Community Recycling Centre

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Address: 330 South Edgeware Road, St. Thomas, ON

The Community Recycling Centre now open to residents of the Township of Southwold, the Municipality of Central Elgin, Town of Aylmer and Malahide Township!

Effective June 9, 2021 Household hazardous waste will be accepted on Wednesday from 10 am - 2 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am to 3 pm

Full-time Hours of Operation: (effective March 14, 2023)

Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday:  8 am to 3 pm
Sunday:  10am to 3 pm 

Closed on all Statutory holidays.

Part-time Hours of Operation: (effective November 22, 2022 to March 13, 2023)


Wednesdays:  8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday:  8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Hazardous Waste accepted on Wednesdays from 10 am - 2 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am to 3 pm

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Rate Structure/Accepted Items

Minimum charge of $25 applies to all loads with chargeable material.

* Proof of residency in participating municipalities is required. (Driver's license, work order for property where waste is generated.)

Visa, Mastercard, and Debit are accepted. No Cash.


Rate Structure/Accepted Items
Material Type User Fee
Foam Packaging Free of Charge
Tires Free of Charge
Cardboard Free of Charge
Curbside Recyclable material Free of Charge
Waste Electronics Free of Charge
Scrap Metal (including non-refrigerant bearing appliances) Free of Charge
Yard Waste and brush (up to 5 bags/visit free of charge) $10/load
Untagged refrigerant bearing appliances $50/unit
Mixed Solid Waste (including mattresses, furniture, carpeting, flooring, household waste) $135/tonne
Shingles $95/tonne
Mixed Construction and Demolition Material (wood, drywall etc.) $95/tonne
Concrete, brick and block $55/tonne
Clean Wood $95/tonne

Site Rules

Site attendants reserve the rights to reject any load or object that appears to be a hazard to the safety of its employees. To help ensure the safe and efficient operation of the site, clients are asked to follow the rules.

  • All vehicles must report to the scale attendant
  • All children under the age of 12 must remain in the vehicle
  • All pets must remain in the vehicle
  • No smoking on site
  • Properly secure your loads
  • Obey traffic signs
  • Don't scavenge

Household Hazardous Waste

Open Wednesdays 10 am - 2 pm  & Saturdays  8 am - 3 pm

Accepted Items:

  • Aerosol containers
  • Propane cylinders
  • Fluorescent bulbs/tubes
  • Fire extinguishers and smoke detectors
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Paints and coatings
  • Oven and window cleaners
  • Batteries household and automotive
  • Motor oil
  • Disinfectants
  • Mercury switches and thermometers
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Needles and syringes (in a puncture proof container)

When dropping off hazardous waste please ensure:

  • All materials should be in the original or well marked container to indicate the contents
  • All containers are securely capped and sealed
  • Liquid wastes must be no larger than 20L each. Barrels or drums of waste will not be accepted
  • Material will not be decanted, the container and its contents must be left at the depot

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