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Waste Collection

If you have any questions regarding waste collection, please contact Public Works at 613-257-2253

Canada Day Waste Collection - Waste & recycling collection will not occur on Wednesday, July 1st in Carleton Place. Please be advised that usual Wednesday route will be collected on SATURDAY,JULY 4TH. Please remember to have items at the curb for 7:00 am.

The household hazardous waste and compost site will remain closed until further notice.

Curbside collection of leaf and yard waste will continue and residents are encouraged to place their paper bags at the curb for collection.

three images merged household hazardous waste centre, yard waste in paper bags, signs at the Town's Compost facility


Download the free CP Waste Solutions App to receive information and reminders about waste and recycling collection.

Waste Collection Days - Map

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Garbage and Recycling Collection
Garbage and recycling items must be at the curb and properly tagged by 7:00 a.m to ensure collection

Garbage Collection
The Town of Carleton Place allows one un-stickered bag of garbage each week. Additional bags must have a sticker. Stickers can still be purchased at the Town Hall, the Shoppers Drugmart and at the Visitors Centre. Existing green stickers will be honoured until 2020. The only exception will be during the week between Christmas and New Years when 3 un-stickered bags will be allowed.

Large household items (ex; couch, chair, mattress, etc.) must have FOUR STICKERS attached for collections.

Appliances must have four stickers attached for collection. Any appliance containing refrigerant must be properly decommissioned and tagged by a certified technician indicating refrigerant has been properly removed.

Multi Residential Buildings - Residents residing in multi-residential buildings participating in the curbside collection program with five or more units are required to sticker all garbage. The Town of Carleton Place provides the property owner with garbage stickers annually equal to one bag per unit each week. Residents should contact their property owner to obtain allotted stickers. Additional waste such as large items shall be stickered in accordance with the municipal bylaw.


Residents can now place plastics #1 - 7 in the blue bin for collection as well as food containers, glass, metal cans, clean foil products, gable top containers, tetra packs, cardboard and paper

Uncollectable Waste

  • Articles which are not bundled
  • Articles larger than 100kg or 2.0m long
  • Large quantities of construction, renovation or manufacturing waste
  • Stones, earth, stumps, etc
  • Large quantities of dry wall
  • Yard waste
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Iron, steel, or scrap metal
  • Tires
  • Carcass of any animal
  • Liquid wastes
  • Medical wastes
  • Any recyclable material
  • Night soil and animal waste
  • Electronics
  • Any explosive or highly combustible material
  • Any material which has become frozen to the container and cannot be removed by shaking

Clothing and textiles and sports equipment
Call the Canadian Diabetes Association at 613-746-4633 for free pick up or deliver to one of the many local organizations who accept.

Metal Disposal
Bring to the Compost Yard from May to November - Bring to the Public Works Yard on Franklin Street (weekdays) from mid November to May

Electronic Waste & Recycling    
Residents can recycle electronics at three locations:

  • Public Works Yard at 97 Franklin Street
  • Transfer Station at 9871 Cavanagh Road 613-257-1195
  • Staples (555 McNeely Avenue, 613-253-2400)


Construction Waste
Residents are permitted a small quantity of construction waste at the curb provided it is equal to or less than an 80 litre garbage bag (no construction size garbage bags) and weighs less than 15kg.  Residents must sticker any bags over the one bag limit.  Any construction waste that exceeds those limitations must be disposed of by the homeowner.  

Residents can utilize the Transfer Station located at 9271 Cavanagh Road to dispose of any material except hazardous waste.  There is a fee to use the transfer station, residents can call (613) 257-1195 for hours of operation and pricing.

Holiday Garbage and Recycling Pickup
When normal pick up days fall on a statutory holiday (New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) the garbage and recycling collection for that day will occur the following day.

Household Hazardous Waste
The Hazardous Waste Facility located at 128 Patterson Crescent is now closed for the season. The facility will re-open in May 2020.

The Town of Carleton Place provides compost facilities for residents of Carleton Place for the disposal of grass clippings, yard waste, and branches under 6 inches in diameter.  Compost material must be loose or in paper bags.  No plastic bags!  The Compost Yard is located at 128 Patterson Crescent is currently closed.

Backyard Compost Rebate Program - In an effort to reduce the amount of waste at the curb each week the Public Works Department will be providing residents a $40 rebate for the purchase of a backyard composter.  Resident may purchase a backyard composter of their choice, complete and submit the rebate form.

Compost 101 - We prepared this helpful tip sheet to get you started and keep you going. Composting is an excellent eco-friendly family project.  

Christmas Tree Collection
The Town provides curb side collection of Christmas trees to all residents of Carleton Place. Please place your tree at the curb side on your normal collection day. No garbage stickers are required for this service. Curbside Christmas Tree collection begins on Monday, January 6th and will run until January 17th.

Leaf Collection
The Town of Carleton Place collects leaves and grass clippings curbside during designated times in Spring and Fall only. Curbside collection dates are announced in Municipal Matters, on the Town website, and on Twitter and Facebook. Dates are subject to change.

Details on the 2020 Spring Leaf Collection program.

If you have any questions regarding Waste Collection, please contact Public Works at 613-257-2253