Garbage and Recycling
Important note: Collection schedules for all areas of mainland Loyalist Township will be affected by Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day.
If your usual collection day is Tuesday (Area 1), it will be collected Monday, December 24 and December 31
If your usual collection day is Wednesday (Area 2), it will be collected Thursday, December 27 and January 3
If your usual collection day is Thursday (Area 3), it will be collected Friday, December 28 and January 4
All schedules return to normal as of January 8.
Christmas tree pickup begins, depending on weather, on January 7, 2019. More details on Christmas tree pickup here.
Loyalist Township mainland households have garbage and recycling collected on the same day of the week, each week. Garbage is collected every week. Recycling collection alternates between blue box one week and grey box the next.
To find your collection day, start by identifying your location on the collection areas map below. You can click the map to see a larger version.
Streets outlined in pink are Collection Area 1; blue are Collection Area 2; and green are Collection Area 3.
Regular Collection Schedules
The collection schedules are published in our Loyalist Township Municipal Calendar. Click on the picture to see a larger version.
The sample illustrates that the first week shown is a blue box week, and the second week is grey box (to find out what goes into your grey and blue bins, visit our Recycling page). The numbers 1, 2, and 3 stamped on the garbage can and recycling bin icons represent the collection areas. Area 1 is Tuesday, Area 2 is Wednesday, and Area 3 is Thursday. This is the regular pickup schedule.
Holiday Collection Schedules
In the event that a statutory holiday falls on one of the normal days, your collection dates may change. Collection may take place earlier in the week than you are accustomed to. It is important to consult the calendar to verify your collection schedule.
Much time and effort goes into planning the collection schedules each year, as the Public Works Division must coordinate with both Progressive Waste Solutions, the contractor who collects garbage and recycling; and the Kingston Area Recycling Corporation, where Loyalist Township's recyclable materials are taken.
The Municipal Calendar is delivered to Township households each December. Additional copies are available at the Odessa Municipal Office, the W.J. Henderson Recreation Centre, and the Leisure & Activity Centre.