Garbage and Recycling

The collection contractor collects curbside garbage and recycling at the same time.  Please refer to the Curbside Collection Schedule for recycling item schedule (comingled or fibre).

  • Two (2) bags of garbage, no heavier than 50 pounds each in regular bags can be placed curbside for collection each week.  Bags must be properly tied, unbroken.  It may be placed inside a can or receptacle
  • Garbage and Recycling must be placed at curbside on a publicly maintained road by 7:00 am.
  • There are no limits to recycling but material can be sorted and only contain accepted material for pick up every other week.
  • 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
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.

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

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 Sorting Guide


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 serves as the Township’s long-term, centralized waste...

Household Hazardous Waste

summary image The Township of Whitewater Region will be hosting a household hazardous waste drop off day on October 21st, 2023. The Renfrew depot will not re-open until May 2024.