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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/Recycle Changes

Friday, December 25, 2020 garbage and recycling collection moved to Saturday, December 26, 2020
Friday, January 1, 2021 garbage and recycling collection moved to Saturday, January 2, 2021

All other stat holiday collection weeks remain the same.

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.

WASTE MANAGEMENT UPDATE

CHANGES IN RECYCLE COLLECTION PROGRAM

Dual Stream Recycling Transition Period Ending September 1, 2020 - A reminder that effective September 1, 2020 material will be left behind and not collected if it is not properly sorted; all material must be correctly sorted to ensure collection.

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) starting September 1, 2020, however, please note that residents may use alternative recycling containers (i.e.: store bought recycling bins) for separating their materials. 

For further information, please see the calendar that was provided with your yellow bin to determine what materials are collected each week.  Calendars are available on the Municipality's website (www.mississippimills.ca) or alternatively from the Old Town Hall (14 Bridge Street, Almonte, ON) or the Municipal Office (3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, ON). 

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

Recycling Collection Calendar 2020-2021

 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!