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Public Drop Off Depot (Windsor)




Hours of Operation will be Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • All sites are staffed by ‘essential service’ workforce so, strict adherence to COVID protocols will be maintained for the safety of our workers.
  • Only residents who require service beyond their normal curbside collection should come to these sites as excessive traffic and long ‘wait times’ are expected.
  • Site may close early due to excessive volumes of traffic.
  • DEBIT/CREDIT Only – sites are cash-free. A vehicle without debit/credit will be turned away.


  • The EWSWA newsletter Enviro Tips was published with a ‘Garden Gold Voucher’ which stipulated CASH ONLY. However, due to COVID-19 protocol we do NOT accept cash at the depots. Therefore, residents will have to pay for the compost with DEBIT/CREDIT only.

Expectations are that collectors/haulers will continue to follow normal operational procedures (e.g., weighing at unattended scale) while working onsite. If a scheduled a contractor to come onsite (e.g., Fastenal, Tricon), they will still be required to sign-in at our EWSWA Fibre MRF office so we can track who is onsite. Our EWSWA office at the Fibre MRF will remain open as usual for support and normal operations.

Thank you for your support,



The Public Drop Off Depot is located in the City of Windsor at:

  • 3560 North Service Road East, Windsor, ON N9A 6J3
  • on the corner of E.C. Row and Central
  • Call: 311 (City of Windsor)
  • Waste Reduction Hotline: 1-800-563-3377

2020 Holiday Schedule

  • New Year’s Day (Jan. 1st, 2020) – closed.
  • Family Day (Feb. 17th) – closed.
  • Good Friday (Apr. 10th) – closed.
  • Easter Monday (Apr. 13th) – closed.
  • Victoria Day (May 18th) – closed.
  • Canada Day (July 1st) – closed.
  • Civic Holiday (Aug. 3rd) – closed.
  • Labour Day (Sept. 7th) – closed.
  • Thanksgiving Day (Oct. 12th) – closed.
  • Remembrance Day (Nov. 11th) – OPEN.
  • Christmas Eve (Dec. 24th) – closed.
  • Christmas Day (Dec. 25th) – closed.
  • Boxing Day (Dec. 26th) – closed.
  • New Years’ Eve (Dec. 31st) – OPEN.
  • New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2021) – closed.

Hours of operation are subject to change. The Public Drop Off Depot is closed on Sundays and major holidays.

Hours of Operation – as of May 19, 2020

April 6 – December 6, 2020

Monday to  Saturday:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Accepted Materials / Fee Schedule

The Public Drop Off Depot accepts many different types of materials including: electronic items, garbage, household chemical waste, recyclables, scrap metal, tires, white goods (appliances), and yard waste. The Public Drop Off Depot is open to both residents and businesses.

Some items are assessed a tipping fee while others are not. Please refer to the current tipping fee schedule for materials and rates. Note: Rates are subject to change without notice.

Public Drop Off Tipping Flyer: Public Drop Off Depot Fees January 1, 2020 (subject to change without notice, alternate version available upon request)

Payment Methods

Listed below are all the payments methods currently accepted at the Public Drop Off Depot.

  • Cash / Debit
  • Cheque – A $25 charge will be applied against NSF cheques.
  • Account
  • Amex
  • MasterCard
  • VISA
  • Drawdown (For Business Customers: Drawdown Account constitutes payment in advance. Payment is credited to your account and tipping fees are deducted after each use).


When electronic products wear out, break, or become obsolete, it creates a challenge for disposal. Fortunately, many old electronic and electrical products contain valuable components that can be recycled. Drop-off any of the following in the electronics bin at the Public Drop Off Depot, free of charge – (Note: the electronics bin is located on the composting pad at the Public Drop Off):

  • Audio Equipment
  • Calculators
  • Cameras
  • Cash Registers
  • Computers
  • Drives (computer, USB, etc.)
  • Fax Machines
  • Modems
  • Phones
  • Photocopiers
  • Printers
  • Radios
  • Scanners
  • Televisions
  • VCR’s

Electronic Recycling For Businesses

Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) is a not-for-profit organization formed by leading retail, information technology and consumer electronic companies to implement the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Program Plan under the Waste Diversion Act. The plan requires brand owners, first importers, franchisors, and assemblers to pay fees for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) supplied to Ontario. Collected fees will be used by OES to operate the WEEE program.


All garbage is assessed a tipping fee or a user fee.

Municipal Household or Special Waste (MHSW)

Many everyday household chemical products are considered ‘toxic’ to our local environment. It is extremely important for all homeowners to remember that once they are finished with a household chemical product, the “leftover or unused portion” should NEVER be thrown in the garbage, poured down the kitchen sink or a neighbourhood storm drain. When toxic products are disposed of improperly (i.e. as litter or poured down storm drains or kitchen sinks), they have the potential to “leach” into the ground, become airborne, or contaminate our local watersheds.

Residents can drop off the following products – free of charge. Please note, this list is not comprehensive – this is just a sample of the types of products accepted. For more information regarding household chemical waste please refer to the Municipal Household Special Waste section of the website.

  • Household Cleaners
  • Car Care Products
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Propane Tanks
  • Gasoline
  • Paints, stains, varnishes


There are designated bins available at the Public Drop Off Depot for items that are considered recyclable. Residents and businesses can drop-off the following recyclable materials free of charge.

Scrap Metal

Scrap metal items (i.e. swing sets, barbeques, etc.) can be dropped off free of charge. Look for the designated scrap metal bin at the Public Drop Off Depot.


All tires WILL BE CHARGED a tipping fee.

  • Tires (Car & Light Truck) – $1.00 per tire
  • Tires (Medium Truck) – $15.00 per tire
  • Tires (Farm/Tractor) – $35.00 per tire


  • Only 10 passenger/light truck tires/day per person are accepted
  • Tires and tires with rims are currently accepted
  • Air has to be removed from tire- if possible; however, mandatory air removal for a split rim
  • For loose tires without rims, tubes need to be removed and disposed of as garbage

Excluded are bicycle tire and airplane tires.

White Goods / Appliances

Residents can drop off old appliances (white goods) i.e. fridges, freezers, stoves, microwave ovens, etc. Drop off is free, however, items with a compressor will be assessed a charge for the removal of CFC’s as required by the Ministry of the Environment.

Yard Waste

EWSWA receives more than 20,000 tonnes of grass, leaves and other yard waste each year. These organic wastes are processed, shredded, screened and cured into nutrient-rich compost. Residents and businesses can drop-off:

  • Grass clippings (fees apply, $3.00 per bag, $15.00 per truck and/or trailer)
  • Leaves
  • Tree Stumps
  • Plants, flowers, and garden waste
  • Brush, tree and hedge trimmings

Materials NOT accepted at the Public Drop Off Yard Waste Area:

  • Rocks, dirt, sod or animal droppings
  • Food waste
  • Painted or treated wood
  • Plastic bags, garden hoses, or other non-organic materials

Plastic Flower Pots & Flats

  • Bring them to the Depot to recycle
  • Windsor site only
  • Free of Charge throughout the gardening season

Restricted Materials

The following materials are NOT accepted at the Public Drop Off Depot:

  • Radioactive waste
  • Biomedical waste
  • Industrial/commercial chemical waste (by appointment only)
  • Unidentified chemical waste