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Regional Recycling Depot

DOWNED BRANCHES / Restrictions Apply

You can drop off downed branches at one of the three EWSWA facilities:

  • Branches/ Stumps: (under 18” in diameter, less than 48: long) can be dropped off FREE of charge.
  • Branches/ Stumps: (over 18” in diameter, but less than 36” long) can be dropped off – but will be charged as garbage.

The Regional Recycling Depot is located at 7700 County Rd. 18 in the municipality of Essex. Note: This depot accepts recycling ONLY. No garbage is allowed.

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Hours of Operation:Map of Regional Recycling Depot in Essex

Mon.- Fri.: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sat.: 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

2023 Holiday Schedule

  • New Year’s Day (Jan. 1st, 2023) – closed.
  • New Year’s Day Observed (Jan. 2, 2023) – closed.
  • Family Day (Feb. 20th) – closed.
  • Good Friday (Apr. 7th) – closed.
  • Easter Monday (Apr. 10th) – OPEN.
  • Victoria Day (May 22nd) – closed.
  • Canada Day (July 1st) – closed.
  • Civic Holiday (Aug. 7th) – closed.
  • Labour Day (Sept. 4th) – closed.
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Sept. 30th) / OPEN.
  • Thanksgiving Day (Oct. 9th) – 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) – closed.
  • New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2024) – closed.

Accepted Materials*

  • Appliances
  • Cardboard
  • Electronics
  • Municipal Hazardous & Special Waste (MHSW)
  • Recyclables
  • Scrap Metal
  • Tires
  • Yard Waste

* There will be a cost associated with some materials.


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


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.

Not Accepted:

  • Biomedical Waste
  • Garbage
  • Unidentified Waste
  • Radioactive Waste

Absolutely no garbage will be accepted at the Regional Recycling Depot.