Curbside Collection

Monday Garbage and Recycling Map

Thursday Garbage and Recycling Map

Pick Up Days By Road Name

  • Garbage and recycling is to be set out by 7 am the day of collection, and NOT before the day of collection.
  • Collection can occur anytime between 7 am and 7 pm on your collection day. Changes to drivers, routes, or truck challenges might cause your collection time to change, but your day will stay the same.
  • Each household is permitted 1 clear bag without a bag tag, and 2 additional clear bags with bag tags, for a total of 3 bags weekly. 
  • Please do not put loose garbage in containers.
  • Residents on private roads must ensure that roads are passable. Passable conditions shall include snowplowing, sanding and/or salting.

Missed Garbage or Recycling Collection

  • If the Contractor (Waste Connections) misses picking up your garbage, please contact Waste Connections directly at 705-742-4268, or Gary Geraldi (Director of Parks and Recreation/Waste Management) at 705-656-3619 as soon as possible. Reporting without delay will ensure that any concerns are addressed as they occur, through the use of Waste Connections' very sophisticated GPS tracking system. You may also email Gary by clicking here. In your email please be sure to include your name, address and phone number.   
  • If the Contractor (Emterra Environmental) misses emptying your recycling blue box, please contact Emterra directly at 1-888-597-1541 as soon as possible. Reporting without delay will ensure that any concerns are addressed as they occur, through the use of Emterra's very sophisticated GPS tracking system.
  • If your garbage or recycling is cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, please place out at your next scheduled pick up.
  • If you missed your garbage or recycling collection, you take it to the nearest transfer station, or put it out at your next collection day.  

Holiday Schedules

Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection will not be affected on Statutory Holidays. The only exceptions are if/when Christmas Day and New Year's Day fall on collection days.

For missed Curbside Garbage Collection please call Waste Connections at 705-742-4268

For missed Curbside Recycling Collection please call Emterra Environmental at 1-888-597-1541

Blue Box Recycling Program Transition in Peterborough County

Starting January 01, 2024, the blue box program will transition to “producer responsibility”; which means the County will no longer be managing or responsible for the blue box recycling program. The blue box program across Ontario will now be the responsibility of the companies that make or import recycling products (the Producer). On behalf of the Producers, Circular Materials Ontario (CMO) will now manage and be responsible for the blue box recycling program at the Curbside and in the Depots. CMO has contracted Emterra Environmental to continue with curbside collection in Peterborough County, in an attempt to lessen any impact to County residents.

Therefore, starting January 01, 2024, there will not be any significant changes for North Kawartha residents, except that for any blue box-related curbside collection questions or concerns (including missed collection), instead of contacting the County or the Township, please only contact Emterra Environmental at 1-888-597-1541. Emterra is wholly responsible for curbside collection, and providing blue boxes.

If for some reason a query with Emterra needs to be escalated, residents can contact CMO’s customer service line/email at or 1-877-667-2626.

The North Kawartha Transfer Stations will continue to collect blue box recycling from North Kawartha residents and businesses, as part of Producer Responsibility transition. 

For complete information regarding the change, its implications, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our Blue Box Transition to Producer page.

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