Garbage Collection

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Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7
905-895-5193

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Garbage is collected every other week on your scheduled collection day. To determine your collection day, please check our online My-waste app or refer to the Waste and Recycling Calendar. 

Remember to place waste containers at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day and no earlier than 5 p.m. the night before collection. Ensure that waste material set out for collection is in accordance with the Town's waste program requirements.

Collection Limits
Town of Newmarket residents can place a maximum of three (3) bags/containers of garbage at the curb every other week for collection. Additional bags/containers, up to a maximum of three (3), can be placed at the curb for collection provided each additional bag/container has been affixed with a Town of Newmarket garbage tag. Garbage tags must be visible to the collector and should be affixed either around the neck of the bag or on the garbage bag inside the container, not on the container itself.

Weight Limit
The maximum weight per bag/container and its contents must not exceed 22 kg (50 lbs).
Garbage Tags

Garbage tags are sold in quantities of five for $15 and can be purchased from the following Town facilities:

Acceptable Containers
  • A reusable container with two open, rigid handles and a secure, removable lid that does not exceed 125 litres (33 gallons) in size. The container must not exceed 20 in. (50 cm) in diameter or 36 in. (90 cm) in height.
  • Plastic bags designed and sold for the purpose of containing garbage and securely tied so as to prevent any spillage. Plastic garbage bags must not exceed 26 in. x 36 in. (66 cm x 92 cm).

Please do not use ropes or bungee cords to secure lids.

Waste set-out Requirements
  • Place waste containers (green bins, blue boxes, garbage bags/containers, etc.) at the curb by 7 a.m. for collection on your scheduled collection day. Do not place waste containers on the road or sidewalk as it may pose as a hazard to vehicular traffic and other residents. Proper placement of waste containers will also help avoid damage to containers and will reduce interference with Town operations.
  • Keep waste containers separate from your neighbours.
  • Do not overfill waste containers.
  • During winter months, do not place waste containers on top of or behind snow banks as it can be difficult for the collection operator to access, and may cause waste material to spill onto the roadway.
  • The maximum weight per bag/container and its contents must not exceed 22 kg (50 lbs).
Loose or Un-bagged Material
Loose or un-bagged material (e.g. vacuum dust, dirt, etc.) in garbage containers pose as a health and safety hazard to the collection operator when in the process of dumping the material into the collection vehicle. If the collection operator feels the loose material may be a health and safety hazard, the collection operator will not collect and the garbage container will be stickered for that reason. Loose or un-bagged material can also create litter when the container is lifted (container is tipped up and over) into the truck.
Broken Glass
Broken glass should be placed separately in a cardboard box that is safely secured and clearly labelled "broken glass". Glass can rip through garbage bags and pose as a health and safety hazard to the collection operator when in the process of dumping the material into the vehicle. If the collection operator feels the broken glass may be a health and safety hazard, the driver will not collect. Large panes of glass will also not be picked up and can be dropped off at York Region's Community Environmental Centre for proper disposal (disposal fees will apply).
Toilet Collection Reminder
Toilets can be placed out for collection on your scheduled garbage collection day as one item towards the three item limit. Please remember to detach the bowl from the tank and ensure that the toilet has been drained properly before placing the item at the curb.
Furnace Filters
Furnace filters must be properly disposed (bagged) for garbage collection. Furnace filters are not recyclable and do not belong in the blue box.

Tire Recycling
Tires are not collected curbside in the Town of Newmarket. Tires can be recycled for free (limit of four residential tires per day) at select York Region waste facilities and Community Environmental Centres (CEC) as well as at participating retailers (check out York Region's Bindicator for a list of participating retailer locations).
Construction Waste
Construction waste is not accepted in the Town's curbside waste and recycling program. Construction waste (e.g. drywall, concrete, wood, etc.) can be taken to the Georgina Waste Transfer Station or to a York Region Community Environmental Centre for proper recycling and disposal (disposal fees apply).
Carpet and Linoleum
Carpet and linoleum will be picked up on your scheduled garbage day, provided it is cut up and securely tied in bundles weighing less than 50 lbs and no longer than 1.5 metres each. Each bundle counts as one item towards the three item limit at the curb and no sticker is required. If the number of items exceeds your three item limit at the curb, please affix a garbage bag tag to the extra item.
Medical Waste

Medical waste is extremely dangerous to collection operators and is not collected curbside. This type of waste should be disposed of through a company specialized in medical waste disposal.

Medications, prescriptions, and needles and syringes can be dropped off at select York Region waste depots for proper disposal. Please note that needles and syringes must be in puncture-proof containers.

Missed Waste Collection
For missed waste collection or waste collection inquiries, please contact our waste collection contractor Green for Life Environmental (GFL) at 1-866-421-5625 or via email at WasteLine@gflenv.com.
Oops Sticker
If you received an 'oops' sticker, please visit Green for Life's (GFL) 'oops' sticker page for more information.

For more information on what goes where, check out Newmarket's My-waste app or York Region's Bindicator.