Hard Sided Garbage By-law Waived for Christmas Refuse


Windsor residents are getting a two-week break from the hard-sided container by-law. 

Enforcement of the by-law will be suspended for two collection periods following Christmas, recognizing that the holidays usually mean more garbage.

Residents will be able to place two additional garbage bags out for collection.  They must weigh less than 20 kilograms (44 pounds) and placed on the ground beside garbage containers for the period of December 28 to January 10.  Do not place bags on top of pails.  Following those two weeks, residents will once again be required to use a hard-sided container, commencing the week of January 11.

Please have your garbage at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day.  

For your collection day, refer to your Collection Schedule online at www.citywindsor.ca or call 311 for more information.

Residents are reminded that collection crews will not pick up furniture, appliances, electronics, loose material or household chemical waste. 

The Public Drop Off Depot located at Central and E. C. Row is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday’s from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm for the self disposal of garbage, red and blue box recyclables, cardboard, appliances, renovation material, tires and yard waste.  Tipping fees may apply.  The Depot is closed December 24, 25, 26, & January 1.  

Information on waste collection schedules is found in your Collection Calendar or by visiting our Waste Recycling Page.    

Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information on adjusted municipal services. The Windsor Essex County Health Unit continuously provide updated information on the latest health advice and local COVID-19 data.

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