Garbage and Recycling

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Garbage and Recycling

The Municipality of Leamington offers residential curbside collection for garbage, recycling, yard waste and white goods.

For the current waste collection schedule please consult the Municipality of Leamington's Collection Calendar. Collection Calendars are mailed to residents in January of each year. If you have not received your calendar by February, please visit the Municipal Building to obtain a copy.

 2023 Collection Calendar

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What Goes Where?

The Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority provides the above search function that allows residents to enter a material or product and receive information on whether it can be recycled curbside, brought to a depot or disposed in the garbage. Find out how to recycle over three thousand materials and products with the click of a button.

What Goes Where

A summary of acceptable collection and disposal methods for both garbage and recycling, as well as some useful tips can be found in our Waste and Recycling Information Sheet. To learn more about how to dispose of specific items refer to the topics below:

 Garbage Collection 
Residents will receive weekly garbage collection. If you are located in the urban area, collection is on Tuesday or Friday. If you are located in the rural area, collection is on Wednesday or Thursday. Please review the Urban and Rural collection maps to determine your collection day.

Garbage should be placed out the night before, or no later than 6:00 AM on your collection day. Garbage should be placed in acceptable containers and limited to no more than four bags or pails. Containers cannot weigh over 20 kilograms or 45 pounds. Large items and furniture (box springs, mattresses, carpets, toilets, couches, chairs, etc.) will be picked up on your regularly scheduled garbage day with the exception of white goods.

Contact Windsor Disposal Services at 519-944-8009 or the Municipal office at 519-326-5761 with any questions regarding garbage collection.

 White Goods Collection 
White goods include appliances, metal items, hot water tanks, barbeques, bathtubs and sinks. Collection is provided on the third Tuesday of each month. Please consult the Collection Calendar for the scheduled day in each month. Residents must call the Municipal Office at 519-322-2346 one week in advance to arrange for pick up. There is no charge for this service.
 Recycling Collection 
Residents will receive bi-weekly recycle collection on Monday or Tuesday. Please consult the Collection Calendar for the collection dates and the Recycling Collection Map to determine your collection day.

Visit the Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority website or call 1-800-563-3377 for more information on recycling.

 Yard Waste Collection 
Residents located in the Urban area will receive weekly yard waste collection from April to November. Please consult the Collection Calendar for collection dates and the Urban yard waste collection maps to determine your collection day.

Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, trimmings, brush and branches. Yard waste should be placed curbside the night before collection, or no later than 6:00 AM on your collection day. Yard waste should be placed in paper yard waste bags or cardboard boxes. Plastic bags will not be collected. Yard waste containers cannot weigh over 20 kilograms or 45 pounds and bundles should not exceed 2 feet by 4 feet in size. 

 Leaf Collection 
During the month of November, Public Works staff pick up leaves from the boulevards in the urban area. Residents may rake leaves onto the grass boulevard adjacent to the curb in front of their property. For more information and to determine the collection day for your street please review the leaf/yard waste collection information for 2022.
 Christmas Trees 
Christmas trees are run through a chipping machine and composted. All decorations, tree skirts, plastic tree bags and stands must be removed before placing curbside. The collection dates for January 2023 will be posted shortly.
Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority Disposal Locations

The Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority operates three Public Drop-Off Depots in Essex County (Windsor, Kingsville and Essex) where residents can drop off a variety of materials including garbage, recyclables, yard waste, electronics and municipal hazardous and special waste.

The Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority Regional Landfill is located at 7700 County Road 18 in Essex. The Regional Landfill accepts residential, industrial and commercial garbage as well as yard waste and asbestos waste. Tipping fees may apply and site access is restricted to vehicles having a gross weight of more than 3 tonne or 3,000 kilograms.

Visit for more information. 


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Phone: 519-326-5761
Fax: 519-326-2481
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