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Waste Collection Programs

Meet at the Curb at 7am

Some collections routes have been adjusted

Friendly reminder to have your waste to the curb by 7 am as regular pick-up times may change.

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

Please note that in order to schedule a bulky item collection you must call Norfolk Disposal Services at 1-800-616-0347.

Waste Guide map 2024_Page_8

Recycling changes

As of January 1, 2024, Haldimand County has transitioned to a new recycling model; The collection program is now fully managed by Circular Materials Ontario. To learn more about the Blue Box Transition, visit our blue box page.

Garbage Collection Program Details:

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

Garbage Collection Tips:

  • Set out all materials by 7 a.m. to ensure they are collected
  • Maximum weight 18 kg (40 lbs) per garbage container
  • Please do not place your materials behind a vehicle, snowbank, or other obstruction
Putting a garbage bag in a bin


You may have received an Oops! sticker on your garbage bag or bin. 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 sticker
leaf and yard waste

Leaf and yard waste curbside collection dates for urban areas are:

  • Spring: April 22 – May 25, 2024
  • Fall: Oct 21 – Nov 29, 2024

Urban leaf and yard waste will be collected curbside by Norfolk Disposal Services 1-800-616-0347.

Leaf and yard waste placed out for collection in non-urban areas will be landfilled and will be included in household bag limits.

Leaf and yard waste can be disposed of at the Canborough Waste Management Facility , free of charge, year round for Haldimand County residents (non commercial).

Please note a tipping fee will apply for commercial disposal.

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

How to book a bulky item collection

  • Residents may call Norfolk Disposal Services at 1-800-616-0347 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 Norfolk Disposal Services at 1-800-616-0347.  Requests must be in and confirmed by Norfolk Disposal staff no later than the Thursday before the next collection day.

January 2024 – March 2025  Collection Schedule:

JAN. 2 (Tues)JAN. 8JAN. 15JAN. 22
FEB. 5FEB. 12FEB. 20 (Tues.)FEB. 26
MAR. 4MAR. 11MAR. 18MAR. 25
APR. 1APR. 8APR. 15APR. 22
MAY 6MAY 13MAY 21 (Tues.)MAY 27
JUN. 3JUN. 10JUN. 17JUN. 24
JUL. 2 (Tues.)JUL. 8JUL. 15JUL. 22
AUG. 6 (Tues.)AUG. 12AUG. 19AUG. 26
SEP. 3 (Tues.)SEP. 9SEP. 16SEP. 23
OCT. 1 (Tues.)OCT. 7OCT. 15 (Tues.)OCT. 28
NOV. 4NOV. 11NOV. 18NOV. 25
DEC. 2DEC. 9DEC. 16DEC. 23
(2025) JAN. 6JAN. 13JAN. 20JAN. 27
FEB. 3FEB. 10FEB. 18 (Tues.)FEB. 24
MAR. 3MAR. 10MAR. 17MAR. 24
Norfolk Disposal Services

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.

In order 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.

Tech 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.

trash talking trish and tabitha

Have burning waste-related questions you’d like answered? Confused about plastics? Not sure what to do with Styrofoam?

E-mail your questions to and have them answered on social media/in The Haldimand Press by Trash Talking Trish & Tabitha!

Here’s what we have published to date:

QUESTION #1 – Why Sort Recyclables?

QUESTION #2 – Leaf and Yard Waste?

QUESTION #3 – Clean my Recycling?

QUESTION #4 – What to do with my Christmas Tree?

QUESTION #5 – Single Use Plastics

QUESTION #6 – Inclement Weather

QUESTION #8 – Windy Daze

QUESTION #9 – Ziploc Bags

QUESTION #10 – Wind Blown Recyclables

QUESTION #11 – Hazardous Waste

QUESTION #12 – Illegal Dumping

QUESTION #13 – Construction and Demolition Debris

Recyclables contest entries
Winners of the Caledonia Fair Recycling Art Challenge 2023

Each year Haldimand County Environmental Operations sponsors a contest for the Caledonia Fair. In 2023 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.