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Information on the City's household waste collection programs is available below.

Protect your collector: Please review and follow our dos and don'ts for safe waste-disposal during COVID-19 pandemic.
Run a business or live in an apartment? See Apartments & Businesses.

Program Info

Blue Box

The blue box is for plastic, metal and glass food and beverage containers and rigid packaging.

Grey Box

The grey box is for paper products, cardboard and plastic bags.

Green Bin

The green bin is for food waste, soiled paper products and yard waste.


Garbage is non-hazardous waste that can't be reused, recycled or composted.

Yard Waste

Brush and leaves are collected each fall or can be dropped off at KARC.

Household Hazardous Waste

See what hazardous waste can be dropped off at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot.


Used single-use batteries are collected once a year or can be disposed of at other locations.

Other Diversion/disposal Opportunities

Community organizations and businesses help make sure certain items are reused, recycled or properly disposed.

Food Waste

Learn how to avoid, reduce or recover food waste.

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Help make sure your household waste is collected as expected:

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Missed collection or other collection issues

Was your waste missed? First look for a notice tag or sticker. Still not sure why it was left behind? Call 613-546-0000 or email

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PLEASE NOTE: the KARC Open House and Composter Sale mentioned in this newsletter will be rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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