Welcome to Peterborough Garbage and Recycling

As part of Waste Management, we oversee your weekly garbage, recycling and seasonal green waste.


Collection Calendar

The City of Peterborough's online calendar tool for garbage and recycling collection is a convenient way to get information on our waste collection services.

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Large item pickup

Large item pickup is complete for 2020, and will resume spring 2021. There will be six large article collection dates starting April 2021. Check back here to book online.

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Recycling is one way that we contribute to environmental sustainability and reduce the amount of waste that goes to the landfill. For matters related to recycling collection, please call 705-742-3139 for assistance.

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Hazardous and Electronic Waste

Do not put household hazardous waste in your garbage. You can drop off household hazardous waste at the City of Peterborough's Household Hazardous Waste Depot.

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Green Waste and Composting

Using a backyard composter is a great way to manage your waste at home – and a way to produce your own compost. It benefits the environment by reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.

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New mini-bins available for recycling

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City of Peterborough
Waste Management Services

500 George St. N.,
Peterborough, ON K9H 3R9

Phone: 705-742-7777 ext. 1657
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