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We are pleased to share with you that a complete review of the collection routes has been finalized and changes are included in the calendar as well as this page. 

The following is a MUST READ as it may affect your waste and recycling collection day.


Starting January 3, 2017, the new collection routes begin and all South Elmsley residents will have waste and recycling collection on the same day! 

Keep in mind not everyone's collection day is changing so find your road and day on the Road Listing page.


All other existing rules remain the same as below.


Questions regarding your new collection day should be directed to

Amy at 1-800-928-2250 X285 or



Use the Road Listing Page to see the collection day for the road that you live on.


  • January 3, 2017 routing changes begin

  • Your collection day may change.  Check the Road Listing page.

  • Monday remains Private Road Collection day in the Wards of South Crosby, North Crosby, or  Bastard & South Burgess UNLESS you live on a private road within a village.  You will now have collection the same day as the village.  Eg. UB5 and Iron Lane in Delta will have collection on Wednesday with the village of Delta.

  • If you live in the Ward of South Elmsley, your waste and recycling will now be picked up on the same day.  This means you only have to take your bags to the curb one day each week!

Curbside Collection for HOUSEHOLDS only

Curbside collection is for households only.  Businesses must take their waste and recycling to the Portland Transfer Station.


Curbside Collection

  • All bags must be set out for collection by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.

  • All waste must be bagged in a clear bag and tagged with a current Rideau Lakes purchased bag tag.

  • Bags may be placed in a garbage container, however, tags must be at the top clearly visible to the driver.

  • All bags must be in plain view of the driver - of he can't see it, he can't pick it up.  Bags cannot be hidden behind a hedge, tree, mailbox, fence or car.

  • Place all bags at the end of your driveway (not across the road from your house).

  • During hot weather, freeze decaying material as bags will not be picked up if worms are present.

Curbside Collection Weekly Bag Limit

Please note that for curbside collection, there is a 2 BAG per week limit for garbage (must have a Bag Tag) and a 5 BAG per week limit for recycling (no Bag Tag required). Each bag must weigh less than 40 pounds.  Each bag must be tied.


When there is a holiday, collection takes place one day later than normal.  Only the week in which the holiday falls is affected.  Eg. when the holiday is on a Monday, Monday's collection takes place on Tuesday, etc. with Friday's collection taking place on Saturday.  For Christmas/New Year's Schedule, please check the December page of the calendar.

Curbside Collection MAP

MAP pdf

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Township of Rideau Lakes, 1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON, K0E 1G0
Tel: 613-928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250 - Fax: 613-928-3097

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