Garbage & Recycling Collection Programs

Check out this schedule or search for your address here and select “View Schedule” to determine your garbage and recycling collection schedule.

Please note that in order to schedule a bulky item collection you must call Modern at 1-844-624-3126.

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Garbage & Recycling Collection Tips:

  • Collection occurs weekly
  • Set out all materials by 7 a.m. to ensure they are collected
  • Maximum weight 18 kg (40 lbs) per recycling or garbage container
  • Please do not place your materials behind a vehicle, snowbank, or other obstruction
garbage and recycling curbside set-out

Recycling Collection Program Details:

  • We offer a two box program – use one for papers and one for containers
  • Request a blue or black box by calling Modern at 1-844-624-3126
  • No set-out limits for residential
  • Institutional, Commercial and Industrial limits:
    • up to six boxes/totes and six bundles of cardboard
  • Find out if an item is recyclable or what box to place a recyclable material in by using the What Goes Where search tool
  • Please rinse out your containers
  • Bundle your plastic bags and place them in your paper box

Garbage Collection Program Details:

  • Maximum 3 cans/bags per household or 10 bags/cans per business or group home
  • Please ensure glass is contained in a box and labelled appropriately


You may have received an Oops! sticker on your garbage bag/bin or black/blue box. Here are some steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again:

  • Have a look at the sticker to find out why this has happened
  • Correct the problem
  • Place materials out the following week!
Oops! recycling sticker
Oops! Garbage sticker
leaf and yard waste

Leaf and yard waste is collected curbside on your regular collection day from April 20 to May 23, 2020 and October 19 to November 27, 2020, only in the urban areas of Caledonia, Cayuga, Dunnville, Hagersville, Jarvis, Townsend and certain rural hamlets/lakeshore nodes (see area maps below).

Collection Tips:

  • No limit on the amount of leaf and yard waste set out
  • Only paper yard waste bags (rolled shut) or open-top, reusable, rigid containers with the label “yard waste” may be used
  • Branches must be bundled no larger than 1.2 m x 0.75 m
  • Maximum weight of 18 kg (40 lbs) per container
  • Please set-out material no later than 7 a.m.
  • Learn about what goes in yard waste here

Do I live within an “urban area”?

If you live within the areas outlined in the following maps, then you will receive leaf and yard waste collection during the time periods specified in the Garbage & Recycling Schedule.







leaf and yard waste set-out

Rural leaf & yard waste curbside collection pilot project: EXTENDED

Council has approved an extension to the two-year pilot project to collect leaf and yard waste curbside to include Fall 2020 collection. Therefore, curbside collection will occur October 19 to November 27, 2020 for the rural areas listed below.  Leaf and yard waste will be collected on your regular collection day, in the following areas:

How to book a bulky item collection

  • Residents may call Modern at 1-844-624-3126 to schedule a bulky item collection
  • You may schedule a maximum of two bulky item collections per year
  • You may set out up to six items per collection
bulky item set-out

Acceptable bulky items:

  • Furniture
  • Mattresses/box springs
  • Carpeting/linoleum – must be tied into rolls measuring no longer than 1.2 m (4 ft), 30.5 cm (12 inch) in diameter
  • Each piece or bundles counts towards the six item limit
  • If you are wondering whether an item that isn’t listed here is part of the program, search for it here

Unacceptable bulky items:

Bulky item collection tips:

  • Once your collection is scheduled and you are given a collection date, ensure to have your materials placed at the curb no later than 7 a.m.
  • A two-person crew must be able to lift what you set out
  • Rather than disposing of your item and depending on the condition, try donating it to a friend or family member or re-use store

Bulky Item Collection Schedule

Open up the Bulky Item Collection Zones to determine what zone you’re in. You may also call Modern at 1-844-624-3126.

2020 Collection Schedule:

Zone 1Zone 2Zone 3
January 13January 20January 6
February 10February 24February 3
March 9March 16March 2
April 20April 27April 6
May 11May 25May 4
June 8June 15June 1
July 13July 20July 6
August 17August 24August 10
September 21September 28September 14
October 19October 26October 5
November 9November 16November 2
December 14December 21December 7
Modern Corporation fleet of trucks

Haldimand County is providing Technical Guidelines For Waste Collection Services On Private Property to ensure that owners of townhouses, condominium complexes, multi-residential structures, trailer parks and privately owned roads within the County, are familiar with appropriate waste collection and waste storage systems.

The County is pleased to provide waste and recycling collection services to our residents, businesses and other property owners. However, in order to continue to provide safe and efficient service, the County requires that some minimum standards be met. This document provides the minimum requirements only and the County will work with existing properties or development projects to gain optimum efficiencies for both the property owners and the County. In addition to the requirements set out in this document, Municipal and County site plan requirements, Waste Collection By-law, Building and Fire Codes and any other applicable Regulations are also required.

Technical Guidelines for Waste Collection on Private Property

Fill out the forms required and return to the email listed below. We will contact you back to let you know if services will be provided to you and the details regarding your collection.

Recycling Champ Trophy

Become a recycling champion!

Are you proud of your impressive recycling habits? If you would like to have a surprise audit done on your black and/or blue boxes, send us an email at the address below and you could be our next champion! Champions will receive a trophy sticker, like the one pictured to the left, on their properly sorted box(es).

Entries for the Caledonia Fair Art Challenge

Each year Haldimand County Environmental Operations sponsors a contest for the Caledonia Fair. In 2019 children in grades 5 through 8 were asked to take a basic cylindrical can from your blue box and design a freestanding, artistic looking robot, adding additional recycled items accepted within Haldimand County’s curbside collection program (i.e. metal, lids, paper, cardboard, containers etc.).

The students did a great job! Pictured above on the left are the entries received and on the right are the winners.