Garbage and Recycling

garbage and recyling bin on the curb of the road, garbage truck coming to pick it up

On this page

  1. Regular collection schedule for garbage and recycling
  2. Garbage regular collection
  3. Recycling regular collection
  4. Holiday reycling tips 
  5. How to discard special items
  6. Annual large items special collection and electronic equipment collection
  7. Electronic waste and styrofoam depot center
  8. Compostable and organic waste collection
  9. Household hazardous waste collection
  10. Municipal landfill
  11. Holiday regular collection schedule and Christmas tree collection

 Regular Collection Weekly Schedule for Garbage and Recycling

Some of our trucks have a hydraulic arm to facilitate waste collection. Please ensure to:

  • place your bins in your driveway, on the side of the road before 6 a.m. on collection day;
  • allow 2 feet of clearance between each bin;
  • close the lid of the bin; and
  • place the handles and wheels facing the building.




Longueuil Domaine Chartrand (Ward 3)



Longueuil (Ward 3)



Vankleek Hill (Ward 1)



L'Orignal (Ward 2)



Hawkesbury West (Ward 4)
All roads and streets South of Greenlane Road East and West, including this one



Hawkesbury West (Ward 4)
All roads and streets North of Greenlane Road East and West



Check out the collection map to find out which day is the waste collection day at your address.

Garbage Regular Collection

How many bags, items or containers can be put out? 

Garbage is limited to 154 L per household per week, and an unlimited amount of recycling may be set at the curb. Items not contained in a bag or container will not be collected.

Garbage will be collected at residential properties if it's: 

Types of accepted garbage containers: 77L, 90L, 121L, 154L

  1. Two containers of 77 L or less
  2. One or two bags of 77 L or less

Garbage left in cardboard boxes will not be collected. Please do not tie lids to the garbage can and remove any bungee cords to avoid pitcher injury. 

 Excess Garbage

  • Excess garbage beyond what fits in your bin with the lid closed, must be bagged, tagged and set out beside your Garbage Bin for collection.
  • Garbage Tags are available for purchase at our municipal office at the cost of $3 per tag with a minimum of 5 tags per purchase.
  • Use a regular garbage bag for excess garbage and ensure that the Garbage Tag is stuck to the bag and is clearly visible.
  • Excess garbage and oversized items are different. The Township will pick up bulky items (appliances, furniture, carpets, etc.) during the Spring Collection (see below for more information).

Recycling Regular Collection

As of July 1st 2023, Circular Materials, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating efficient and effective recycling systems, is responsible for Champlain Township's Blue Box recycling program. Their contractor, Cool Containers & Rentals will be carrying out the recycling collection throughout the township. This new program is a provincial-wide effort aimed to create a stronger, consistent and more effective Blue Box service that will reduce litter and allow more materials to be recycled in more communities. For more information on this program:

Please note:

  •  This DOES NOT affect your usual collection schedule.


  • please ensure that your recycling is out by 6 a.m. on the day of your scheduled collection.

For questions regarding recycling, please contact Cool Containers & Rentals at 613-875-9110 or by email

Recycling container can be any color, as long as it is clearly identified as recycling, it could also be blue or clear bags. There is no limit of bags or containers for recycling.

Accepted Materials in Recycling Bin

Please bring all electronics and white styrofoam at the Depot Center (for free).

Paper and Cardboard

  • Newspapers, flyers, magazines
  • Paper sheets, envelopes and paper bags
  • Books and phonebooks
  • Cardboard boxes (Must be flattened in bundles no larger than 30"x30")
  • Egg cartons
  • Gable top milk and juice cartons
  • Aseptic containers (Tetra Pak Type)

Every plastic products featuring symbols 1, 2, 5, and 7:

  • Bottles
  • Containers and wrappings for food products and drinks
  • cosmetics, personal hygiene products
  • Household cleaning products

Please take off caps and lids.

No grocery bags, bread bags, chip bags, milk bags, stretch wrap, zip lock bags or cereal box liners.

  • Bottles and jars, regardless of colour
  • No windows glass or ceramics


  • aluminum foil and containers
  • Aluminum bottles and cans
  • Tin cans
  • Caps and lids

Please rinse containers.

