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The Municipality of Mississippi Mills offers a wide variety of on-going waste management programs, all designed to help reduce waste in the environment. Along with weekly waste collection, the community participates in a curbside blue and yellow box recycling program. In addition to regular pick-ups there are 3 Recycle and Waste Depots located within the municipality (refer to the Waste and Recycle Depot page for locations). Mississippi Mills also participates in a Household Hazardous Waste Depot in co-operation with other Municipalities in Lanark County. Residents who wish to dispose of large or bulky waste may do so through redeeming their Annual Landfill Pass for the Beckwith Transfer Station located at 9271 Cavanagh Road in Carleton Place. Passes are mailed out on an annual basis to residents. You can expect to receive yours in the month of August!

Garbage Changes Effective June 1, 2022

Topps Environmental (TES) will be collecting both waste and recycling.

Everything else remains the same, One (1) container (not exceeding height 35” x width 18”) or One (1) bag (not exceeding 33” x 26”) weighing less then 33lbs.  Additional containers or bags require a garbage tag, which can be purchased at the following locations for $2 a tag:

  • Municipal Office 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte 
  • ACE Country & Garden Almonte 5736 County Road 29, Almonte (cash only)
  • Clayton General Store 2862 Tatlock Road, Clayton
  • Nicholson's Sundries 2529 County Road 29, Pakenham

 There are no changes to the current recycling schedule.

 Just a reminder set out all your materials by 7am on your collection day as per our weekly schedule.


Garbage/Recycle Collection Day Changes

No other changes to the recycle or garbage schedule in 2022.

REMINDER:  A second container may be placed out for pickup at curbside without a bag tag affixed to it, during collections taking place the week immediately following Easter Monday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. 

After Hours Contact

For all after hours curbside garbage or recycle collection inquiries, please see contact information below:

Garbage collection
t: 613-880-4369

Recycle collection 
t: 1-855-532-7555

For all other after hours roads and public works emergencies, please call our pager at 613-256-3167 

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.

Curbside Recycling 

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. 

Thank you for your continued support and participation in our waste management programs which is protecting the environment for future generations!

Recycling Collection Calendar Aug 2021 - Dec 2022


 Fibres (paper)

 Containers (glass/metal/plastics)


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!