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Garbage, recycling & compost

The Municipality of Ogden subscribes to a 5-Step Waste Management Program as a means to promote the reduction of household waste send to the landfill site, that is:

  1. Reducing at source
  2. Reusing
  3. Recycling
  4. Composting at home
  5. Participating in the compostable waste collection

Collection schedule

CLICK HERE to download Ogden's 2017 collection schedule (PDF)

We remind all citizens to please put their garbage containers out to the curb after 7:00 p.m. on the eve of the collection, and to use rigid, sealed containers rather than bags if the garbage is to be left out overnight.

In the interest of preserving our rural charm, we ask citizens to please store their garbage and recycling containers away from the road.

Central collection site

Residents on private roads who are not serviced by the door-to-door collections, as well as seasonal residents elsewhere in the Municipality, have the option of subscribing to the central collection site, an enclosed, locked area adjacent to Town Hall where they may dispose of their household garbage, recycling and organic waste.

The one-time subscription fee of $120 is payable at Town Hall.
The cost for a lost key or an extra key is $50 per key.

How to dispose of items which are not accepted by the municipal household waste collections:

Aggregates (rock, concrete (< 10cm/4 in.), brick or other granular substances: Accepted at the Ecocentre.

Appliances: Please call our local metal recyclers, Mitchell Woodward and Nathalie Powers at 819-876-2356 to find out whether they might take it off your hands. Appliances may also be collected from your home by the Ressourcerie des Frontières, or taken to the Ecocentre.

Asphalt shingles: Accepted at the Ecocentre (a fee per ton applies for this type of waste).

Baby items: Ressourcerie des Frontière. Please put items 0-5 years together in bags marked «0-5».

Batteries (household, auto, tractor, truck, electrical appliance, etc.): Accepted at the Ecocentre and at the annual HHW collection.The Ressourcerie des Frontières also accepts car batteries.

Bicycles: Accepted by the Ressourcerie des Frontières.

Branches and prunings: Accepted at the Ecocentre. Must be gathered and tied in bundles. (Hint: you might also consider burning them. Fire permits are available at the Municipal Office, free of charge.)

Cell phones: Are collected at Town Hall on behalf of Fondation Mira. Please drop off during business hours. Cell phones are also accepted by the Ressourcerie des Frontières.

Clothing and shoes: Accepted by the Ressourcerie des Frontières.

Computer equipment: The Ressourcerie des Frontières will take them off your hands. Computers and peripherals are also accepted at the Ecocentre and at the annual HHW collection.

Construction material (reusable): The Ressourcerie des Frontières accepts reusable materials such as doors, windows, sinks, toilets, heaters, electrical wire, wood and metal.

Construction wood (painted, treated, melamine, veneer, etc.): Is prohibited in the municipal collection and at the central site. Reusable construction wood is accepted by the Ressourcerie des Frontières. Otherwise, please see the Ecocentre for details (a fee per ton is charged for this material).

Electronic and electric equipment: The Ressourcerie des Frontières accepts all electronic and electric equipment, including small appliances. These may also be dropped off at the Ecocentre or at the annual HHW collection.

Fabric: Accepted by the Ressourcerie des Frontières.

Fluorescent bulbs and tubes: Accepted at the annual HHW collection.

Furniture, sofas, mattresses: Are no longer accepted by the municipal garbage collection. You must mandatorily call the Ressourcerie des Frontières to have such items collected from your home.

Grass clippings: Are accepted by the compostable waste collection only, as long as they are deposited in the green compostable waste bin distributed by the Municipality, in a 240-litre brown bin or in compostable paper bags. Are also accepted at the Ecocentre.

Herbicides and insecticides: Accepted at the annual HHW collection.

Leaves: Are accepted by the compostable waste collection, as long as they are deposited in the green compostable waste bin distributed by the Municipality, in a 240-litre brown bin or in compostable paper bags. Are also accepted at the Ecocentre.

