Garbage and Recycling

Curbside Collection

Recycling bin with blue bottles

Garbage is collected every 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.

2021 Garbage and Recycling Calendar

Garbage and Recycling Map

Recycle Right – What is recycling and what is not!

2021 Waste & Recycle Calendar
Recycling and Garbage Map Chatsworth

Residential may set out as many bags as they desire, however only one bag may be  untagged. All additional bags must be tagged. Commercial and industrial users will be entitled to three untagged bags bi-weekly. All additional bags must be tagged.  

Garbage tags may be purchased at the office or at various bag tag locations throughout the Township. Currently, 6 & 10 Convenience and the Esso Gas Station in Chatsworth, and the Williamsford General Store and Holland Centre Gas Bar have bag tags for sale. Cost for a bag tag is $2.50 per tag per bag.

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.

If a pickup is missed, the contractor will not return to a property for any reason.

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”.

Landfill/Waste Disposal 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:

Electronic Waste

Markdale Site, 775557 Highway 10

Hours of Operation Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

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.

The dates for 2021 are:

  • Saturday, April 17, 2021 – CANCELLED
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 – CANCELLED
  • Saturday, June 19, 2021 – CANCELLED
  • Saturday, July 17, 2021 – CANCELLED
  • Saturday, August 21, 2021
  • Saturday, September 11, 2021
  • Saturday, September 25, 2021
  • Saturday, October 2, 2021
  • Saturday, October 16, 2021

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

Hazardous Waste is items such as:

  • prescription drugs
  • paints
  • aerosols
  • pesticides
  • oxidizers
  • acids
  • caustics
  • miscellaneous organics (caulking, glues, drywall compounds, varnish, etcetera)
  • batteries
  • fluorescent bulb/tubes
  • used cooking oil.

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

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