For waste and Recycling questions, contact Amy Schur, Public Works Administrative Assistant Ext. 285, contact details on Staff page.
All households are entitled to weekly curbside collection for regular household waste and recycling.
Waste Limit: 2 clear bags – tags required.
Recycling Limit: 5 blue bags – no tags required.
Weight Limit: 40lbs/bag
All bags must be out by 7:00am
Large items must be taken to the Portland Transfer Station.
Businesses do not receive curb-side collection and must dispose of their waste & recycling at the Portland Transfer Station.
Participate in Rideau Lakes PITCH-IN Week every April and keep your Township looking great. PITCH-IN bags are free to volunteers and can be obtained at the Township Office and Libraries. Pick up roadside litter, place it in a PITCH-IN bag and set it out for free collection on your regular day (no bag tag required).
Contact Amy for more information 1-800-928-2250 Ext. 285
Many volunteers pitch-in all year long.
Rideau Lakes introduced the PITCH-IN program in 2000, and from there it has grown into an annual event, township-wide!
Diverting from Landfill
If an item still has life left in it, divert it from landfill. It is our goal to divert as much as possible, if it can still be used. As an alternative to throwing it away, donate your gently used/reusable materials and make your trash someone else’s treasure. Diversion Options