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