Waste Management

Garbage and Recycling Collection

The County of Simcoe Waste Management Department is responsible for garbage and recycling collection.  For all complaints and/or inquiries please visit their website at www.simcoe.ca, or contact them directly at 705-735-6901 or 1-800-263-3199.  

As of November 1, 2021, the County has moved to a new automated cart collection for curbside waste.  For more information please visit the County's website page "This is​ How We Roll".

As of January 17, 2022, the County is introducing a new cart request program to support resident and businesses' capacity and storage needs.  For businesses and homeowners wishing to swap their garbage and/or recycling cart for a smaller size, please visit carts.simcoe.ca.  Swapping is free of charge until July 31, 2022.

Cart FAQs

For residents without a garage, the lids and gravity locking system on our organics cart means that bins can now be stored outside the home and remain protected from animals and weather.

Residents with small garages will find that consolidating many of your materials into a larger cart you are saving valuable floor space, instead of the equivalent volume of multiple smaller bins, boxes and you now have three carts with increased vertical space for your waste.

Each cart is a little different:

  • Recyclables are to be placed in the cart with the blue lid and should NOT be bagged (with the exception of shredded paper) 
  • Garbage may be bagged or loose 
  • We recommend organics be bagged using certified compostable bags or wrapped in newspaper to minimize sticking inside the cart, reduce odours, etc.

Collections will continue on the same frequency, with weekly organics collection and alternating bi-weekly garbage and recycling collection, so residents will now have two carts ready to roll to the curb each week.

Instruction for setting out carts will be provided with the bin distribution, occurring between August and October 2021. A helpful tip is to follow the Rule of 2. When setting your carts out for collection, keep the carts 2 feet apart from each other and 2 feet from other all objects such as vehicles, mailboxes or fences.

Set carts within 8 feet of the travelled portion of the road so that the mechanical arm can pick up and return the carts to the same spot they were placed after collection occurs. Check out the Setting Out Carts ​page for more details. ​

Be sure to set out your locked​ green cart to deter critters. The latch with automatically unlock during the collection process.

​The County is implementing a cart maintenance and replacement program. Should your bins become damaged, please contact Service Simcoe or visit simcoe.ca for more details.

Carts have lids and our organics cart has a gravity locking system, which will keep critters out and automatically unlock when collected.

Carts are being widely utilized very successfully in other jurisdictions where bears are more prevalent including in Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie. If a bear has scavenged your cart, contact Service Simcoe for an alternative solution.

Additional recycling must be placed in clear plastic bags or blue bins.

Garbage tags must be purchased and affixed to any additional garbage. A maximum of five extra bags can be set out curbside on garbage weeks. Current size and weight restrictions still apply.

Please remember the rule of two applies.  Set out extra materials a minimum of 2 feet away from either cart on the scheduled collection day for that material.

County of Simcoe Waste App

To receive collection reminders, view upcoming collections, and to find your nearest waste facility, download the County of Simcoe's "Waste App" to your mobile devices. (Click on "Waste App" to download).

Curbside Collection Calendar

To view the Curbside Collection Calendar, please visit the County of Simc​oe website at www.simcoe.ca, or contact the Simcoe County Customer Service at 705-735-6901 or 1-800-263-3199.

Waste Facility Locations

​For outlet locations located in the Township of Essa that sell additional garbage bag tags for residents, please visit the County of Simcoe's website at www.simcoe.ca.

County of Simcoe Bulky Waste Removal Program

The County of Simcoe has a Bulky Waste Removal Program available to residents of Essa Township. For more information on this program, contact the County of Simcoe at 705-735-6901 or visit their website at www.simcoe.ca.

Bi-Weekly Leaf and Yard Waste Collections

The County of Simcoe's bi-weekly yard waste collections take place at various times throughout the year.  To find out when your collection week is, please visit the County of Simcoe's Collection Schedule.

Landfill Locations

6815 Concession Road 4, Township of Adjala Tosorontio
Phone (705) 735-6901
West from Everett to Concession Road 4. 
Turn right approximately 1 mile.  Landfill on right.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


2960 Line 12 - Phone (705) 735-6901
1 km E of W/Gwillimbury Sideroad 10
Concession 12 between Hwy 11 and 400

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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