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Garbage, Recycling, Composting

The City of Brockville’s contractor collects garbage and recycling at the curb once a week.

Collection is divided into four zones. Where you live will indicate what day of the week your garbage is collected. Garbage and recycling are collected on the same day according to your collection schedule.

Garbage Collection Requirements

Bag Tags and Large Item Tags

When you want to place more bags than the permitted limit, you must attach a green bag tag. Green bag tags are sold individually for $3.

When you want to dispose of a large item (such as couches, dressers, chairs, mattresses, box springs, tables, etc.) you must attach an Orange Large Item Tag. Please check “What Goes Where?” on the Recycle Coach App to see if your large item is acceptable for collection. Orange Large Item Tags are sold individually for $10.

Green Bag tags and Orange Large Item Tags can be purchased at the following locations:

  • City Hall
  • Metro
  • Superstore
  • Canadian Tire
  • Home Hardware
  • Gord Watts Municipal Centre
  • Local Convenience Store
  • Quickie Convenience Stores

Wintertime Garbage Collection

The winter months can be challenging for your waste and recycling collector. Following the suggestions below can make their job easier, safer, more efficient, and will reduce late and missed collection:

  • Place your waste at the end of your cleared driveway or shoveled out part of the boulevard.
  • Waste should not be placed on the road or sidewalk as it creates a hazard for pedestrians and snow plow operators.
  • Don’t leave your waste on your front lawn, steps, against your house, on top of or behind snowbanks, away from the curb, or where it cannot be accessed by the collectors without difficulty.

Please consider that the collectors are coming from the roadside and place waste where it can easily be accessed without the collectors having to climb through snow or leave the roadside and go onto your property.

Your waste may be left behind if it cannot be safely and easily accessed.

Items Not Accepted for Collection

Not all items are acceptable for curbside pick up. Here are some examples:

  • Appliances
  • Air conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Auto parts
  • Fuel tanks
  • Pools and pool liners
  • Hazardous waste
  • Propane tanks
  • Needles (please use a Sharps program)
  • Electronics (computers, TVs, radios, speakers, printers, etc.)
  • Demolition, construction, and renovation materials (drywall, lumber, windows, doors, shingles, stones, bricks, tiles, cupboards, cabinets, etc.)
  • Large metal items (these can be brought to Waste Management or to a scrap metal recycler)

Some of these items require special disposal or may be brought to the Waste Management transfer station for a fee. Please contact beforehand.

Why Wasn’t My Waste Collected?

If your waste was not collected, please see the following list for possible reasons:

  • Extra bags (above the one bag limit) did not have tags
  • Bag was overweight (maximum 50 pounds)
  • Waste was set out late to the curb (after the trucks went by). Collection starts at 7:00 am
  • Waste improperly placed (example: behind snowbanks)
  • Collection schedule delays (due to a holiday or unforeseen circumstances). Download the Recycle Coach app for updates
  • Unacceptable materials in the recycling
  • Unacceptable items at the curb (appliances, household hazardous waste, tree branches, etc.)
  • Recycling was placed out in a plastic bag instead of a bin

If none of the reasons above apply, please contact the contracted collector.

For curbside collection issues, please call the contracted collector:

Contracted Waste Collector:
L.A. Knapp Inc. 613-345-1941

Recycling Collection Requirements

Please check “What Goes Where?” on the RecycleCoach App to see what is acceptable for recycling collection.

Some items require special disposal or may be brought to the Waste Management Transfer Station for a fee.

What is Recycling?

The following items are accepted in the recycling program:

  • Empty plastic containers including plastics numbered 1 through 7
  • Glass containers
  • Steel and aluminum cans, containers, pans, and clean foil
  • Empty and dry paint cans, aerosol cans with lids off, and jar lids
  • Newspaper, flyers, magazines, and catalogues
  • Soft cover books, paper, and clean boxes
  • Food and beverage cartons (milk, juice, broth, soup etc.)
  • Corrugated cardboard (must be folded and cut into bundles less than 76 centimetres (30 inches) in any dimension)

Not all items are acceptable for curbside pick up. Here are some examples:

  • Styrofoam
  • Ceramics
  • Film plastic (bags, shrink wrap)
  • Windows and tempered glass
  • Toys
  • Footwear and clothing (please donate instead)
  • Pots and pans (please donate)
  • Oversized plastic pails or buckets
  • Laundry baskets
  • Products with mixed materials
  • Chip bags
  • Coffee cups
  • Soiled Cardboard (pizza boxes, coffee cups, take out boxes)
  • Broken glass (securely place in a box, tape up, and place beside your garbage bag with a note saying “Broken Glass”)

Please check “What Goes Where?” on the RecycleCoach App to see what is acceptable for recycling collection.

