The town encourages individuals, businesses, families, neighbourhood, school and community groups to get out and clean up! The town will provide gloves, garbage bags and garbage collection to organizing groups year round. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Halton Region provides reduce, reuse, recycle programs to help residents manage their household and special event waste. For more information about Halton Region's waste management programs, such as their waste collection calendar, acceptable blue and green bin items, information on hazardous waste collection and more dial 311 or Halton Region Waste Management webpage.
ServiceOakville has added an online Report a Problem tool for service requests for non-emergency issues such as park and residential garbage, roadside dumping and littering. Access the Report a Problem tool.
Residents must attach a tag to each bag in excess of the three bag limit. Tags cost $2 each and all bags over the three bag/can limit must have a tag attached. Tags are available in Oakville at the following locations:
For more information, visit the Halton Region website.
Adopted in 2009 and updated in 2015, both the town's Towards Zero Waste Procedure and Sustainable Purchasing Procedures lay the foundation for town staff to adopt practices that will lead to a decrease in the town's contribution to the Halton landfill and an increase waste diversion across the corporation. The town's Towards Zero Waste User Guide (pdf, 5.9 MB) outlines programs and initiatives have been implemented corporate wide to help achieve these goals.
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change mandates annual waste audits on three town facilities, which are conducted each November. These results and other waste initiatives are included in staff's annual Environmental Sustainability Procedure Status Update Report to Council.
In 2012, the Town of Oakville was awarded with a Gold Ontario Waste Minimization Award from the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO). The gold Ontario Waste Minimization Award was given to the Town of Oakville in three categories:
Hosting an event in one of our parks or facilities? The towns' Special Event User Guide provides you with all the tools needed to host a Towards Zero Waste event.
Oakville's amended litter by-law was updated in 2010 to strengthen the town's commitment of moving towards zero waste. To support this updated by-law town staff have been working to implement public space waste diversion initiatives at:
Want to get involved? Parks and Open Space's Adopt-A-Park, Trail or Green Space programs can provide you with that opportunity.
Stop by Halton Region (1151 Bronte Road) or ServiceOakville at Town Hall to pick-up your green organic and blue recycling collection bins.