Garbage and Recycling

Changes to Waste Collection – Effective October 19, 2020

Niagara Region has made changes to waste collection which began on October 19, 2020. These changes affect properties in Downtown St. Catharines differently depending on location.

If your commercial property is in the St. Catharines Downtown – Enhanced Collection Area, your curbside collection schedule is:

Garbage collection (limit of 7 bags/cans) – Sunday morning, Tuesday evening, Thursday evening, Saturday morning.

Recycling (Blue and Grey boxes and carts), including CARDBOARD collection (no limits) – Tuesday morning and Saturday morning.

Organics collection (Green bins and carts) (no limits) – Tuesday evening, Thursday evening, Saturday morning.

If your commercial property is in the St. Catharines Downtown – Basic Collection Area, your curbside collection schedule is:

Garbage collection (limit of 4 bags/cans) – Tuesday evening.

Recycling (Blue and Grey boxes and carts), including CARDBOARD collection (no limits) – Tuesday morning.

Organics collection (Green bins and carts) (no limits) – Tuesday evening.

For curbside collection, cardboard should be flattened and placed tightly inside Grey Box/Bin. Cardboard boxes that have not been broken down may not be collected. Throughout the week, you may use these OCC bins intended for the disposal of Old Corrugated Cardboard. You can find them in various locations of Downtown St. Catharines (see map here):

Additional information on waste collection for the Downtown St. Catharines DBA Collection areas can be found at the Niagara Region’s website.

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