Waste Collection Notice
Posted on 04/01/2020
Photos of recycling blue box, green compost bin and garbage can

Garbage, Recycling, and Organics Collection

Garbage,  recycling, and organics collection continues as scheduled in St. Thomas, and there are a number of actions you can take to help collectors:

  • Bag all used tissues and napkins, and please place in the garbage. Do not place waste loosely in garbage containers.
  • If you or someone in your household is feeling unwell, please place items that have been in contact with your mouth, nose or eyes into a bag and then into the garbage. This includes items that you normally place into your Blue Box such as plastic bottles, pop cans, and milk or juice containers.
  • Reduce the amount of waste placed at the curb – we ask that residents place the least amount of garbage at the curb as possible.
  • Remember bulky waste like furniture, mattresses, couches, toilets, etc. do not go to the curb.  
  • Please respect physical distancing with Waste, Recycling, and Organic collectors and do not approach the vehicle.

Please remember to wash your hands after handling waste or recycling. Simple actions will help protect collectors from the risk of spreading COVID-19. Thank you for your cooperation during this time.