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.

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.

Household Hazardous Waste

Registration for Fall Household Hazardous Waste Events opens Wednesday, August 28, 2024

What is Hazardous Waste (HHW)?

Household Hazardous Waste are substances that may be harmful to you, animals, or the environment when not handled properly and can result in the pollution of groundwater, lakes, rivers and soil when disposed of improperly.

Residents of Norfolk County are encouraged to dispose of their household hazardous waste at one of our temporary depots in the spring and fall.

Garbage Collection

Garbage Bag Limits

  • 4 bags of garbage per household
  • 8 bags of garbage per commercial unit
  • Weight limit of 18 kg or 40 Ibs per bag or container

Set-out Tips

  • All garbage must be bagged, including garbage in cans. Loose garbage 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 2024 Waste Calendar or view the calendars shown below to learn which weeks are associated with your zone.

All leaves and yard waste must be placed curbside with regular collection in BROWN PAPER LEAF BAGS with the tops rolled shut.