Garbage & Recycling

Garbage & Recycling

The Town of Renfrew provides curbside pick-up for household solid waste (garbage) throughout the municipality. The Town of Renfrew offers many Waste Management opportunities to their residents and some of these opportunities to the surrounding municipalities.

2020 Waste Collection Calendar UPDATE: The Town is actively working on securing a long term contract for Blue Box Recycling. For the time being, both Garbage and recycling will remain on a weekly schedule, but may be subject to change as a new program evolves. 

2020 Waste Collection Calendar - JANUARY & FEBRUARY

2020 Waste Collection Calendar - MARCH & APRIL

Curbside Garbage Pick-up

  • Residential - 2 Bags
  • Commercial - 4 bags
  • Garbage must be placed at the curb on the correct collection day, no later than 7 a.m. on scheduled collection day or the night before.

Purchasing Extra Tags

To purchase additional tags a cost of $2.00 applies to each tag.
Please visit one of these locations to purchase your tags.

  • Town Hall
  • Landfill Site
  • Renfrew Library
  • Recreation Centre

Curbside Recycling Pick-up

Curbside Recycling Pick-up: Curbside recycling pick up will commence on a WEEKLY schedule starting July 23rd. Please have your Blue Boxes curbside before 7:00am on your regular designated day. This is a temporary schedule until a long term contract can be established. Further updates will be posted as necessary.

Recyclables must be sorted into the appropriate blue box.

Recyclable material must be clean and contaminated free.  Containers, bottles, cans etc should be emptied and washed prior to them being put into the blue bins.

Please be advised that mixing contaminated material and garbage with clean recyclable material will cost the Town higher processing fees and ultimately the material will end up in the landfill.

Residential:  no limit on blue box numbers as long as recyclables originate at the address.

Industrial, Commercial and Institutional

  • 8 blue boxes maximum
  • 2 clear plastic bags of fine paper per stop maximum

Fibre Recycling Box (no milk or juice cartons)

  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogues, flyers, brown paper bags
  • Boxboard/ Paperboard: cereal boxes, tissue boxes, paper egg cartons, toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls
  • Paper
  • Cardboard

Comingled Recycling Box

  • Glass - clear or coloured glass food and beverage bottles, jars - MUST BE cleaned and rinsed
  • Cartons: Milk and juice cartons and tetra packs
  • Plastic: Type #1 to 7 food and beverage containers, tubs and lids
  • Tin: Cans, open & empty paint cans (no plastic with metal tops or bottoms and empty aerosol cans)

Please be advised, the following items will no longer be accepted;

  • Plastic film (grocery and shopping bags, outer wrap from cases of water, toilet paper and paper towels)
  • Styrofoam

Approved Recycling Containers

  1. Approved recycling containers shall include “blue boxes”, standard clear boxes, clear plastic bags (for paper only), corrugated cardboard boxes that are capable of easily being emptied into the collection vehicle or any other container that is easily carried and is capable of easily being emptied into the collection vehicle.
  2. Recycling containers must be placed to the curb such that they do not leak and are not damaged or deteriorated from rain or snow.
  3. Recycling containers size shall be (24” x 16” x 14”) and when filled does not weigh more than 23 kg (50 lbs.).

Blue Boxes for Sale

Cost: $10.00 per box.

Town Hall & Renfrew Landfill Site (376 Bruce St)

The Blue Box Recycling Program enables each one of us to maximize waste diversion. Please familiarize yourself with all the options for recycling so that our recycling program is a success in Renfrew.


A composter credit of $30.00 is available per property for the Town of Renfrew residents who install and purchase a composter. Please provide receipt at Town Hall for a rebate.

Leaf and Yard Waste - 2020 Spring Dates

Renfrew residents may dispose of their leaves/grass free of charge at the Municipal Landfill Site. All bags/containers must be emptied at the designated area. Bags/containers must be free of paper and other refuse when emptied at the designated area.

The leaf and yard waste removal service will be provided for 3 weeks in the spring and fall each year. 

NOTE: The pick up for the service will begin on the Tuesday of each week. The number of leaf and yard waste items put out for collection during the regular collection period shall be unlimited during the leaf and yard waste collection periods.  Place your leaf and yard waste at the curb in a different area, other than your normal place for regular household waste for removal.

Approved Leaf and Yard Waste Containers and Sizing

  • Paper bags and bound bundles that are capable of being easily emptied and satisfies the size, or any other, requirements set out in this section.  Plastic bags will not be accepted.
  • Individual leaf and yard waste containers must not exceed 23 kg (50 lbs.).
  • Individual branches must not exceed 25 mm (1 inch) in diameter.
  • Bundled brush and twigs must not exceed 1.5 m (5 feet) in length and 0.6 m (2 feet) in diameter.
  • Do not mix with any household waste.

Curbside Placement

Leaf and yard waste containers must be placed in such a manner that they are not damaged or deteriorated from rain or snow to such an extent that they cannot be loaded into the collection vehicle.

Household Hazardous Waste Materials: HHWD - Located at the Bruce Street Landfill Site

The household Hazardous Depot is now CLOSED for the winter season and will reopen May 2020.

  • Paints: All Types Of Paint And Stains, Varnish Etc.
  • Solvents: Turpentine, Disinfectants, Household Cleaners, Bleach, Oven And Drain Cleaners, Furniture Stripper, Ammonia Etc.
  • Pesticides: Herbicides, Pesticides and Insecticides, Weed Killer Etc.
  • Pool cleaners
  • Propane Tanks
  • Used Oil: Oil and brake fluid
  • Gasoline
  • Anti-Freeze
  • Batteries: Small Home Batteries, Car and Boat Batteries.
  • Oil filters

All of these above products must be in their original containers and disposed of safely and separately from our regular household garbage.
Household hazardous waste should not be thrown in the garbage or poured down sewers and drains.

During the summer season, this depot can be used FREE OF CHARGE by residents of the following municipalities:  Addington Highlands Township, Town of Arnprior, Admaston Bromley Township, Horton Township, Greater Madawaska Township, McNab Braeside Township and the Town of Renfrew.  For further information contact the Site Manager at 613-432-0731, 376 Bruce Street, Renfrew, ON.

Electronic Waste (WEEE)

Electronic devices are composed of reusable materials like plastic and precious metals that can be recycled and put back into manufacturing.


All Town of Renfrew Facilities and Buildings (including the Landfill) are closed to the public effective immediately. Any inquiries, please contact Tyler Armstrong at 613-432-8166 x 307 

Renfrew Landfill Site is located at 376 Bruce Street. Renfrew, Ontario.

Only waste generated in the Town of Renfrew will be accepted at this site.                 
Waste transported to landfill is to be sorted. Review Landfill Fees and Charges for more information regarding waste classification and sorted material.

Landfill Site Hours

Landfill Fees and Charges - New Rates in effect January 1, 2020

For more information regarding the Landfill and operations, please contact 613-432-8166 x 340


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