Waterloo Waste Collection Changes Begin March 6
Beginning on March 6, the Region of Waterloo is moving to a new waste pickup schedule. Garbage will only be collected every two weeks. Compost and recycling will be picked up weekly. There will also be a limit of four bags of garbage per household that will be collected. Students living off campus should take note that on March 6 there will be no garbage collection. Recycling and compost will be collected, and garbage will be collected on March 13.
But why change? Reducing garbage collection to biweekly helps to avoid GHG emissions since garbage trucks are making their collections less frequently. By changing garbage collection to biweekly and limiting the number of bags collected, residents are also encouraged to divert more of their waste by making better use of compost and recycling bins.
The Region of Waterloo offers resources for residents, such as the "My Waste App" available for download. Detailed information about composting, recycling, waste collection schedules and more are all available on the Region of Waterloo website.