All County waste facilities remain open with their regular operating hours. Enhanced safety protocols are in effect. Reuse Centres remain closed until further notice.

The health and safety of the public and staff is the top priority at County waste facilities. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we collectively work through this challenging period together.

Questions? Please contact Solid Waste Services at 519.837.2601 or

Please use curbside collection services for regular household waste.
Although all County waste facilities remain open with their regular operating hours, residents are encouraged to continue using the curbside collection service for regular household waste. Trips to waste facilities should be reserved for the disposal of items/materials that cannot be managed through curbside collection services.
Follow these enhanced safety protocols at waste facilities.

The following enhanced safety protocols at waste facilities remain in effect:

  • Please use credit or debit for payment, preferably the tap function.
  • Maintain physical distancing, and be expedient on site.
  • The use of masks or face (mouth/nose) coverings is strongly encouraged.
  • As always, follow staff directions.

 The County owns and operates one active landfill site and five transfer stations.

Over the past three years, the County has buried an average of about 21,833 metric tonnes of garbage each year. In 2020, 18.47% less waste was buried than in 2019. 

Curbside Collection      Garbage Drop-off

Curbside collection service is provided to residents and businesses in the County. Curbside collection of blue box recyclables and green bin organics is on a weekly basis, while curbside collection of user pay garbage bags is on a bi-weekly basis. All residents and businesses can use County waste facilities to drop off garbage.

The County has a full user pay system for garbage. There is a fee for every bag of garbage picked up at curbside or dropped off at a waste facility. This system encourages people to practice the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) and gives them some control over how much they want to spend on their garbage each week.

Special user pay bags are required for curbside collection. Any item which does not fit within a user pay garbage bag will not be collected. Larger items may be taken to any County waste facility (fees apply).

If you are a new resident in the County, please feel free to contact Solid Waste Services with questions.






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