Did you know? 

  • The City of Cornwall weighs all inbound garbage to determine how much garbage each household is creating in Cornwall? 
  • The City of Cornwall weighs all inbound recycling to determine how much recycling each household is creating in Cornwall?
  • The City of Cornwall has an average garbage set out of 2 bags per week and one recycling box per week? 

 The City of Cornwall is continuously monitoring waste that is generated in the City of Cornwall. Under the Municipal Act, the City of Cornwall is responsible for all waste created by its residents. The City of Cornwall currently provides all residents with weekly garbage and weekly recycling collection. The City of Cornwall as a part of its Solid Waste Management Master Plan has created a Report Card, which shows how the City is doing with relation to waste management objectives. This report card will be updated annually as information becomes available. 

If you are looking for information regarding the City of Cornwall's Waste Management Master plan please view the information below regarding the ongoing outreach and public open house material: 

 Waste Management Open House Engagement Materials 

 The City of Cornwall hosted two Waste Management Open houses in July 2018. The following pdf materials listed below are those materials which were presented to the public for consultation: 


 Survey Results from the Public Waste Management Survey 

The Public Waste Management Survey closed to the public on July 30th 2018, the Waste Management department reviewed comments and data and compiled the data highlights below for the public to view. 

  • 85% of respondents were satisfied with the current waste, recycling, and yard waste collection services
  • 94% of respondents participated in weekly recycling 
  • 88% of respondents feel they know what belongs in the blue box
  • 98% of respondents participate in weekly garbage, with 
  • 51% of people feel there should be a bag limit in Cornwall 
  • 99% of respondents put out less then 6 garbage bags per week
  • 32% of respondents compost materials at home, 33% of participants would be interested in home composting 
  • 62% of respondents would like a green bin program, only 25% of respondents are willing to pay for the additional cost
  • 53% of respondents are satisfied with the current fees associated with disposal at the landfill
  • 85% of respondents are satisfied with the current household hazardous waste depot hours 
  • 57% of respondents do not use the bulky item collection at the curb
  • 82% of respondents said they would like a pay per use service for bulky item waste
  • 44% of respondents feel they do their best to reduce the amount of garbage at the curb

The City will continue to gather more information and use the feedback to update the Solid Waste Management Master Plan. 


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Waste Management Division
861 Second Street West, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
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Danielle Watson
Waste Management Supervisor
861 Second Street West, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-930-2787 ext. 2589
F.: 613-932-4506
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