Garbage and Recycling

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Collection Schedule

Recycling and garbage are collected on the same day. Your recycling and garbage materials should be placed out at the road by 6:00 am on your scheduled collection day. Garbage is collected weekly and recycling is collected bi-weekly. The collection schedule and important information about garbage and recycling collection is included in the Township's annual Collections Calendar.

August 2019 to July 2020 Collections Calendar

Garbage Collection Guidelines

Full details about garbage collection can be found in the Garbage Collection Brochure.

  • All bags must be tied
  • No loose garbage
  • No heavy construction material or heavy metal
  • Do not use 45 gallon drums
  • Branches must be tied in bundles and be no longer than 4 feet in length
  • Garbage should be as close to the road as possible

The following types of containers are acceptable for garbage collection:

  • A receptacle manufactured and commercially available for the use of collection of waste with a capacity not exceeding 136 litres (30 gallons), a height of approximately 71 centimetres (28 inches), a diameter of approximately 45.7 centimetres (18 inches) and must have a watertight lid and two hands, or
  • A non-returnable plastic bag of 0.09 cubic metres maximum capacity and made from a minimum of 1 ½ mil gauge material capable of carrying 27 kilograms (60 pounds) of contents without tearing.

Recycling Guidelines

Every year the Township of South Glengarry develops a Collections Calendar (August to July) which details our recycling program.

Recycling will not be collected if it is in a large recycle bin (35 gallon bins). They are too large and at times too heavy for crews to lift. Recycling bins can be purchased at the Township office for $7, Monday to Friday between 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

If any of your recycling items are not collected you should receive a Recycling Tag indicating why the item was not picked up.

Waste Recycling Strategy

The Township has completed a Waste Recycling Strategy Plan to assist us in planning for the future. Through public education and implementation of new waste diversion measures, we can increase our diversion rate and save space in our landfills.

Household Hazardous Waste

The Township of South Glengarry holds a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day each year in September (see Collection Calendar for details). This year's event will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Smithfield Park in Lancaster (119 Military Road).

Common household hazardous waste items include:

  • Gasoline, oil and oil filters
  • Aerosol cans
  • Batteries
  • Propane tanks and cylinders
  • Paints, varnishes and stains
  • …and more!

The Township also has an agreement with the City of Cornwall for Hazardous Waste. All South Glengarry residents can bring hazardous waste to the City of Cornwall Landfill Site at no charge as long as valid ID is presented to the attendant.

Special Collections

Electronic Waste

Landfill Sites

Leaf and Yard Waste

Special and Large Item Collection

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