Garbage & Recycling
Mike’s Waste Disposal Inc. performs the waste collection service for The Nation Municipality and uses two trucks, one for garbage and one for recycling. To note that both collections are done on the same day, but there might be a delay between the two pick-ups.
Maximum size of garbage bags shall not exceed 30” x 38”. Smaller bags should be placed in a garbage can not exceeding 125 litres or a bag.
Electronic waste can now be brought to the Limoges and Fournier landfill sites and will be accepted free of charge.
By-Law 4-2015, as amended, implements, among other things, a two bag limit per property per week. Stickers can be purchased at a cost of $1 each if you wish to dispose of more than two bags. Please see details below.Note: 64-gallon containers will no longer be accepted during garbage pick-ups starting May 1st, 2019.
Stickers for extra bags
If you wish to dispose of more than two bags per week, bag stickers may be purchased at a cost of $1 each.
These stickers can be purchased at any of our municipal offices, landfill sites or libraries.
Please note that stickers can only be put on bags.
If you do not have a blue box or if you want to have a second one, please contact us at 613-764-5444. The first blue box is free and there is a charge of $10 for the second one.
Schedule for Garbage & Recycling Pick-Up
|Seguinbourg||Forest Park||All of the former Township of South Plantagenet||All of the former Township of Caledonia||All of the Village of Limoges|
|North of Route 500 West (Rainville Sideroad, Lafontaine Sideroad, Lebrun Sideroad)||South of Route 500 West||Village of Ste-Rose||Village of St-Bernardin||Racette Sideroad|
|All of Route 100 East, Route 200 East, Route 300 East, Route 400 East & Route 500 East||Rural area west of South Nation River||Village of Riceville||Village of St-Isidore||Aime Road|
|Cambridge Forest Estates||All of Route 650||Village of Fournier||East of Caledonia Road||Gagnon Sideroad|
|All rural area north of Route 500 East and West except Village of Limoges, Racette Sideroad,Gagnon Sideroad and Des Pins Street||Route 600 East||Village of Pendleton||Concession Road 1, 2 & 3 (north of the Alfred Bog)||Des Pins Street up to Bertrand Sideroad|
|Route 400 West||Gagne Sideroad|
|Calypso Street||All of the Village of St-Albert|
There will be garbage and recycling pickup on all Statutory Holidays with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, where recycling and garbage collection schedules will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week, with Saturday making up for the missed day.
For example, for the year 2018, if your collection day falls on Christmas Day, which is on Tuesday, December 25th, 2018, collection would shift to Wednesday, December 26th, 2018. A regular Wednesday collection day would shift to Thursday, Thursday to Friday, and Friday to Saturday.
Did you know?
- the country in the world that produces the most waste per person is Canada.*
- throwing away an aluminum pop can wastes as much energy as pouring out a half filled can of gasoline.*
- the number of trees saved by recycling one tonne of newspaper is approximately 17.*
* Source: The Recycling Council of Ontario- 3R’s Trivia.
The monetary effect is only one negative impact of not recycling. The environmental impact is even greater. As can be seen in the trivia, there is tremendous energy wasted in disposing of recyclable materials. Almost all types of paper are recyclable. We have a weekly Blue Box pick-up in The Nation- each and every household has a responsibility to divert waste.
List of Recycling Materials
ALL CONTAINERS MUST BE CLEAN
- Glass bottles and jars – Recycle all glass food and beverage containers. Remove lids and caps. Rinse containers. Not necessary to remove labels. DO NOT INCLUDE: other types of glass such as dishes, windowpanes, light bulbs and mirrors.
- Food and beverage cans – Rinse aluminium and steel cans. Not necessary to remove labels, pinch top or flatten cans. DO NOT INCLUDE: frozen juice cans (unless all metal), metal pots or other metal products.
- Newspapers and inserts – Place newspapers, flyers, catalogues, magazines, telephone books and hardcover books and photocopy paper in your blue box.
- Containers PET#1, 2, 5, 7 (code on bottom of container) – Soft drink or juice containers. Remove and discard lids and rinse containers.
- Plastic containers – All plastic containers are acceptable such as Javex, fabric softener, spring water and juice containers. Place loosely in blue box. DO NOT INCLUDE: oil and toxic product containers, foam plates and cups, drink boxes, plastic film or plastic tops plastic bags.
