• The Ministry of Public Works is advising that effective August 6, 2018, Blackwatch Pass will be closed to traffic so that construction works can be conducted. The closure will be for an extended period of time. While Blackwatch Pass is closed the public is encouraged to seek alternative routes to avoid delays.


  • The Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs is advising that beginning Friday, August 10 the Central Bus Terminal ticket kiosk in Hamilton will operate on an amended schedule. Read more

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Holiday waste schedule

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Department of Waste Management, Ministry of Public Works, today advised that due to the National Heroes Day holiday on Monday June 20th, West End garbage will be collected on Wednesday and Thursday June 22nd and 23rd.  East End garbage will be collected on Tuesday, June 21st and Friday, June 24th.  Recycling will be collected on Thursday 23rd June in the west and Friday 24th June in the east.

Changes to waste collection days due to public holidays can be found in the 2016 Garbage and Recycling schedule, mailed to each household annually, found in the blue pages of the BTC phone book, or  down-loaded from

For further information about waste management join us on facebook at or telephone 278-0560.