Holiday Recycling Reminder

 Accepted Items
  • Wine bottle
  • Gift tissue paper
  • Glass jar
  • Non metallic gift wrapping
  • Food and drink can
  • Metal sweet container
  • Packaging box and toy box
  • Plastic bottle
 Refused Items
 Christmas tinsel
  • Old toys & clothes
  • Wine cork
  • Plastic utensil
  • Broken glass & broken bauble
  • Metallic gift wrap
  • Metallic bow & ribbon
  • Artificial tree
  • Natural tree
    See the municipal tree collection above
  • Styrofoam
    Bring it to Recycle-Action Depot Center for free, see below for more info about the Depot Center
  • Christmas lights
    Bring it to Recycle-Action Depot Center for free, see below for more info about the Depot Center

How to discard the following materials and items?

Click on the links  to learn more about our collections and services.

Building materials and renovation waste products
 Bring it to the municipal landfill.
Skincare and cosmetic products such as mascara, facial cream and eye liner. 


*Walmart Service Counter in Hawkesbury – Recycle in Beauty program

Computer equipment, television, phones, printers and other electronic and electrical equipment
Contact Recycle Action for recycling

Secondary disposal option
*Staples Hawkesbury accepts certain items
Dynamite, grey powder, rockets, firecrackers, ammunition or grenades.

Contact the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
 Flammable items, pesticides, garden products, automotive products, paints, glue, and other household hazardous waste
Bring it to the Hawkesbury sewage plant during household hazardous waste collection.
Aerosols (spray cans of paint, insecticides, pesticides, etc)
Preferred drop-off location
Annual hazardous waste event
Appliances and furniture
 Put it on the curb of the road on the appropriate week of the annual large waste items special collection (maximum of 4).
Extinct residue from the burning of coal and wood

Preferred drop-off location
Place in the ash container in front of the fire station at 780 Spence Ave. 

Secondary disposal option
Household composter or use as soil amendment
Vehicles, or any part thereof

Contact your Local Scrap yard
Car Batteries and household batteries

*Car batteries: Canadian Tire in Hawkesbury – MUST bring to service counter
*Household batteries: Call2Recycle boxes at Canadian Tire and Staples in Hawkesbury.

Secondary disposal option
Annual hazardous waste event
Dead leaves, grass and cedar clippings
Gasoline tanks and used/dirty gasoline. 
 4.7 Gal – 20 lbs BBQ propane tank
*In good condition

Preferred drop-off location
Return-to-retail (where you can purchase these propane tanks)

Secondary disposal option
Annual hazardous waste event
Light Bulbs
Neon, fluorescent, incandescent, halogen, LED, metal halide

Preferred drop-off location
Annual hazardous waste event

Secondary disposal option
Return-to-retail options being developed in 2023
Medical Waste

Restricted to unused or expired medicine (including inhalers) and sharps IF in designated sharps container. These designated sharps containers are available for free at pharmacies.

Return-to-retail - Contact your local pharmacist

*in Hawkesbury: Shopper’s Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Walmart Pharmacy, Medical Pharmacy and Pharmasave 

Secondary disposal option
Annual hazardous waste event

Fences, fence posts, fence wire, bicycle, Tin

Contact your Local Scrap yard
Oil filters, empty oil containers (30L or less), used oil, antifreeze and antifreeze containers from non-commercial source.
*Commercial garages must independently arrange for appropriate disposal of automotive waste.

*Canadian Tire in Hawkesbury – MUST bring to service counter
*No gas or fuel accepted (see below).

Secondary disposal option
Annual hazardous waste event
Paint, coatings, stains and driveway sealer
*Home Hardware in Hawkesbury
*No aerosols paints accepted

Secondary disposal option
Annual hazardous waste event
Printing Supplies
Toner, ink and empty cartridges.

Contact Recycle Action for recycling

*Staples Hawkesbury accepts certain items 

Secondary disposal option
*Manufacturers have mail-in recycling programs. Check online or call.
Propane tanks

4.7 Gal – 20 lbs BBQ propane tank

*In good condition

Preferred drop-off location
Return-to-retail (where you can purchase these propane tanks)

Secondary disposal option
Annual hazardous waste event

4.7 Gal – 20 lbs BBQ propane tank

*Heavily rusted or broken

Preferred drop-off location
Annual hazardous waste event
Off rim

*Most garages will accept old tires.
*Canadian Tire in Hawkesbury – MUST bring to service counter

Secondary disposal option
Bring to the municipal landfill.

Solvents, acid, bases and any household hazardous waste not elsewhere on this list.
Preferred drop-off location
Annual hazardous waste event
Bring it to Recycle-Action.
Any appliance containing freon
Fridge, Freezer, Air Conditioner

Preferred drop-off location
Contact Recycle Action for recycling

Secondary disposal option
If emptied of freon by certified technician, certain household appliances are accepted during bulky waste collection
Household waste over the weekly limit

Annual Large Waste Items - Special Collection and
Electronic and Electrical Equipment Collection

Municipal waste services are essential to the quality of life of our communities, to our health and to the protection of the environment. Let's work together to keep our township clean and green.

