Garbage & Recyling

Garbage/Recycling Services


Effective May 1, 2020, the Township will be switching to the New Automated Collection System (wheelie bins).  Bluewater Recycling has mailed out all noticed to residents.  If you have not received the notice, please click here.  For more information, please contact Bluewater Recycling Association at 1-800-265-9799 Ext. 243.

Garbage and recycling are picked up by Bluewater Recycling Association on Wednesdays, unless the Wednesday falls on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Garbage tags can be purchased at the Municipal Office, Strathroy Home Hardware, Strathroy RONA, Woods General Store (Kerwood), or Parrish & Heimbecker (Kerwood) for $2 each.

My Waste is being replaced with Recycle Coach.  Please click on the link for more information and to download the Recycle Coach app on your phone, tablet, or ipad.  This link will assist with where certain items can be disposed or recycled.

Recycling Services

BLUE BOXES can be purchased at the Municipal Office for $9.00.  Broken blue boxes can be exchanged at the Municipal Office free of charge. 

For Immediate Release

Bluewater Recycling Association Updates Acceptable Materials List

Updated Informational Flyer will be distributed in the coming days.

Huron Park-April 8, 2019 

The Bluewater Recycling Association has made some minor changes to the materials accepted in the blue box program and encourages residents to review the informational flyer that will be coming in the mail shortly. Francis Veilleux, President of the Association highlights that "We need your help to include only materials that are actually recyclable and acceptable in the recycling containers." While the acceptable list has changed slightly, it reflects what the blue box program was designed to collect and what the marketplace is looking for today. The Association is essentially collecting the same scope of PPP (Printed Paper and Packaging) they always have, except for a handful of problematic materials that make up less than 1.5% of the entire waste stream. These materials are problematic because:

1) their properties make them a contaminant to everything else residents have worked hard to recycle

2) their general quantities are too low to sort and sell separately.

They include: Cartons, Non-Beverage Aluminum, Aerosol Containers, Plastic Paint Cans, and Small Items (under the size of 3 inches).

To stay well informed of the programs and services offered through the Bluewater Recycling Association, including information about these latest changes, you can visit The most recent updates will also be highlighted through the company Blog. Residents can also access this information by downloading the Recycle Coach App ( to their computer, smart phone or tablet. This App provides real-time communication on emergencies, delayed collections, events and more.

For more information, press only:

Francis Veilleux, President
519-228-6678 ex. 225

Wendy Yamamoto-Chapman, Special Projects Coordinator
519-228-6678 ex. 243

For more information on Association:

Click here to view a list of acceptable recyclables.

Hazardous Waste

Middlesex County residents may use the household special waste drop-off depot in London.  Hours of operation are Tuesday to Friday, 8am – 4pm, Saturday 8am – 3pm.  The depot is located at 3502 Manning Drive, London, Ontario.  Items such as paints, oils, thinners, pesticides, small batteries, drain cleaners, cleaning fluids, thermometers, medications, and fluorescent light bulbs can be disposed of safely here.  For more information, click here.

Landfill Sites

The Township landfills do not accept grass clippings or leaves, however we will accept stick/limbs, anything wood.

SCHOOL ROAD LANDFILL is located at 29349 School Road and is open the first Saturday of each month from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
KELLAM ROAD LANDFILL is located at 27200 Kellam Road and is open the last Saturday of each month except for January and February from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Landfill Fees By-Law

Inquiries may be directed to the Public Works Manager at 519-521-1660.

Coulter Cahill
Public Works Manager
Township of Adelaide


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