Garbage Collection

The City of St. Thomas offers weekly curbside garbage collection to its residents. The City enforces a strict two bag/container limit per week. Residents may place extra bags or containers out for collection as long as the material has a Garbage bag tag affixed to the waste. See below for a list of Bag Tag Vendor Locations. Bag Tags cost $1.75 each.

Please refer to the Collection Routes to determine your correct day. If a holiday falls on your regular collection day, your collection day may be moved to an alternate day, if an alternate collection has been scheduled you will find this information on the Collection Schedule. 

Download the My Waste App and never miss another collection date!

Missed Garbage/Blue Box/Compost Pick Up

Call Michelle Shannon, Waste Management Coordinator at 519-631-1680 ext., 4258 

Garbage Set Out Requirements 

  • Garbage must be to curbside by 7:00 am on your collection day
  • Garbage must be within 1 meter (3 feet) of the traveled portion of the road
  • Each bag or container with its contents can not weigh more than 20Kg (45lbs)
  • If a reusable container is utilized, the container must be in good repair and have two handles on either side for easy dumping

Unacceptable Materials for Garbage Collection

  • Hazardous Waste
  • Appliances
  • Bio-medical waste
  • Combustible or Explosive material
  • Automobiles, vehicles or any parts thereof
  • Construction debris
  • Crates and pallets
  • Household furniture
  • Scrap metal
  • Sharps(syringes, lancets)
  • Tires

Bag Tag Stores in St. Thomas (Cost $1.75 including taxes)

  • Briwood Farm Market, 1030 Talbot Street
  • Churchill Variety, Homedale Plaza, 26 Churchill Crescent
  • Daisy Mart, 100 Wilson Avenue
  • Dixie Dairy Bar, 51 St. Catharine Street
  • East End Kwik Way, 1009 Talbot Street
  • Greenfields Family Market & Video @ 114 Confederation Drive
  • City Hall - Environmental Services Department, 545 Talbot Street
  • Moe’s Variety, 800 Talbot Street
  • Plaza Convenience, 321 Elm Street
  • The Corner Store, 138 Alma Street
  • Waterworks Variety, 7 South Edgeware Road
  • Wellington Convenience & Video, 69 Wellington Street
  • Wellington Variety, 352 Wellington Street
  • Coffey's News Depot - 591 Talbot Street