Garbage and Recycling

Recycling SymbolThe Counties owns an approved but as yet unopened landfill site located on Byers Road in the Township of Edwardsburgh-Cardinal. At present, there is no scheduled opening date as those municipalities which do not have active landfill sites of their own have been able to secure attractive agreements with private waste disposal operations.
Recycling and waste diversion programs are a requirement of all member municipalities.
The series of groundwater monitoring wells at ED-19 are inspected on a biannual basis and the Waste Management Steering Committee meets annually to discuss maintenance or planning issues with respect to the site. Recommendations of the Committee are submitted to the Public Works Committee for action as required.

Household Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste includes such items as paint cans, aerosol cans, batteries, motor oil, transmission fluid or brake fluid bottles, pesticides, herbicides and flammable or corrosive bottles. These are not recyclable and the landfill site is not licensed to accept hazardous waste. The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville hosts a household hazardous waste day annually. The details are published in local papers and information may be available from the Township office just prior to disposal day, which is generally held late in August.

Electronic Waste Recycling

Habitat for Humanity ReStores, including the one at 3037 County Road 29 in this region, accept as donations old, unused electronics. Learn more about what you can donate on their website.

Residents may drop off the following items free of charge:

Personal computers (desk and laptop), monitors (CRT, LCD and plasma), computer peripherals (keyboards, mice and cables), printers (desktop and label/card), drives, televisions (combination TV/computer displays, closed circuit displays), fax machines, cell phones, PDAs and pagers, cameras, equalizers and pre-amplifiers, receivers, speakers, tuners, turntables, VCRs, video players and projectors.

Electronics that are heavily damaged or components that are in pieces will not be accepted.

Scrap Metal

Zigman Metals, located on 700 Central Avenue West in Brockville, is a full-service scrap metal exchange site. Services include the scrap metal exchange, vehicle, steel and metal recycling. Visit their website for their Monday to Friday hours.