- Corrugated cardboard – Flatten boxes and tie in bundles no longer than 60 cm (24”) long, 40 cm(16”) wide and 15 cm (6”) high. Bundles may be placed on top of or beside blue box. NOTE: if not done this way, cardboard will be left behind.
- Boxboard – Flatten cereal boxes, soap boxes, rice boxes, etc. These must be clean, empty, free of all plastics and metal bands and tied in bundles.
- Brown paper bags – Brown grocery bags are recyclable.
- Fine paper – Fine paper, office, computer, coloured paper, envelopes and note pad paper.
- Aluminum trays and foil – Include clean, rigid foil containers such as pie plates, fast food trays, aluminum foil paper. DO NOT INCLUDE: aluminum trays or foil soiled with food scraps or grease. No foil with paper or plastic lamination, no butter, candy, cigarette wrapping, no yoghurt lids. No metalized plastic chip boxes.
Annual Spring Clean Up
The date for the 2020 Spring Clean Up will be announced shortly.
To ensure that you do not miss the pick-up, we ask that your items be at the curbside by 7:00 a.m. on April 29, 2019. The volume must not exceed the box size of a standard pickup truck. Items must not weigh more than 100 pounds, except for refrigerators, freezers, stoves, etc.The Public Works Department will pick up the items between April 29 and May 3, 2019. They will not follow a fixed schedule and will not return to the areas they have already been to.
Items that you can dispose of:
- Stoves, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers;
- Refrigerators*, freezers* (doors and items must be removed), and air conditioners*;
- Furniture, mattresses, toys, swings, lawn furniture, barrels, water tanks (empty);
- Paint cans that are empty and open (no lids);
- Items that are in clear bags only.
*items containing CFC must be tagged by a licensed technician that coolant has been removed
Items that will not be accepted:
- Radioactive waste, PCB’s;
- Biological waste;
- Explosive waste (dynamite, ammunition);
- Commercial/Industrial waste, unknown chemicals;
- Household garbage and food waste;
- Recyclable items picked up with regular recycling;
- Waste of any nature that is prohibited at the waste disposal sites;
- Tires (accepted free of charge at all municipal landfill sites);
- Electronics and electrics (accepted free of charge at all municipal landfill sites);
- Construction or renovation waste (including rolls of carpeting);
- Pathological waste, carcasses of animals, or animal/human feces;
- Grass clippings, leaves, or branches (accepted free of charge at all landfill sites);
- Items placed in green or black garbage bags.
Caledonia Location – 2325 Concession 7, St-Bernardin, ON
Operating hours: On call only.
Limoges Location – 2090 Calypso Street, Limoges, ON
Operating hours: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Fournier Location – 4701 Concession 15, Fournier, ON
Operating hours: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
CLOSED ON STATUTORY HOLIDAYS
All residents using landfill sites must produce proper identification as a Nation resident/property owner.
All loads, regardless of size and type of vehicle, will be measured and charged a flat rate of:
$0.40 cents per cubic foot
A load may consist of but is not limited to:
Tree stumps, demolition and construction waste (local residents or small contractors only), asphalt shingles, contaminated soil (if approved by landfill manager), furniture, etc.
Appliances (stove, washing machine, etc…) will be charged a $5.00 handling fee. Doors must be removed. Items that could contain coolant must be tagged by a certified technician stating that coolant has been removed as per provincial regulations.
Accepted waste free of charge:
-yard waste limited to grass and hedge clippings, garden refuse, leaves, natural Christmas trees and branches (must be under 12 inches diameter)
-tires (with or without rims)
-metal, paper, cardboard and plastic items with recyclable sign
-farm plastics that are properly rolled
-electronic and electrical items (please ensure that hard drive has been removed)
-batteries except vehicle or corroded
ROLL-OFF BOXES, DUMPSTERS, COMPACTOR TRUCKS AND TRACTOR TRAILER UNITS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED AT THE FOURNIER LANDFILL SITE
Access to site outside of normal hours of operation: $50.00 per hour
For any additional information please contact,
Daniel R. Desforges, Environmental Infrastructure Manager
The Nation is now offering waste collection services to businesses and farms. Residential standards will apply for a quantity of 2 plastic bags (76 cm by 96 cm) or one 125 litres container for non-recyclable waste and the equivalency of three regular recycling blue boxes for one 125 litres container (clearly identified) for recyclable materials.
