Garbage & Recyling

Landfill Site  

The Township landfill does not accept grass clippings or leaves, however we will accept sticks/limbs, anything wood.

Inquiries may be directed to the Public Works Manager at 519-521-1660.

Coulter Cahill
Public Works Manager
Township of Adelaide


Garbage/Recycling Services

Garbage and recycling is collected every Tuesday, unless the Tuesday falls on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  Click here for more information.

For questions and/or issues regarding garbage pick up please contact Bluewater Recycling Association directly at 1-800-265-9799 or

Recycling Services

The Bluewater Recycling Association has made some minor changes to the materials accepted in the blue box program and encourages residents to review the informational flyer that will be coming in the mail shortly. Francis Veilleux, President of the Association highlights that "We need your help to include only materials that are actually recyclable and acceptable in the recycling containers." While the acceptable list has changed slightly, it reflects what the blue box program was designed to collect and what the marketplace is looking for today. The Association is essentially collecting the same scope of PPP (Printed Paper and Packaging) they always have, except for a handful of problematic materials that make up less than 1.5% of the entire waste stream. These materials are problematic because:

1) their properties make them a contaminant to everything else residents have worked hard to recycle

2) their general quantities are too low to sort and sell separately.

They include: Cartons, Non-Beverage Aluminum, Aerosol Containers, Plastic Paint Cans, and Small Items (under the size of 3 inches).

To stay well informed of the programs and services offered through the Bluewater Recycling Association, including information about these latest changes, you can visit The most recent updates will also be highlighted through the company Blog. Residents can also access this information by downloading the Recycle Coach App ( to their computer, smart phone or tablet. This App provides real-time communication on emergencies, delayed collections, events and more.

For more information, press only:

Francis Veilleux, President
519-228-6678 ex. 225

Wendy Yamamoto-Chapman, Special Projects Coordinator
519-228-6678 ex. 243

For more information on Association:

Click here to view a list of acceptable recyclables.

Hazardous Waste

Middlesex County residents may use the household special waste drop-off depot in London.  Hours of operation are Tuesday to Friday, 8am – 4pm, Saturday 8am – 3pm.  The depot is located at 3502 Manning Drive, London, Ontario.  Items such as paints, oils, thinners, pesticides, small batteries, drain cleaners, cleaning fluids, thermometers, medications, and fluorescent light bulbs can be disposed of safely here.  For more information, click here.





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