The new 2024 collection schedule was delivered inside your Green Bin

Look inside your Kitchen Container that was included in the Green Bin for program information, a guide, and your collection schedule. The new collection schedule started January 15, 2024. 


View your collection zone and schedule

You can view your collection schedule using Zone Finder or the Recycle Coach app. You can also request a digital copy of the schedule be emailed directly to you through the Zone Finder tool.

Zone Finder


What goes where

Use the Recycle Coach app to access collection schedules, receive reminder notifications, or help answer questions about what items go where.

What goes where


Report a collection issue

If you encounter an issue with your Green Bin, garbage, recycling, or yard waste collection, please report it through Service London online. 

Report an issue


Other collection schedules

Downtown and Core Area collection

Downtown and Core Area garbage collection – changes to garbage collection

In an effort to improve the cleanliness of downtown and a few other areas, the City of London is conducting a pilot project for garbage collection in the Core Area. The goal is to reduce the length of time that bagged garbage sits at the curb, reduce the amount of litter, and better meet the needs of businesses and those living in the core.

Core Area garbage collection zones and schedule

 

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Area view of the core collection map

There is currently an east and a west collection zone, which are separated by Wellington Street. To ask questions about the garbage collection map, or to confirm if you are located in the collection zone, please contact service@london.ca

​​​​​West zone

  • West zone includes the area west of Wellington Street (including residents and businesses on Wellington Street in this area)
  • Collection occurs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights (changed from Tuesday and Thursday mornings) and on Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, please set garbage to the curb between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
  • On Saturday and Sunday, please set garbage to the curb between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

When garbage bags can be placed at the curb (west zone)

Businesses and residents in the west zone can place garbage to the curb between these times. ​​​​​​

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ​​​​​No collection5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.​​​​​​No collection5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ​​​​​​9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

East zone

  • East zone includes the area east of Wellington Street
  • Collection occurs on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights (changed from Wednesday and Friday mornings) and on Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • On Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, please set garbage to the curb between 8 p.m. and 9  p.m. 
  • On Saturday and Sunday, please set garbage to the curb between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

When garbage bags can be placed at the curb (east zone)

Businesses and residents in the east zone can place garbage to the curb between these times. ​​​​​​

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
No collection5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. No collection5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ​​​​​​5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Please do not set out your garbage too far in advance of the set-out times. This will help keep streets free of litter and reduce the time that garbage sits out at the curbside or sidewalk.​​​​​

Garbage preparation requirements for Core Area businesses

Garbage must be placed inside large, strong plastic bags (minimum size 30 litre, maximum size 125 litre). Bags must weigh less than 20 kg (44 pounds). Do not place small plastic grocery bags at the curbside. Place them in larger bags.

​​​​​A maximum of 12 bags per business will be collected.

The City will collect “commercial” waste. This refers to waste produced from a retail activity (i.e., from the retail area and office area of the business) but shall not include “trade waste”. Furniture, equipment, wooden pallets, discarded inventory, machinery parts, are examples of materials that are not collectible and considered “trade waste.”

Garbage preparation requirements for Core Area residents
  • There is a 3-container garbage limit per residential unit
  • A container is a garbage can or a garbage bag of a size between 30 L (minimum) and 125 L (maximum)
  • Each container of garbage must weigh less than 20 kg (44 lbs)
  • Garbage must be placed inside large, strong plastic bags or in a can.  Do not place small plastic grocery bags at the curbside.

COVID-19 precautions

To slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce litter please ensure that items such as tissues, paper towel, wipes, used gloves and sanitary products and diapers are secured in plastic bags, and not placed loosely in a garbage can.

Needles and sharp items

To protect collection staff and the public, take precautions with broken glass and sharp metal objects.  Place in a sealed cardboard box and label clearly as ‘glass’ or ‘sharps’.

Don’t put needles in the garbage. Place in a rigid container and contact your local pharmacy or visit healthsteward.ca or london.ca/needles for safe disposal options.

