Spring special collections and large garbage pickups will be ongoing throughout the region in late April and throughout May. Here is a roundup of special collections in the region.

Hawkesbury Special Collections

A special collection of scrap, old furniture and anything not considered as household waste will take place according to the following schedule: Please note that the special collection will be done from the west end to the east end of town.

Listed below are the special collection dates in Hawkesbury. For more details and specific streets you can visit the Town of Hawkesbury website at https://hawkesbury.ca/en/living/municipal-services/waste-and-recycling.

Monday, April 26, 2021 Main West (west of Cécile Bridge)

Monday May 3, 2021 Main East (McGill to Hampden)

Monday May 10, 2021 Main East (Hampden to Laurier)

Monday May 17, 2021 Main East (Laurier to easterly limits of town

Tires will no longer be picked up but can be deposited free of charge at Gilles R. Mayer Sanitation Ltd., 194 County Road 17, Hawkesbury from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that contact information will be requested at the time of the deposit for validation with the Ontario Ministry of Environment.

All electronic and electrical equipment waste can be delivered from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1301 Spence Avenue. For information contact Robert Lessard director of Recycle Action at 613-632-8508. Please note that the wood material waste from old sheds, construction remains, etc., and branches of tree pruning are not considered as rubbish and will be picked up at your expense. Branches of hedge trimmings will only be picked up if they are tied in bundles not exceeding six-feet long by two-feet in diameter. Also, please note that old cars are not considered as rubbish.

Refrigerator coolant (Freon) must be removed and the appliance must be tagged by a licensed contractor before pickup. Owners and tenants are urged to proceed with a clean-up of their property. The rubbish with electronic and electrical equipment must be deposited separately close to the sidewalk or the curb, but not on the street, during the weekend preceding the date of collection, not later than 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning. The collection will be made only once per street, but may be done on any day of the week. Please note the Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be on Saturdays, May 1 and October 2, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hawkesbury Sewage Plant, 815 Main Street East, Hawkesbury.

Champlain Township Special Collections

Champlain Township has announced the dates for the special garbage collection days in its four wards. It is a much-anticipated opportunity for householders to purge unwanted items, but Champlain Township, like other municipalities which hold such collection events, emphasizes it is important to put waste at the curb in keeping with the deadlines. Collection vehicles will not return to your street or road if your pile of trash was placed at the curb or roadside too late.

Annual Large Waste Items—Special Collection

Goodbye to your sofa, your furniture, your mattress, and your non-refrigerating appliances that clutter your home. Place all items no later than 6 a.m. on the Monday of the respective week listed below and not earlier than the weekend prior to your scheduled pickup. No vehicles will return to an area if pickup has already occurred.

Vankleek Hill (Ward 1) – Week of May 10

L’Orignal (Ward 2) – Week of May 17

Longueuil (Ward 3) – Week of May 24

Hawkesbury Ouest (Ward 4) South of Greenlane Road East and West including that section of Provincial Highway 34 to Provincial Highway 417 (including Greenlane Road East and West) – Week of May 10

Hawkesbury Ouest (Ward 4) North of Greenlane Road East and West including that section of Provincial Highway 34 (excluding Greenlane Road East and West) – Week of May 17

Building Materials and Renovation Waste Products

Construction and renovation materials will not be collected at the annual large waste items special collection or at the fall compost collection. It is also prohibited to set an open fire with construction materials made of or containing rubber, plastic, paint petroleum, tar, chemical wastes, pressure-treated wood, synthetic or man-made materials or any other materials considered to create excessive smoke or smell. Please bring all construction materials to the municipal landfill.

Electronic and Electrical Equipment

Electronic and electrical equipment will be collected by Recycle-Action the same week as the annual large waste items special collection. Please separate electronic and electric equipment from the other household garbage at the curbside.

Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste are items or objects that are harmful to your health and the environment if they are thrown in the trash or in the sewers. The Township of Champlain, in partnership with the Town of Hawkesbury and East Hawkesbury Township, collects hazardous household waste for free twice a year, on Saturday, May 1 and Saturday, October 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the sewage plant in Hawkesbury (815 Main Street East).

Municipal Landfill

Residents can bring items to the landfill as per the list of acceptable materials via a pickup truck, car and trailer every Saturday from May 1 to November 6 between 9 a.m. and noon. Appliances (fridge, stoves, etc.) and tires with rims will be charged as per the usual fees.

Open Air Burning

Champlain Township is advising residents to contact them regarding any restrictions governing open air burning, before starting any fires or burning brush.

“With spring outdoor cleanup starting, we know some folks choose to burn brush and yard debris on their property,” explained Ghislain Pigeon, Director of Fire Service. Cleaning up debris and limiting the level of flammable vegetation surrounding your home is a good practice. But make sure the way you do it is safe – for you, your home, your neighbors, and the surrounding area.

A fire permit is required with specific conditions for burning. The permit costs $10 and shall not be issued for a period greater than seven consecutive days. Burning (fire or smoke) must not create a nuisance to neighboring properties. Open fires set directly to grass, weeds, leaves or other crops are strictly prohibited. It is also strictly prohibited to burn tires and household waste. All fires must be at a minimum distance of 100 feet from any building and can only burn one cubic meter of material at a time. Extinguishers or water must be available on site at all times during the fire and fires shall be supervised at all times and never be left unattended.

“Whether in the backyard of your home, the cottage or at a campground, make fire safety a priority,” Pigeon said. “Open air burning, especially if left unattended, can become difficult to control and can result in a serious widespread fire.”

Always keep fire safety in mind, contact the township at 613-675-4727 for more information or any questions you have about open air burning requirements.

Visit the Champlain Township website for more information on the special collections.

Alfred-Plantagenet Spring Garbage Collections

The spring garbage collection in the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet takes place every spring. This year’s collection will be from Monday, May 10, to Friday, May 14 2021.

The maximum quantity of waste must not exceed the size of a pickup truck box and the weight of 150 pounds. Items that do not comply with the following mentions will be left on the site.

The following items will be picked up

  • Furniture
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Dishwashers
  • Washing machines and dryers
  • Air conditioners
  • Furnaces
  • Bed springs and mattresses
  • Barrels
  • Water tanks
  • Metal
  • And more

The following items will not be picked up

  • Construction materials
  • Animal carcasses
  • Dirt
  • Concrete
  • Stones
  • Hazardous products
  • Industrial waste
  • Liquid waste
  • Vehicle parts or bodies
  • Tires (free of charge at all time at the landfill)
  • Organic yard waste like grass, leaves, branches, trunks and stumps (free of charge at all time at the landfill)

Help us to Help you

  • Only put the authorized items
  • Respect quantities
  • Stack the articles neatly


Township of North Glengarry

  • The Spring Leaf and Yard Waste Pick-up day will be held on May 10, 2021.
  • The Fall Leaf and Yard Waste Pick-up day will be held on November 8, 2021
  • Recycle Your Electronic Waste

E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their useful life. Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.

Today, the electronic waste recycling business is in all areas of the developed world a large and rapidly consolidating business. Part of this evolution has involved greater diversion of electronic waste from energy-intensive downcycling processes (e.g., conventional recycling), where equipment is reverted to a raw material form.

The Township of North Glengarry – R.A.R.E. now has an E-Waste drop off.

You can bring your unwanted electronics such as: Televisions, Display Devices, Desktop Computers, Portable Computers, Computer Peripherals, Printing Devices, Telephones, Cellular Devices, Speakers, Audio & Video Devices and much more to:

Contact R.A.R.E. – Recyclage Alexandria Recycling (Équipe), 265 Industrial Boulevard, Alexandria, Ontario, K0C 1A0. R.A.R.E. can also be reached by phone at 613-525-5112.