We participate in the "Pay As You Throw" (PAYT) waste management program. This program encompasses all garbage collection, recycling and landfill operations in Saugeen Shores.

Bag tag requirements

In order to have your garbage collected by Bruce Area Solid Waste Recycling, you must do the following:

  • If you are placing garbage bags, kitchen catcher bags, or shopping bags at the curbside, you must place a bag tag on the top of each garbage bag. Each garbage bag, whether it is a full or half full bag, must have a bag tag on it.
  • If you are using a container to hold your garbage bags it must not exceed 25lbs. The top garbage bag in the container must have a bag tag on it.
  • Large lose garbage outside of containers or bags will not be collected

View our household garbage requirements for more information.

Bruce Area Solid Waste Recycling will not collect garbage that is incorrectly stored, placed, tagged or does not meet weight requirements.

Bag tag costs and locations

You can purchase bag tags for $2.00 each.

Port Elgin

In Port Elgin, you can purchase bag tags at:

  • Giant Tiger
  • Circle K
  • PE Variety (Petro-Can)
  • Port Elgin Home Hardware
  • Ralph's Hi-way Shoppette
  • Rowland's Independent Grocer
  • Saugeen Shores Municipal Office
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Pharmasave
  • Walmart


In Southampton, you can purchase bag tags at:

  • Downs Pro Hardware
  • Lucky Convenience
  • Mac's Convenience
  • Martin's Home Hardware
  • Foodland