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 Municipal Office
 4591 Lambton Line,
 RR 4 Dresden, Ont.
 N0P 1M0
 Fax: 519-692-5511

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Waste Collection / Recycling

The Township of Dawn-Euphemia Council provides for the collection, removal and disposal of waste in the Township. Earlier this year, Council decided to proceed with automated collection for the entire Township. Beginning in mid October, Blue Water Recycling will deliver one new "wheelie" waste bin and one new recycle bin to all residential properties. The bins will be delivered to the edge of your property, in the same location they should be placed by you, when collection begins in NOVEMBER. Effective November 2017, bi-weekly automated garbage and recycling collection will begin for residents living in both the former Townships of Dawn and Euphemia as per the "Waste and Recycling Collection Schedule" below. The following  link provides more information on the waste and recycling programs available in the Township.

Prior to November 2017, Regular Garbage and Recycling Collection – Former Township of Euphemia
In the former Township of Euphemia garbage and recycling is picked up at the roadside by a contracted waste collection company known as Bluewater Recycling. The normal collection day is biweekly on Fridays from January 1 to April 30 and November 1 to December 31; and weekly from the first full week in May to October 31.

All waste placed at the roadside must have a bag tag affixed to the bag in order to be picked up. Bag tags are available for $2.00 each at the following locations:

  • Municipal Office, 4591 Lambton Line, Rutherford
  • Inwood Grocery Store, Inwood
  • Florence Old Mill Store, Florence
  • Newbury Community Services Inc. 22910 Haggerty Road, Newbury
  • Newbury Food Market 22900 Haggerty Road, Newbury
  • Bothwell Foodland, 245 Main Street, Bothwell

Click here to view a copy of the Waste and Recycling Collection Schedule.

Other Important Information

  • If your collection day falls on a holiday, collection will occur as scheduled
  • Please tie or contain newspapers and flatten cardboard and tie or contain
  • Bags or boxes should not weigh over 40 lbs. to address health and safety issues for employees
  • All garbage and blue boxes must be at the curbside no later than 7 a.m.

Prior to November 2017, Regular Garbage and Recycling Collection – Former Township of Dawn
Residents and businesses located in the former Township of Dawn do not receive roadside garbage collection. Household garbage is to be taken to the Dawn Landfill Site located at 4084 Langbank Line. Recycling can be taken to Dawn Landfill site or the recycling depot located in the Public Works Yard in Rutherford.

Blue Box and Composter Purchases
Blue boxes can be purchased at Municipal Office located at 4591 Lambton Line for $8.00 per box and composters may be purchased for $15.00 as supplies last.

Special Waste Collection Days
The Township annually hosts two special waste collection days - one on a Saturday in April and the other on  a Saturday in October at the Dawn Landfill Site.  Items that are accepted at the special waste collection days include appliances, car parts, E-waste, furniture, mattresses, metal/steel, tires and other items not normally placed at the curbside during regular waste collection. Please note that there is a tipping fee for the disposal of non-hazardous construction and demolition materials. Hazardous materials are not accepted at the Dawn Landfill Site.

**Appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc. must be tagged by a certified technician clearly indicating that CFC’s have been removed and tires must have the rims removed, prior to acceptance.

Paul Dalton, Public Works Superintendent

Susan Symington, Office Assistant