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Waste Management Program

Town Council has passed a Solid Waste Management by-law No. 87-16 establishing an automated curbside waste and recycling collection.

To obtain a summary or a hard copy of the municipal by-law, see link hereunder, or contact Janine Lecours, Clerk, by phone 705-372-2813, or email: jlecours@hearst.ca .

Solid Waste Management By-law No. 87-16, as amended


COLLECTION SERVICE – Regular operations

The Town of Hearst does not collect waste left outside approved containers. Bulky items can be brought to the landfill site located on Hwy 583 north at any time within hours of operation. Always make sure your garbage is secure when you transport it to the landfill to avoid losing them on the way. The Town of Hearst reminds citizens to ensure there are no obstacles within three (3) feet in front of and around the containers on collection day.

Residents can also bring their recycling materials to the transfer site at any time, free of charge.

A service of waste collection is provided for all properties within the City. The garbage is collected once a week for homes and twice a week for commercial establishments (restaurants, retail stores and motels).

The garbage is not collected on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day (January 1 & 2)
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day (July 1)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day (25 December)
  • Boxing Day (December 26)

If the holiday lasts one day, the waste is collected on the day following the holiday. If the holiday is two consecutive days, the garbage collection for the first holiday will be the day before the holiday and the collection for the second holiday will be the day after the holidays.


Treasure Hunt Days:

  • May 23 – 31, 2020
  • September 12 – 20, 2020

Amnesty Program:

  • June 1 – 6, 2020
  • September 21 – 26, 2020

Landfill site tipping fees

2020 schedule for the Residential waste and recycling collection

By-law Highlights

What can and can’t be recycled – Click here

Recycle your electronics – Click here