After Hours Contact

For all after hours curbside recycle collection inquiries, please contact :

Recycle collection 
t: 1-855-532-7555


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

As a reminder, residents are required to separate their recycling into two (2) separate streams to coincide with alternating collection weeks - paper products must be separated from containers (i.e. glass, plastic, etc.).  Additional blue or yellow bins are available for purchase at the Municipal Office (3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, ON), however, please note that residents may use alternative recycling containers (i.e.: store bought recycling bins) for separating their materials. 

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. 

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

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 Jan - Dec 2023

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

  • Municipal Office - 3131 Old Perth Road 

Download Curbside Collection Map & Schedule

Tricks and Tips for Recycling:

Tip #1:

It is best to lay a small piece of cardboard flat on top of other paper to keep them from blowing away. It usually fits snuggly like an inside-lid!

Tip #2:

Hand washing dishes? Use your leftover dishwater to wash recyclables when you're done - especially the tough ones like peanut butter, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise and cheese spread - if it's dirty it cannot be recycled!

Tip #3:

If you are short on space to set your blue and yellow boxes side by side, try the stacking cart. It's just like a "dollie" and makes it easier to take to the curb on recycle day! They are available at most department stores, or make your own!

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

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!


The Importance of 7 a.m. to Curbside Collection

Collectors complete garbage and recycle routes starting at 7 a.m.; however, routing changes that could affect collection times can often occur for several reasons, including new drivers, weather, road closures and vehicle breakdowns. If items are not curbside by 7 a.m. the Municipality cannot guarantee your garbage and recycling will be collected.

Other Resources

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.