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Thunder Bay Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

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

The City of Thunder Bay is in Ontario with Thompson to the northwest, Appleton to the south, Blaine to the southwest, North Bay to the east, Winnipeg to the west.

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.

Thunder Bay Garbage Collection Calendar 2024

For normal garbage collections schedules, visit https://www.thunderbay.ca/en/city-services/garbage-collection.aspx

Garbage Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

Curbside garbage collection takes place every week, usually on the same day every week, except for holiday exceptions. Use the ReCollect tool to find your collection date and schedule reminders.

Thunder Bay Garbage Collection Map

Thunderbay Garbage Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.thunderbay.ca/en/city-services/garbage-collection.aspx for find the collection day for your bulk waste.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

A garbage can may not exceed a maximum volume of 135 litres, maximum height of 81cm (32 inches) without the lid, and a maximum combined weight of can and contents of 18kg (40 lbs).

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Do not put out liquid waste, medical sharps (needles and lancets) or construction waste.

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 Thunder Bay 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 calendar: https://www.thunderbay.ca/en/city-services/recycling-collection-and-depots.aspx

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Thunder Bay?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.thunderbay.ca/en/city-services/garbage-collection.aspx

What day is garbage pickup?

To find garbage pickup on your street visit: https://www.thunderbay.ca/en/city-services/garbage-collection.aspx

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 Thunder Bay Public Works Department?


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Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Thunder Bay 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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