Norfolk’s ‘Simple Sort’ recycling program.

What is the new two-box recycling program all about?

The County has a new way of setting recyclables at the curb for collection. Instead of separating paper, boxboard and containers inside or beside the current box, the ‘Simple Sort’ system requires that materials be sorted into two separate boxes. All paper products like newspapers, flyers, cereal and tissue boxes, magazines and small corrugated cardboard boxes, plus the bag of plastic bags go into the existing black (or blue) recycling box.