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Garbage & Recycling

Landfill Location and Hours

10443 Coyne Road, Dutton Dunwich

Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays & Thursday 8:00am-10:00am
1st & 3rd Saturday of the month 8:00am-5:00pm
2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays 8:00am-12:00 noon

*Valid Photo ID required at the Landfill for proof of residency

Landfill Fees

  • Freon Removal  -  $50.00
  • Large Items (Mattress, Couch etc.,)  -  $10.00
  • Disposal of Vehicle, Trailer or Boat  -  Cost + 10%
  • Shingles - Pickup Load  -  $50.00
  • Shingles - Trailer, Stake or Dump Truck Load  -  $100.00
  • Construction Materials - Pickup Load  -  $40.00
  • Construction Materials - Trailer Stake or Dump Truck Load  -  $60.00

Items Accepted at the Landfill:

  • Construction and renovation materials
  • Tires (with or without rims)
  • Furniture
  • Household items
  • Appliances (a $50.00 fee applies for each appliance that has not had ozone depleting substances removed)
  • Scrap metal
  • Concrete
  • Car & truck batteries
  • Electronics (drop off point for recycling, see list below for acceptable items)

Items Not Accepted at the Landfill:

  • Bagged household garbage (collected curbside)
  • Blue box recyclables – including cardboard (collected curbside)
  • Pesticide & fertilizer containers (collected at Agris Co-op)
  • Seed & Pesticide Bags (collected at Agris Co-op)

Acceptable Electronics for Recycling:

  • All-in-one computers
  • Answering machines
  • Audio cassette players/recorders
  • Camera (digital and non-digital)
  • CD players/recorders
  • CD-ROM drives
  • Cellular phones
  • Closed circuit monitors
  • Closed circuit television screens
  • Computer keyboards
  • Computer mouse
  • Computer terminals
  • Cordless telephones
  • Desktop all in one devices
  • Desktop computers/copiers/printers
  • Digital picture frames
  • Dual television
  • DVD drives
  • External hard drives
  • Fax machines
  • Floor standing copiers
  • Floor standing multifunction
  • Handheld printers
  • HD-DVD drives
  • Home radios
  • Home theatre equipment
  • Laptops
  • Mini notebooks
  • Modems (wired and wireless)
  • Monitors
  • Netbooks/notebooks/notepads
  • Pagers palmtop
  • PDA (cell enabled)
  • Portable audio/video players
  • Portable DVD players
  • Portable MP3/digital audio players
  • Portable radios
  • Portable speakers
  • Professional displays
  • Projectors (video, audio, image)
  • Scanners
  • Smart phones
  • Stereo amplifiers/speakers/turn tables
  • Tablet PCs
  • Telephones (rotary or wired)
  • Televisions
  • Thin clients
  • Typewriters (electric)
  • Vehicle radios, audio players, speakers
  • Video cameras (analog & digital)
  • Video player/recorder

Garbage and Recycling Schedule

Garbage and Recycling needs to be curbside by 7:00am for collection. Collection routes subject to change without notification.

  • Tuesdays (Blue): North of Highway 401, Caledonia I & II and Bobier Villa
  • Wednesdays (Green): South of Highway 3 (Talbot Line)
  • Thursdays (Orange): Between and Highway 401 and Highways 3 (Talbot Line) inclusive, Iona, Iona Station and Wallacetown
  • Fridays (Pink): Dutton

2022 Garbage and Recycling Calendar

Notices of Service Disruptions

Garbage Collection

Garbage is collected curbside WEEKLY

You may receive an orange sticker for non-compliance if:

  • Garbage bag exceeds the 20kg (44lb) limit
  • Unacceptable material for collection, including hazardous waste, medical waste and bulky items
  • Garbage loosely placed in garbage can and not in bags
  • Furniture of any kind is not accepted
  • Broken glass and sharp objects must be placed in a container/box and labelled as such – not in garbage bags
  • Garbage bag exceeds the 2 bag limit and does not have a bag tag

Bag Limit

  • Residential: 2 bags/week
  • Commerical: 15 bags/week
  • For each additional bag you will need a bag tag.

Bag Tags $2.50 each

  • Available at
    • Municipal Office - 199 Currie Road, Dutton
    • Dutton Food Market - 210 Currie Road, Dutton
    • Dutton Convenience Store - 196 Currie Road, Dutton
    • Tall Tales Cafe -  29634 Talbot Line, Wallacetown

NOTE: Bag tags do not expire! Purchase them ahead of time so you don’t get caught without one when you need it.

Recycling Collection

Recycling is collected curbside BI-WEEKLY

Additional Blue Boxes are available at the Municipal Office for $5.00 each

You may receive an orange sticker for non-compliance if:

  • Blue box exceeds the 20kg (44lb) limit
  • Unacceptable materials for collection were in your blue box, including Styrofoam, oil or antifreeze containers, plastic bags, bubble wrap, toys, ceramics, paper towels
  • Blue boxes are not sorted into separate bins for paper and for containers
  • Cardboard must be broken down to 60cm x 60cm (2’x2’)

The Municipality uses a 2-stream recycling system separated into Paper and Containers 
"Sort It Right"  

Paper Blue Boxes includes:

  • Magazines, catalogues, phone books, soft and hard cover books (remove hard covers), household paper, boxes, tubes, egg cartons, newspapers, flyers, carboard boxes (flattened and broken down 60cm x 60cm).

