Waste Collection

RECYCLING COLLECTION NOTICE:  Due to operational health and safety changes by our curb side collection contractors, there have been some changes to recycling collection requirements. Recycling boxes or similar totes are the preferred container for placing items out at the curbside.

If residents wish to place their recycling out in clear plastic bags, the bags used must be no larger than 30×34″. Any bags larger than 30×34″ will no longer be collected by the contractor.

Pre-paid punch cards are the only form of payment at the Scott Rd Dump site. Click here for full details. 

Have a complaint/problem with your waste pickup? Call our contractors at Progressive Waste in Brockville at 613-345-2442 or the Township office at 613-658-3055

All areas of the municipality are serviced with weekly curbside garbage and recycling collection. The Township’s contractor, Waste Services Inc., collects household waste each week and recycling on an alternating week schedule (see below). Please note the following:

  • All garbage must be in Township bags
  • Maximum weight is 40 lbs. per bag
  • Maximum 5 bags per week
  • All bags must be securely closed
Regular Collection Days
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 and Pittston Road, including Crystal Rock and Brouseville
Thursday the Village of Cardinal
Friday areas south of the 401, except for Cardinal

Click here to view a map of collection zones.

Recycling Schedule

A full recycling program, including curbside pickup, is available at no charge to residents. Recyclable products are divided into two types – “green” box and “blue” box. Recyclables are collected on alternating weeks between “green” and “blue“.

  • “Green” box recyclables include paper products such as newspapers and flyers (glossy or plain), fine paper such as writing paper and computer paper, magazines and telephone directories, corrugated cardboard and boxboard.  Boxes should be flattened and placed in the recycle bin. Large boxes may be flattened and placed under the bin and should be no bigger than 26″x 30″. Hardcover books are not Green Box recyclable.
  • “Blue” box recyclables are cans, bottles, milk cartons, juice contaners and plastics. Items must be empty and rinsed clean and can include glass bottles and jars, metal food and beverage cans, aluminum pie plates and foil, rigid foil containers and trays, and plastic containers marked on the bottom with the recycling symbol and numbers 1,2,3,4,5, or 6. Other accepted items include clean empty paint cans with no lids, milk bags, bread bags, paper towel & toilet paper wrap, and grocery bags. Not recyclable are ceramics, pottery, window glass, frozen juice cans, mirrors, light bulbs, Pyrex, drinking glasses, metal pots, styrafoam,  foil with paper or plastic lamination, or Styrofoam.

Recycling boxes are available for purchase at the municipal office in Spencerville and at the Cardinal Library. However, the contractor will pick items up from recycling bins, plastic totes and other similar containers. Residnets may use a CLEAR bag  no larger than 30×34″ for recycling, so long as the contents is correct.

Garbage Bags

Household trash must be bagged in special clear Township garbage bags. These bags cost $20.00 for a package of ten bags. There are several locations from which to purchase bags:

In Cardinal:

  • Burchell’s Home Hardware
  • Dollar Bazar
  • Mac’s Convenience
  • Madmacs Furniture

In Johnstown:

  • No vendors at this time

In Spencerville:

  • Municipal office
  • Drummond’s Fuels
  • Spencerville Home Hardware
  • Village Pantry

In Prescott

  • Your Family Dollar (Churchill & Edward)


Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste includes such items as paint cans, aerosol cans, batteries, motor oil, transmission fluid or brake fluid bottles, pesticides, herbicides and flammable or corrosive bottles. These are not recyclable and the landfill site is not licensed to accept hazardous waste. The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville hosts a household hazardous waste day annually. The details are published in local papers and information may be available from the Township office just prior to disposal day, which is generally held on the third Saturday of August and the last Saturday in September.

Not Scheduled
Elizabethtown-Kitley Township Patrol Garage
331 County Rd. 29
8:30 am – 2:00 pm

South Leeds Patrol Garage
2714 Outlet Rd.
North of Lansdowne
8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Not Scheduled
South Grenville Patrol Garage
2320 County Rd. # 21
East of Spencerville
8:30 am – 11:30 am

North Grenville Patrol Garage
720 County Rd. # 44
South of Kemptville
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm