You will receive WEEKLY garbage collection. Your garbage collection day is THURSDAY. Your garbage day is identified by a garbage can symbol in the collection calendar.
Place garbage out for collection Wednesday night. The contractor commences garbage pick-up at 4:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.
Items such as boxsprings, mattresses, couches, chairs, and similar materials can be put out any regular garbage day. Rolled up carpets cut into three foot lengths and tied up not exceeding 45 pounds (20KG) and/or used laminate flooring tied and bundled in three foot lengths not exceeding 45 pounds (20KG) will be collected.
A MONTHLY collection of white goods is provided (i.e. metal items, hot water tanks, bbqs, bath tubs, sinks, fridges, ranges, etc.). To arrange for white good collection, please call Tecumseh Town Hall at 519-735-2184 Ext. 142. There is no charge for this service.
Waste that is deemed non-collectable includes: computer equipment, televisions, explosives, renovation debris, animal waste, chemical/paint products, medical waste, syringes, tires, and concrete/bricks. These items are NOT GARBAGE and will NOT be collected. These items must be taken to the Public Drop Off Centres. Please call ahead to determine if your load is acceptable.
There are three Public Drop off Depots:
Windsor (http://www.ewswa.org/disposal/public-drop-off-depot-windsor/) 3560 North Service Road (corner of EC Row and Central)
Hours: Monday to Saturday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Essex - (http://www.ewswa.org/disposal/regional-landfill/) 7700 County Road #18 Call 519-776-7941
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Kingsville - (http://www.ewswa.org/disposal/transfer-station-2-kingsville/)2021 Albuna Townline (County Road 31) 519-326-2816
Hours: Nov - March - M-F 8:30 am to 4:15 pm - Sat 9:00 am to noon
Apr- Oct - M-F 8:00 am - 4:45 pm - Sat 8:00 am to 1:45 pm
Visit their website at www.ewswa.org for tipping fees.
Household Chemical Waste (HCW) materials are harmful to humans, animals and the environment, as well as begin the leading cause of water pollution in North America. They should never be flushed down the toilet, poured down the sink or deposited in a storm drain. Storm drains are not treated or filtered. Everything that goes into a storm drain flows into local creeks and lakes. Prevent this by using the HCW Depot. These items can be dropped off free of charge for residential customers only. Residential customers are restricted to two (2) twenty (20) litre pails of household chemical waste per trip.
Common HCW items include:
- Oil and oil filters
- Glues/ Adhesives
- Batteries (all types)
- Propane tanks and cylinders
- Car care products
- Fluorescent lights
- Paints, varnishes and stains
- Pool Chemicals
This centre has products that are used, but not 'used up' (such as paint). Pickup most of these products free of charge.
Electronic waste (e-waste) is the fastest growing source of waste in North America. As faster, smaller and more powreful computer equipment, phones, televisions, stereos, and small home appliances are introduced, current models quickly become obsolete. Unfortunately, these electronics are filling up landfills fast.
Lead, cadmium and mercury are found in most electroic equipment, making them a hazardous risk to human health and the environment if they are not disposed of properly.
If it has a cord it can be recycled!
Anything with cord can be recycled FREE at the Public Drop off depot.
Tecumseh has both blue and red box recycling. We recommend you write your name and/or address on your Blue and Red boxes in case they are blown away by the wind or stolen. Replacement or additional boxes can be purchased at participating Home Hardware or Canadian Tire stores.
Blue box items include:
- polycoate beverage cartons (i.e. milk cartons) - discard plastic lids
- Aluminum foil
- tubs and lids (such as margarine containers)
- Food and beverage cans
- plastic bottles and jugs
- empty paint and aerosol cans
- glass bottles and jars
Red box items include:
- magazines, catalogues and telephone books
- mixed paper
Point of Interest:The Town of Tecumseh pays tipping fees for garbage disposal and recyclables disposed of in garbage. Tipping fees paid for recyclables in garbage unnecessarily increase our costs and reduce the life of our landfill space.
Recycling remains important because:
- It protects natural resources - making products from recycled materials instead of virgin materials reduces the need to harvest, drill or mine for new raw material.
- Saves energy - it usually takes less energy to make recycled products than new ones.
- Saves landfill space - recycling diverts items from landfills or incinerators and extends the landfill life-span. No one wants more landfills.
- Creates jobs - the recycling industry creates more jobs than landfills. The more we recycle and the more we choose products made with recycled material, the more we can stimulate economic growth.
- Protects clean air and water - making products from recycled materials generally creates less pollution than making new ones.
Help us keep our costs down by recycling and encouraging those you know to recycle. Recycling is good for the environment and good for everyone.