Garbage and Recycling

Please dispose of masks, face coverings, gloves, tissues, paper towels and wipes in the garbage. These items are not part of our recycling program. 

Routes can change without notice - ensure your waste is collected by placing it at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day and no earlier than 7:00 p.m. the night before.

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.

Household curbside pick up

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.

Reporting 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.

Yard waste program

We provide yard waste collection throughout the spring, summer and fall (April-November). Check the collection schedule before putting out yard waste.

Bulk item pick up

Residents cannot put furniture, appliances or other bulk items out for collection with their regular household garbage. A free pick up service is available once between the months of January to June, and once between the months of July to December.

With seven days' notice, a resident can schedule a bulk item pick up online.

This service is not available to business locations that receive regular curbside garbage collection.

Schedule My Pickup


The blue box recycling program is available to all Brantford residents. Replacement blue boxes are available if boxes are broken, lost or stolen. There is a limit of one per year if needed and at the discretion of the City. 

Please do not bag your recyclables. Leave items loose and empty in your recycling bins.


Residents of the City of Brantford are encouraged to use the Mohawk Street Landfill Site to dispose of any waste not accepted during weekly curbside collection.

Household hazardous waste

Household hazardous waste can pose a serious health risk if disposed of improperly. Household hazardous waste days take place at the Mohawk Street Landfill Site.

City of Brantford Municipal Code

Chapter 440 of the City of Brantford Municipal Code regulates landfill and curbside collection of garbage waste in Brantford.

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

Waste Collection Issues

 Please use the button below to report any issues with your collection.

Report a Garbage, Recycling or Yard Waste Collection Issue