Garbage and Recycling

Changes to select Collection Routes coming the week of May 6, 2024. Impacted residents will be informed in mid-April.  View map of impacted areas.

Residents can set out up to five containers or bags of garbage each week. Each container must weigh less than 25 kg (55 lbs). Your garbage must be to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day, but not before 7:00 p.m. the night before.

There are no changes to waste collection on most holidays. Your waste collection will occur one day later than regularly scheduled if it falls on or after these holidays: Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1). Use the Recycle Coach app and never miss another collection. With the easy-to-use calendar you can find your upcoming collection schedule simply by searching your home address.

Download Recycle Coach

Keep the City of Brantford clean by disposing of household waste properly. Download and use the free City of Brantford Recycle Coach app to see what goes where and when in your neighbourhood.

Report a missed collection

Residents are reminded that the City’s Collection Contractor has until 5 p.m. to complete collection activities on collection days. Please note that the City will only accept reports of missed collection the morning after a resident’s scheduled collection day.

Report a Garbage, Recycling, Organics or Yard Waste Collection Issue

City of Brantford Municipal Code

Chapter 440 of the City of Brantford Municipal Code regulates landfill and curbside collection of garbage waste in Brantford. Residents must comply by properly preparing their garbage and recycling.

Need more information? Review the full Property Maintenance by-law