Garbage, Recycling & Organics

The County of Simcoe is responsible for all garbage, recycling, and organic waste pick-up in Collingwood and other municipalities within Simcoe County.

If you have any questions regarding pick-up schedule, hazardous waste days at your local landfill site, landfill site locations and hours of operation, or any other questions, please contact the County of Simcoe by phone at 1-800-263-3199 or 705-735-6901 or email at

PLEASE NOTE: The Town of Collingwood does not pick up any materials that were not collected by the County's waste management provider. 

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New Pickup Dates:

  • Regular pick up for garbage, recycling, and organic waste for Collingwood is changing.  Most locations in Town will be moving to a Wednesday pick up schedule, however some areas to the north/east of Hwy 26 will be remaining on Mondays. Please refer to the Simcoe County Waste Collection Schedule for full details.

General Information

  • Place your carts at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day, and ensure empty carts or any refused materials are removed from the curb by 7:00 p.m. on collection day.  If required, you can place your carts at the curb in advance, but no earlier than 5:00 p.m. the night before your scheduled collection day.
  • Green bin collection occurs every week, whereas garbage and recycling collection alternate every other week (one week garbage, the next week recycling)
  • Recycling does not need to be separated into different bins as materials are sorted later in the process
  • Excess recyclables can be placed in bins, cardboard boxes or see-through plastic bags
  • Excess garbage can be placed in garbage bags 2ft from the rolling carts with garbage bag tags affixed.  Max 5 tagged bags of extra material per collection week


Winter Waste Disposal: Setting out your carts

  • When shovelling, clear a flat spot at the end of your driveway or at the curb for your carts
  • Place carts within eight feet of the traveled portion of the road, which ensures the automated arm can reach while allowing room for snow clearing equipment to pass
  • Don't place carts behind or on top of snowbanks

Image showing placement of waste carts during winter

Quick Links:

County of Simcoe Landfill Site # 2 Collingwood

Address: 470 10th Line, Collingwood
Hours: Temporary schedule in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Details here.