Recycling and Garbage
The Town of Smiths Falls enhanced our waste management program in 2011 by reducing pick up to a three day schedule and increasing the number of recyclables in the program, especially plastics No. 1-7. In 2011/12 we also introduced multiresidential recycling.
Gold & Blue Bins
Blue Bins - Fibres (paper products), Gold Bins - Containers (glass, plastics). Each week, you will alternate which bin you set out.
This program promotes reuse and will take place in June and August.
The Town of Smiths Falls is currently diverting 25 per cent of recyclables from the landfill. With this new program, we are aiming to increase this to 35 percent in the coming year.
Open every Saturday from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in November. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The site is located along Highway 43 (east of Hillcrest Cemetery). It accepts leaves, grass clippings and brush.
Visit our compost site during operating hours to help yourself to nutrient-rich compost while supplies last.
Backyard composters are still for sale at the Town Hall for $40, including delivery and guidebook!
Twenty-Twelve Electronics Recycling Inc.
Twenty-Twelve Electronics Recycling Inc. is part of the Ontario Electronic Stewardship Program with three approved collection sites, one of which is in Smiths Falls.
The Smiths Falls Recycling Centre is located at 42 James St., Smiths Falls (north end of building).
The items that are free to recycle here for Ontario residents and businesses range from electronics like audio and video players, telephones and answering machines, cameras and computer equipment to alkaline batteries, nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) with batteries still installed. For a full list of what the recycling centre does and does not accept, visit the website at www.tter.ca.
REAL Deal store
The REAL Deal Store is a household goods, furniture, building supply and home improvement store that accepts and sells quality reusable materials and keeps them out of landfill. Funds raised through the sale of these materials support the Rideau Environmental Action League’s (REAL) many other environmental projects in our community.
Located at 85 William St. West, Smiths Falls (across from the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario), the store is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.