You & your neighbourhood

Be a good neighbour

Brock University encourages you to be a good neighbour in whatever area of Niagara that you choose to live. Your actions will help ensure that Brock students maintain a good reputation in our community.

  1. Introduce yourself when you first move in
  2. Pay attention to visuals and the look of your home (ex. Keep furniture inside, don’t hang signs or banners in windows, clean up bottles and litter, keep beer bottles out of sight)
    1. Follow garbage collection & schedules (see above)
  3. Follow parking & traffic rules
  4. Be discreet and considerate (casual swearing, drinking alcohol, or too much physical closeness)
  5. Keep it quiet
  6. Party responsibly. If you’re having a party, let your neighbours know.
  7. Be friendly — say hello!
  8. Handle problems politely

Download the Good Neighbour Guide

Garbage collection

As a tenant, it is your responsibility to properly dispose of any and all garbage.

Follow garbage schedule and rules

  • Familiarize yourself with what belongs in the blue, grey and green bins. The Niagara Region has an acceptable items list.
  • All materials must be at the curb by 7am on collection day, and empty bins/non-collected materials must be removed by 7pm the same day.
  • There is a limit of two containers/bags of garbage. If you have more than the limit, garbage tags can be bought at a variety of convenience store locations for $2.00. A full list of locations can be found on the Niagara Region website.
  • Garbage cans/bags shall not be larger than 90 cm (36”) in height and 60 cm (24”) in diameter and shall weigh no more than 50 lbs. when full.
    • Remember, by recycling and composting, you can reduce your garbage, save money and help protect the environment.
  • It is illegal to place household garbage in public litter bins. Anyone found dumping garbage illegally may be fined.

Recycling and organics collection services

  • If you do not have recycling containers (including blue bins and organic green bins), visit the Niagara Region recycling website.
  • Recycling is collected every week, with alternating collection of bottles/tubs/cans (blue bin) or paper/cardboard (grey bin). A schedule can be found on the Niagara Region collection site.

Are you moving out and throwing away large items?

  • Call Emterra at (905) 227-7771 at least two working days prior to your regular garbage collection pickup day to make arrangements, and they’ll take the large household items away on garbage day for free.
    • This includes televisions, chairs, beds, couches, stoves etc. but not extra garbage bags or cans.