The City of Cornwall currently offers a variety of special diversion programs to help residents of the City of Cornwall divert their waste from the landfill, cut back on their number of garbage bags, and provide services to help manage waste in Cornwall more sustainably.

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2022 Waste Collection Calendar

 Household Hazardous Waste Depot 

The City of Cornwall offers its residents 24 depot days for Household Hazardous Waste. Between the months of April until November these depot days, located at 2590 Cornwall Centre Road offer residents a FREE way to dispose of household hazardous waste properly. The Hazardous Waste is either recycled or disposed of properly. Last year 62 tonnes of hazardous waste was recycled by the City. 

When the depot is open at 2590 Cornwall Centre road, residents do not need to report to the scalehouse, they simply need to follow the signage to the proper building to drop off their materials for free. 

Household hazardous waste is not collected curbside it must be taken to the depot located at 2590 Cornwall Centre road on the dates specified in the Waste Collection Calendar. 

Opening Dates 2022

  • Wednesday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, May 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 28 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 11 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, June 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 25 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, July 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 9 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, July 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 23 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, August 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 13 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, August 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 27 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, September 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 10 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, September 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 24 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, October 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 8 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, October 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 22 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, November 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 12 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, November 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 26 from 8 a.m. to noon

No hazardous waste will be accepted from any person outside of these dates or hours. 

Accepted materials

  • Paint: Latex & oil-based 
  • Corrosive: Vehicle batteries, drain cleaners 
  • Flammable: Lighter fluid, turpentine, gasoline, used oil 
  • Toxic: Poisons, bleach, pesticides, paints, cleaning fluids, antifreeze, full or partially full aerosol cans 
  • E-waste (Electronic Waste): Computers, keyboards, monitors, televisions (no wooden console). 
  • Light bulbs: Fluorescent tubes, CFL ("curly" type), incandescent light bulbs, halogen bulbs, ballasts (non-pcb), etc.
  • Other items: Oil filters, empty oil containers, reusable and single-use batteries (please keep separate), smoke detectors

Size and Weight: 

All materials that are received at the depot need to meet the following size and weight requirements: 

  • No containers larger then 55 gallon drums
  • In a properly sealed container, with no leaks, cracks, or contains a substance that could compromise the container
  • Weighs less then 22 kgs (50lbs)

Restrictions

Hazardous Waste that is brought to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot will not be collected if:

  • The container is unlabelled
  • The container or waste type is unknown 
  • The substance is inside a compromised container 
  • The container or substance is radioactive 
  • The container or substance is a biohazard
  • The container or substance is prohibited substance by provincial law (illegal drugs and substances)
  • The container or substance is nuclear waste

Paint Reuse Centre

The Paint Reuse Centre, located at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot at 2590 Cornwall Centre Road is closed due to COVID-19. Residents can go through left over paint, stain, sealant, and coatings and take some home to use if they wish. The City of Cornwall does not guarantee the quality of the products and offers them for free to residents. 

 Tire Recycling 

Pile of tires

The City of Cornwall currently offers its residents a FREE tire recycling program at the Cornwall Landfill located at 2590 Cornwall Centre Road. The Tire recycling depot at the landfill is open the same hours as the landfill.

Tires accepted in the program consist of the following: 

  • Passenger Light Truck (PL/T) Tires 
  • Medium Truck Tires
  • Off Road Tires < or = 1PTE
  • Off Road Tires >1 PTE
  • Tires that are on or off metal rims

The City of Cornwall recycled 23 tonnes of tires last year which went to construct rubber mats that are used in children's playgrounds around Ontario. 

Wood Waste Recycling 
Pile of wood recycling at Cornwall landfill

The City of Cornwall currently offers its residents a wood waste recycling program, where residents can delivered untreated and unpainted wood for $62.00 per tonne (rather then $75.00 per tonne) to the City of Cornwall Landfill located at 2590 Cornwall Centre Road. 

All of the wood collected is ground by a contractor into woodchips and used in large landscaping projects throughout Eastern Ontario. Last year the City of Cornwall recycled 667 tonnes of wood waste into woodchips, diverting the wood away from the landfill. 

 

 Electronics Recycling

The City of Cornwall currently offers its residents a FREE electronics recycling program at the City of Cornwall landfill located at 2590 Cornwall Centre Road. The electronics recycling depot at the landfill is open the same hours as the landfill and accepts an unlimited amount of residential electronic waste for no charge. 

Pile of TVs and Electronics for recycling

The City of Cornwall's Waste Disposal Site is open:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon
*Closed all statutory holidays

Electronics accepted in the program consist of the following: 

  • Display devices
  • Non-Cellular Telephones
  • Desktop Computers
  • Portale Computers
  • Computer peripherals (mouse, key board, speakers) 
  • Desktop Printers (scanners, copiers)
  • Personal/Portable Audio/Video Systems (docking speakers, portable speakers, MP3 players, digital video cameras, voice recorders, CD players) 
  • Home Audio/video systems 
  • Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) Systems 
  • Floor standing Photocopiers/Multi-function devices 
  • Vehicle Audio/Video Systems (aftermarket) 
  • Cellular Devices 

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Waste Management Division
861 Second Street West, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-937-1777
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