Spring Clean Up - 2023

Champlain, April 25, 2023— The nice weather is coming! It is therefore very tempting to start the spring clean up and even some renovations. Especially now that we have more time for these types of activities. Please respect regulations and make sure you know when the special collections are.

Annual Large Waste Items—Special Collection

Goodbye to your sofa, your furniture, your mattress, and your non-refrigerating appliances that clutter your home. Place all items no later than 6 a.m. on the Monday of the respective week identified below and not earlier than the weekend prior to your scheduled pickup. No vehicles will return to an area if pickup has already occurred. Visit our website for a comprehensive list of accepted items.

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 7:00 a.m.


Special Collection Week

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

Week of May 8, 2023

L’Orignal (Ward 2) & Longueuil (Ward 3)

Week of May 15, 2023

Electronic and Electrical Equipment

Electronic and electrical equipment will be collected by Recycle-Action the same week as the annual large waste items special collection.

Please separate electronic and electric equipment from the other household garbage at the curbside. Visit our website for a comprehensive list of accepted equipment.

Building Materials and Renovation Waste Products

Please bring all construction materials to the municipal landfill. 

Construction and renovation materials will not be collected at the annual large waste items special collection or at the fall compost collection. It is also prohibited to set an open fire with construction materials made of or containing rubber, plastic, paint petroleum, tar, chemical wastes, pressure-treated wood, synthetic or man-made materials or any other materials considered to create excessive smoke or smell. Visit our website for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be on Saturday, October 7, 2023.

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, in partnership with the Town of Hawkesbury and East Hawkesbury Township, usually collects hazardous household waste for free at the sewage plant in Hawkesbury (815 Main Street East).  Visit our website for a comprehensive list of accepted products.

Municipal Landfill

Open every Saturday from May 6, 2023 to November 11, 2023 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The landfill will remain open on November 18 and 25, 2023 for compostable and organic materials only (branches, leaves, etc.

Residents can bring items to the landfill as per the list of acceptable materials via a pickup truck, car and trailer every Saturday from May 6 to November 12 between 9 a.m. and noon. Appliances (fridge, stoves, etc.) and tires with rims will be charged as per the usual fees. Visit our website for landfill rates.

Open Air Burning

Prior to burning any material on any property, an application must be filed by the landowner before a fire permit is issued. No burning permit is required for an open air fire when it is in a small confined fire, it is used to cook food or  it is in an approved outdoor fireplace and it is supervised at all time.

“With spring outdoor cleanup starting, we know some folks choose to burn brush and yard debris on their property,” explained Ghislain Pigeon, Director of Fire Service. Cleaning up debris and limiting the level of flammable vegetation surrounding your home is a good practice. But make sure the way you do it is safe—for you, your home, your neighbours, and the surrounding area.

A fire permit is required with specific conditions for burning. The permit costs $10 and shall not be issued for a period greater than seven (7) consecutive days. Burning (fire or smoke) must not create a nuisance to neighbouring properties. Open fires set directly to grass, weeds, leaves or other crops are strictly prohibited. It is also strictly prohibited to burn tires and household waste. All fires must be at a minimum distance of 100 feet from any building and can only burn one cubic metre of material at a time. Extinguishers or water must be available on site at all times during the fire and fires shall be supervised at all times and never be left unattended.

“Whether in the backyard of your home, the cottage or at a campground, make fire safety a priority,” said Mr. Pigeon. “Open air burning, especially if left unattended, can become difficult to control and can result in a serious widespread fire.”

More information about Open-Air Fire Permit

Visit our the Garbage and Recycling webpage for more information on the special collections. Municipal waste collection services are essential to the quality of life in our communities, to our health and to the protection of the environment. Thank you for helping to keep our Township clean and green!