Examples of items you can dispose of:
- Transmission fluid
- Propane tanks
- Motor oil
- Battery acids
- Auto batteries
- Drain cleaners
- Oven cleaners
- Pool chemicals
- Fluorescent bulbs
- Fluorescent tubes
Approved waste types:
We only accept household hazardous waste limited to Ontario Waste Classes 145, 146, 147, 148, 212, 213, 221, 242, 252, 261, 263 and 331.
|145 – Wastes from the use of paints, pigments and coatings||Paint spray booth sludges and wastes; paper coating wastes; ink sludges; paint sludges.|
|146 – Other specified inorganic sludges, slurries or solids||Flue gas scrubber wastes; wet fly ash; dust collector wastes; metal dust and abrasives wastes; foundry sands; mud sediment and water; tank bottoms from waste storage tanks that contained mixed inorganic wastes; heavy sludges from waste screening /filtration at transfer/ processing sites that are not part of another waste class.|
|147 – Chemical fertilizer wastes||Solutions, sludges and residues containing ammonia, urea, nitrates and phosphates from nitrogen fertilizer plants.|
|148 – Miscellaneous waste inorganic chemicals||Waste inorganic chemicals including laboratory, surplus or off-specification chemicals, that are not part of another waste class.|
|212 – Alphatic solvents and residues||Acetone, methylethylketone and residues, alcohols, cyclohexane and residues.|
|213 – Petroleum distillates||Varsol, white spirits and petroleum distillates, thinners.|
|221 – Light fuels||Gasoline, kerosene, diesel, tank drainings /washings/bottoms, spill clean-up residues.|
|242 – Halogenated pesticides and herbicides||2,4-D, 2,4,5-T wastes, chlordane, mirex, silvex, pesticide solutions and residues.|
|252 – Waste crankcase oils and lubricants||Collected service station waste oils; industrial lubricants; bulk waste oils.|
|261 – Pharmaceuticals||Pharmaceutical and veterinary pharmaceutical wastes other than biologicals and vaccines, solid residues and liquids from veterinary arsenical compounds.|
|263 – Miscellaneous waste Organic chemical||Waste organic chemicals including laboratory surplus or off-specification chemicals that are not part of another waste class.|
|331 – Waste compressed gases, including cylinders||Methane (natural gas); nitrous or nitric oxide; propane, butane.|
12 bins designated specifically for dog’s excrements plastic bags
The fruit of another initiative by the Limoges Citizens’ Committee, the Nation Municipality has installed twelve (12) bins designated to collect ONLY plastic bags containing dog excrements.
If you are a dog owner, these bins will make it simpler for you to dispose of your dog’s poop in a respectful manner.
3 SIMPLE STEPS: Take plastic bags with you on your walks with your dog, poop and scoop and drop your filled bags in the closest bin.
The bins, located at the following strategic points across the Village of Limoges, will be emptied on a weekly basis:
- Rear parking area Tot Park
- Bourdeau near Chad
- Main at tracks
- Main at Mabel
- Limoges Rd at Main
- Limoges Rd at tracks
- Des Pins near South Indian
- South Indian near Honoré
- Linda near Constantineau
- South Indian at trail to the park
- Corner of Érablière St & Limoges Rd
- Corner of Claude St & Limoges Rd
Not only are plastic bags or dog poop left on the ground around the Village a health risk but they are also an eye-sore for everyone. It is YOUR civic responsibility as a dog owner to pick up after your dog at all times, be it on private or public property. The dog bins will be emptied weekly by municipal staff.
These small gestures on your daily routines will help maintain a clean environment for all of us. Do your part and pick up after yourself and your dog. Thank you for your contribution.
3 bins designated specifically for dog’s excrements plastic bags
The bins, located at the following strategic points across the Village of St-Isidore, were purchased and installed by the Public Works Department and will be emptied on a weekly basis:
- Corner of Lamoureux St & County Rd 3
- Arena St near the ball park
- Caledonia Road
The Nation municipal drinking water source is protected by a regional source water protection plan. The plan and supporting documentation can be found at http://www.yourdrinkingwater.ca.