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Garbage and recycling is every Tuesday morning. Garbage and recycling are managed by the County of Simcoe. If you would like to dispose of waste, recycling or large items before or after Tuesday, please visit the North Simcoe Transfer Station at 1700 Golf Link Road Midland, Ontario. For more information about proper waste disposal in the Midland area, please visit the County of Simcoe Landfills and Transfer Station​ page.​ You can also find information on Simcoe County's Materials Management Facility and Organics Processing Facility information​ by visiting their Environmental Resource Recovery Centre page.

For more information on garbage/recycling collection, click he​re. You can contact the County by calling 705-735-6901, or email service@simcoe.ca​.

Important Update on Collection Changes

The County of Simcoe is changing curbside waste collections to bring consistency and predictability back to pick-up schedules and support the growth of the County's green bin program.

Starting February 3, 2020, garbage and recycling collection will occur on alternating weeks, while green bin collection will continue every week. During the week of February 3 to 7, residents will receive garbage and green bin collection only. The following week (February 10 to 14), residents will receive recycling and green bin collection only. Collections will alternate on this schedule moving forward.

What this means starting February 3, 2020:

  • No change to your regular collection day. Collection times will change, so have your materials out by 7 a.m. on your collection day

  • Green bin collection will continue to occur every week

  • Garbage and recycling collection will alternate every other week (one week garbage the next week recycling)

  • Residents can set out two bags/containers of garbage every other week (weight and size restrictions still apply)

  • Recycling no longer needs to be separated into different bins.  Materials will be sorted later in the process

  • Excess recyclables can be placed in bins, cardboard boxes or see-through plastic bags

The County is hopeful this change will address the labour challenges experienced by its waste collection contractor throughout 2019 by reducing the number of collection vehicles required each day. This change will also support the environment and encourage residents to positively adjust their waste habits.

The County recognizes that this is a significant change for residents. For more information on how the County is helping households manage this transition, visit www.simcoe.ca/collectionschange or call 1-800-263-3199.  ​​​

Garbage Tags

*Please note: Tags are $15 for a strip of 5 tags*

For Bags ​For Containers​
​To affix the tag, ​tie ​your garbage bag as you normally would with a twist tie or knot and then place the tag around the neck of the bag and stick the glued sides of the tag together.​Stick the tag to the top piece of garbage, so that it is VISIBLE when the lid is lifted.

Where to buy Garbage Tags

For a current list of Garbage Tag outlets, please visit the County of Simcoe's ​Garbage Tag page and click on the ​Midland tab. ​

Divertible Locations for Heavy Ga​rbage

Habitat Restore

​​(705) 528-0681​

​720 Balm Beach Road East, Midland, Ontario 

​Tuesday – ​Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

  • Items will be picked up free of charge, or may be dropped off during business hours. 
  • A variety of reusable items are accepted including building material, mirrors, windows, small and large electrical appliances (i.e. computers, TVs, light fixtures, fridges). 
  • Scrap is also accepted and may include: cars, washers, dryers, fridges and stoves. 
  • As an OES certified E-Waste Collection Site, t​he Restore also accepts monitors, towers, laptops, printers, calculators, televisions. Free feel to call for more details.

Salvation Army Thrift Store 

​​(705) 528-0681 649 Balm Beach Road Midland, On​tarioMonday – Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Items may be dropped off during business hours.
  • Large reusable items are accepted (i.e. couches, fridges, stoves). Items must be in good condition.
  • Mattresses and sofa beds are not accepted.​