Thanksgiving long weekend in Dufferin County to impact services

October 5, 2023   ·   0 Comments

Thanksgiving Monday takes place on October 9 this year. Here is what you need to know about Dufferin County services that day.

Dufferin County’s administrative offices will be closed on Monday, October 9. They will reopen on Tuesday, October 10 at 8:30 am.

Looking for some fall long weekend fun? Check out the Explore Dufferin Guide for events, day trip itineraries and more!

Waste Services
There will be no waste collection on Monday, October 9 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please place all garbage, Blue Boxes and Green Bins out for collection one day later next week. For missed collections, please call GFL at 1.888.941.3345 ext.1. Questions? Call Dufferin Waste at 519.941.2816 ext. 2620 or email

Residents are reminded that Dufferin County’s residential recycling program is now managed by Circular Materials, a not-for-profit producer responsibility organization committed to building efficient and effective recycling systems in Ontario and across Canada. For all recycling inquiries, including new or replacement Blue Boxes, please call GFL at 1.888.941.3345 ext. 1.

Never miss a collection! Download the Dufferin Waste app for weekly reminders, alerts and updates on special collections and events.

Housing Services
Clients of Dufferin County Housing Services can contact 519.941.8221 for after-hours emergency maintenance issues.

Within Dufferin County, there are emergency shelter options and resources to assist anyone experiencing homelessness. Resources can be found at

Ontario Works
Anyone in immediate financial need who is looking to apply for social assistance can complete an application online at or by calling the Intake and Benefits Administration Unit to complete an application over the phone at 1.888.999.1142.

EarlyON centres in Dufferin County will not be open or running programs on Monday, October 9.  Families are welcome to leave messages on social media or the Ask EarlyON phone line 519.938.0559, which will be answered on Tuesday, October 10. 

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