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Solid Waste and Recycling

Effective January 1, 2020 you can now place up to 2 regular bags of garbage, no heavier than 50 pounds each in regular bags, at curbside for collection each week. Bags should be placed at curbside on a publicly maintained road by 7:00 am. Bags must be properly tied, unbroken.  It may be placed inside a can or receptacle.

Recycling material should be sorted and only contain accepted material for pick up every other week.

Collection schedules are not changing for January-September, 2020.  Please consult the calendars for changes due to civic holidays.

If you require more than 2 bags, you will be required to purchase Township issued yellow bags now $5 each.  They can be purchased at local retailers or at the municipal office:

Freshmart, Beachburg
Municipal Office, Cobden
Beach-West Pharmacy, Beachburg
Rooney’s, Cobden
Beachburg Deli & Bakery, Beachburg
Cobden Freshmart, Cobden
Annie’s, Foresters Falls
Olmstead’s Home Hardware, Cobden
J.R’s Country Store, Cheneaux
Kenny’s Store, Westmeath
Mullen’s Esso, Pembroke


Waste Management & Recycling for the Township includes the administration of a curb-side waste & blue box collection program as well as waste site operations.

Contractors shall present a completed Contractor Landfill Site Disposal Form prior to being permitted to dispose of material from a residence, commercial or institutional property located within the Township of Whitewater Region. This includes demolition debris, shingles, home and /or estate clean-up, etc. regardless of the quantity.

The Township is NOT permitted to accept material generated outside of the municipality per MECP Environmental Compliance Approval certificate. The municipality has the right to refuse any debris and/or person from disposing material within the landfill site.

The Township owns three (3) Landfill Sites. With both the Former Westmeath Landfill and the Cobden Landfill closed, the Ross Landfill Site, accepting solid, non-hazardous waste and located at 990 Kohlsmith Road, serves as the Township’s long-term, centralized waste disposal facility.

Ross Landfill Site hours of operation are as follows:

Each Wednesday and Saturday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Item-specific recycling for scrap metal, electronics, and scrap tires occurs at the Waste Site. Stockpiling of clean leaf, yard & brush as well as separated clean lumber is carried out for grinding purposes as well.

Refrigerated appliances such as a freezer, fridge, air conditioner, water cooler and dehumidifier are $25 per unit. These units must be de-gassed and tagged by a licensed technician prior to recycling.

Household Hazardous Waste is not accepted at the Ross Landfill Site. Each spring and fall a special one day event is held where residents can bring these items to the Ross Mineview Works Garage, located at 2271 Mineview Road, for drop off.


Recycling Curbside Collection

The Township offers bi-weekly curbside collection of blue box recyclables. Blue boxes must be placed at curbside on a publically maintained road by 7:00 am.

Please ensure you place your comingled container recyclables (plastic bottles, tubs & lids, glass bottles & jars and metal food & beverage cans) in their own blue box separate from your blue box for fiber recyclables (boxboard, papers, magazines, etc.). Don’t forget to bundle you’re cardboard and larger boxboard.

Styrofoam and Plastic Bags are considered a waste product.

For further information please refer to the Recycling Guide

Please note that curbside pick up of recycling for the areas of the former Township of Ross, including Foresters Falls, Haley Station and Haley Town Site, is now on Tuesday instead of Friday effective the week of July 8.  We thank everyone for their patience during this transition.  All other collection schedules remain the same.

Township of Whitewater Region (613) 646-2282