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The Township of South Glengarry's contractor collects recycling at the curb weekly.

Collection is divided in 4 zones. Where you live will indicate what day of the week your recycling is collected. 

Collection Rules:

  • Your waste must be at the curb after 7 p.m. the day before your collection, or before 7 a.m. the day of collection.
  • There is no limit to the amount of recycling you can set out.
  • You can put all your recycling into the same bin: it doesn't need to be sorted.
  • Set out your recycling in a bin or box. It shouldn't weigh more than 50 pounds or 22 kilograms.
  • Large cardboard can be placed in a cardboard box, or tied together, with dimensions no bigger than 75 centimetres by 75 centimetres by 75 centimetres.
  • Check the Recycle Coach app if you're unsure
Buy a Recycle Bin 

Available for purchase at the Township office - 6 Oak Street, Lancaster (613)347-1166

  • Large Bin (22g/90L) - $10.00
  • Small Bin (14g/53L) - $7.00
Soft Plastics

Some soft plastics are accepted in the recycling program. Bundle them all together before you put them in your recycling bin. This will help the sorters at the recycling facility.

Soft plastics you can recycle:

  • grocery bags (except black)
  • bread and bun bags
  • produce bags
  • clean milk bags
  • clean cling wrap
  • sandwich/freezer bags
  • dry cleaner bags
  • apple and carrot bags
  • newspaper bags (without the newspaper)
  • cereal box liners
  • packaging air bags

Soft plastics that belong in the trash:

  • commercial shrink wrap
  • amazon/postage bags
  • bubble wrap
  • cellophane used in gift wrap
  • crinkly plastic
  • black plastic
  • non-food film packaging (building material bags, cement bags)
Winter Waste Collection

Winter poses many challenges – especially when it comes to waste collection. Please take note of these tips to ensure your waste is not left behind.


  • Waste must be set out by 7 a.m.
  • If it snows overnight, be sure to pull your waste out of the snow before 7 a.m.
  • If more than 5 centimetres of snow is expected, please wait until morning to shovel out a spot and set out your waste.


  • Place bins and bags in your shovelled-out driveway 
  • Waste should never be placed on the sidewalk, as it creates a hazard for pedestrians and snow plow operators.
  • Waste should never be placed on the road, as it creates a hazard for drivers and snow plow operators.

Waste will be left behind if it is placed on a snowbank, is buried in the snow, or is frozen into the bin.

Everyone deserves a safe work environment. Waste rules are in place to ensure the health and safety of waste collection staff. When waste is left behind, it is often because it is unsafe for the contractor to collect. 

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Please fill out the information below if we have missed a garbage, recycling or yard waste.

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