Garbage & Recycling/Diversion

image of recycling symbolThe Township Of South Glengarry Promotes the "Three Rs" - Recycle, Reclaim and Reuse

Please be advised that delays may be incurred due to changes in the Garbage and recycling pick-up route to the rotation of our landfills.

In order to minimize disruptions, we ask that recycling materials and garbage be placed out at the road by 6:00 a.m. on your scheduled pick-up day.

All garbage & blue box pick-up will be moved to the next business day whenever there is a statutory holiday.

Here is a list of the annual statutory holidays:

  Annual Statutory Holidays:  

Family Day

 Good Friday

  Victoria Day

July 1st

 August Civic Holiday

 Labour Day

 Thanksgiving Day

 Christmas Day

Boxing Day 

 New Year's Day

Garbage Collection Guidelines

Download the Garbage 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 no longer than 4 feet in length
  • Garbage should be as close to the road as possible.

Garbage Container Guidelines

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 centimeters (28 inches), a diameter of approximately 45.7 centimeters (18 inches) and must have a watertight lid and two handles, or;
  • A non-returnable plastic bag of 0.09 cubic meters maximum capacity and made from a minimum of 1 1/2 mil gauge material capable of carrying 27 kilograms (60 pounds) of contents without tearing. 

 Leaf and Yard Waste Collection

Leaf and Yard Waste collection will take place October 23rd to 26th, 2017, and May 14th to 17th, 2018, on your regular collection day. Leaf and Yard Waste MUST be in Paper Bags or Reusable Containers. A second vehicle will be collecting this waste, if it was not collected by the end of the regular scheduled day, please leave it out; the collection will continue the next day.

No shrubs, large branches or bundles will be collected.

 Large Item Pick-up & Free Access Landfill Site Days

Large Item Pick-up will take place the week of May 28th, 2018, on your regular collection day.  These items may include furniture, mattresses, toilets, carpeting, BBQ (no propane tank), stove, fridge (must be tagged with freon removed).

Items that will not be collected:
Construction material
Propane tanks
Hazardous waste

An item not listed?  Please call the Township of South Glengarry at 613-347-1166 or email us.
Free Access Landfill Site Days for registered residents of South Glengarry will be on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at the North Lancaster site.
Saturday, May 26th and Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 for Beaver Brook and on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 for North Lancaster.

All vehicles must be registered with the Township of South Glengarry, in the office (Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm) or at the landfill site.  Both locations accept cash or cheque.

 E-Waste / Household Hazardous Waste Day

The Township of South Glengarry's Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held on September 15th, 2018 at Smithfield Park in Lancaster, ON, from 8 am to 12 pm (noon).

E-waste can be brought to South Glengarry's landfill sites throughout the year.  

Beaver Brook - Tuesday and Saturday (9am-5pm) from October 1 to May 31

North Lancaster - Thursday and Saturday (9am-5pm) from June 1 to September 30

South Glengarry 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 (no e-waste as we accept this at our landfill sites) at no charge as long as valid ID is presented to the attendant.  

Visit the Cornwall Hazardous Waste Website for a list of dates.

Recycling Guidelines

Download the Recycling Tag
Download the Recycling Brochure
Download the August 2018 - July 2019 Collections Calendar

 Waste Recycling Strategy

The Township has completed a Waste Recycling Strategy Plan to assist us in our 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.


Provincial funding to support waste management programs is based on the success of our recycling program - we need to do better - and we can with your help. The Final Waste Recycling Strategy Report is available to download.