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Unacceptable Materials for Garbage Collection:

  • Newspapers, pop cans and cardboard are not garbage and should be placed at the curb on recycling days.
  • Leaves and other yard waste are not garbage and must be placed at the curb on yard waste days.

These materials are also "not garbage" and will not be collected:

  • Grass clippings are collected with yard waste in spring and fall only. Grass clippings are not collected in the summer - see your collection calendar. Grass clippings are charged a fee at the Public Drop Off Depot.
  • Dirt, concrete and bricks  
  • Animal waste - bury in your back yard. 
  • Renovation debris - bring to the Public Drop Off Depot. 
  • Mattresses and furniture - bring to the Public Drop Off Depot.
  • Refrigerators, freezers, window air conditioners or dehumidifiers - bring to the Public Drop Off Depot. A fee of $17.00 is charged.     
  • Metal items - bring to the Public Drop Off Depot free of charge.
  • Railway ties - bring to the Public Drop Off Depot for disposal.  Maximum of 6 can be dropped off at any one time  
  • Motor oil - free motor oil disposal at the Public Drop Off Depot or return your used oil to the merchant that you purchased your new oil from. 
  • Tires (with or without rim) - As of July 1, 2019, can be brought to the Public Drop Off Depot: Cars/light trucks, $1.00 each tire (daily limit of 10 tires maximum); medium truck tires, $15.00 and farm/tractor tires, $35.00. Excluded: bicycle and airplane tires. Air must be removed from tires with a split rim.
  • Electronics - bring to the Public Drop Off Depot for free
  • Chemical waste, paint products, propane tanks - bring to the Household Chemical Waste Depot
  • Asbestos, radioactive, biomedical and unidentified chemical waste are not accepted at the Public Drop Off Depot.   
  • Syringes and medical waste. (see your local pharmacist for a sharps container). Never put sharps and syringes in your garbage. For more information please, see Ontario Sharps Collection Program.  
  • Loose ashes and sawdust - wet material down and place in a cardboard box weighing under 40 pounds, clearly marked "sawdust" and place out for your regular garbage collection. 

Public Works, Environmental Division
3540 North Service Road East
Windsor, Ontario
N8W 5X2

Phone:  For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call 519-974-2277 ext. 3121.
Fax: 519-944-3161
Email:  pubwork@citywindsor.ca


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