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Garbage & Recycling

Garbage & Recycling

Residential Blue Box / Grey Box Transition

Effective January 1, 2024,  Circular Materials will take over the delivery of residential Blue / Grey Box recycling collection services currently administered by Niagara Region.

Quick Facts:

  • Curbside recycling collection services will remain unchanged until December 31, 2025, except for books, which will no longer be accepted.
    • There will be no change to the collection day or frequency (weekly).
  • Niagara Region will continue to manage residential curbside garbage collection, including large household items, organics (Green Bin), and leaf and yard waste.
  • The new Blue Box regulation does not cover industrial, commercial, and some institutional (IC&I) establishments, so Niagara Region will continue providing Blue and Grey Box recycling collection services until December 31, 2025.

Where can I buy/replace my blue/grey bins?

Starting January 1, 2024, residents can contact Miller Waste Systems, Niagara-on-the-Lake's new collection contractor, to order new blue/grey bins. Miller Waste Systems will deliver them directly to your home!

  • Residents can continue picking up green bins only at Town Hall (1593 Four Mile Creek Road, Virgil). Business owners who show a receipt of bins purchased from the Niagara Region can pick up blue/grey and green bins at Town Hall. 

For more information, please visit the Niagara Region's website.

Organics, and kitchen catcher containers are available at the Town Administration Building in Virgil.  Please visit during office hours Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to pick up your bins.

New homeowners and new renters are entitled to obtain one free Kitchen Catcher and Green Bin.  Please provide a copy of your transfer deed as evidence of the possession date of your home, or a rental or lease agreement as evidence of your occupancy date.

Additional bins can be purchased at the prices below:

Get Containers



Green Bin with wheels$17
Kitchen Catcher$4

Waste Collection

Waste Management Guides are available at the Town Administration building.

The following information can be found by calling the Niagara Region Waste Management Services information line at 905-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542 or visit their website:

  • Leaf and yard waste collection
  • Bi-weekly garbage collections
  • Blue box program
  • Organic recycling
  • Curbside collection of large household items and appliances
  • Garbage Tags for additional garbage bags

Miller Waste Systems picks up large household items and can be reached at 1-833-621-0726. Residents can also request a household pick-up online.

Garbage containers are not provided and must be purchased by the homeowner or renter.

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