Spring Brings Renewed Focus On Waste Management In Muskoka


As spring arrives, it means the return of weekly curbside garbage collection in Muskoka, a familiar routine for many residents.

This seasonal transition prompts a reminder of the importance of properly managing waste at home and making a conscious effort to reduce what we produce. Participating in diversion programs and reusing, recycling, and disposing of materials the right way are responsibilities we all share.

Weekly Garbage Collection and Seasonal Routes

Starting the week of May 6, 2024, weekly garbage collection resumes and prompts travel on summer collection routes. Residents can find curbside schedules, curbside limits and get updates on collection on our website at www.muskokawaste.ca. District crews and waste collection partners will monitor seasonal road conditions, given the unusual weather patterns experienced this year.

Leaf and Yard Waste 

Residents are reminded curbside leaf and yard waste collection for urban area households is scheduled during the weeks of May 13 and May 27, 2024. We process it to create nutrient-rich compost to give it back to residents and prevent it from going to waste.

  • Only use paper yard waste bags or containers that can be dumped and left behind
  • Collection will occur during the week – not necessarily on your regular collection day
  • If you live outside of the urban area, residential leaf and yard waste can be delivered to a Transfer Station at no charge
Clean Muskoka Together

With spring revealing litter on the ground in our communities, now is the perfect time to participate in our year-round Clean Muskoka Together program. Register online for a helpful clean-up kit with gloves and specially marked bags so you can take them to a Transfer Station and skip the disposal fees.

Find your weekly collection schedule, stay updated on changes, get alerts and reminders, and use our Waste Wizard tool to determine the best disposal methods to keep items out of your garbage bag. Download our waste management app or visit our website at www.muskokawaste.ca for more information.


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