To purchase additional garbage bag tags, you can use our Online Services portal.
You will have the option to have the tags mailed to you, pick them up from our Municipal Centre, or from any Library Branch during curbside hours.
Tags may be purchased at the Trisan Centre in Schomberg, as a walk in purchase only (garbage tags, large bulky item tags, and appliance tags). Current hours of operation for each location are listed below.
Monday to Friday: 6:00am to 12:00pm and 3:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am to 3:00pm
For missed waste/recycling collections please contact:
GFL Environmental Corporation 1-866-421-5625
King Township Waste and Recycling Program:
- unlimited curbside blue box and organics collection (weekly)
- curbside garbage collection is provided every other week (two bag limit)
- yard waste is collected every other week (April to November).
King Township Telephone: 905-833-5321
All properties that receive curbside waste collection by King Township were provided with one green bin, one indoor bin and one recycling blue box at the inception of the waste diversion program. Containers used for waste collection services must comply with the Township’s waste collection By-law 2018-77.
For information regarding collection areas and dates within King Township please visit www.king.ca/waste on this page you will be able to:
- View our current Waste Collection calendar
- Access more information on our Recycle Coach app
- View a map of the collection areas and days within King Township
Additional Containers can be purchased and picked up at the King Township Municipal Centre - 2585 King Road, King City, Ontario L7B 1A1 Monday to Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. You can also visit our Online Services page under Waste Containers to purchase your bins prior to picking them up at the King Township Municipal Centre.
- If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact ServiceKing 905-833-5321 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact GFL Environmental Corporation 1-866-421-5625 or WasteLine@gflenv.com directly to arrange for a replacement bin. Please note that this replacement service is intended for the King Township bins only.
If you have purchased a new home in a new subdivision, your builder may have already purchased the bins for your home. The builder will provide one green bin, one kitchen catcher bin and two recycling blue boxes at the time of occupancy.
If you purchased a "re-sale" home and the previous home owner took the bins with them, you are required to purchase new containers.
Wondering what material is acceptable in which waste stream? Visit our www.king.ca/waste page for information on our new Recycle Coach app
A two (2) bag / container limit is currently in effect for garbage collection in the Township. With the addition of “bag tags”, three (3) additional bags/ containers of garbage up to a total of five (5) bags/ containers (2 untagged plus 3 tagged) can be collected.
Commercial properties and small businesses are restricted to the same collection guidelines as residential properties. Businesses that cannot set out waste in accordance with the residential program are required to dispose of waste through their own disposal service.
King Township provides weekly curbside blue box and green bin collection to residents. Garbage collection is provided bi-weekly with a limit on the number of bags that can be set out at the curb (see limits for Waste/Recycling Collection above). This type of collection schedule helps to reduce the amount of residual waste that is sent to landfill and encourages residents to dispose of waste using more sustainable methods (recycling, green bin, compost, e-waste bins, depots, etc.).
All York Region municipalities provide bi-weekly garbage collection year-round. This provides consistency between the local municipalities, waste contractors, and disposal sites to ensure service levels are maintained. The Regional Waste Management Master Plan has an objective to work toward a ‘zero waste’ community. King also supports this philosophy and is committed to Kings Corporate Strategic plan objectives – A green and sustainable future by Promoting Conservation and Reduction.
• Garbage container should be rinsed regularly and can be scrubbed with water/vinegar solution to deter pests.
• Food scraps should be placed in the green bin or backyard composter.
• Containers should be rinsed before placing in the trash.
• Kitchen/household bags should be tied off before placing in the outdoor trash bin.
• Lids on garbage containers should be tightly secured to prevent flies from getting inside.
• Trash bags should be tied off once sufficiently full and a new bag started.
• Garbage can be taken to a York Region Waste Depot if you want to dispose ahead of regular collection day (see Waste, Recycling Drop-Off Depot Locations in the Useful Links section below).
For any disruptions to waste or recycling services, please check Service Alerts.
For any inquiries related to missed garbage or recycling contact Green for Life (GFL) at 1-866-421-5625 or WasteLine@gflenv.com.
We wish to remind residents to place their waste and recycling for collection at the end of their driveway only. Please do not place collection across the road. This is a serious health and safety hazard risk. If you are having difficulty with your waste collection, please contact our waste collection contractor GFL at 1-866-421-5625 or alternatively King Township at 905-833-5321. Thank you for your assistance.
In October 2006, the northern six (N6) Region of York municipalities of Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Newmarket and Whitchurch-Stouffville collaborated efforts to develop and implement a new waste diversion strategy originating from the Joint Waste Diversion Strategy for York Region. The Joint Waste Diversion Strategy was reviewed and updated in December 2009. The goal of the joint initiative was to maximize solid waste collection efficiencies, minimize solid waste system collection costs and introduce new waste diversion initiatives (e.g. a household organic collection program) to 76,000 households to divert a minimum of 65% of waste from landfill. The group first developed a new waste diversion strategy in consultation with the public that included an enhanced recycling, yard waste and household hazardous waste diversion program and the introduction of a new program to collect and compost household organic waste. A joint solid waste collection contract was then developed that aligned waste collection activities and programs among the 6 municipalities in an effort to create an efficient and cost effective collection system.
The project concluded with the implementation of a new waste collection system, shared communication and public education program, joint customer service arrangement, and roll out of 70,000 organic collection containers in September 2007. In addition to savings to the taxpayer, the project provides residents with an increased waste and recycling collection service level. Under the previous program, garbage was collected weekly, blue box materials were collected every other week and yard waste collection occurred between 4 and 6 times per year. The new waste collection program provides garbage collection every other week, weekly blue box collection, weekly household organic waste collection, and yard waste collection every other week between April and November.
Since the program’s inception, the Township of King has consistently exceeded a diversion rate of 65%. As a local municipality within the Regional Municipality of York, the Township of King is actively contributing to York Region’s successful waste diversion program where York Region continues to lead other large urban municipalities in annual waste diversion rate.
This project is a sustainable development initiative resulting in cost savings, replicable best practices, and environmental benefits.
- York Region Solid Waste Management
- RPRA - formerly Waste Diversion Ontario
- Circular Innovation Council
- Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline, Redial and Recycle Ink Program
- Blue Box Recycling Program
- Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling
- White Goods (Appliance) Collection and Bulky Items
- Yard Waste Collection
- Waste, Recycling Drop-Off Depot Locations