When do I have to start using clear bags for garbage?

Starting on January 1, 2022 garbage put at the curb for collection must be in clear, colourless bags – with the exception of one ‘privacy’ bag per week that can be in an opaque, non-transparent (ie. black, white, green, etc) bag.

We encourage you to transition to using clear bags for garbage now, before it is required, to give yourself time to adjust to using the clear bags.

The next time you’re at a grocery or home supply store, have a look for clear garbage bags. Pick up a box to try for yourself so that your household is ready and used to using clear bags and recycling all you can before the new year.