Prevent Wildlife

Canada Day 

There will be no household waste collection on Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1. Residents who normally have waste collection on Wednesdays will instead receive waste collection on Saturday, July 4. Place waste at the roadside no later than 7 a.m. on Saturday for collection.

There is no change to landfill and transfer station hours on Canada Day. There is no change to Recycling Centre hours on Canada Day; however, the Recycling Centre office remains closed to the public.

COVID-19 Update

Effective Saturday, July 11, the City of Greater Sudbury will reopen the front counter of the Frobisher Street Recycling Centre to the public. The counter has been closed since mid-March in line with other COVID-19 closures.

The counter will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. for purchase of backyard composters, kitchen collectors and Big Blues. Payment by credit or debit is encouraged.

The Recycling Centre will not be distributing blue boxes or exchanging damaged green carts. Residents are asked to place an order on the Waste Wise app, online at, or by calling 311.

Effective June 8, the weekly residential garbage bag limit will change from four bags to two bags per household.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a separate truck may be dispatched to collect leaf and yard trimmings following regularly scheduled collection days. Please leave your Leaf and Yard Waste at the roadside and it will be picked up as soon as possible.

The Sudbury, Azilda and Hanmer landfills will be open Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sites are closed on certain statutory holidays. 

The Walden Small Vehicle Transfer Station will be open Monday to Friday, from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The site is closed on certain statutory holidays.  

In order to maintain physical distancing, only four to six vehicles will be permitted onsite at a time. Residents should be prepared for longer than usual wait times at all sites. The City has set up a live camera at the Sudbury landfill site so that residents can see how busy it is before they make the trip. Check out the live feed at

Landfill LivestreamPayment by debit or credit card is preferred.

The Household Hazardous Waste Depot will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following Saturdays: May 23; May 30; June 13; July 11; August 8; September 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 14 and December 12, 2020.
In order to maintain physical distancing, residents will be asked to remain in their vehicles as the site attendants remove the hazardous waste from their vehicles. Please ensure that all hazardous waste is delivered in sealed and labelled containers.



Prevent Wildlife

Keep Bears out of your Garbage, Recycling and Green Cart

Help Keep Wildlife out of Garbage and Recycling

  • Keep your garbage in airtight containers inside your house, garage or shed. 
  • Put your garbage and recycling at the roadside by 7 a.m. on your collection day and not the night before. 
  • Use an approved garbage can for your bagged garbage. 
  • Wash your containers often with a strong smelling disinfectant to reduce odours.

Check out our info sheet for even more tips. (PDF, 288 KB)

Help Keep Wildlife out of Green Carts

Green Carts are durable and designed to be animal and rodent-resistant, but there are additional steps you can take to keep wildlife from getting into your cart:

  • Purchase a bin guard for your Green Cart at the Environmental Services office located at 1805 Frobisher St.
  • Securely latch the lid on your Green Cart before setting it out.
  • Put your Green Cart out in the morning (before 7 a.m.) rather than the night before.
  • Make sure all contents are inside the cart (no bags sticking out).

Prevent Insects in your Green Cart

To prevent insects and maggots in your Green Cart you will need to eliminate odours and keep them from getting in your cart.

  • Clean your container regularly using a solution of borax/water or vinegar/water or a mild soap.
  • Remove all liquid from the bottom of your container and line it with paper products (for example crumpled newspaper) to absorb liquid and prevent material from sticking to the bottom.
  • Sprinkle vinegar or baking soda in it to prevent odours and store it in a well-ventilated area.
  • Cover it with black plastic such as a garbage bag during the summer months to trap heat and reduce fly survival.
  • Sprinkle rock salt or lime inside the container
  • Place your container out for collection every week, even if it isn't full.