Effective July 4, 2022, tag exemptions related to COVID-19 are ending and new bag tag rules come into effect. A maximum of five bags (two without tags, three with tags) are allowed per garbage pickup. Collection times may vary. To ensure collection all materials must be out at the curb before 7 a.m. If you have any questions, contact Service Georgina at 905-476-4301 ext. 3001 or the Town's waste collection contractor, Green for Life (GFL), at 1-866-421-5625.
Note: Previously purchased bag tags remain valid and can be used after July 4.
Large item tags
A large item tag is needed for large items such as furniture, mattresses, box springs, toilets, appliances and carpeting.
Tags for garbage bags or large items are available for purchase at the Civic Centre and all branches of the Georgina Public Library. Each large item will require its own large item orange tag and the maximum of five collectible items during the regular bi-weekly garbage collection schedule includes tagged large items.
Bag tags are available for purchase the Civic Centre and at all branches of Georgina Public Library. Bag tags are now $2 each and will be sold in groups of five for $10. Large item tags are $12 each.
Bag tag retail distributors
List of local bag tag and large item tag retail distributors (71.21 KB).
Bag tag frequently asked questions
Throughout the majority of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town waived the requirement for bag tags, allowing residents to place five bags/items every other week. Prior to the pandemic, the limit for Georgina residents was one bag/item every other week and bag tags had to be purchased for additional bags/items up to four for a total of five that could be placed out every other week. The Town recognizes many people are still working from home and there was a need to increase the amount of garbage every week to two bags/items. Residents are encouraged to recycle as much as possible as there is no limit on the amount of blue boxes or green bins that can be placed out every week.
Bag tags will be sold at the Civic Centre and all branches of Georgina Public Library.
Bag tags are now $2 each and will be sold in groups of five for $10. Large item tags can be purchased for $12 each.
Yes, previously purchased bag tags remain valid and can be used after July 4. Only one is needed for each extra bag/item.
All bags or containers set out for pick up by the waste collector must have a tag prominently displayed. If garbage is set out in a regular garbage container, please have tag secured to top bag inside container, not to the container.
Each garbage bag or garbage can be no more than 50 lbs. each.
Residents can place up to two bags or containers out for pick up every other week on regularly scheduled collection days. All garbage should be placed in a Town approved container or plastic bag. Disposable bags, or other waste containers, shall not exceed the size of 76 cm x 122 cm (30" x 48") for bags. Refuse cans/containers are to be reusable metal or plastic, no larger than 50 cm (20") in diameter and 90 cm (36") in height and have handles and a lid. All material must be bagged and tied.
The Town has introduced a $12 fee for large items such as furniture, mattresses, box springs, plastic lawn furniture, toilets and carpeting. Each large item will require its own tag and the maximum of five collectible items during the regular bi-weekly garbage collection schedule includes tagged large items.
The Town partnered with Diabetes Canada in 2021 for a textile diversion program to help support waste diversion. Residents can bring unwanted textiles (adult/children’s clothing, footwear, undergarments, towels, pillows and curtains) to the textile donation bins located at:
- Ice Palace (southwest corner), 90 Wexford Dr.
- Civic Centre (near T-ball diamonds)
- Sutton Arena (northeast corner)
Learn more about collection guidelines about correct disposal of waste items.
Watch for specific dates on the website, local newspaper and social media or download the free Recycle Coach on your mobile phone or tablet and get all your waste and recycling information right at your fingertips.
- Green Bins are collected every week. There is no limit to the number of Green Bins that can be put out for collection.
- Blue Boxes are collected every week. There is also no limit to the number of Blue Boxes put out for collection.
- Garbage is collected every other week. Until July 4, 2022, the Town has waived the requirement for bag tags. Residents can place up to five bags/items out without tags. Beginning July 4, residents will be able to place up to two bags or containers/items out for pickup every other week on their regularly scheduled collection day. Any additional waste will require a bag tag. Residents will be able to put up to a maximum of five bags/items of garbage out, two free and three paid.
Collection starts at 7 a.m. on each collection day. All items must be at the curb by 7 a.m. and no earlier than 8 p.m. the night before the collection day.
To learn more about the Town's waste management program, refer to the refer to the 2022 Waste and Recycling calendar (9.73 MB).
There is no garbage or recycling collection on statutory holidays. During the weeks that there are holidays, the collection days will carry forward one day. For example:
|If your normal garbage day is on...||Collection will be made on...|
Green bins, blue boxes and kitchen catchers are available for purchase at the Civic Centre for the following prices:
- Green Bin: $25
- Blue Bin: $12
- Kitchen Catcher: $6
Bins are delivered directly to your address by GFL following purchase.
Broken green bins and blue boxes can be exchanged for new ones. Town-issued blue boxes and green bins will be replaced. Kitchen catchers are not replaced.
Residents can contact GFL and request a replacement bin be delivered directly to their home. Contact GFL at 1-866-421-5625 to arrange delivery.