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There have been some recent changes to local garbage collection. As of April 1, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent is no longer able to collect garbage bags placed at the curb. Garbage collection has transitioned to a fully automated system. Residents are required to have a compatible garbage container for curbside collection. All garbage must be contained in boxes or bags and then placed in your wheeled cart. Loose items and garbage bags at the curb will no longer be collected. 

The standard 95-gallon cart can hold up to 3 large garbage bags.

If you need to purchase a wheeled cart for your garbage, you can Waste Connections at or 519-360-9435.

Remember that garbage must be placed at the curb for collection no earlier than 7:00 pm the evening before your collection day and no later than 7:00 am the morning of your collection. 

For more information about local garbage collection, please check out the municipality website here: Curbside Garbage Collection (