The Township's curbside collection bylaw requires that garbage bags or containers shall be placed on the street allowance before 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection for that particular street to ensure collection. (Bylaw 2019-64, s 2.6.) HGC Management will no longer return to streets in order to collect garbage/recycling because it was not placed out on time.

The Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal and contractor HGC Management Inc. serve all areas of the municipality with weekly curbside garbage and recycling collection.

Household garbage waste is collected weekly and recyclable waste is collected on an alternating weekly schedule for different types of recyclables. View more information on our recycling program.

Garbage collection

We collect regular waste (garbage) weekly through curbside collection. If you have concerns about your weekly collection or your home was missed, you can contact HGC directly at 1-833-425-2442 to speak with a representative. You can also report a concern to Township Staff online.

Regular collection days

You can find which day of the week your household should place your garbage out for collection depending on your location. View a map of collection zones.

  • Monday: Areas north of Glen Smail Road and west of County Road 44, including Spencerville
  • Tuesday: Areas north of Pittston Road and east of County Road 44, including Ventnor and Shanly
  • Wednesday: Areas north of Highway 401, and south of Glen Smail Road and Pittston Road, including Crystal Rock and Brouseville
  • Thursday: Village of Cardinal
  • Friday: Areas south of Highway 401, except for the Village of Cardinal

View the 2024 Curbside Collection Schedule

Garbage bag and disposal regulations

All garbage placed for collection must be in clear, designated Township garbage bags. Learn how to purchase designated bags.

The maximum weight of each bag is 40 lbs. Each household may dispose of up to five bags per week. Please make sure all bags are tied tightly to prevent spills and to protect our waste collectors, and place bags in containers suitable to keep water and animals out.

Place garbage and recycling items curbside no later than 7 a.m. on your collection day. If you are placing your garbage curbside before 5 a.m., please ensure that the waste is in a container suitable to keep water, animals or flies out.

Please place all used tissues and napkins in the garbage and never in the green bin, as they can become wind-blown when the collector empties the bin. Do not place waste loosely in garbage containers.

View a full list of rules in our Garbage Collection Bylaw.

If you are sick

To protect workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, if you are sick, you must place any item that has come into contact with your mouth, nose and eyes into the garbage. This includes items you would normally place in the recycling, such as water or beverage bottles, pop cans, juice and milk cartons, etc.

Brush, leaf and Christmas tree collection

View more information on our brush, leaf and Christmas tree collection.

Hazardous waste and large items 

View more information on disposing hazardous waste and disposing large items.