Carton Recycling

Cartons from milk, juice, soup, broth, wine etc. go into your yellow bin!    A carton that holds liquid is a container and goes in your yellow bin, please rinse your food and beverage containers!


Cardboard bundles should be no more than 4’x 4’ x 1’.

All cardboard must be broken down and bundled.

Not breaking down and bundling (no bigger then 4'x4'x1') will result in the cardboard being tagged and left behind.  The collection crew needs to be able to easily handle all bundles.

Recycle Collection Program

The Mississippi Mills’ recycle collection program is a dual stream alternating week collection of fibres (paper) and containers (glass/metal/plastics).  

Recycling Matters!  It saves money and preserves resources. So please, do your part - make sure you recycle all the accepted materials under curbside collection and by visiting your local depot locations


Additional blue and yellow boxes can be purchased at the Municipal Office for $8.00.  (price subject to change)

Damaged blue and yellow boxes may be returned to the Municipal Office for a replacement one free of charge. 


Per By-Law No. 14-33, all waste and recycle for curbside collection must be set out by 7:00 am on your collection day to guarantee pickup.

Download Recycling Collection Schedule Aug 2021 - Dec 2022

Hard copies of the new calendar are available for pick up at the following locations:

  • Municipal Office - 3131 Old Perth Road
  • Almonte Library - 155 High Street
  • Old Town Hall -  14 Bridge Street
  • Pakenham Library - 128 MacFarlane Street


Download Curbside Collection Map & Schedule

Health and Safety of Drivers

  • Waste Drivers do not drive on private property
  • For safety reasons, a waste driver is not allowed to cross the street to pick up waste on both sides of the street except for 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. 

Acceptable Recycling items

* Corrugated boxboard - securely tied with string no bigger than 30" x 30" x 6" (high) 


Other Resources

Below are several helpful links and publications which will help us all to make better choices with our waste:

The Hub

Report a Concern

If you have a concern with your curbside pickup, or any other matter for waste and recycling, please fill out the Waste Concern Form on the Report a Concern webpage.