The Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal offers a full-service, no cost recycling program through curbside collection. Recyclable items are categorized as green box recyclables and blue box recyclables, with each collected on alternating weeks.

You do not need to place your items in specific green or blue bins. You can use recycling bins, plastic tote containers and other similar containers to hold your recyclables. You can also use a clear, plastic bag, no larger than 30 inches by 34 inches to hold your items.

For more information on recycling collection regulations, view our Garbage Collection Bylaw.

Recycling collection schedule

Your recycling collection date matches your home's regular garbage collection schedule

  • 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

We collect green box recyclables and blue box recyclables on alternating weeks through curbside collection from Monday to Friday. View our 2022 recycling collection schedule to see which items you should dispose each week. 

Green box recyclables

Green box recyclables include paper and boxboard materials. Please ensure all materials and boxes are flattened, secured and will not blow with the wind. Large boxes can be flattened and placed beside or inside your paper box/container. Flattened boxes must be no more than 26 inches by 30 inches.

Green box recyclables include:

  • Boxboard (such as cereal, cracker and cookie boxes, pizza boxes, egg cartons, toilet and paper towel rolls, detergent and laundry cartons, shoe and tissue boxes, toothpaste and toiletries boxes, cough syrups, medicine and cosmetics boxes, etc.)
  • Corrugate cardboard
  • Fine paper (writing paper, computer paper, mail and envelopes)
  • Magazines, catalogues and telephone directories
  • Newspaper and flyers (glossy and plain)

Prohibited items

We do not accept the following items with your green box recyclables:

  • Cans or metal
  • Glass
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic tubs or bottles
  • Styrofoam
  • Waxed or coated boxes

Blue box recyclables

Blue box recyclables include metal cans, glass items and plastic containers. Please ensure all items are empty and cleanly rinsed, as soiled recyclables may end up in the regular waste, increasing disposal costs to the taxpayer.

Accepted blue box recyclables include:

  • Aluminum plates, foil, containers and trays
  • Glass food and beverage bottles and jars
  • Metal food and beverage cans
  • Plastic bottles and food containers marked with a recycling symbol with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 (such as soft drinks, juice, water, wine bottles, detergent bottles, home cleaning and laundry products, windshield washer, ketchup, mustard, vinegar, shampoo and lotion bottles)
  • Paint cans (must be clean and empty with no lid)

Prohibited items

We do not accept the following materials with your blue box recyclables:

  • Dishes
  • Herbicide and pesticide bottles
  • Lightbulbs and electronics
  • Mirrors
  • Motor oil bottles
  • Paper
  • Pots and pans
  • Styrofoam
  • Window glass