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Kawartha Lakes Garbage Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Kawartha Lakes garbage pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Kawartha Lakes is in Ontario with Ottawa to the northeast, Oshawa to the south, Orillia to the west, North Bay to the north, and Barrie to the southwest.

If there’s a change to your normal garbage collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Kawartha Lakes Garbage Collection Calendar 2024

For normal garbage collection schedules, view the city’s Waste Collection Calendar here.

Garbage Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day/National Patriot’s Day
  • Quebec National Holiday (Quebec only)
  • Canada Day
  • British Columbia Day (BC only)
  • Heritage Day – Alberta (Alberta only)
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas
  • Boxing Day

Collection moves forward one day.

Kawartha Lakes garbage Collection Map

Kawartha Lakes Garbage Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

Bulky items can be scheduled for a special pickup for a fee. Visit this page, and click on the What Goes Where tab to help you determine how to recycle or dispose of your bulk items.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

To have large items, mattresses, box springs, and appliances containing Freon collected at the curb you must purchase the appropriate sticker. All items with a door must have the door removed to be collected.

Purchase a ‘Large Item’ sticker at a cost of $10.00 and attach it to each item.

Large items and appliances include:

  • stoves
  • washers and dryers
  • furniture
  • microwaves
  • televisions
  • computers, monitors and stereos

In addition to the $10.00 Large Item sticker, appliances containing Freon must also be tagged with a pre-paid Freon Appliance sticker. Freon Appliance stickers cost $20.00 per item. The total cost to have a Freon item collected at the curb is $30.00.

Only appliances with Freon removed by a licensed technician and certified Freon Free do not require the $20.00 sticker.

Freon items include:

  • refrigerators
  • freezers
  • dehumidifiers
  • air conditioners
  • household water coolers

Please call Miller Waste Systems Inc. at 1-888-557-4711 to schedule your collection before setting your Freon items on the curb.

Mattress Stickers: $15.00 each
Box Spring Stickers: $15.00 each

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

No construction debris or hazardous waste will be collected. 

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Kawartha Lakes and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection schedule and information.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Kawartha Lakes?

Bulky items can be scheduled for a special pickup for a fee. Visit this page, and click on the What Goes Where tab to help you determine how to recycle or dispose of your bulk items.

What day is garbage pickup?

To find garbage pickup on your street, view the city’s Waste Collection Calendar online.

What time does garbage collection start?

garbage collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Kawartha Lakes Public Works Department?

Waste and Recycling

322 Kent St W. Lindsay
ON K9V 4T7

Telephone: 705-324-9411
E-Mail Waste Managment

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Kawartha Lakes garbage pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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