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. 

 Bulk/Large item/Furniture Waste

The City of Cornwall does not collect waste that is not inside of a garbage bag or container. Large items such as appliances, furniture, mattresses, and other items have to be taken to the landfill at 2590 Cornwall Centre Road. For more information regarding fees and hours at 2590 Cornwall Centre Road visit the Waste Management Facilities Page

If your large item is still in good condition, consider contacting a local thrift store to see if it is eligible for donation.

For a fee, local service providers can collect and deliver your large item or furniture. The City of Cornwall will not be responsible for any charges associated with the removal and disposal of this waste.

Local service providers:

  • Service Master: 613-209-3820
  • Clean-all Environmental Services Inc: 613-932-5326
  • J&L Salvage: 613-937-5092
 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. 

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

  • April 10, 13, 24, 27
  • May 1, 4, 15, 18
  • June 5, 8, 19, 22
  • July 10, 13, 24, 27
  • August 14, 17, 28, 31
  • September 11, 14, 25, 28
  • October 9, 12, 23, 26
  • November 13, 16, 27, 30

The hours for the depot dates are as follows: 

  • Wednesday depot days: 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
  • Saturday depot days: 8:00 am- 12:00 pm

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 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, 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 

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: 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 children's 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. 

 

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: 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, 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 
Mattress Recycling  

The City of Cornwall currently offers its residents a mattress and box spring 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 box springs are accepted for at a flat fee of $15.00 per item at the landfill. 

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Waste Management Division
861 Second Street West, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
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