Community Recycling Centre (CRC)

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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 and the Municipality of Central Elgin!

Winter Hours of Operation:

Winter hours begin on November 28, 2016 - March 18, 2017.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Household hazardous waste accepted on Saturdays only

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Closed on all Statutory holidays.


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Rate Structure/Accepted Items

Minimum charge of $20 applies to all loads with chargeable material.

All fees are at the discretion of the site attendant.

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

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


Rate Structure/Accepted Items
Material Type User Fee
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 Free of Charge
Mixed Solid Waste (including mattresses, furniture, carpeting, flooring, household waste) $120/tonne
Shingles $85/tonne
Mixed Construction and Demolition Material (wood, drywall etc.) $85/tonne
Concrete, brick and block $45/tonne
Untagged refrigerant bearing appliances $50/unit
Clean Wood $85/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 Saturdays Only 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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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