Take Back Programs


Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Where: 122 Patterson Crescent, Carleton Place


When: Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. June 5th until September 17th,2011

Who: Free to all residents of Smiths Falls. You may be required to show identification and proof of residency to be admitted.

Accepted Materials

Paint, car batteries, oil, drycell batteries, cleaners, propane cylinders, aerosol cans, antifreeze and flammables.
Check out www.makethedrop.ca for an extensive list of hazardous materials and local drop off depots.

Our HHW is taken to a jointly used municipal facility in Carleton Place. Refer to the brochure for directions.

Swap Days

Take Advantage of this summer’s new Swap Days events to pass along items you no longer want to someone who can use them. Place reusable items at the curb the Friday of the event weekend. If items haven’t been taken by Sunday, bring them back in. Simple. There’s an event in June and August of this summer, just in time for Spring Cleaning and Back to School!

Refrigerator Roundup

Prior to disposal, appliances containing freon must have it removed by a licensed technician. A sticker must be affixed as proof. It may then be placed at the curbside for collection. For appliances that are over 15 years old, you should contact the Ontario Power Authority about the “Refrigerator Roundup?, which means free pickup and recycling of the appliance – no freon removal is necessary!
Visit: everykilowattcounts.ca/residential/fridge/
Or call 1-877-797-9473
Freon Removal:
George Peters Appliances, Hwy 43, (613) 283-8634
J&J Electric Ltd., 34 County Road, Jasper, (613) 283-2538

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 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.

Email: info@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.


Ontario Deposit Return Program
You’ve been doing it with beer bottles for decades. Now you can add wine and liquor bottles to the mix. Return them all to The Beer Store and your deposit will be fully refunded. Not only do you get some hard earned money back, but also containers collected through the Ontario Deposit Return System are recycled into high value products. All LCBO containers are accepted: glass, plastic and tetra-style boxes.