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Regional Recycling Depot

CORONAVIRUS ALERT – Think Twice on Use of EWSWA Public Drop Offs

Attention Users – While our sites remain open, we ask that you consider if disposal of your solid waste at our site is truly urgent and that you either:

  1. Wait for your regular appropriate curbside collection to dispose of it, or
  2. Hold onto your items for a few weeks.

Thank you for your support,


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.: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sat.: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

2021 Holiday Schedule

  • New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2021) – closed.
  • Family Day (Feb. 15th) – closed.
  • Good Friday (Apr. 2nd) – closed.
  • Easter Monday (Apr. 5th) – OPEN.
  • Victoria Day (May 24th) – closed.
  • Canada Day (July 1st) – closed.
  • Civic Holiday (Aug. 2nd) – closed.
  • Labour Day (Sept. 6th) – closed.
  • Thanksgiving Day (Oct. 11th) – closed.
  • Remembrance Day (Nov. 11th) – OPEN.
  • Christmas Eve (Dec. 24th) – OPEN HALF DAY / 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Christmas Day (Dec. 25th) – closed.
  • Boxing Day (Dec. 26th) – closed.
  • New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31st) – OPEN HALF DAY / 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2022) – 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.


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.