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Changes to Waste Collection - Covid-19

The Town of Carleton Place understands that everyone is facing challenging times ahead and with so many of our residents at home with their families as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, Council has approved an important change to waste collection. 

Effective immediately, residents will now be able to place two (2) unstickered bags of garbage at the curb each week until further notice.  Any additional bags beyond the two (2) bags will require stickers (each bag cannot exceed 15kg).  Green garbage stickers will not expire and can be used as they have in the past. As the Town Hall remains closed to the Public, residents can purchase garbage stickers from Shoppers Drug Mart on McNeely Ave. Please Note: A minimum purchase of 10 stickers is required.

We would like to remind residents that all items must be at the curb by 7:00 am on your collection day. Collection staff are practicing social distancing and cannot take items directly from residents therefore, we request residents do not approach waste collection staff.  If you have a question or concern, residents can contact TES directly at 613-257-1195.

Residents are also encouraged to download the Carleton Place Waste Solutions App to be kept up to date with waste collection announcements, schedules, and disposal information.   The app is free and available through the Google Play Store for Android devices and Apple App Store for Apple devices.


Spring Leaf Collection

The Public Works Department will begin curbside leaf collection starting Tuesday, April 14th.  We are asking residents to place the leaf bags at the curb for collection in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Bags should be at the curb by 7:00 a.m.
  • Public Works will only accept items in paper leaf bags.  Items in plastic bags will not be collected.
  • Bags should not exceed 15kg
  • It is vital for residents to practice social distancing so please do not approach staff collecting yard waste bags.

In order to practice social distancing, Public Works is currently working at reduced staffing levels.  Please note there will not be designated days of collection; rather we will be applying resources as available.  As a result, it is it may take several days to collect yard bags.  We are appealing to residents to be very patient with us as we do our best to collect the overwhelming volume of bags from the curb!

The Compost Yard is currently closed and senior staff are working to determine when that facility can open in a manner that will be safe for our Public Works staff and the public.  Residents shall not deposit leaf bags at the gates on Patterson Crescent or McNeely Avenue.  Anyone caught dumping bags (which is prohibited by by-law) could be subject to a fine from our By-law Department.

If residents would like to continue to be informed on waste collection matters, please sign up for the Carleton Place Waste Solutions App which is free for Android and Apple devices. If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 613-257-2253.


2020 Bare Root Tree Program – Cancellation

Regretfully, the Carleton Place Public Works Department would like to inform residents the 2020 Bare Root Tree Program has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19.  We understand this is a popular program with our residents and we would like to encourage our residents to support our local garden centers this year for all your tree and gardening needs.  It is our intention for the program to return April 2021.


Compost Yard - Delayed Opening

The Carleton Place Public Works Department would like to inform our residents that the opening of the Compost Yard located at 128 Patterson Cres. will be delayed until further notice.  We understand residents are eager to use this facility however, the ability to operate this facility in a safe manner for both Public Works staff and residents is at the forefront of our decision.   We have consulted with our local Health Unit regarding this decision.  We will continue to monitor conditions and will open the facility when it is deemed safe to do so.

We will continue with curbside collection of leaf and yard waste bags until the facility opens.  We would like to remind residents that we are operating at a reduced staffing level at this time and therefore it is taking longer to collect the bags.  We are asking residents for their patience and not to approach Public Works staff.

With respect to brush and branches, residents are asked to neatly store them on their own property until further notice.


The Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 128 Patterson Crescent will remain closed until further notice. We understand residents are eager to use this facility however, the ability to operate this facility in a safe manner for both Public Works staff and residents is at the forefront of our decision.   We have consulted with our local Health Unit regarding this decision.  We will continue to monitor conditions and will open the facility when it is deemed safe to do so.