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Owen Sound’s 2024 Waste Collection Calendar Now Available

Owen Sound’s 2024 waste collection calendar is now available online and has been mailed out to all City residents and businesses through Canada Post. Check for your calendar in the mail this week! 

The document also features important waste reduction reminders, recycling and yard waste guidelines, Goods Exchange and Hazardous Waste dates, and a QR code to easily access the website’s waste information page or to search for a pickup day by address.  

The printed calendar is in a larger, more accessible format than previous versions.? Residents can download a calendar version that is just for the east or west side collections online if they prefer.?  

The River District’s downtown core has weekly garbage and recycling collection.? Garbage always requires a bag tag to be picked up. 

For more information on Owen Sound’s waste management or to download the 2024 calendar, visit

Here are some helpful tips to reduce waste: 

  • Use reusable bags for shopping. 
  • Find new uses for things you would otherwise throw away. 
  • Extend the life of items like clothing, appliances, and electronics by repairing them. 
  • Give clothing, books, toys and more a new life by donating them. 
  • Find out more here

For additional information about the waste collection calendar, please contact Heidi Jennen, Supervisor of Environmental Services at 519-376-4440 ext. 3223 or email 

Quick Facts: 

  • Owen Sound’s recycling program is now managed by Circular Materials, the administrator of the common collection system and a not-for-profit organization that is committed to building an efficient and effective recycling system in Ontario. 
  • Residents can recycle using either the standard blue box or transparent plastic bags, but it must be properly sorted 
  • Only clean and empty recyclable containers will be accepted - see the Recycling Guide at: 




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Owen Sound, ON
N4K 2H4
Phone: 519-376-1440
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