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Frequently Asked Questions

What is my collection day for garbage and recycling?
The City is divided into five geographical areas for the collection of garbage and recycling, with each area being collected on a different weekday. Check the Collection Calendar to find out which day of the week your garbage is collected.

When should I place my garbage and recycling boxes at the curb for collection?
Place your garbage at the curb after 7 pm the night before or prior to 7 am on the day of your regular collection day.

Is there a limit to the amount of garbage I can place at the curb?
No, currently there is no limit on the amount of garbage that can be placed at the curb.

Can I place home furnishings (such as a couch) to the curb on my regular collection day?
The City's garbage contractor provides an "as encountered" heavy collection. Generally, this means that each resident will be allowed to put out their heavy refuse for collection on their regular collection day. There are some exceptions. Please visit the Garbage Collection page for more information.

Can I place old TVs and other electronics at the curb on my regular collection day?
No, effective August 1st, 2014, electronic waste such as old TVs and computers will no be collected at the curb. A designated e-waste container has been established at the public drop off site at the City Landfill. Residents can drop off their e-waste free of charge year round during regular City Landfill operating hours (7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday and 7:30 am to 12 pm on Saturday).  Several local electronic retailers have their own take back programs already in place.  For a list of accepted materials, visit the Hazardous Waste page. There are a number of other options to dispose of e-Waste. For more info, visit the Waste Disposal Alternatives page.

What do I with leaf and yard waste?
The City of Cornwall provides a special collection of leaf and yard waste in both the spring and fall. For more information, visit the Leaf and Yard Waste page. Outside of these special collection periods, residents are encouraged to use mulching techniques to reduce volume of leaves and use backyard composters. For more info on composting, click here.

How do I dispose of hazardous materials?
Household hazardous materials are accepted at the City Landfill Site on selected days. For a list of specific dates and accepted materials, visit the Hazardous Waste page.


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