Garbage Information

Residential Services

To find your garbage pick-up day look at the map schedule here.

Garbage is collected once per week.

There is a maximum of 3 bags/containers per week. Maximum weight is 15 kg (35 lbs) each. Containers shall not be larger than 150 L (33 gal).

Business Sector

Garbage is collected twice per week.

There is a maximum of 6 bags/containers per collection. Maximum weight is 15 kg (35 lbs) each. Containers shall not be larger than 150 L (33 gal).

White Goods

Large appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, washers and dryers are items that cannot be placed at the curb due to their size and weight.

If the appliance is still in good working order, it can be sold or sent to a second hand store.  If the appliance is no longer working, there are numerous alternatives:

  • Merrick Landfill will accept appliances based on the tipping fee schedule.  
  • Local scrap dealers may accept white goods - please call them for details

Some local scrap dealers are:

  • Piché Fern & Sons Limited 100 Industrial Ave., North Bay, ON,  P1B 8K3
    Telephone: (705) 476-2760

  • Triple M Metal LP 130 Old Callander Rd., North Bay, ON,  P1B 8K1
    Telephone: (705) 474-6690


Holidays

Take a look at your Recycling and Garbage Calendar to see if your pick up days are affected by this year's statutory holidays.

Pick-up is delayed one day after statutory holidays except Boxing Day (see Collection Calendar).

Statutory holidays for garbage and blue box collection are:

Month Holiday
January New Years Day
February Family Day
March/April Good Friday
May Victoria Day
July Canada Day
August Civic Holiday
September Labour Day
October Thanksgiving Day
December Christmas Day

Contacts

The Waste Line
General Inquiries
(705) 474-0400 x2333