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  • How to sort your recycling
  • Your collection schedule
  • Report a missed collection
  • Buy a blue box
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  • Your collection schedule
  • Curbside set-out instructions
  • Report a missed collection
  • Frequently asked questions.
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Large item pickup

2021 Large Item curbside pickup collection is complete for 2021. The service will resume in April 2022.




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The landfill accepts waste generated in the City and County of Peterborough only.

  • Hours of operation & location
  • Accepted materials and fees
  • Tarping guidelines
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Yard waste

  • April to November, on the same day as garbage collection
  • Accepted materials
  • Set out guidelines
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Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Depot

  • Hours of operation
  • Location
  • Accepted materials
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Composting and food waste

  • Tips for backyard composting for household food waste
  • Details on our GROW project for curbside organic waste collection, expected to launch in fall 2023
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Report an Issue

If your garbage collection was not picked up:

  • Phone 705-742-7777 ext. 2900 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • Phone 705-745-1386 on weekends or after business hours

Report with our Online Form

If your recycling collection was not picked up:

  • Phone Emterra at 705-742-3139

Report with our Online Form

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Waste Management resources

Our Waste Management Guide includes:

  • Garbage and recycling collection
  • Landfill
  • Household hazardous and electronic waste

Download the Waste Management Guide

You can pick up a free copy of our Waste Reduction Calendar at:

  • City Hall
  • GreenUP Store (378 Aylmer St. N.)
  • Household Hazardous Waste Depot
  • Download a digital copy (below)

Download the 2022 Calendar (35 MB)


Waste Management Department

City of Peterborough

500 George St. N.

Peterborough, ON  K9H 3R9

Phone: 705-742-7777 ext. 1657

Email us

To report missed garbage collection:

Call 705-742-7777 ext. 2900

To report missed recycling collection:

Call 705-742-3139