Garbage and Recycling

Garbage bags

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Regular Collection Weekly Schedule for Garbage and Recycling

 Your blue bin, recycling bags and garbage must be set out by 7:00 a.m. on collection day.




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



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: 

  1. One container of 178 L 3/4 full
  2. Two containers of 77 L or less
  3. One or two bags of 77 L or less
Maximum of bin of 178 L, 2 container of 75 L or 2 bags

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 stickted 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).

How to discard the following materials and items?

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

Building materials and renovation waste productsBring it to the municipal landfill
Computer equipment, television, phones, printers and other electronic and electrical equipmentElectronic and electrical equipment collection
Flammable items, pesticides, garden products, automotive products, paints, glue, and other household hazardous wasteHousehold hazardous waste collection
Appliances and furnitureAnnual large waste items special collection  (maximum of 4)
Dead leaves, grass and cedar clippingsAnnual large waste items special collection, fall collection or bring it to the municipal landfill 
TiresBring it to the municipal landfill
StyrofoamBring it to Recycle-Action
Household waste over the weekly limitPurchase garbage tags ou bring it to the municipal landfill

Recyling Regular Collection

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.

Each new construction is allowed a free blue bin offered by the Township (new construction, not new owners). 

Accepted Materials in Recycling Bin

Paper and Cardboard

  • Newspapers, flyers, magazines
  • Paper sheets, envelopes and paper bags
  • Books and phonebooks
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Egg cartons
  • Gable top milk and juice cartons
  • Aseptic containers (Tetra Pak Type)


  • Bottles, containers and wrappings for food products, drinks, cosmetics, personal hygiene products and household cleaning products featuring one of these symbols:

Recycling number 1 symbolRecycling number 2 symbolRecycling number 5 symbolRecycling number 7 symbol

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


  • aliminium foil and containers
  • Aluminium bottles and cans
  • Tin cans
  • Caps and lids

Please rince containers

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

Accepted Materials List 

 Annual Large Waste Items - Special 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.

2021 Annual Large Waste Items

Vankleek Hill (Ward 1) and West Hawkesbury (Ward 4)

South of Greenlane Road East and West including that section of Provincial Highway 34 to Provincial Highway 417 (including Greenlane Road East and West)

The week of May 10, 2021

L'Orignal (Ward 2) and West Hawkesbury (Ward 4)

North of Greenlane Road East and West including that section of Provincial Highway 34 (excluding Greenlane Road East and West)

The week of May 17, 2021
Longueuil (Ward 3) The week of May 24, 2021

Place all items no later than 6 a.m. on the Monday of the respective week identified above and not earlier than the weekend prior to your scheduled pickup
No vehicles will return to an area if pickup has already occurred.

Accepted Materials

These guidelines will be striclty enforced.

Accepted Check markRefused Prohibited sign
  • Residential articles (equivalent of four pieces of furniture/appliance)
  • Refrigerator coolant (Freon) must be removed and the appliance must be tagged by a licensed contractor
  • All compostable material must be in biodegradeable bags
  • Tree limbs must be bundled and tied together(maximum 2 feet by 6 feet)
  • Too much material
  • Refrigerator with Freon
  • Tires
  • Construction Waste
  • Commercial, industrial, agricultural waste
  • Hazardous waste items (corrosive, flammable, poison)
  • Broken glass and mirror

Electronic and Electrical Equipment

Logo of Recyle-ActionElectronic & electrical equipement will be collected by Recycle-Action the same week identified above. Please separate electronic and electric equipment from the other household garbage at the curbside.

Please help us to help you!

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

Should you have any questions regarding pickup dates and which articles will be picked up during this curbside collection day, please call the municipal office at 613 678-3003.

Map of the roads divided by collection weeks

Important - Municipal Landfill Site

Residents can bring items to the landfill as per the list of acceptable materials via pickup truck, car and trailer starting Saturday, May 1. Appliances (fridge, stoves, etc.) and tires with rims will be charged as per the usual fees.


1897 Cassburn Road, L'Orignal, ON K0B 1K0
Open from May 1 to November 6
Saturday morning 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

See rates here

 Electronic Waste Collection & 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

Fall Collection

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 1st to November 6th..

  • All compostable material are to be placed at the curbside (or edge of road) beginning on the Monday before 7:00 a.m. of the pickup week.  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.

Drop Off at Municipal Landfill

Champlain Township has improved measures for disposing of compostable products and dead leaves at the municipal landfill site. Compostable material (leaves, grass and cedar clippings) may be dropped off free of charge if contained in paper bags. Branches may also be dropped off, but need to be bundled up in a package not exceeding 6 feet in length.

Special notice

The municipal landfill site (located at 1897 Cassburn Road) is open on Saturday mornings, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, from May 2 to November 7, 2020; this closing date is valid for dry construction materials. You can still bring your leaves and small branches on Saturday November 13 and November 20, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Proof of residence will be required.

Household Hazardous Waste

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 twice a year.


Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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

It is free. A proof of residence required

Special Notice
As a result of the COVID-19 here are the following precautions to be

  1. All persons are to wear a mask;

  2. Hazardous products are NOT to be inside the vehicle but in the trunk or truck bed;

  3. Follow social distancing if you have to leave your vehicle.

Details and list of accepted products



Residents can bring items to the landfill as per the list of acceptable materials via pickup truck, car and trailer starting Saturday, May 1. Appliances (fridge, stoves, etc.) and tires with rims will be charged as per the usual fees.


1897 Cassburn Road, L'Orignal, ON K0B 1K0
Open from May 1 to November 6
Saturday morning 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Strict protocols are put in place to ensure the safety of employees and residents:

  • We ask that you do not access the perimeter if you have the following symptoms: fever and/or cough and if you have had close personal contact with a known or suspected case of Covid-19;
  • Upon arrival, residents are asked to stay in their vehicles and line up to access the landfill;
  • Proof of residence (e.g. driver's licence, tax bill) will be requested upon arrival;
  • Keeping a distance of at least 2 arms lengths (approximately 2 metres) from others, as much as possible.

We thank you for your patience and for respecting our employees.

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 plastic biodegradable bags or 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

 *Prices are given for information purposes and may be changed without notice. Please refer to the "User Fees" document for current rates.

Holiday Collection Schedule, Christmas Trees Collection and Holiday Recycling Tips

This year, the holidays will not affect regular collections. They will occur as usual.

Christmas Trees Collection

This special collection takes place on the week of:

January 3, 2021

Place your Christmas tree no later than 7 a.m. on the Monday. No vehicle will return to an area if pickup has already occured. 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.


Accepted Recyling Holiday Materials
Accepted Check markRefused  Prohibited sign
  • 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
  • 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



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