Township Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This page will be updated regularly with any changes to township services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check in before making a trip to any of our township facilities to confirm operating hours.

Media Releases

Learn about how the Province of Ontario is fighting covid-19 and read up on the latest news releases.

Visit our Community News & Events Page for Township News Releases

Visit the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit for local health updates and information.

Business Support & Resources

The Province of Ontario has announced a Small Business Support Grant, with more information coming in January, 2021.

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Economic Development Department provides support throughout the County to local businesses.

Connect with South Grenville’s Digital Service Squad to learn about Digital Main Street programs.

Visit Grenville Community Future Development Corporation to access Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund.

Contact the Township office to get connected!

Township Services: Updated February 11th, 2020

Municipal Office

In accordance with provincial rules and regultaions, Our municipal office will be open during regular business hours starting February 16th. We still encourage residents to stay home, when possible. Please phone (613-658-3055) or email our office for assistance. Staff will be available during regular business hours and we may be able to help you remotely. All visitors will be asked to participate in contact tracing and follow recommended health measures.

Your 2021 dog tags and waste transfer station payment cards can be purchased through our online store and burn permits for 2021 can be obtained (at no cost) online here: For a list of retailers that sell township garbage bags, visit our waste collection page. Waste transfer station payment cards can be purchased through our online store or at Burchell’s Home Hardware.

Property Taxes

Residents are encouraged to pay tax bills through online banking where possible by setting up “Edwardsburgh/Cardinal” as a payee with their online banking provider, using your property roll number as your account number. Cheques can be dropped in the dropbox on the front door of our municipal building at 18 Centre St. or mailed to PO Box 129, Spencerville ON K0E 1X0. Staff can also help you to set up interest-free pre-authorized monthly payments if you would prefer to pay in installments. Effective February 16th, you may visit the township office during regular business hours if you are having difficulties paying taxes remotely.

Clerk Services

Please contact the Clerk at or 613-658-3055 x105 to discuss options for marriage licenses, weddings and civil ceremonies.

Recreation Facilities

The Ingredion Centre will be open on February 17th. Please view our public skating page for skate times. The Walking track will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. All visitors will be required to fill out a contact tracing form, practice proper hand hygiene and social distancing.

Public Libraries

For updates on The Spencerville and Cardinal Libraries, visit their website. Visit the Edwardsburgh Cardinal Library on facebook for regular live storytime events.

Waste Collection & Disposal

All garbage for curbside collection must still be placed in a township bag. Many of the retailers that sell these bags are open for curbside pickup and with extra precautions in place to enforce social distancing. If you are self-isolating or quarantined and unable to purchase these bags, we encourage you to contact the township office.

Waste Collections Canada reminds residents to make sure their township bags are tied tightly to prevent spills. Please protect your collector. Do NOT place used tissues and napkins in the Green Bin – these items often become wind-blown when the collector opens the lid or when emptying the bin into the truck. As a precautionary measure to protect the health of collectors who each handle thousands of receptacles a week:

  • Place used tissues and napkins in the garbage. Wash your hands afterwards.
  • Use liners for food waste placed in the Green Bin. Make sure your township bags are tied tightly to prevent spills.
  • Do not place waste loosely in garbage containers.
  • If you’re sick: place ANY item that has come into contact with your mouth, nose or eyes into the garbage – even items that you normally place into your Blue or Grey box (eg. water/beverage bottles, pop cans, milk/juice cartons, etc.).

The Waste Transfer Station at 1225 Scott Rd continues to be open to residents as scheduled on Saturdays from 8am-12pm. Pre-paid punch cards can be purchased through our online store or at Burchell’s Home Hardware in Cardinal. Cards are required to be purchased prior to depositing accepted waste at the Transfer Station.

For details on pricing and accepted items, visit

Fire Department

The Fire Chief would like to remind residents of the importance of complying with the open burning bylaw. Do not burn unless you are in compliance with ALL conditions of the permit and wind conditions are favorable. If the fire department is required to attend an unapproved burning complaint or an out of control open burn, the owner will be responsible for all associated costs as set in bylaw 2016-05. There will be zero tolerance for those who choose not to follow the rules. Burn Permits can be obtained online at no cost by visiting

Public Works

All Public Works activities are operating as scheduled. Snow removal services will continue, as needed.

Environmental Services

Visit our water/sewer page for information about our water sample drop off site at the Township office.

Our Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants are operating regularly. We do not anticipate any disruption to services. We recognize that residents are using more disposable wipes around the house lately as we all take extra precautions. Please be aware that no wipes, whether they say flushable or not, should be disposed of by flushing down the toilet. They may go down the drain with ease but have the capacity to bind with fats, grease and oils and wreak havoc on Waste Water infrastructure, clog sewer mains, Residential Sewer laterals and private septic systems. Unlike toilet paper, wipes are designed and fabricated to be durable and resilient. Toilet paper on the other hand is fabricated to disintegrate quickly. All manner of wipes should be properly disposed of with regular household garbage. Considering the additional stress of somewhat uncertain times, the last thing anyone needs to deal with is the additional stress of backed up sewers.