Curbside Garbage Collection



Waste collection and disposal costs are expensive and fill up landfills. Because much of it is actually reusable, recyclable or compostable it wastes valuable resources. So do your part - waste less!

Each household can place one (1) waste container/bag out for curbside collection without a bag tag.  All garbage bags must weigh less than 15 kg (33 lbs).  Should you need to place a second waste container/bag at curbside, a bag tag is required.  Any colour of Mississippi Mills tags are still valid and can be used for the additional bags.

Tags can be purchased ($2 each) from:

  • Municipal Office 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte 
  • Clayton General Store 2862 Tatlock Road, Clayton
  • Nicholson's Sundries 2529 County Road 29, Pakenham 

Per By-Law No. 13-56, all waste and recycle for curbside collection must be set out by 7:00 am on your collection day to guarantee pickup.


Download Curbside Collection Map & Schedule.

Download Container and Bag information for curbside collection.

Mississippi Mills Waste Management & Collection By-Law 13-56 

Health and Safety of Drivers

  • Waste Drivers do not drive on private property
  • For safety reasons, a waste driver is not allowed to "criss cross" the street to pick up waste on both sides of the street with the exception of dead end streets.
  • For safety reasons, waste drivers do their routes turning to the right as much as possible, this means that the left hand side of the street may be collected significantly later in the day.
  • For safety reasons, waste drivers make every effort NOT to back up in any area - there are some exceptions to this.
  • From time to time there are areas where wires hang low and, for safety reasons, drivers do not enter these areas.