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Regional Recycling Depot (Essex)

Depot Policies: Prior to your visit get to know Depot policies and procedures (e.g. double-axle trailer fees, children and pet rules, load tarping, etc.). 

The Regional Recycling Depot:

  • Does not accept garbage direct from residents or small companies (unless an account is approved- link to business acct page).
  • Only accepts recyclable materials from both residents and businesses as outlined by the EWSWA program.

The Regional Recycling Depot is a great place to drop off many different types of materials. While many recyclable materials are free to drop off, there is a fee for the drop off of some materials and double-axle trailers will be charged as well. Most of the materials dropped off at EWSWA Depots are recycled and yard waste is composted into Garden Gold Compost!

Hours of Operation

Hours (Year Round)

  • Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Holiday Schedule

  • New Year's Day (Jan. 1st, 2024) - closed.
  • Family Day (Feb. 19th) - closed.
  • Good Friday (Mar. 29th) - closed.
  • Easter Monday (Apr. 1st) - OPEN
  • Victoria Day (May 20th) - closed.
  • Canada Day (July 1st) - closed.
  • Civic Holiday (Aug. 5th) - closed.
  • Labour Day (Sept. 2nd) - closed.
  • National Day for Truth & Reconciliation (Sept. 30th) / OPEN.
  • Thanksgiving Day (Oct. 14th) - closed.
  • Remembrance Day (Nov. 11th) - OPEN.
  • Christmas Eve (Dec. 24th) - OPEN / half day
  • Christmas Day (Dec. 25th) - closed.
  • Boxing Day (Dec. 26th) - OPEN / half day
  • New Years' Eve (Dec. 31st) - OPEN / half day
  • New Year's Day (Jan. 1, 2025) - closed.

Accepted & Restricted Materials

Accepted Materials & Fees

The majority of materials can be dropped of - free of charge - at the Regional Recycling Depot. Appliances (White Goods) with a compressor will be charged a fee. Refer to the list below for more information on individual materials. 

Appliance Recycling

Residents can drop off old appliances for recycling (White Goods). Some examples are fridges, freezers, stoves, microwave ovens, etc. Drop off of White Goods 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. 

Drop-off any of the following in the electronics bin at the Regional Recycling Depot free of charge.

Acceptable Materials:

  • 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

  • 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

Many everyday household chemical products are considered ‘toxic’ to the environment , humans and pets too! It is extremely important for all homeowners to remember that once they are finished with a household chemical product, if there is a “leftover or unused portion”, that it should be properly disposed by dropping it off at an EWSWA Depot.

Residents can drop off the following HHW materials - 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 Household Hazardous 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 Regional Recycling Depot for the drop off of blue and red box materials - free of charge. A list of acceptable Blue and Red Box materials can be found the recycling webpage.

Scrap metal items (e.g. swing sets, barbeques) can be dropped off - free of charge.

Tipping fee schedule for tires is below:

  • Tires (Car, SUV & Light Pick-up Truck – free of charge (no more than 10 tires 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 accepted.
  • Air has to be removed from tire - if possible; however, mandatory air removal for a split rim . (Split rim wheels are different from standard one-piece wheels. Spilt rims are multi-piece wheels, where the tire is held in place by a locking ring. Split rims are not normally used on cars or light vehicles. They are however found on a number of larger vehicle types).
  • For loose tires without rims, tubes need to be removed and disposed of as garbage

Excluded are bicycle tire and airplane tires.

There are other sites that accept tires for recycling.

EWSWA receives more than 20,000 tonnes of grass, leaves and other yard waste each year. These organic materials are processed, shredded, cured, and screened into nutrient-rich compost that is quality tested. Both residents and businesses can drop-off (fees may apply):

  • Leaves
  • Tree Stumps (restrictions apply)
  • Plants, flowers, and garden waste

Thank you for keeping our local Essex-Windsor Regional Landfill. For more information on local efforts to keeping materials out of the landfill check out the annual Waste Diversion Report that the EWSWA submits to the Ministry.

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