Disposing of furniture and other bulky waste

Bulky waste includes furniture, carpet and mattresses.  Some items require preparation (e.g., cut carpet into 3 foot lengths, roll and tie in bundles).  Many items will not be collected at the curbside (e.g., appliances, electronics, scrap metal, tires, and renovation materials). 

Check the Recycle Coach App for details on how to prepare waste, what will be collected at the curbside, and where to take items that will not be collected.

If you live on Dundas Place (Dundas Street between Wellington St and Ridout St.):

Check with your property manager or landlord for disposal options. Do not place bulky waste at the curbside.

If you live within the Core Area and not on Dundas Place:

Place bulky waste at the curbside at the same time as other garbage.  Bulky waste is not counted as part of the 3-container limit.

Holiday collection schedule for multi-residential properties

Holiday collection schedule for apartment buildings

If you live in a multi-residential property, please contact your property management for more details about your property's waste and recycling collection.

If your regular collection day is…Rescheduled Day for GarbageRescheduled Day for Recycling

Christmas Day

Monday, December 25

Tuesday, December 26Tuesday, December 26

Boxing Day

Tuesday, December 26

Wednesday, December 27Wednesday, December 27
Wednesday, December 27Thursday, December 28Thursday, December 28
Thursday, December 28as scheduledFriday, December 29
Friday, December 29as scheduledSaturday, December 30

New Year’s Day

Monday, January 1, 2024

Tuesday, January 2Tuesday, January 2
Tuesday, January 2Wednesday,January 3Wednesday, January 3
Wednesday, January 3as scheduledThursday,January 4
Thursday, January 4as scheduledFriday, January 5
Friday, January 5as scheduledSaturday,January 6

Family Day

Monday, February 19

Tuesday,February 20as scheduled
Tuesday, February 20Wednesday,February 21as scheduled

Good Friday

Friday, March 29

Saturday,March 30as scheduled

Easter Monday

Monday, April1

Tuesday, April2as scheduled
Tuesday, April2Wednesday,April 3as scheduled

Victoria Day

Monday, May 20

Tuesday,May 21as scheduled
Tuesday, May 21Wednesday, May 22as scheduled

Canada Day

Monday, July 1

Tuesday,July 2as scheduled
Tuesday, July2Wednesday,July 3as scheduled

Civic Holiday

Monday, August 5

Tuesday, August 6as scheduled
Tuesday, August6Wednesday, August7as scheduled

Labour Day

Monday, September 2

Tuesday, September 3as scheduled
Tuesday, September 3Wednesday, September 4as scheduled

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Monday, September 30

 

Tuesday, October 1

 

as scheduled

Tuesday, October 1Wednesday, October 2as scheduled

Thanksgiving Day

Monday, October14

Tuesday, October 15as scheduled
Tuesday, October 15Wednesday, October 16as scheduled

 


Additional Notes for buildings with Wednesday garbage pickup:

Buildings North of Hamilton Road

  • On weeks following a Holiday Monday, your garbage will be collected on Tuesday.

Buildings South of Hamilton Road

  • On weeks following a Holiday Monday, your regular pick up will not change and garbage will be collected on Wednesday.

City of London Cardboard Collection

  • On weeks following a Holiday Monday, regular Wednesday cardboard collection will be rescheduled for Thursday.

 

Collection at Townhomes

The Townhome Collection schedule depends on the type of garbage/recycling containers being used:

  • Garbage placed in dumpsters – follow the schedule above.
  • Garbage in individual bags/cans – follow the Residential Recycling and Garbage Collection Calendar. Visit london.ca/collectioncalendar 
  •  Recycling placed in large blue carts – follow the schedule above.
  •  Recycling placed in individual Blue Boxes - Residential Recycling and Garbage Collection Calendar. Visit london.ca/collectioncalendar 

 

Recycling carts

Recycling Carts are $90 + HST delivered. Contact Sam Barrett, 519-661-2489 x 2884 or by email at sabarret@london.ca for more information.

 

For questions about general collection or missed collection dates, please contact service@london.ca, call 519-661-2489, or report it at Service London. For more information about collection at multi-residential properties and the holiday schedule, please contact Sam Barrett at sabarret@london.ca or call 519-661-2489 x 2884

Business Collection