A Green Bin at the curbside on a residential street

Green Bin 

Curbside collection for household organics starts the week of October 31. Learn about:

  • Delivery of bins and information kits
  • What's in and what's out
  • Tips on using your Green Bin
Public Works truck on the road


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Collection schedule and sorting your waste

  • Find your collection schedule
  • Search the Wizard to find out what goes where
  • Get notifications

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  • How to sort your recycling
  • Your collection schedule
  • Report missed collection to Emterra at 1-888-597-1541
brown bags and bins with yard waste at the curb side

Yard waste

  • April to November, on the same day as recycling collection
  • Accepted materials
  • Set out guidelines
large dumpsters at the landfill facility with trucks disposing of materials


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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Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Depot

  • Hours of operation
  • Location
  • Accepted materials
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Report an Issue

If your garbage or Green Bin collection was not picked up:

  • Phone 705-742-7777 and dial 8 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 1-888-597-1541
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Waste Management calendar

Our Waste Management Calendar includes information about:

  • Garbage and Green Bin collection
  • Sorting your recyclables
  • Landfill
  • Household hazardous and electronic waste

You can pick up a copy of the 2023-2024 Calendar at City Hall.

About the Green Bin program and changes to waste collection

Dave Douglas, City of Peterborough Waste Diversion Program Manager, provides a presentation on the City's new Green Bin program, clear bag initiative and bi-weekly garbage collection to divert waste and enhance worker safety.

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 Emterra Environmental: 1-888-597-1541