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Waste & Recycling Pick-Up

2023 pick-up schedule – click here

Garbage Roll-out Cart (brown)

– Garbage collection days are every Wednesday
– Do not put garbage on top of lid or beside cart. Ensure that the lid is closed firmly
– On collection day place your cart out on the street by 7:00 am. If possible, try to refrain from placing cart out the night before in order to avoid vandalism
– Carts are to be returned to their usual storage place on the day of collection

Recycling Roll-out Cart (blue)

– Recycle collection days are every other Tuesday
– Recyclable materials consist of:

  • MIXED PAPER & CARDBOARD: envelopes, magazines, catalogs, paperbacks, writing paper, newspaper & corrugated cardboard
  • PLASTIC & TIN: all household plastics and tins must be rinsed to remove all food particles or detergent before they are put in the blue bin. (please visit
    Milk Jugs and Tetra Pac Juice Boxes are also accepted.

Town Compost Pick-up – Biodegradable Bags Only

– Garden refuge/Compost collection days are the first Wednesdays of each month (weather permitting) – if it is raining the pick-up crew will be out on the next available day
– Compost pick-up season will run from approximately April – October (depending on the snow)
– Compost is: grass, leaves, tree clippings and branches
– Please keep all compostable paper bags and branches in a manageable size and weight – if it is too heavy and awkward for you, it will be for the town crew trying to load it in the truck
– Loose material or material in plastic bags will not be picked up — compost must be bundled or in a compostable paper bag
– Compost will be picked up in back alley with the exception of the East Side of 5th Street from Stevens avenue to the South.

Clean up week (spring/fall) –  **weather permitting have compostable material bundled and available for pick up in your back alley. Loose material will not be picked up. Only compostable paper bags are accepted.

Bylaw #16/22 pertains to the collection of waste and other refuse within the Town of Birch Hills. 

Policy #20-2022 pertains to the collection schedule.

All provisions of the Bylaw will be enforced with fines.



The Town landfill is no longer operated as a landfill.  It is now strictly a compost site and the Town no longer accepts garbage refuse of any sort at the site.  The compost site can be opened to Town residents for of fee of $15.00.