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Bag tag exemption 

Following five months of bag tag exemption, the Town resumed its regular pick-up allowance on Sept. 28, 2020. The Town returned to one bag/item of garbage every other week with the option of an additional four bags with tags per garbage pickup.

Additional tags may be purchased at the following participating bag tag distributors.

If you have any questions, contact customer service at 905-476-4301 or GFL at 1-866-421-5625. 

Waste and Recycling 

Georgina offers residential curbside collection for green bin organics, blue box recycling, garbage, appliance and bulky items, and seasonal yard waste collection.

  • 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. One item does not require a garbage bag tag. Additional items, up to a maximum of four, require a garbage bag tag. The user pay garbage program allows each household one container/item to be set out without a tag and up to four more with paid tags to a maximum of five items.

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 find out what can be recycled in York Region and which bin to use, visit york.ca.

Residents can also contact the Town’s waste collection contractor, Green for Life (GFL), at 1-866-421-5625 or visit gflenv.com for more information.

To learn more about the Town's waste management program, refer to the waste and recycling calendar.

Purchasing recycling bins

Green bins, blue boxes and kitchen catchers are available for purchase at the Civic Centre for the following prices: 

  • Green Bin: $20
  • Blue Bin: $7
  • Kitchen Catcher: $5

Replacing damaged recycling bins

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 to be delivered directly to their home. Delivery of the bins will take place on Tuesday or Wednesday regardless of your collection day.  Please contact GFL at 1-866-421-5625 to arrange delivery.

Residents can also exchange broken bins at the following locations:

  • Customer Service Division at the Civic Centre
  • Keswick Library
  • Peter Gzowski Library (Sutton)
  • Pefferlaw Library


External Resources


Make the switch: Download the new Recycle Coach appRecycle Coach App logo

Georgina is making the switch from My Waste App to Recycle Coach for all your waste and recycling needs. Never miss another collection! Download the Recycle Coach app and get pick-up reminders and lots more!​

Download Recycle Coach app from the App Store or on Google Play