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Public Drop Off Depot (Windsor)


Starting January 1st, 2022 all yard waste arriving in double axle trailers will be charged the commercial rate and must cross the scale upon arrival.

  • 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.

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.


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

2022 Holiday Schedule

  • New Year’s Day (Jan. 1st, 2022) – closed.
  • Family Day (Feb. 21st) – closed.
  • Good Friday (Apr. 15th) – closed.
  • Easter Monday (Apr. 18th) – closed.
  • Victoria Day (May 23rd) – closed.
  • Canada Day (July 1st) – closed.
  • Civic Holiday (Aug. 1st) – closed.
  • Labour Day (Sept. 5th) – closed.
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Sept. 30th) – OPEN.
  • Thanksgiving Day (Oct. 10th) – closed.
  • Remembrance Day (Nov. 11th) – OPEN.
  • Christmas Eve (Dec. 24th) – closed.
  • Christmas Day (Dec. 25th) – closed.
  • Boxing Day (Dec. 26th) – closed.
  • Christmas Day Observed (Dec. 27th) – closed.
  • New Years’ Eve (Dec. 31st) – OPEN.
  • New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2023) – closed.
  • New Year’s Day Observed (Jan. 2, 2023) – closed.

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

Hours of Operation 

November 29, 2021 – April 2, 2022 (Winter Hours)

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

April 4, 2022 – November 28, 2022 (Summer Hours)

  • 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 Fee Schedule for 2022 (Accessible Multi-Page Document): Public Drop Off Tipping Fee Schedule for 2022

(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):

Windsor / Essex County residents can drop off the following electronic devices free of charge:

  • Computers (Desktops, laptops, tablets)
  • Printers (desktop and floor-standing)
  • Printer cartridges
  • Video gaming devices
  • Telephones, including cellular phones
  • Display devices (TV’s, LCD and CRT monitors)
  • Radios and stereos, including after-market vehicle stereos
  • Headphones
  • Speakers
  • Cameras, including security cameras
  • Video recorders
  • Drones with audio or visual recording equipment
  • Peripherals and cables used to support the function of information technology, telecommunications and audio visual equipment, including charging equipment
  • Parts of information technology, telecommunications and audio visual equipment sold separately, such as hard drives
  • Handheld point-of-sale terminals or devices
  • Electronic musical instruments
  • Audio recording equipment

List of Unaccepted Electronic Items as per RPRA* 2021

* Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority

  • ITT/AV Equipment weighing more than 250 kg
  • Small and large appliances
  • Power tools
  • Electric vehicles (scooters, e-bikes)
  • Children’s toys
  • Textiles, clothing, furniture or any other upholstered or stuffed articles containing electronic components


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.


The EWSWA has partnered with Bike Windsor-Essex to collect and recycle bikes in our region. The Public Drop Off includes a ‘bike drop off depot’ for residents to drop off bicycles (for free) for recycling.

Bikes can also be drop off directly at Bike Windsor-Essex: 628 Monmouth Rd. in Windsor, call for more information 226-216-5200.


Tipping fee schedule for tires is below:

  • Tires (Car, SUV & Light Pick-up Truck – FREE (10 per vehicle, per day)


  • 10 tires (car, SUV, & Light Pick-up Truck) per vehicle, per day are FREE.
  • Both tires with AND without 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
  • Clean Sod (typically has no dirt and is cut by a sod cutter) – ALL sod will be inspected by our staff and be charged according to findings – clean sod will be charged at the ‘grass’ rate. REJECTED sod (typically cut by a shovel, depth of sod is uneven, has excess dirt/clay and can even have plastic, rocks, etc.) will be charged at the ‘garbage’ rate.

Not accepted on the Yard Waste Pad:

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

Plastic Flower Pots, Recycle Boxes, Backyard Composters, Rain Barrels and Green Cone Digesters

  • 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