Garbage & Recycling

The County is responsible for garbage and recycling pick up (all Solid Waste Services) in the Town of Erin/County of Wellington as well as the operation of the transfer stations where residents can bring their garbage and recycling.

For more information, please check out the County website for more information at or contact:

County of Wellington Solid Waste Services
Phone: 519-837-2601
Toll free 1-866-899-0248

Garbage and Recycling Pickup

Urban garbage and recycling pick up is on Thursdays unless a holiday falls on that day, then it is rescheduled and advertised.

Rural garbage and recycling is picked up every other week on Thursdays unless a holiday falls on that day, then it is rescheduled and advertised. Private contractors can also be hired to pick up rural garbage.

Important Dates - Garbage and Recycling County of Wellington (external link)

If you are not in a pick-up area, you can take your garbage and recyclables to the Transfer Station (the closest site is the Belwood Transfer Station).

Notice is advertised in the local newspaper and on the Town's website.

Please have your garbage and recycling at the curb by 7:00 a.m. In order for garbage to be picked up it must be placed in the yellow County of Wellington garbage bags. These garbage bags are available for sale at local grocery stores for $20.00 for 10 large bags and $15.00 for 10 small bags.

Blue boxes for recycling are available at the Town Office at no charge, limit of two per household. Please make sure to put your address on your blue boxes so that they can find their way home after a windy day.

Additional Information

Large Items

Large items can be taken to any County Waste facility (the closest site is the Belwood Transfer Station).

Local Recycling

Local Recycling can be taken to Erin Auto Recyclers at 9572 Sideroad 17 just north of the Village of Erin- Click here for more info.

Electronic Recycling

Ontario Electronics Stewardship is the industry organization responsible for implementing the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Program, according to the Waste Diversion Act, 2002. The WEEE Program was developed with Waste Diversion Ontario ( Help keep unwanted electronics out of landfill. Click here for more info...

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