By-law Services, as part of the Community Safety and Enforcement Department, uses the Lot Maintenance By-law as a tool to ensure adequate maintenance and compliance of all properties.

We know that the last few years have been difficult and that an enforced cleanup is costly, so, the Community Safety and Enforcement Department would like to help the community by providing FREE disposal service days! Drop off your refuse and debris in the bins provided during our upcoming Clean Community Days!

Clean Community Days

Step 1: Pick up the refuse, garbage, and debris around your house. 

Step 2: Load it into a wheelbarrow, truck, or trailer. 

Step 3: Dispose of it at one of our Clean Community Days

 Saturday, May 25, 2024

 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

235 Welland Street near the Clarence Street bridge

Note: event will be over once dumpsters are full.

Items Allowed

  • Broken Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Water damaged books and magazines 
  • Broken toys
  • Broken lawn ornaments
  • Broken plastic pails and containers
  • Cushions and old lawn chairs
  • Even the kitchen sink!

Items NOT Allowed

  • Regular household garbage, yard waste, recycling and organics 
  • Propane tanks
  • Ammunition 
  • Leftover paint, paint cans, paint thinners, stains or varnish
  • Household cleaning products
  • Batteries and electronics
  • Pesticides and fertilizers 
  • Freon refrigerators and freezers 
  • Textiles 

Ways to help keep your community clean

  • Cut your grass.
  • Pick up garbage and refuse around your yard and dispose of it properly.

Follow Niagara Region's Garbage and Recycling regulations

  • Recycle and compost.
  • Place your garbage at the curb for removal. Have more than allowed? Buy a garbage tag and affix it before setting your garbage out.
  • Large items - call and schedule, then place at curb at the appropriate time for removal.
  • Household Hazardous Waste? Take to the Humberstone Landfill. 
  • Report illegal dumping. Call 1-800-594-5542 or use the Niagara Region Waste App. 

The Clean Community Project helps everyone 

  • Clean yards keep vermin away. 
  • Clean properties create pride in our community. 
  • Clean neighbourhoods promote a sense of belonging. 
  • Clean streets keep dust and objects from flying around in the wind. 
  • Clean buildings promote business.
  • A clean City promotes a desire to live, work, and play.
  • A clean City promotes tourism.