Wintertime Recycling Collection

Same as above.

For curbside collection issues, please call the contracted collectors:

Contracted Waste Collector:
L.A. Knapp Inc. 613-345-1941

Leaf and Yard Compost Site

The City of Brockville operates a Compost Site that accepts, leaves, yard waste, and brush materials. Material in plastic bags must be debagged and the bags removed from the site.

Brush must be debagged. Leaves in paper bags are accepted without the need to debag. Please no tape or staples on bags.

Grass clippings, sod, weeds, household organics, fruits and vegetables are not accepted. These materials can go in regular garbage.

Residents of Brockville are entitled to 2 wheelbarrow sized loads of compost for free per year. Residents are responsible to load and transport small quantities of compost by hand.

Compost Site Location, Hours, and Site Fees


Gord Watts Municipal Centre, 251 North Augusta Road
Brockville, ON, K6V 2Y2

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday:

  • April 3 to September 1: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • September 4 to October 27: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • October 30 to November 24: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm


  • April 3 to November 24: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Closed Statutory Holidays

Site Fees in Cash Only:

Tree Limbs, Brush, Hedge Trimmings (price includes HST):

  • Car: $3
  • Trailer less than 10 feet in length: $6
  • Truck, Van or SUV: $6
  • Car and Trailer: $8
  • Truck and Trailer: $11
  • Trailer more than 10 feet in length: $20
  • Tandem wheels: $20
  • Leaves: No charge

Compost Sales in Cash Only:

  • Pickup Van or Trailer: $25 per load
  • Pickup Van and Trailer: $40 per load
  • Single axle dump: $100 per load
  • Tandem axle dump: $200 per load

Dump trucks are loaded by the City by appointment only. To arrange call 613-342-8772 ext. 3220.

Regulations and prices quoted are subject to change during the calendar year. The City reserves the right to limit type or quantities of waste accepted, or of compost given or sold.

Fall Curbside Leaf Collection

In addition to the compost site drop off option, the City of Brockville provides two curbside fall leaf collections in 2023 during the weeks of:

  • October 23rd to 26th
  • November 13th to 16th

Please use paper bags or reusable containers only. Leaves in plastic bags of any kind will not be collected.

Place the leaves out at the curb on your regular collection day no later than 7:00 am during these two weeks, as your leaves are collected in a separate truck and may be collected prior to your garbage and recycling.

Christmas Tree Collection

The City of Brockville collects natural Christmas trees once a year for one week in January.

2023 Christmas tree collection will take place during the week of January 9th to 13th.

Please place your natural Christmas trees out by 7:00 am on the same day as your recycling and garbage collection date during that week. Be sure to remove all decorations, tinsel, and tree bags or it will be left behind. No artificial trees please.

To prevent Christmas Trees from being left behind, please ensure that they are not on top of a snowbank or frozen into a snowbank. This helps us collect the Christmas trees in a time efficient matter.

Please refer to the Waste Collection Calendar and Information Guide for collection dates.

Household Hazardous and Special Waste

Some items cannot be collected at the curb and must be disposed of properly. The City of Brockville hosts and annual Household Waste Day for these items.

The 2023 Household Hazardous Waste event is scheduled for Saturday August 26th between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm

The drop off event will be located on Crocker Crescent. Traffic will be one way. Please enter from the north on Broome Road and turn right on Crocker Crescent only and follow signage on event day.

Examples of household hazardous wastes are batteries, paints, motor oil, antifreeze, herbicides and pesticides, propane tanks, light bulbs, and prescription drugs, etc. When these products are disposed of in the garbage, poured on the ground or into drains, they can be harmful to our health and the environment. These items should be delivered to a stewardship retailer, if possible, or the Household Hazardous Waste Event.

More information on Ontario’s Hazardous and Special Products program can be found at Resource Produce and Recovery Authority website. Check their website for materials and participating drop off retailers..


