Garbage Truck

Collection Resources for Residents

 To make sure your garbage gets picked up:

  • Your garbage bag cannot be oversized; the standard size is 30" X 38"
  • Your garbage bag cannot weigh over 45 lbs (20 kg). Collectors carry hand scales.
  • The maximum container size cannot be over 17 gallons (77 L) with each bag inside tagged properly, no loose garbage (Any larger and workers have trouble reaching bottom bag because of compression)
  • Have your garbage out by 7:00 am on your collection day, collectors will not pick up bags that have been damaged by animals prior to collection. Please DO NOT put any garbage out before this time unless it is secure in a garbage can. The animals will make short work of it by collection time.
  • Keep your garbage bags/cans separated from your recycle bins - Separate collection vehicles.
  • Make sure your South Frontenac purple bag tag is attached properly; wrap one full tag around neck of bag and stick ends together
  • No partial tags, bags will be left.
  • PLEASE DO NOT become complacent with your pick up time, Trucks may be running earlier due to light loads, more trucks on the road, etc.. 7:00 am is the magic number!

Our Waste Management team will place a "reason for leaving" sticker on your garbage bag(s) if left behind.

There is no "bag limit" as long as a full SF bag tag is attached around the neck of every garbage bag.

For further information, please see our Waste Management Bylaw #2005-98 .

For residents living on private lanes, garbage must be left at the end of the lane, on collection day by 7 am, where it intersects with a Township maintained road as we do not go down any lanes.  Please do not deposit garbage at these points prior to collection day unless you can place it in an animal proof container that you can ensure will be returned to your residence after collection, not left on the roadside.

Please refer to the page *Communal Bins* for information on our Township assisted program for animal proof garbage containers and Recycle Stations.

Wildlife and Waste - Don't Tempt One with the Other

 Please be mindful of the potential damage to your garbage bags and the environment from wildlife when putting it out for collection. Collectors will not pick up ripped or strewn garbage. Place your garbage in a secure garbage container.

To avoid attracting animals:

  • Store all garbage and recyclables inside the garage, shed or secure enclosure until the morning of collection
  • Rinse your containers with a mild soap or vinegar and water solution to reduce odours

The Township sells Enviro Web covers for $10 each which is a netting that goes over your recycle bin to keep all the materials in your box. Because one side of the net is tie-wrapped directly to the box, you never have to go looking for it on recycle day!

Keep in mind, that according to our By-Law, all garbage is the possession of its owner until collected. Therefore it is still your responsibility when it is at the end of your driveway or at a Communal Bin.

Questions? - Contact Facilities and Solid Waste Department at 613 376-3027 or by email at

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