Waste and Recycling Information

Read the March 1, 2024 update regarding changes to waste collection

Waste Collection

Waste is collected weekly. Each household is allowed a maximum of 120L per collection, being the contents of the municipal grey bin.

Your garbage must be at the curb before 7:00 a.m.

You must use the grey municipal waste bin.

Individual garbage bags may not weigh more than 30 lbs (13.6 kg) each.

Do not mix recyclable material into your waste.

Garbage containing inadmissible materials will not be collected.

Each extra garbage bag must be tagged with the yellow municipal tag. These tags can be purchased at the following locations:

Each bag tag costs $2. You must buy a minimum of 10 bags for $20.

Make sure 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.

Do not use tags for recycling, hazardous waste, bulky items or leaf and yard trimmings.

In areas where wild animals are a problem, please place your additional garbage bag in a container without a lid. The yellow label should be clearly visible on top of the bag.

Not Accepted Materials

The following materials will not be picked up during weekly collection:

  • Residue from construction, alterations, or demolition operations*
  • Organic waste
  • Carcasses or animal parts
  • Liquid waste
  • Electronics
  • Hazardous substances
  • Vehicles or parts
  • Fuel or gas tanks
  • Sawdust and/or shavings
  • Hay, straw

*Building, construction, alteration, or demolition waste may be brought directly to the landfill, subject to costs as set in the municipal by-law.

Recycling Collection 

The Township of Alfred and Plantagenet’s recycling program is now managed by Circular Materials – the administrator of the common collection system and a not-for-profit organization that is committed to building an efficient and effective recycling system in Ontario. Click here to visit Circular Materials’ website.

For any comment, question, or concern regarding recycling collection, please contact Cool Containers at 613-875-3165 or send an email to coolcontainers@bell.net.

I received a coloured sticker. What does it mean?

On April 18, 2022, the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet implemented colour-coded stickers to identify issues with trash or recycling collection at individual households, and will no longer be collecting those that don't follow municipal regulations. These stickers will make it easier for you to understand why your trash has not been picked up.

Unacceptable Container

According to municipal by-law 2009-55, all garbage must be placed within the grey municipal garbage bin that was sold to homeowners in 2021. Please see below for instructions on how to replace or obtain a new garbage bin.Blue sticker indicating unacceptable containers for weekly garbage and recycling collection. Call 6 1 3 6 7 3 4 7 4 for more information.

You will have received this sticker if you are not using the approved garbage bin. 

Unacceptable Materials 

The Township of Alfred and Plantagenet will not be collecting certain items.Pink sticker indicating unacceptable materials for weekly garbage and recycling collection. Call 6 1 3 6 7 3 4 7 4 for more information.

You will have received this sticker if your items are not permitted during regular collection. Please note that you may bring materials such as the following to the landfill. Charges may apply.

  • Leaves and sticks (2 inches)
  • Construction materials
  • Metal
Unacceptable Weight 
According to municipal By-law 2009-55, individual bags or items cannot weight more than 30 lbs (27kg) to ensure the physical wellbeing of the garbage collectors. Bags or items that do not respect the weight limit will not beGreen sticker indicating unacceptable weight for weekly garbage and recycling collection. Call 6 1 3 6 7 3 4 7 4 for more information. collected.
Too Many Bags or Containers 

According to municipal by-law 2009-55, households are limited to one (1) container of 120 L of garbage per week. Any additional bags must be tagged. Information on how to obtain and use bag tags can be found above.Orange sticker indicating too many bags or containers for weekly garbage and recycling collection. Call 6 1 3 6 7 3 4 7 4 for more information.

You will receive this sticker if:

  • Your garbage container is too full; the container should be able to close properly.
  • You have additional untagged bags.

Note that there is no recycling collection limit.

When is my Collection Day? 


Wendover (North of County Road 17)

County Road 17, from Wendover to the Village of Plantagenet

Plantagenet's village


Alfred's village

County Road 15 to Concession 4, Alfred

Concession 4, Alfred, from County Road 15 to Lajeunesse Road


Curran's village

County Road 2

County Road 19

Concessions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 in Plantagenet


County Road 17, from Lajeunesse Rd to County Road 15

Lefaivre's village

Concession 1, Alfred and Du Domaine Road

County Road 15 between Lefaivre and Concession 4, Alfred

Concession 4, Alfred, from County Road 15 to Blue Corner Road

Concession 5, Alfred

County Road 17 between County Road 15 and Blue Corner

County Road 15, south side, which includes Station Road in Alfred

Concession 7, Alfred

Concessions 10 and 11, Alfred

Ritchance Road (portion in the Alfred and Plantagenet Township)


County Road 17, from the Village of Plantagenet to Lajeunesse Road

Lajeunesse Road to Concession 4, Alfred

Concession 4 Alfred, from Boundary Road to Lajeunesse Road

Route 21


Concessions 2 and 3, Alfred (Lefaivre)

Boundary Road

County Road 9 (North of County Road 17)

Concession 1, 3, 4 and 5, Plantagenet (North of County Road 17)

Concession 8 Plantagenet (from County Road 9)

Business Schedule

There has been slight changes to the institutional, commercial, and industrial (ICI) waste collection. As of April 1, 2024, ICI waste collection will proceed as follows:

  • Curbside (120L and 360L) waste collection will take place on the same day as residents.
  • Metal container waste collection will take place on Wednesdays
  • All ICI recycling collection (curbside as well as metal bins) will take place on Thursdays.

Holiday Schedule

During a public holiday, the collection will be delayed by one day. Consult the list of days without collection below.

  • July 1 - Canada Day
  • September 2 - Labour Day
  • December 25 - Christmas Day
  • January 1, 2025 - New Year's Day
  • Good Friday, 2025

Special Waste Collection

The Township of Alfred and Plantagenet is responsible for waste management in the community. Learn more about

New Waste Bins

A waste container of 120 litres (32 gallons) marked with the Township's logo is given to each residence. This container is the waste limit for each registered house in the Township each week. No other container can be used for the weekly collection.

The container is the property owner’s responsibility at all time, and it must remain with the property, even if you sell your property or a tenant moves out. 

Recyclable material can be put in a blue box, a clear bag or any container identified with an “R” or the word “Recycling.” Paper and plastic can go in the same container. For more information, visit Circular Materials' website.

Need to Replace Your Waste Bin?

Please note that if your container is lost, stolen or damaged, your replacement cost will be of $70.10. You can purchase a new container at the Town Hall located in Plantagenet. All broken containers must be returned to Town Hall.

Are You a New Resident?

If you are the owner of a newly constructed house or business, you may obtain a waste bin at the Town Hall for $70.10. If you are the new owner of an existing house, it is the responsibility of the previous owner to leave the container with the property. Please note that no other container can be used for the weekly waste collection.

Report a Missed Collection

We're working on adding a form to easily report a missed collection. Check again soon!