Waste Management Program

The Council of the Corporation of the Town of Hearst 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: .

Solid Waste Management By-law No. 87-16


Since last winter, the Town of Hearst has been offering automated curbside collection for residences and businesses owning approved containers identified with the Municipality’s logo. 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.

SUMMER COLLECTION SERVICE – Collection of recyclable materials will take place every 3 weeks.

It is important to remind property owners that garbage collection will occur more frequently during the summer period. There will be (2) consecutive weeks of garbage collection for one (1) week of recycling collection, for the period from May 28 to September 21, 2018. Please refer to collection schedule below.

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


Treasure Hunt Days: May 28 – June 3 2018, click here to view additional information.

Amnesty Program: June 4 – June 9 2018, click here to view additional information.

Landfill site tipping fees

2018 schedule for the Residential waste and recycling collection 

What can and can’t be recycled – Click here