Waste Management


The Town of Torbay is committed to maintaining a clean, safe environment for residents and visitors alike. As part of this commitment, the Town has a contracted household garbage collection/disposal and curbside recycling service.


Garbage Pick-up

Household garbage pick-up takes place every week, Tuesday to Friday. Recycling pick up takes place every second week, Tuesday to Friday. For more information, see the schedule and Garbage Regulations.

Garbage Collection Route Map

Garbage Collection Road Schedule

2018 Garbage & Recycling Schedule

If you require additional information concerning the Town of Torbay’s Waste Management Program, please contact Bernie Manning at 437-6532, Ext. 287 or Email at bmanning@torbay.ca.


 Curbside Recycling

Everything you need to know about our curbside recycling program can be viewed on our new Sort it out, Torbay! page.


Torbay 30 Minute Cleanup Day

Residents are encouraged to spend 30 minutes cleaning up their neighbourhoods to make our town beautiful for the upcoming summer! The cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Step 1: Between Monday, May 7 and Friday, May 11 call Torbay Town Hall to register your address.
Step 2: Between Monday, May 7 and Friday, May 11 pick up your gloves and garbage bags at Torbay Town Hall.
Step 3: Complete your 30 minute cleanup on Saturday, May 12.
Step 4: The Town’s Public Works Department will pickup your collected garbage at your registered address!


 Composting

Back-yard composters are available for purchase at Torbay Town Hall during regular office hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm) The composters come with a small kitchen collector you can use to transfer bio-degradable waste to your back-yard composter. The compster and kitchen collector are available at a price of $50.00 + HST.

Ask at the front reception for details or call 437-6532.


 Hazardous Waste Disposal

The primary objective of the HHW Program is to provide Torbay residents with a safe method to dispose of unwanted special wastes that cannot be disposed of with regular garbage. These in particular are the leftover products from hazardous products used in the home. Some of these wastes exhibit poisonous, combustible, explosive and/or flammable properties. If HHW are discarded into the residential solid waste stream, the storm sewer system, or the natural environment, environmental damage may occur. If products are improperly stored in the home there may be negative impacts on the health of the residents and the public in general.

In 2018, Hazardous Waste will be collected at all Bulk Garbage Drop Off weekends. See below for dates.


Beautification

The Town of Torbay is actively involved in Clean-up Programs and promotion of Property Beautification. Residents are recognized for their contribution to property improvement and the Town promotes a clean environment for all residents.


Bulk Garbage Drop Off

Our bulk garbage program will run for two (2) weekends in he spring and again for two (2) weekends in the fall.

Residents with limited resources will be able to call in for an appointment to 437-6532 to have bulk garbage picked up. This service will take place on the following dates:

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018
  • Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Thursday, September 27, 2018

A charge of $50 is applied for this pick-up service.

What can and cannot be dropped off?

  • Large metals, recyclables, organic materials and general bulk garbage are permitted
  • All forms of Hazardous Waste are permitted on Saturdays of the bulk garbage drop off.

What dates can I drop off my bulk garbage?

Spring Weekends

  • Saturday, May 26, 2018 & Sunday, May 27, 2018
  • Saturday, June 2, 2018 & Sunday June 3, 2018

Hazardous Waste can only be dropped off on Saturday, May 26th and Saturday, June 2.

Fall Weekends

  • Saturday, September 29, 2018 & Sunday, September 30, 2018
  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 & Sunday October 7, 2018