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Richmond Hill is proud to be one of the leaders in Ontario to initiate Green Bin collection in high rise apartment buildings. The new GoingUP organics collection program was introduced to 20 new buildings in 2011, some of which have reduced their waste to landfill by half after just one year. Approximately one third of all multi-residential units in Richmond Hill now have access to organics collection. The program will be introduced in another 10 buildings in 2012. 

Once a building commits to GoingUP, each unit will be provided with a starter kit consisting of one kitchen catcher, a sample pack of compostable liner bags, a fridge magnet plus helpful literature to assist in making the transition to a three stream sorting system. Town staff will conduct workshops for residents and will provide ongoing assistance and support to the building management staff as needed.

If you would like more information on how to get your building participating in the new GoingUP program, contact us at (905) 771-8800 or email

  • GoingUP Newsletter - October 2010 [PDF]

  • Click here for the Chinese version of the GoingUp Newsletter 

  • Click here for the Russian version of the GoingUp Newsletter 
  • Click here for the Farsi version of the GoingUp Newsletter 
  • GoingUP Magnet - What Goes Where? [PDF]

  • Click here for the Chinese version of the GoingUp What Goes Where? magnet 

  • Click here for the Chinese version of the GoingUp What Goes Where? magnet 
  • Click here for the Chinese version of the GoingUp What Goes Where? magnet 

  • GoingUP What Goes Where Guide [PDF]
  • The Bin-dicator - Online Waste Look-up Tool
  • GoingUP Poster - Recycling [PDF]
  • GoingUP Poster - Organics [PDF]

    Waste Management Collection Overview
    The following is an overview of the waste management services and procedures provided by the Town of Richmond Hill for many apartment buildings (excluding those that are now participating in the GoingUp program). Please contact the Superintendent or building owner to confirm that the Town of Richmond Hill services your building before requesting additional services.

    Waste Collection
    Collection is done on Tuesday only. Extra collections can be arranged directly with Miller Waste Systems at the building’s expense. All front-end waste containers must be provided and maintained by the building at their cost.
    Oversized Waste Collection
    Material such as furniture and mattresses that cannot fit into normal waste containers, can be scheduled for free collection. Collection will only be made from the waste collection pad of the building and must be scheduled in advance. Please speak with the Superintendent or Building Management to arrange collection. Specific collection days vary building-to-building for this type of material.

    Corrugated Cardboard Collection
    Cardboard is collected on Thursdays. The Town of Richmond Hill provides cardboard containers for free, and there is no cost for collection.

    Recycling Collection
    Recycling is collected using wheeled carts or front-end containers depending on the building. All recyclable materials can be mixed together in one container (except for corrugated cardboard). Place items loose into the bins, do not leave recyclable materials in plastic grocery bags.

    Appliance Collection
    Free monthly collection of fridges, stoves, washers etc., from your garbage collection pad. Please speak with the superintendent or management to arrange a pick up.  Collection dates will vary building-to-building.

    If you have any questions regarding these services, or to schedule a collection, please call us at
    (905) 771-8800, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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