The Municipality's garbage and blue box recycling collection services are contracted to Bruce Area Solid Waste Recycling. If there are any concerns, please contact Bruce Area Solid Waste Recycling at 1-800-794-9770. View the interactive map to see which is your collection day

 Curbside Collection Info

Residents are required to have garbage at the curbside by 8:00 am. 

Garbage will be picked up on all statutory holidays, except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day. During a week that contains a statutory holiday, please place your garbage at the curbside by 8:00 a.m. on your normally scheduled collection day. The time of your collection may change, but the day will not change except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

All household garbage must be:

  • At the curbside by 8 a.m.
  • In acceptable containers
  • Maximum weight per bag is 11kg. (25lbs) per bag
  • Visible to drivers; not hidden behind a vehicle, snow bank or other obstruction
  • Must contain household garbage only; free of hazardous or construction waste
  • Have a bag tag affixed to each bag that is visible 

Visit the Municipality of Kincardine's Waste Collection Schedule

Please note that drivers will not return to pick up missed garbage.

Seasonal Roads

Lake Street: as per a motion passed by council on October 4th, 2021, garbage and recycling will be picked up bi-weekly, beginning November 1st, 2021 through to April 30th, 2022 after which, regular collection will resume with BASWRA.

Sunset Drive: as per a motion passed by council on October 4th, 2021, winter waste pick up by municipal staff will be discontinued.  Residents on Sunset Drive are to dispose of waste items at the corner of Concession 12 beginning November 1st, 2021 through to April 30th, 2022. 


Recycle your plastic twine, bale wrap, and silage bags/bunker covers through the Cleanfarms pilot project!

Free collections bags and material drop-off is available at the Kincardine Waste Management Centre.

For your material to be accepted for free, it must be prepared for recycling. This means it must be:

  • Separated by material type (no mixed materials)
  • Relatively clean of debris and dirt
  • In a collection bag that is tied shut, and no heavier than 50lbs

Only separated plastic twine, bale wrap, and silage bags/bunker covers are accepted in this pilot.

For more information, visit this Cleanfarms webpage.

This pilot is currently for Bruce County residents. You can view other collection sites in the County here.

Are you a farmer that uses more than 1 tonne of bale wrap or silage covers per year? Cleanfarms would like to speak with you about alternate collection models. Please get in touch by calling 1-877-622-4460 ext. 2240 or filling out this contact form.

Food Cycle Science (FCS)

Join the Municipality of Kincardine in tackling food waste by piloting FoodCycler technology in your home!

Food Cycle Science (FCS) is a social purpose organization born from the alarming fact that 63% of food waste is avoidable and responsible for about 10% of the word's greenhouse gas emission. FSC has developed an innovative solution that reduces food waste in landfills, takes more trucks off the road, reduces infrastructure and collection costs, and contributes to a 95% reduction in CO2E compared to sending food to landfills. Help take ownership of your food waste and environmental impact. 

FoodCycler Unit Payment Deadline 

ACT FAST! This is your friendly reminder that these units are available on a first come, first serve basis.

E-mails have been sent to those who have registered. Please check your spam folders if you have not received in your inbox. Units will not be reserved if payment is not made.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mark O'Leary, Manager of Environmental Services by e-mail or by phone at 519-396-4660.

The In-Home Food Waste Diversion Solution

Join the Municipality of Kincardine in tackling food waste by piloting FoodCycler™ technology in your home. Support your Municipality by testing this innovative technology.

Why should I participate?

Did you know that up to 50% of household waste is composed of food waste? By helping the Municipality address food waste, you are supporting your community's environmental initiatives, while reducing your carbon footprint.

What is required of me?

Not much! Purchase a FoodCycler™ from the Municipality at a subsidized cost, track your use once a week for a period of 12 weeks and then answer a brief exit survey.

Check out this FoodCycler™ video for more information or this FoodCycler™ Maestro video.