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

Holiday Garbage Changes 2017

Residents are advised that there is just one change to the Holiday Garbage schedule. Boxing Day falls on Tuesday, December 26th. This day’s collection will move to Wednesday, December 27th. Both Boxing Day and the regular December 27th collection will be made on that day.

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

A few “tricky” things to remember about recycling in the Town of Torbay. Here is a list of what can be recycled.


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

In addition to Regular Garbage Collection and Bulk Garbage Collection, the Town of Torbay also hosts a Household Hazardous Waste day. 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.


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.

Fall Bulk Garbage Drop Off

The Bulk Garbage Drop Off program has now ended for 2017. We’ll update the 2018 schedule soon!

What can and cannot be dropped off?

  • Large metals, recyclables, organic materials and general bulk garbage are permitted
  • Tires and Hazardous Waste are not permitted 

Where is the New Municipal Depot Located?

Check out the below map. The new Municipal Depot (circled in red) is located on Pump House Road which is off the Torbay By Pass Road between the Indian Meal Line and Torbay Road intersections.