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Curbside Pickup Services

West Nipissing Environmental Services collects garbage and recycling from roughly 5,000 households across the Municipality. Approximately 75% of the households in West Nipissing are serviced by the Curbside Recycling program, with the remaining households utilizing the Recycling Depot program.

When’s my collection?

Use Recycle Coach from this website or download the app on your phone to search by address.

Waste Collection

Waste collection is conducted weekly. All garbage must be bagged and at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day, but not earlier than the evening before.

Collection requirements 

  • Maximum of 4 bags, containers, or receptacles
  • Maximum weight of 40 lbs
  • No loose garbage (i.e. grocery bags or dog waste bags)



Recycling Collection

Curbside recycling collection is conducted on a bi-weekly pickup schedule. West Nipissing uses a 2-Box Sorting System. Place your recyclables at the curb no earlier than 7 p.m. on the eve and no later than 7 a.m. on the morning of your collection. Please ensure that all blue-box materials placed at the curbside are properly sorted.

Weight Limit: 20 kg (44 lbs)

Box #1: Acceptable, clean glass, metal, or plastic containers

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Empty, dry paint cans
  • Metal food and beverage cans
  • Plastic bottles, jugs, tubs, lids, plastics marked with recycling symbols  1-7

Recyclable containers

Box #2: Acceptable paper materials

  • Household/office paper, newspapers, flyers, and junk mail
  • Magazines, catalogues, books and phone books
  • Paper packaging and boxboard
  •  Cardboard boxes at a manageable size. Make sure to break down and flatten large boxes to a manageable size (90 cm x 90 cm). Remove all Styrofoam and place it in a clear plastic bag for recycling pick-up.

Non-accepted material

  • Clothing
  • Plastic wrap
  • Syringes
  • Garbage
  • Pots, pans, and kitchen ware
  • Windows and mirrors
  • Fast food/ take away drinking cups
  • Hard plastics (i.e. dishes, toys, laundry baskets, hoses, Tupperware



Blue Boxes

PLEASE NOTE that due to manufacturing limitations, new blue bins are not available at this time. Residents can contact the Municipal Office for more information. Thank you for your patience.


Missed Collection

Reasons your waste or recycling may not have been picked up

  • Not out by 7 a.m.
  • Exceeded weight restrictions
  • Exceeded waste bag limit of 4
  • Garbage was left loose at the curb
  • Unacceptable waste/material
  • Improper week/ day
  • Recyclable material was not properly sorted
  • Improper receptacle

Received an OOPS Sticker?

Environmental Services places OOPS stickers on waste and recycling bins when materials are not properly sorted, or if unaccepted materials are found at the curbside. If you receive an OOPS sticker, try repackaging or sorting your materials according to the sticker’s instructions and place it out on your next collection day. The goal is to help educate residents on proper sorting and waste diversion.


Find out if a specific item should go in the garbage or recycling using the “What goes where” search tool below.

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