  • Only put the authorized items
  • Respect quantities
  • Stack the articles neatly

Electronic & electrical equipment will be collected by Recycle-Action the same week as the the large items, but  on a different day. Please separate electronic and electric equipment from the other household garbage at the curbside.

2024 Large Waste Items Collection Schedule per Ward

Large waste items will not be picked up at the same time as the regular garbage collection. Please make sure to place items the weekend before, and BEFORE, Monday 6 a.m. Collection Staff will not return to an area if pick-up has already occurred

Maximum Quantity

The maximum quantity of waste must not exceed the size of a pickup truck box (1.2 metres by 2.4 metres by 1.2 metres or 4 feet by 8 feet by 4 feet). Individual items may not exceed a weight of 150 pounds. Items that do not comply with the following mentions will not be picked up.

Vankleek Hill (ward 1)

From May 6 to May 12, 2024

  • Place all items between Friday, May 4 and Monday, May 6 before 6 a.m.
  • Vehicles will not return to an area if pickup has already occurred.

L'Orignal (ward 2)

From May 13 to May 19, 2024

  • Place all items between Friday, May 10 and Monday, May 13 before 6 a.m.
  • Vehicles will not return to an area if pickup has already occurred.
 Longueuil (ward 3)

From May 13 to May 19, 2024

  • Place all items between Friday, May 10 and Monday, May 13 before 6 a.m.
  • Vehicles will not return to an area if pickup has already occurred.
 West Hawkesbury (ward 4)
From May 6 to May 12, 2024
  • Place all items between Friday, May 4 and Monday, May 6 before 6 a.m.
  • Vehicles will not return to an area if pickup has already occurred.

 Accepted Items

  • Furniture
  • Refrigerators (Freon must be removed and the appliance must be tagged by a licensed contractor
  • Stoves
  • Dishwashers
  • Washing machines and dryers
  • Barbecue (with propane tank removed)
  • Air conditioners
  • Furnaces
  • Patio or kitchen set (1 table and 4 chairs)
  • Bed spring and mattresses
  • Couch
  • Barrels
  • Water tanks (emptied)
  • Metal
  • Tree limbs must be bundled and tied together (maximum 2 feet wide by 6 feet long)
  • Compostable materials (in brown paper bags)
  • Accepted Items placed in clear bags

Refused Items

  • Five or more pieces of furniture or appliances
  • Items with Freon
  • Tires
  • Construction and renovation materials (including rolls of carpeting)
  • Commercial, industrial, agricultural waste
  • Hazardous waste item (corrosive, flammable, poison)
  • Propane tanks and fluorescent tubes
  • Broken glass and mirrors
  • Animal carcasses
  • Dirt
  • Concrete, Stones
  • Vehicle parts or bodies and boats
  • Household garbage and food waste
  • Recyclable items picked up with regular recycling
  • Items placed in green or black garbage bags
  • Water softener, Pool, Spa, and accessories

Electronic Waste and Styrofoam Depot Center

Old electrical and electronic equipment that are not recycled are dangerous for the environment, the quality of the air, the water and also for the health of people. Protect the environment and bring your items to Recycle Action. It's free!

In a landfill, styrofoam takes thousands of years to break down. It is therefore better to recycle it.

Where to bring them?

Recycle Action
1301, Spence avenue
Hawkesbury, Ontario

Monday to Friday - From 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Which electrical and electronic equipment are accepted?

Technology equipment

CD-ROM drives, computer disk drives, keyboards, mouse, modems, terminals, microcomputers and minicomputers, monitors (CRT, LCD, plasma), personal computers (desktop, laptop, notebook, notepad), personal-hand held computers and printers (printing devices will include copiers, scanners and typewriters)

Telecommunications equipment

Fax machines, telephones (physical and accessories) including cellular phones, PDAs and pagers

Audio-visual equipment

Televisions (CRT, LCD, plasma, rear projection), audio and video players, cameras, equalizers, (pre)amplifiers, radios, receivers, speakers, tuners, turntables, video players/projectors and video recorders.

Compostable and Organic Materials Collection - Fall Collection

From November 4 to November 10, 2024.

As part of the continuing waste diversion initiatives of the Township of Champlain, please be advised that a special curbside pickup of compostable material (leaves, branches, grass and cedar clipping) will be made from November 4 to November 10, 2024.


