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Recycling, Diversion and Waste

Curbside Collection

Garbage is collected every other week by Waste Management on behalf of the Township.

Residents of the former Holland Township (East of Highway 6) will receive pick up on every other Tuesday. Collection for former Sullivan Township and Village of Chatsworth (West of Highway 6) will receive pick up on the alternate Tuesdays.

Residents may set out as many bags as they desire, however all bags MUST be tagged. 

Garbage tags may be purchased at the Township office or at the following various bag tag locations throughout the Township:

  • 6 & 10 Convenience
  • Desboro General Store
  • Esso Gas Station in Chatsworth
  • Williamsford General Store
  • Holland Centre Gas Bar

The Township does not guarantee time of pick up by our contractors and therefore, garbage bags must be at the curb on the day of pick-up by 6:00 a.m. in a clearly visible area. Garbage and recycling must be placed on the following roadside:  Township Roads – Mailbox side. Provincial, County and Townline Roads – End of driveway.

Please note:

  • Kitchen catchers must be consolidated into a single large garbage bag.
  • Maximum bag size is 26″x36″ and not exceeding 22 kilograms per bag.
  • Garbage boxes or bins must have a visible marker to indicate “full” or “empty”.

If a pickup is missed, please contact Waste Management at 1-888-730-3344 Ext. 1.

Waste and Diversion Sites

The Township of Chatsworth is committed to ensuring that we extend the life of our waste disposal sites as long as possible. We are committed to a greener township and are working towards that goal in all of our operations. There are two landfill sites located within our municipality, which are available to all Township of Chatsworth residents:

Sullivan Transfer Station; 702320 Sideroad 5
Summer (Apr 1 – Oct 31)
– Mondays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Winter (Nov 1–Mar 31)
– Mondays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays
from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Note: Open every Monday including holidays with the
exception of Christmas Day

Markdale Site; 775557 Highway 10
Hours of Operation Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Markdale Waste and Diversion

Diversion Programs Available

Household Hazardous Waste Program

Household hazardous waste days allow for the safe and proper disposal of hazardous substances.

The City of Owen Sound hosts disposal days 8 times per year at the City of Owen Sound Public Works Facility, Household Hazardous Waste Depot located at 1900 20th Street East, Owen Sound.

Through an agreement with the City this service is open to all Township of Chatsworth residents and allows residents to safely, and environmentally responsibly, dispose of hazardous waste.

Hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m.

All residents attending the Household Hazardous Waste facility must bring valid ID indicating their home address.  Attendees must also complete the Hazardous Waste Form here.

The dates for 2024 are:

  • Saturday April 20, 2024
  • Saturday May 11, 2024
  • Saturday June 15, 2024
  • Saturday July 13, 2024
  • Saturday August 17, 2024
  • Saturday September 14, 2024
  • Saturday October 5, 2024
  • Saturday October 19, 2024

Acceptable items include:

  • Aerosol cans (full or partially full)
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Bleach
  • Brake fluid
  • Cosmetics and beauty products
  • Detergents
  • Disinfectants
  • Fertilizers
  • Gasoline (containers brought to the depot will not be returned)
  • Fluorescent tubes and CFL bulbs (broken ones are not accepted)
  • Glues and adhesives
  • Household cleaners (includes oven, drain, floor, glass and toilet cleaners)
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Mercury containing items
  • Mildew remover
  • Mothballs
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Paints (liquid and solid)
  • Paint thinner and varnish remover
  • Pesticides, insecticides and herbicides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Solvents
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Prescription medicines
  • Waxes
  • Windshield washer fluid

Unacceptable items include:

  • Materials containing PCBs (e.g. fluorescent light ballasts)
  • Infectious or medical wastes (old syringes)
  • Radioactive wastes (e.g. smoke detectors)
  • Explosives, ammunition or flares
    (If you have any of these items, please contact your local police branch for further disposal information)
  • Broken or leaking containers
  • Unidentified wastes
  • Empty containers, recycling and garbage
  • Material generated by farms, industrial, commercial and institutional sources

Please visit the City of Owen Sound’s Household Hazardous Waste page for a more complete listing.

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