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Recycling and Waste collection in the TownshipRecycling and Waste collection in the Township

The Township of Alfred and Plantagenet ensures waste management within its territory. The Municipality offers garbage and recyclables pick-up to reduce the effect of waste on its citizen’s health, the environment or the aesthetics of our region. For further questions, please write to:

Waste collection limit and standardize waste container

The limit of waste per registered dwelling unit is 120 litres or 32 gallons. Each residence in the Township is linked with a waste container of 120 litres (32 gallons) marked with the Township’s logo.

Only these standardize containers will be collected at the waste collection. Any additional waste bag should be marked by the township’s yellow garbage tag.

New resident will receive their container at the same time we issue a new unit building permit. The new containers cost less than $40 each. 50% of that cost will be absorbed by the Township. The other 50% will be billed into your 2021 tax account. 

As of December 7, 2020, any broken, lost or stolen container will be payed in total by the resident. Broken containers must be brought back to the town hall.

Garbage and recycling pick-up is done according to the regular schedule  all year long, except on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  Pick-up scheduled on one of these holidays will be postponed by one day.

For more information on the By-Law 2020-36, and the reasons behind the changes in the waste collection, visit our Q & A page. 

Standardize Waste Container

 Garbage tags for additional bags

Residents, who need additional waste bags, can purchase tags, for $2 each at the following point of sale (a minimum of 10 tags or $20 per transaction is required):
  • the Alfred Landfill (3420, Concession 4), Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;
  • The Town Hall of Plantagenet, as soon as the pandemic situation permits its reopening;
  • The Alfred Library (555 St-Philippe street);

  • The Curran Library (791 Mill street);

  • The Lefaivre Library (1963 Hôtel de Ville street);

  • The Plantagenet Library (550 Albert street); 

  • The Wendover Library (5000 du Centre avenue).

* Consult the libraries for hours.

How to use the yellow garbage tag

  1. Place your extra waste in a garbage bag;
  2. Tie it securely;
  3. Stick a yellow "garbage tag" on the bag. Ensure that the sticker faces out to the street, so it is visible to the collection crew. Without the sticker, the collection crew will not pick up the bag; 
  4. Set the bag out of your regular waste collection day along with your waste container.

Bag dimension and other information

  • Use large standard garbage bags that are up to 75 litres (20 gallons) or approximately 30 inches X 33 inches (76 cm × 84 cm);
  • The bag must not weigh more than 30 lbs (13.6 kg);
  • Do not use tags for recycling, hazardous waste, bulky items or leaf and yard trimmings.
  • In areas where wild animals are a problem the resident can put his bag of extra waste with the yellow tag in another container WITHOUT a lid. The yellow label should be clearly visible on the top of the bag.

Example of garbage tag



Recyclable material can be put in a blue box, a clear bag or any container identify with an “R” or the word RECYCLING.

Too much recyclable material is thrown in the trash.

The Township of Alfred and Plantagenet reminds you that several items are accepted in your blue bin. If rinsed, glass, plastic, aluminum, paper and cardboard will be 100% recycled. For the full list of recyclable items, please see the Flyer - What goes in my blue bin in the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet Applying theese, simplify the labour of sorting of Recycleaction!


Drop off locations and special collection 

Special waste collection programs are available at specific times of the year, and the landfill site is accessible to residents.

For more information visit our Spring Garbage Collection and Household Hazardous Waste pages.


Recycle any used primary batteries here including all :

AAA, AA, C, D, 6V and 9V batteries


How to prepare your batteries for recycling

It is important that batteries be prevented from short circuit


Step 1: Round up your used batteries.

Step 2: To avoid the possibility of a short circuit, use masking tape to cover the terminal ends of all lithium, button cell, 6 and 9 volt batteires.

Step 3: Place batteries inside the battery recycling container at the townhall


*Drop your batteries at the townhall reception located at 205 Old Highway 17, Plantagenet ON

How to prepare batteries for recycling

Christmas Trees (Natural Only)


You may dispose of your natural Christmas trees between December 26th and January 31st of the following year at the authorized locations:


Alfred: Water Tower

Plantagenet: Municipal Garage (at the far end of the backyard ) - 205 Old Highway 17

Lefaivre: Fire Station (at the back) - 1971 HôtelDeVille St, Lefaivre

Wendover: Community Centre (at the back) - 5000 du Centre St. Wendover

 Clothing and Textile

Diabetes Canada Donation Bins

A Donation Bin was installed at the landfill for recycling clothing and textiles for Diabetes Canada. The bin is accessible during the landfill opening hours on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Funds from these textiles are invested annually in diabetes research and to send kids in camps (summer camps, family camps, leadership programs, and day events) that are available in locations across Canada. 


Two other bins are accessible on the Township territory. To see the locations, click on this link.


What You Can Leave In A Donation Bin 


Not Accepted 


Household items 

Accessories and bags

Electronics & sports equipment

Clothing (all types)

Organic & hazardous materials


Any other textiles items that do not fit inside bin

General household textiles (towels, blankets, sheets)


Shoes and boots


Sleeping bags



Alfred's Thrift Store -Kazi9

The Kazi9 Thrift Store accept clothes. Containers are accessible from the outside behind the store.

344 St. Philippe St. Alfred ON

The following items can be brought directly to the landfill, free of charge 

The following items can be brought directly to the landfill, free of charge:

  • Grass and leaves

  • Small branches (2 inches or less)

  • Tires (with or without rims)

  • Metal  


To view the complete list visit our recycling and electronic devices page. 

White Styrofoam 

You may bring your white styrofoam (polystyrene) waste directly at Recycle-Action in Hawkesbury:


1301 Spence Avenue Hawkesbury, ON, K6A 3T4

The container is available at all time and it's free.

Watch Recycle-Action Video