Get a Blue Box or Big Blue

COVID-19 Update – November 2021

The front counter at the Recycling Centre is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon for the purchase of kitchen collectors and Big Blues.

Blue boxes and green carts are available for home delivery by placing an order through the Waste Wise app, online at or by contacting 311 by phone or Live Web Chat (

The Household Hazardous Waste Depot is open on select Saturdays. This schedule for drop-off days can be accessed through Waste Wise or by contacting 311. The Toxic Taxi will continue to operate for contactless home collection of residential household hazardous waste. To make an appointment, residents can email or call 705-560-9019.

The City’s landfill operating contractor is experiencing staff shortages related to COVID-19. As a result, the Sudbury Landfill Reuse Store will be closed Saturday January 22nd and Saturday January 29th, 2022 in order to prioritize primary landfill operations. Landfill sites remain open with limited capacity. Residents should be prepared for longer than usual wait times. 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. The live feed is available at

Landfill Livestream


Get a Blue Box

  • You may request a new or additional blue box by downloading the Greater Sudbury Waste Wise App, calling 311 or submitting a request using the Waste Wise tool. Allow up to two weeks for delivery. 

Get a Big Blue

  • Pick up a Big Blue for a reduced price of $10 at the Recycling Centre at 1825 Frobisher St. Open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon.  
  • Buy a Big Blue at the reduced price of $10 at any Citizen Service Centre. Call ahead to make sure they have them in stock.

What is a Big Blue?

Big Blues are large recycling containers that are perfect for residents who generate a lot of recycling (two or more blue boxes a week) and have difficulty preventing windblown litter.  The Big Blue comes with a lid.

A Big Blue.