Did you Know?

  • The City of Cornwall recycled 667 tonnes of wood last year which went into wood chips for landscaping in Ontario
  • Last year the City of Cornwall recycled 23 tonnes of tires which went to creating rubber play equipment pads in Ontario
  • The City of Cornwall operates a Paint Reuse Centre where the public can come and collect used paint, stain, coatings, or sealants for free?

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. 

Leaf and Yard Waste Collection 

 The City of Cornwall currently offers a 17 week leaf and yard waste collection. Eight weeks of collection are offered from April until the end of May and eight weeks are offered from September to the end of November. There is no collection from June to September. To find out more information about collection dates check the Waste Collection Calendar. 

The City of Cornwall currently also offers one additional week of leaf and yard waste collection during Jan

uary for the collection of christmas trees, wreaths, and garland.

Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Requirements

Time: 

Leaf and Yard Waste is collected seasonally in the City of Cornwall, there is currently no limit to the amount of paper bags or containers you can put at the road. Leaf and Yard Waste collection occurs on the same day as 

your weekly garbage and recycling during its collection period. All leaf and yard waste must be put to the curb for collection after 7:00 pm the day before collection or before 7:00 am the day of collection. For example if leaf and yard waste collection happened on Monday, a resident could place their leaf and yard waste out after 7:00 pm on Sunday, but before 7:00 am on Monday. 

Helpful Hint: To prevent paper bags from getting wet underneath, you can use labelled reuable containers or you can place the paper bags on top of a plastic tarp. This prevents the paper bags from breaking when collected by the pitchers. 

Size and Weight: 

Leaf and Yard waste collection must follow the following size and weight requirements: 

  • All leaf and yard waste must be under 27 kgs (60lbs)
  • All bundled branches must be placed out in 1 meter long by 3 feet wide sections
  • All yard waste must be placed out in paper leaf and yard waste bags or in a labelled reusable container for collection
  • Christmas trees will not be collected if stuck to or on top of a snow bank, shovel out an area prior to setting your tree out for collection. 

Restrictions:  

Leaf and Yard waste paper bags or containers that contain the following will not be collected: 

Pile of fall leaves that have just been raked

  • Animal feces
  • Dirt/Soil
  • Sod
  • Flower pots and plastic trays
  • Kitchen organic waste (food scraps) 
  • Root balls 
  • Tree trunks 
  • Stumps 
  • Large branches 
  • Plastic bags 
  • Glass 
  • Gravel/Stone

Large Item/Bulky Item Collection 

The City currently offers Bulky item collection with weekly garbage collection. 

Large Item/ Bulky Item Collection Requirements 

Time: 

Large item/Bulky Waste is collected weekly  in the City of Cornwall, there is currently no limit to the amount of bulky waste you can put at the road. Bulky Waste/ large item collection occurs on the same day as your weekly garbage and recycling. All large item/bulky waste must be put to the curb for collection after 7:00 pm the day before collection or before 7:00 am the day of collection. For example if bulky item/large item collection happened on Monday, a resident could place their large items out after 7:00 pm on Sunday, but before 7:00 am on Monday. 

Size and Weight: 

Large Item/Bulky Item Collection must follow the following size and weight requirements: 

  • Under 27 kgs (60lbs)
  • No Large then 5 ft in any dimension 

Restrictions: 

The following items will not be collected as Large Item and Bulky waste: 

  • Mattresses
  • Pull out / Roll away couches/beds
  • Bed frames 
  • Appliances 
  • Items on top of snow banks 
  • Construction or demolition waste
  • Bathroom vanities 
  • Counter tops 
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Flooring (includes carpeting) 
  • Metal pipes 
  • Car parts 
  • Mechanical equipment 
  • Shopping Carts
  • Insulation 
  • Roofing materials 
  • Wood/decking 
  • Siding 
 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 Depot Collection Requirements 

Time: 

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

The hours for the depot dates are as follows: 

  • Wednesday Depot Days hours are 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
  • Saturday Depot Days hours are 8:00 am- 12:00 pm

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

Size and Weight: 

All materials that are recieved 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 27 kgs (60lbs) 

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 open to the public during the same hours as Household Hazardous Waste Depot. Residents can go through left over paint, stain, selant, and coatings and take some home to use if they wish. The City of Cornwall does not guarenttee the quality of the products and offers them for free to residents. 

 Tire Recycling 

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 and accepts 4 tires per year from each residental address for no charge. 

 

Tires accepted in the program consist of the following: Pile of tires

  • 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 childrens playgrounds around Ontario. 

Wood Waste Recycling 

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. Pile of wood recycling at Cornwall landfill

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. 

 

Electronics accepted in the program consist of the following: Pile of TVs and Electronics for recycling

  • 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, protable 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 devlices 
  • Vehicle Audio/Video Systems (aftermarket) 
  • Cellular Devices 
Mattress Recycling  

The City of Cornwall currently offers its residents a mattress and boxspring recycling program at the City of Cornwall landfill located at 2590 Cornwall Centre Road. As of 2014, Mattresses were prohibited from disposal at the landfill. Last year the City of Cornwall recycled 4,212 mattresses. Recycled mattresses are turned into running shoes and various types of fashion foot wear, and are also used as insulation in coats. 

 

Mattress and boxsprings are accepted for an additional $10.00 surcharge in order to cover recycling costs. Therefore if a resident were to recycle a mattress and a box spring in the City of Cornwall it would cost $30.00, the $10.00 minimum weight, and a $10 per mattress and boxspring surchage.

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