EnviroDepots are facilities operated by the City of London where you can drop off yard waste, recyclables, and certain waste items. 

The Recycle Coach App can help answer questions about what goes where in our local waste and recycling program. 

To assist with Christmas tree drop off and other items generated over the holiday season, three additional drop-off days are available (in addition to Wednesdays and Saturdays at EnviroDepots):

  • Thursday, December 28 | 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 2 | 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 7 | 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.

Please note the north, east and west EnviroDepots will no longer be accepting cash as a payment option beginning on October 1, 2023. The EnviroDepots will continue to accept debit and credit.

Accepted materials
  • Bagged household garbage; fees apply
  • Blue box recyclables
  • Yard waste
  • Electronics
  • Ceramics such as toilets and sinks are accepted for recycling at the Oxford Street and Clarke Road South EnviroDepots free of charge. Please remove and dispose any non-ceramic parts such as plastic toilet seats, insulation and cardboard.
  • Scrap metal
  • Bikes
  • Appliances ($20 fee for appliances containing refrigerant coming soon)
  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Propane tanks
  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes
  • Empty oil & antifreeze containers (no liquids)
  • Fats, cooking oils, and grease (FOG cups)

The Recycle Coach App can help answer questions about what items are accepted at EnviroDepots. 

Available for purchase
  • Home composters or digesters: $20 per unit (tax included, subject to availability).
  • Woodchips, compost, soil/compost mix: $5 per 30-litre bag (not available at the landfill).
  • Garbage tags: $2.00. Garbage tags are required on extra containers of residential garbage for collection at the curb. Garbage tags do not expire and there are no refunds provided. 
  • Recycling bins: $10 each (tax included).
Disposal fees at EnviroDepots
  • Grass clippings: $2.00 per bag
  • Bagged residential garbage: $2.00 per bag
  • Appliances containing refrigerant: $20 per unit coming soon. Includes fridges, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and water coolers
  • Renovation materials:  prices are subject to load size. The EnviroDepots do not have a per tonne fee.
    • $29.00 small load
    • $57.00 per car/SUV load
    • $79+ per pick-up truck/van/ trailer load.

Fees are subject to attendants discretion based on load dimensions. Larger loads may be priced higher due to volume.

​​​​​Only credit and debit is accepted for disposing renovation materials. ​

No charge items

  • Blue box recyclables
  • Yard waste
  • Batteries
  • Scrap metal
  • Bikes (repairable)
  • Electronics, TVs & monitors
  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes
  • Fats, cooking oils, and grease (FOG cups)
  • Vehicle tires, batteries, and empty oil and antifreeze containers

EnviroDepots do not accept furniture or mattresses.  If you have curbside collection, set these items out with your regular garbage, or deliver them to the W12A Landfill Site (fees apply).

Learn more about Waste Disposal Fees

Removing your Christmas tree and seasonal greenery

You can drop off your tree and greenery at a City of London EnviroDepot. Please remove all of your decorations and lights from your tree before visiting. You may also place your tree and greenery out for Yard Waste Collection in the spring (only trees up to three meters in height will be collected). ​​​ ​​​

Additional holiday recycling tips

  1. Put gift wrap, ribbons, bows, and bags in the trash can. These items are not recyclable.
  2. Break down, flatten and bundle your cardboard boxes or stack them flattened in your recycling bin.
  3. Things like take-out coffee cups, milk cartons, and juice boxes belong with other recyclable containers, and not paper. Here's a tip to help you sort it right: If you can drink out of it, it's a container.
  4. Avoid “Wishcycling.” Just because you “wish” you could recycle something, doesn’t mean you can. When in doubt, leave it out.
  5. Download the Recycle Coach app to help answer what goes where in our recycling program. Recycle Coach also includes personalized collection calendars, information on London’s recycling program, and collection reminders all accessible from your phone or device. 


Last modified:Friday, December 22, 2023