Waste and Recycling

Yard waste pickup delays

With yard waste volumes expected to increase throughout November, residents are advised that pickup may be delayed by a few hours or not completed by the end of the day. Green for Life (GFL), the Town's waste collection contractor, will go back to any uncollected areas first thing the next morning and complete them. Residents are asked to leave their yard waste out if it hasn’t been picked up.

Bag tags

Effective July 4, 2022, new bag tag rules came 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. 

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.

Pricing

Bag tags are available for purchase at 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.

The Town encourages residents to contact vendors to ensure they have inventory of bag tags and large item tags. The Town does not monitor the inventory available at local retail locations.

Jackson's Point

Retailers selling bag tags only

Eustace Pharmasave
36 Lake Dr. E.
905-722-7622

Keswick

Retailers selling bag tags and large item tags

Five Corners General Store 
174 The Queensway S. 
905-476-5074

Georgina Civic Centre
26557 Civic Centre Rd.
905-476-4301 x. 3001

Georgina Public Library Keswick Branch
90 Wexford Dr.
905-476-5762

Keswick Variety
532 The Queensway S.
905-535-0651

Retailers selling bag tags only 

Jessie Convenience
118 The Queensway S.
905-989-0537

Daisy Mart
25 Metro Rd. S.
905-476-4888

Pinky's Variety
24164 Woodbine Ave. 
905-476-9723

Pefferlaw

Retailers selling bag tags and large item tags

Georgina Public Library Pefferlaw Branch
76 Pete’s Ln.
705-437-1514

Retailers selling bag tags only 

Pefferlaw Hardware
281 Pefferlaw Rd.
705-437-2397

Pefferlaw Supermarket
255 Pefferlaw Rd.
705-437-2628

Port Bolster

Retailers selling bag tags only 

Happy Mart
23565 Lake Ridge Rd.
705-437-1010

Sutton

Retailers selling bag tags and large item tags

Georgina Public Library Sutton Branch
5279 Black River Rd.
905-722-5702

Little Bee Mart
102 High Street
905-722-8110

Sutton Home Hardware
20875 Dalton Rd.
905-722-6575

Sutton Sobeys
20954 Dalton Rd.
905-722-5671

Retailers selling bag tags only 

Steve's No Frills
20895 Dalton Rd.
1 866-987-6453

Ultramar - Gas Station
20835 Dalton Rd.
905-596-1188

Udora

Retailers selling bag tags only 

Udora General Store
9 Victoria Rd.
705-228-8052

Bag tag frequently asked questions

Why is the Town changing its bag tag program?

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. 

Where can I purchase bag tags?

Bag tags will be sold at the Civic Centre and all branches of Georgina Public Library.

How much are the bag tags?

 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.  

Can the current tags still be used after July 4?

Yes, previously purchased bag tags remain valid and can be used after July 4. Only one is needed for each extra bag/item. 

Where do I place the bag tag?

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.

What is the maximum weight per can/bag?

Each garbage bag or garbage can be no more than 50 lbs. each.

How many bags can I put out for each pickup?

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.

What is a large item and how much does it cost to put one out for pick up?

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.

Where can I recycle clothing and textiles?

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)

What are white goods and do they need a bag tag?

White goods are large items such as refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers, and dishwashers. A large item tag will be required for items placed out on your normal collection day. Tags are $12 each and can be purchased at the Civic Centre or at any Town library branch. Pick-up of metal items must be coordinated in advance. Call GFL Environmental at 1-866-421-5625 to arrange a pick-up (each item requires a large item tag prominently displayed) or bring the item to a CEC.  

Collection schedule

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.

Statutory Holidays

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...
Monday Tuesday
Tuesday Wednesday
Wednesday Thursday
Thursday Friday

 

Collection bins

Purchasing bins

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.

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 be delivered directly to their home. Contact GFL at 1-866-421-5625 to arrange delivery.

Recycle Coach

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Reporting an issue with your waste and recycling pick up

To report an issue not related to waste and recycling:

  1. Enter your address into the search bar
  2. Click "Request Service" in the box above
  3. Choose "I want to report a missed pick-up"
  4. Confirm your address and select Submit
  5. Choose which collection was missed

Please note: If you do not put your address in the search bar you will not be able to report the missed pick-up.

Reporting any other issues

To report an issue not related to waste and recycling:

  1. Choose "Request Service" in the box above
  2. Select "I have a different problem" from the list
  3. Enter your name, email and address
  4. Provide details about the issue
  5. Upload a picture of the issue (if applicable)
  6. Click Submit

Contact Us

26557 Civic Centre Rd,
Keswick, ON  L4P 3G1

T: 905-476-4301 / 705-437-2210
F: 905-476-8100
info@georgina.ca

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.