Metal: Please call our local metal recyclers, Mitchell Woodward & Nathalie Powers at (819) 876-2356. Also accepted at the Ressourcerie des Frontières and the Ecocentre.

Oils and filters: Accepted at the Ecocentre and at the annual HHW collection.

Other large items: The Ressourcerie des Frontières accepts furniture, mattresses, boxsprings, barbecues, carpets, dehumidifiers, air conditioners and water tanks.

Paint, stain, varnish: Old paints may be returned to A. Fluet & Fils (RONA) in Stanstead. They are also accepted at the Ecocentre and at the annual HHW collection.

Pool chemicals: Accepted at the annual HHW collection.

Printer cartridges (ink, toner): Are collected at Town Hall on behalf of Fondation Mira. Please drop off during business hours.

Propane gas tanks (empty): Accepted at the Ecocentre and at the annual HHW collection.

Smoke detectors: Accepted at the Ecocentre.

Solvents: Accepted at the annual HHW collection.

Sports items: Accepted by the Ressourcerie des Frontières.

Spray cans: Accepted at the annual HHW collection.

Tires: Tires without rims are accepted at Town Hall during business hours.

Toys and games: Accepted by the Ressourcerie des Frontières.

Ecocentre 

The Régie intermunicipale de gestion des déchets solides de la région de Coaticook, whose members include Ogden, operates an Ecocentre located in Coaticook (Barnston sector).

The Ecocentre collects materials which may be recycled or reused but which are not accepted by the regular waste collections, thus diverging them away from the landfill site. The useful life of our landfill site is prolonged, our garbage taxes are stabilised and we help to better our environment.

Ressourcerie des frontières

As of May 1st 2012, big garbage (household appliances, furniture, etc.) is no longer be accepted by the regular household waste collection.

Indeed, the Municipality has concluded an agreement with the Ressourcerie des Frontières, who will take over the collection of big garbage and other items from your home. The Ressourcerie des Frontières is a social economy entreprise dedicated to the salvage of objects which are traditionally sent to the landfill site for burial. Salvageable items will be cleaned and repaired and then put up for sale in the Ressourcerie store while unsalvageable objects will be taken apart and sold to recyclers. The Ressourcerie will create about ten new jobs and hopes to divert over 300 tons of waste per year away from the landfill site, the equivalent of about 30 garbage trucks.

Objects accepted by the Ressourcerie:

Household appliances: Refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, washers, dryers, freezers, etc.

Electronic and computer equipment: computers, cell phones, televisions, video cassette recorders, printers, etc.

Furniture, sofas, mattresses, boxsprings

Fabric, clothing and shoes

Baby items: Please group all items 0-5 years in bags marked «0-5»

Small items: tools, games, toys, books, CDs, dishes, trinkets, lamps, mirrors, jewelry, etc.

Bicycles and sports equipment

Reusable construction materials:  doors, windows, sinks, toilets, heaters, electrical wire, and other recyclable material such as wood and metal

Car batteries

Other large items: carpets, barbecues, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, hot water tanks, etc.

To schedule a pick-up:

  • Contact the Ressourcerie team by phone, toll-free, at 1-855-804-1018 or at info@ressourceriedesfrontieres.com to apprise them of the types of objects you wish to have collected and give them your coordinates (name, address, phone number);
  • The items will be collected from your home within 3 weeks (the date will be confirmed the day before by telephone).

You may also take your objects directly to the Ressourcerie store at 177 Cutting Street in Coaticook, during opening hours only (Monday to Friday from, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).

 Composting at home

Being a rural community, the Municipality of Ogden naturally encourages its citizens to compost vegetable matter at home as a way to reduce output of household waste and to enrich both flower beds and vegetable gardens at the same time. Because it does not incur any costs to the Municipality, residential composting is a proven means to stave off garbage tax hikes while making plants happy. The Compost Council of Canada website http://www.compost.org contains a lot of useful information on the subject.

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