Scrap Metal

Decision to Discontinue Collection

The discontinuation of this service was effective July 1, 2008 and includes, but not be limited to, refrigerators, freezers, stoves, dishwashers, microwave/toaster ovens, air conditioners, de-humidifiers, hot water tanks, etc.

This decision was made in order to:

  • Help the environment by eliminating these items from being disposed of in the landfill

  • Increase landfill capacity

  • Increase overall waste diversion efforts within Chatham-Kent

  • Reduce waste disposal costs and wear and tear on garbage collection vehicles

  • Increase scrap metal revenue at municipal transfer stations

In addition, other scrap metal items such as bed/bike frames, stainless steel sinks, fixtures, metal furniture, barbecues etc. will no longer be collected at the curb.

Disposal Options

The following methods are acceptable for disposing of white goods and scrap metals:

  • Deliver to a Municipally operated Transfer Station

  • Contact an appliance dealer

  • Contact a service company

  • Deliver to or contact a private scrap metal yard

  • Contact a private waste disposal company

Refrigerant Disposal

Provincial Regulation 463/10 requires that all refrigerant units be tagged Freon removed by a licensed Ozone Depletion Prevention (ODP) cardholder, before disposing of or recycling of the unit. Chatham-Kent offers this service at select transfer stations for a fee of $20 per refrigerant unit.

The following Municipal transfer stations offer this service:

  • Chatham Township

  • Dover

  • Harwich

  • Tilbury East

  • Wallaceburg

The above transfer stations are not open five days a week.