  • All compostable material are to be placed at the curbside (or edge of road) beginning on the Monday before 6 a.m. No vehicles will return to an area if pickup has already occurred.
  • All branches shall be tied up in bundles no longer than six (6) feet in length and all leaves and grass are in brown paper bags.
  • The collection contractor will not pick up any other bag.

 Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday, October 5, 2024, 8 : 30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Household hazardous waste are items or objects that are harmful to your health and the environment if they are thrown in the trash or in the sewers. The Township of Champlain collects this hazardous household waste once a year. It is free. A proof of residence is required.


Hawkesbury Sewage Plant 
815 Main Street East, 
Hawkesbury, ON K6A 1B5


Accepted products are corrosive, flammable and poison product like the following examples.

Pesticides and Garden Products
Flea collars and sprays, mothballs, roach and ant poisons, arsenicals, fungicides, fertilizers, insecticides, weed killers (herbicide), molluscicides (slugs & snails), rat and mouse poisons.
Automotive Products

Antifreeze, automatic transmission fluid, battery and battery acid, brake fluid, car wax with solvent, motor oil (used and new), windshield washer fluid, auto-repair putty, fuel, gas, diesel, kerosene.

Household Cleaning Products
Ammonia-based, chlorine bleach, disinfectants, drain decloggers,
Paints, Solvents and Glue Products

Automotive spray paint, brush cleaners (with TSP), paint (enamel or oil-based). paint strippers (with sodium hydroxide), paint strippers (with methylene chloride), primer, stain/finishes, thinners and turpentine, wood preservatives.

Personal Care Products

Nail polish remover, unused over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

Miscellaneous products

Air fresheners, dry cell batteries, disposable butane lighters and cylinders, gas cylinders, fluorescent light tubes, energy-efficient light bulbs, photographic chemicals, lighter fluids, propane canisters, swimming pool chemicals, pharmaceutical products.

*No PCB’s, commercial, industrial, biomedical, radioactive, explosive, unknown waste or tires will be accepted.

Maps showing return-to-retail locations participating in HSP recycling programs.


Batteries – Call 2 Recycle  :

Recycling Drop-Off Locations Map

 Light Bulbs

Light bulb Recycling – Product Care :

Accepted products & pick-up service

Recycling Drop-Off Locations Map


Other HHW Recycling – Product Care :

Accepted products & pick-up service

Recycling Drop-Off Locations Map


Paint Recycling – Product Care :

Accepted products & pick-up service

Recycling Drop-Off Locations Map

 Municipal Landfill

Open every Saturday from May 4, 2024 to November 9, 2024 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The landfill will remain open on November 16 and 23, 2024 for compostable and organic materials only (branches, leaves, etc.)

1897 Cassburn Road, L'Orignal, ON K0B 1K0

Landfill Rates
Description Rate (cash only)
All tires – without rims – maximum 4 per person – must be able to leave name and address from who and where the tires came from Free
Compostable and organic materials (leaves, grass and cedar clippings) - contained in paper biodegradable bags Free
Branches - bundled up in a package not exceeding 6 feet in length. Free



Passenger vehicle/trailer

(All loads (excluding contractors) regardless of size/type. The vehicle/trailer will be measured and charged a rate per cubic foot.)

$0.65 (per foot³)
All tires – in excess of the maximum 4 per person – without rims $10 per tire
All tires – with rims $25 per tire
Items with coolant or refrigerant (air conditioner, refrigerator). Refrigerant must be removed and tagged by licensed contractor prior to acceptance $10 per item
Single axle vehicle (maximum 10 yards³) $150
Tandem axle vehicle (maximum 18 yards³) $260
Tri-axle vehicle (maximum 24 yards³) $350
Quantities dropped off in excess of maximum $15 per yard3

2024 Holiday Collection Schedule 

Some collections will be cancelled or postponed due to certain holidays

January 1:  Longueuil garbage collection postponed to January 2
March 29: West Hawkesbury recycling cancelled
July 1: Longueuil garbage collection postponed to July 2
December 25: Vankleek Hill and Hawkesbury West garbage and recycling collection ( around VKH) postponed to December 26

Christmas Tree Collection 2025


Place your Christmas tree no later than 6 a.m. on the Monday of the scheduled pick-up week. No vehicle will return to an area if pickup has already occurred. Ensure trees are behind the curb and not in the path of the snowplows.

Basic instructions

  • Remove all decorations from the Christmas tree.
  • Do not place the tree in a plastic bag.
  • Place the tree with the base facing the street.
  • Make sure the tree is not covered in snow and is not obstructing the sidewalk.
  • When snow is expected, make sure the Christmas tree is not obstructing the road to facilitate loading.

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