Grand Valley

Learn more about your recycling program.

Recycling resources

Learn more about recycling collection in Grand Valley.

Get in touch

For any recycling collection inquiries, please contact GFL. They can be contacted for:

  • Replacement bins.
  • Missed collections.
  • Other recycling questions.


Be recycle ready

  • Blue boxes are collected every Thursday and should be at the curb by 7 a.m. on Thursdays and no earlier than 5 p.m. the day before.
  • When in doubt, throw it out.  If you are not sure, it is better to put it in the garbage than contaminate the Blue Box. 
  • Ensure containers are empty.  A quick rinse is usually enough to remove contamination (i.e. food wastes, liquids). 
  • Papers and containers can be mixed together. Dufferin’s recyclables are sent to a “single stream” facility where they can sort through paper and containers.  
  • Place recyclables loose in your Blue Box.  Each household is entitled to two free blue boxes. If you need more room, you can purchase another Blue Box or place items in a blue-tinted transparent bag for occasional overflow.  
  • Flatten boxboard and cardboard. Tie large amounts of cardboard in bundles no more than 20kg (44 lbs) and 1.2m (4ft) in any dimension. 
  • On windy days, stack your Blue Boxes. Place heavier items, such as phone books, glass jars and magazines on top. Consider using transparent blue recycling bags to help prevent recyclables from blowing away.
  • Shredded paper does not belong in your Blue Box.  Place it in your Green Bin. 
  • There is no limit on the amount of recyclables collected. However, each container/bag/bundle of recyclables must not exceed 20kg (44 lbs).
  • Do not place any waste containers on snow banks or icy surfaces. 
  • Paper towel, napkins and tissues are items that belong in the Green Bin.