Accepted at Dulux Paints at 7748 Kent Boulevard: 613-342-3762

Please always call ahead.

Prescription Medication, Needles, and Syringes

Accepted at the following locations:

  • Pharmasave at 173 King Street West: 613-345-3030
  • Shoppers Drug Mart at 126 King Street West: 613-345-1486
  • Shoppers Drug Mart at 2399 Parkedale Avenue: 613-342-6701
  • Rexall Pharma Plus at 30 Pearl Street West: 613-342-2672
  • Brockville Medical Pharmacy at 100 Strowger Boulevard, Unit 108: 613-498-1100

Needles never belong in the garbage or recycling. Several free programs exist for disposing of needles. Contact your pharmacy or local Health Unit for more information.


Accepted at the following locations:

  • Brockville Public Library at 23 Buell Street: 613-342-3936 (No automotive batteries.)
  • Gord Watts Municipal Centre at 251 North Augusta Road: 613-342-8772 (No automotive batteries.)
  • Various local retailers provide battery recycling, please check store policies.

Empty Oil Containers, Oil Filters, Antifreeze

Accepted at the following locations:

  • Billings Automotive at 1536 Highway 2 West: 613-342-4000
  • Riverside Ford at 25 Eleanor Street: 613-342-0234
  • Jiffy Auto Service at 500 Stewart Boulevard: 613-342-1661

Donation, Reuse, and Recycle Partners

Whenever you are throwing something away, please consider reuse or donation options for anything still in good, usable condition. Many charities and thrift shops in the Brockville area accept donations of items that are in reasonable condition.

Secondhand shops and charitable organizations

Please drop off donations during open hours only. Dropping off or leaving donations at these locations outside of open hours can cause issues with removal and may be considered illegal dumping. Please always call ahead to confirm items accepted for donations.

  • The Score at 260 King Street West: 613-345-5353
  • The Greater Good at 2400 Parkedale Avenue: 613-498-1985
  • May Court Thrift Shop at 75 King Street West: 613-342-2251
  • Habitat ReStore at 3039 Country Road 29: 613-342-3521
  • Salvation Army at 181 King Street West: 613-342-1616
  • Hock Shop Canada at 358 Stewart Boulevard: 613-345-2274
  • Thrifty’s In Tincap at 4501 Rowsome Road East: 613-341-7775

Electronics Recycling and/or Repair Companies

  • Waste Management Transfer Station
  • Eastern Independent Telecommunications at 100 Strowger: 613-342-9652
  • Habitat ReStore at 3039 County Roads 29: 613-342-3521
  • Staples at 2399 Parkedale Avenue: 613-498-2616
  • Compu-Silv Computers at 144 Waltham Road: 613-342-1377
  • Kinda Electronics at 176 King Street West: 613-342-9098

Scrap Metal Dealers

  • Zigman Metals at 700 Central Avenue: 613-342-2929
  • Glenview Iron and Metal at 2411 Lyn Road: 613-345-3263

Community Treasure Days

The garage sale where everything is free!

Brockville’s Community Treasure Days for 2023 are scheduled for June 17th and September 16th.

Waste Management Transfer Station

Residents may bring additional waste, construction and demolition waste, electronics, recyclables, and some other items that are not accepted curbside to Waste Management. Please call ahead for a list of accepted materials and fees that may apply.

Waste Management: 613-342-1081 ext 22
1380 California Avenue

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Solid Waste Bylaw

The City of Brockville has enacted a Bylaw to Regulate Solid Waste Management which outlines the rules for garbage and recycling management.

Recycle Coach App

The City of Brockville is proud to partner with Recycle Coach to provide you with access to information about your waste on your smartphone.

Download the free Recycle Coach App on your smartphone, tablet or use the plug-in below to set reminders, search instructions on disposing of items, get waste updates, and more.

Check out the discovery zone for educational recycling activities which come in free downloadable packets for kids, ages 3 to 12. Try the Recycle Right game and test your knowledge of what’s accepted in our recycling program. Find out if you’re really recycling right.

Click here to download for iPhone.
Click here to download for Android.

Engineering & Infrastructure

Jean-Paul Briggs

Solid Waste Officer

613-342-8772 Ext: 3220

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