Containers Blue Boxes includes:

  • Milk cartons, juice boxes, carboard cans, empty aerosol cans, plastic bottles, plastic tubs, plastic jugs, plastic clamshell containers, glass bottles & jars, steel & aluminum cans, empty metal paint cans, aluminum foil and pie plates, spiral wound (cardboard) cans, ice cream tubs, blister packaging, Tim Hortons cups (lids separated – also a container) – REMEMBER! If it can hold a liquid, place it in the containers box.

Items that DO NOT belong in the Blue Box:

  • Styrofoam, ceramics, plastic bags, bubble wrap, children’s toys, paper towels, napkins, toilet paper (the cardboard tube IS recyclable), tissue paper, chip bags, wrapping paper, ribbon, propane tanks & cylinders.


Other Reuse and Recycling Options

The following is a list of some materials accepted by local businesses. For a complete listing of materials that can be reused or recycled

Household Battery Depots (makethedrop.ca or call2recycle.ca)

  • Dutton Building Products
  • Dutton Dunwich Municipal Office (also accepts cellphones)
  • Dutton Dunwich Community Centre (also accepts cellphones)
  • John Kenneth Galbraith Library (also accepts cellphones)
  • St. Thomas Community Recycling Centre 

Used Tire Depots (rethinktires.ca or makethedrop.ca)

  • Dutton Dunwich Landfill Site

Paint Recycling Depots (regeneration.ca)

  • Dutton Building Products
  • St. Thomas Community Recycling Centre 

Car/Truck Battery Depots

  • Dutton Farm and Auto Supply
  • St. Thomas Community Recycling Centre 

Pharmaceuticals/Sharps Depot (healthsteward.ca or download the Recyclepedia App)

  • Highland Pharmacy (accepted only if in biohazard container, available at pharmacy)
    • Includes: needles, needle tips, syringes, insulin pens, lancets​
  • St. Thomas Community Recycling Centre (in a puncture proof container)

Electronics Depots

  • Dutton Dunwich Landfill Site
  • John Kenneth Galbraith Library
  • St. Thomas Community Recycling Centre 

Used Oil/Antifreeze Depots

  • Agris Co-op
    • Includes: oil, oil filters, antifreeze, small oil containers or jugs
  • St. Thomas Community Recycling Centre 

Plastic Pesticides Containers/Seed Bags Depots

  • Agris Co-op (April 1 to October 31)
    • CleanFarms encourages farmers to return their empty pesticide containers to site such as Agris Co-op in order to recycle empty pesticide containers into valuable new products, farmers are asked to triple or pressure rinse containers and remove the cap and booklet (but leave label on)
  • St. Thomas Community Recycling Centre 

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs & Tubes Depot

  • St. Thomas Community Recycling Centre 

Yard Materials and Composting

Curbside Yard Waste Collection (Dutton, Iona, Iona Station and Wallacetown Only)

  • Spring - May 16, 2022
  • Fall - November 7, 2022

Please DO:

  • Place yard waste at the curb by 7:00am – note crews will only make one pass on each street
  • Use compostable paper bags
  • We accept: plant trimmings, brush, leaves, pumpkins, grass clippings
  • Brush (sticks and twigs) must be less than 10cm in diameter and 1m in length – tie in bundles with twine
  • Maximum weight per bag is 20kg (44lbs)

Please DO NOT:

  • Use plastic bags (compostable included)
  • We do not accept: kitchen scrap, sod, rocks, dirt/soil, large branches, tree stumps, railway ties, painted or treated wood, flower pots/trays, animal waste


Backyard composters are available for purchase at the municipal office for $42.00 +HST

Household Hazardous Waste

Residents of Dutton Dunwich and West Elgin can recycle Hazardous Waste at St. Thomas Community Recycling Facility.

St. Thomas Community Recycling Facility, 330 South Edgeware Road, St Thomas - Effective June 9 2021, the Hazardous Waste Depot located at the CRC will be open Wednesdays 10-4 and Saturdays 8-3pm.  Residents will now have two days a week to dispose of hazardous waste.

Items Accepted at NO CHARGE include

  • Aerosol containers
  • Propane cylinders
  • Fluorescent bulbs/tubes
  • Fire extinguishes/smoke detectors
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Paints and coverings
  • Oven and window cleaners
  • Batteries (household and automotive)
  • Disinfectants
  • Mercury Switches
  • Thermometers
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Needles and syringes
  • Motor Oil (in a puncture proof container)

Material Recycling Facility (MRF)

The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich has entered into an agreement with the London Material Recycling Facility (MRF) to process our recyclables May 1, 2012. This is where your blue box recyclables are further sorted and shipped to processing mills (paper mills, steel mills, etc.).

A Guide to Your Recycling Centre

Tour of London's Recycling Centre


​All Collection Fees will be payable upon arrival - cash or debit accepted at the Landfill Site. Thank you

  • Office Hours

  • Monday to Friday,
  • 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • (except statutory holidays)