Recycling Drop-off

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.

When you take blue box materials to any of the County's waste facilities, the site attendant will direct you to labelled bins for disposal. There is no charge for recycling blue box materials. Sites collect recyclables in three streams: Containers, Paper Products and Corrugated Cardboard.

Prepare materials

  • rinse containers to remove food or liquids
  • remove plastic straws and place in garbage
  • leave lids and caps on containers
  • place the top of a tin can inside the can to prevent cuts to the sorters
  • do not place any sharp objects with your recyclables (e.g. broken glass, knives, needles etc.), as this is a serious health and safety risk to sorters
  • do not place materials in plastic bags

Separate materials and place in correct bin

  • place items loose in the bins, please do not leave materials in plastic bags

  • do not put plastic bags into the bins - they are not recyclable in the programme and contaminate the load

    • waste facilities have a dedicated container for plastic bags near the paper bin for your use, or take them home to reuse

Corrugated Cardboard

  • corrugated cardboard has a wavy layer between two smooth layers of linerboard
  • remove all contaminants (e.g. plastic liners, Styrofoam and food)
  • place flattened cardboard into the Cardboard bin

Shredded Paper

  • shredded confidential papers can be dumped into the Paper bin - please be sure not to throw in the plastic bag

By-law 4547-03 provides information for disposal at waste facilities.

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