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City of London Depots

The City of London has four drop-off depots for residential use only. Use the links below to help you find out more about these locations.  

For more detailed information, refer to the Waste Management By-Law (WM-12) (PDF) which governs the collection of municipal garbage, recyclables and yard materials or to Waste Disposal and Collection Fees which governs fees for the waste management system.  For recycling and reuse of other items found around the house, please see our information flyer (PDF) for a few suggestions. Please refer to the Yellow Pages for a full listing of service providers.

Accepted Materials

  •     Household garbage (furniture & mattresses are only accepted at the Landfill Site)
  •     Blue Box recyclables
  •     Yard materials (brush only is accepted at the Landfill Site)
  •     Electronics
  •     Scrap metal
  •     Appliances (coming soon - a $35 fee will apply for refrigerant containing appliances)
  •     Construction & renovation materials (not accepted at the Landfill Site)
  •     Tires
  •     Batteries
  •     Propane tanks
  •     Fluorescent tubes & bulbs
  •     Empty oil & antifreeze containers

Depot Locations and Hours of Operation

W12AW12A Landfill Site
3502 Manning Drive
Open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
CLOSED Sundays and on Stat Holidays

W12A Household Special Waste & Electronics Depot
3502 Manning Drive
Open Tuesday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
CLOSED Sundays, Mondays and on Stat Holidays

 

Oxford StOxford Street EnviroDepot
1450 Oxford Street West
Monday to Friday 12 noon - 7 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 noon - 5 p.m.
Goodwill Donation Centre

 

Clarke RdClarke Road EnviroDepot
28 Clarke Road
Monday to Friday 12 noon - 7 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 noon - 5 p.m.
Goodwill Donation Bin (no furniture or bulky items)

 

Try Recycling NorthTry Recycling Depot North
Fall 2015 – Now accepting other items under City contract, including Accepted Materials from list above.
21463 Clarke Road
Open Monday to Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (closed Dec 26th)
CLOSED Sundays and on Stat Holidays

 

What is the cost?

For information about the cost of bringing any materials to the depots, see Waste Disposal and Collection Fees. Please note that our contractor, Try Recycling, only accepts debit or credit payment for construction & renovation materials.

For more information on City EnviroDepots, call 519-661-4570 or refer to the Waste Reduction & Conservation Calendar.

Description of Acceptable Items

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  • What Goes in the Blue Box?
    • Paper and cardboard: boxes such as clean pizza boxes and appliance and packing boxes (empty and flattened), newspapers, catalogues, computer paper, flyers, envelopes, magazines, phone books, white and light coloured writing paper, egg cartons
    • Containers: NEW: paper cups, ice cream tubs, clear rigid blister packaging (e.g. difficult to open plastic packaging around toys, batteries, etc.).  Milk & juice cartons, drink boxes, cardboard cans (i.e. frozen juice and spiral wound containers), aluminium and steel containers, empty aerosol cans, empty paint cans, aluminium foil and pie plates, glass bottles and jars and plastic bottles and tubs with the number 1 through 7 on the bottom of the container.
  • What Yard Materials are Accepted?
    • Plant trimmings, grass clippings ($1.50 per bag), leaves, brush & branches - cut to a length of less than 1 metre (39") and less than 10 cm (4") in diameter
    • The EnviroDepots will accept pumpkins for composting. Residents that receive curbside leaf and yard material collection can also set their Halloween pumpkin out on the same collection week. Remove the candle and any metal or plastic from the pumpkin and place in the same container with yard materials or fall leaves. Pumpkins are heavy, so be sure the container is not over the weight limit of 20 kilograms (44 pounds).
  • What Goes to Household Special Waste (HSW)?
    • Paint, turpentine, gasoline, batteries, cleaners, bleach, pesticides, poisons, acids, drain cleaners, oil, propane tanks, etc.  Some household items such as paint, batteries, fluorescent lights, pharmaceuticals & sharps are also accepted for disposal/recycling at other locations in the city.  For further reference and alternate disposal locations in your neighbourhood, visit the Orange Drop website.
  • What Electronics are Accepted?
    • Computers, printers, radios, stereos, cameras, VCRs, video games, televisions, computer monitors, cell phones, remote control toys, etc.  For more electronics recycling options and drop-off locations in your neighbourhood, visit the Recycle Your Electronics website.
  • What Renovation, Construction and Roofing Materials are Accepted?
    • Concrete, rubble, asphalt, drywall, wood, carpet, vinyl flooring, ceramic tile, toilets, sinks, bathtubs, pane glass, ceiling tiles, etc.  Please note that our contractor only accepts debit or credit payment for these items.  These items are not accepted at the Landfill Site as they are recyclable.
  • Is Scrap Metal Accepted?
    • Yes, barbeques, bicycle frames, tire rims, swing sets, fences, posts, car parts, etc. are accepted for recycling at no charge.
  • What Household Garbage is Accepted?
    • Bagged household garbage can be dropped off for a fee of $1.50 per bag, at the EnviroDepots.  Bulky items, furniture & mattresses are not accepted at the EnviroDepots.  Please use curbside collection (if applicable) or visit the W12A Landfill Site.
    • Bagged household garbage and bulky items (such as mattresses, couches, etc) can be dropped off for a fee at the W12A Landfill Site.
  • What is Accepted at the Goodwill Donation Centres?
    • Goodwill accepts gently used items that are in saleable condition, including clothing, shoes, books, housewares and more. For more information, visit Goodwill Industries.
    • Furniture & appliances are not accepted at this particular Goodwill Donation Centre.
    • Your donations go towards providing jobs, job training, and job placement services in our community.
    • There is a Goodwill Donation Centre at the Oxford St EnviroDepot and at the Clarke Rd EnviroDepot.
  • What do I do with Refrigerators and Appliances?
    • Refrigerant & Freon containing appliances (fridges, freezers, water coolers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers) may be delivered to the City Community EnviroDepots or the W12A Landfill Site for recycling or search appliance recycling for other services and pick-up options near you. 
  • What Other Special Wastes can I Recycle?

    Batteries

    • Rechargeable, non-rechargeable, and automotive

    CFLs

    • Compact fluorescent light bulbs and tubes

    Empty Oil and Antifreeze Containers

    • Free of all liquids

    Propane Tanks

    • Both the barbecue tank size and the small 1lb (camping) size cylinder

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