Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

In the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet, we encourage our residents to reduce their waste consumption. To do this, here is additional information on recycling in the canton and where to deposit non-recyclable items.

Recycling Collection

Recyclable material can be put in a blue box, a clear bag or any container identify with an “R” or the word “recycling.” Recycling is collected at the same time as the regular waste collection. All recycling goes to the Recycle-Action sorting centre.

The Recycle-Action pamphlet tells you what to put in your recycling. If non-recyclable items end up in your blue bin or other container reserved for this purpose, they will be left on the side of the road.

Tips to help the recycling waste sorting

  • Empty and clean your containers
  • Discard dirty cardboard
  • Sort different materials
  • Lids: Remove the lids from jars
  • Ad bag: Remove the commercial papers from the bag
  • Yogourt container: Remove the aluminum lid from the plastic container
  • Juice Carton: Remove straw from juice cartons

Recycling 2023

Did you know that starting January 1, 2023, municipalities will transfer responsibility of their Blue Box programs to plastic producers? And that by December 31, 2025, producers will be fully responsible for providing Blue Box service province-wide.

Therefore, as directed by the government, the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet will not make any changes to its recycling program until the transition in 2023. This is the reason why the township is not supplying new recycling containers or changing the accepted materials in recycling bins.

Electronics devices

You can dispose of your old electronics devices at the Alfred Landfill. 

  • Answering machines
  • Amplifiers
  • Audio cassette and players
  • Camera dock printer
  • Camera (digital and non-digital)
  • Copiers
  • CD, DVD players
  • CD-ROM drives
  • Cellphones & Smart phones
  • Closed-circuit monitors
  • Closed-circuit television screens
  • Computer terminals
  • Christmas Lights
  • Computers (all-in-one-computers, laptop, tablets, desktop)
  • Computers accessories (mouse, keyboard, speaker, etc.)
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital picture frames
  • Displays
  • DVD drives and players
  • Extension Cord
  • External hard drives
  • Fax machines
  • Floppy-disk drives
  • Handheld printers
  • Home theatre equipment
  • Laptops
  • Microphone
  • Modems (wired and wireless)
  • Monitors
  • MP3
  • Pagers
  • PC-free photo printers
  • Portable audio/video players
  • Portable DVD players
  • Printers
  • Projectors (video, audio, image)
  • Radios
  • Recorders
  • Speakers
  • Scanners
  • Tablets (iPad)
  • Telephones (Rotary, wireless)
  • Televisions
  • Typewriters (Electric)
  • Vehicle DVD/Blue-ray players
  • Vehicle radios audio players & speakers
  • Video Cameras (analog and digital)
  • Video players/recorders
  • Webcams

Natural Christmas Trees

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

Alfred: Water Tower, at the end of Larocque Street.

Plantagenet: Municipal Garage, at the far end of the backyard

Lefaivre: At the back of the fire Station

Wendover: At the back of the Community Centre

Garden Waste

Grass, leaves and small branches can be brought directly to the landfill free of charge.

White Styrofoam

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

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

Paint

You can bring your paint to the annual hazardous waste collection or to a local retail near you, that takes back these items. Call in advance to confirm.

Household Batteries

Household batteries can also be brought year-round to the townhall reception. A container for this purpose is located at the reception.
Batteries are also accepted at the annual hazardous waste collection.

Tires

Tires with or without rims can be brought directly to the landfill free of charge.

Clothing and Textile

Donation bins were installed for recycling clothing and textiles for Diabetes Canada. Visit their website to find a donation bin.


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