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. 

COVID-19: Service updates

Help slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Maintain physical distancing of 2 metres when visiting.
  • Cash is accepted at EnviroDepots. Credit and Debit payment is preferred.
  • Complete your visit safely and quickly, and then please leave the EnviroDepot.
  • Do not mingle and socialize.
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. 
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 (subject to availability).
  • Woodchips, compost, soil/compost mix: $5 per 30-litre bag (not available at the landfill).
  • Garbage tags: $1.50 (tax included). 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. Currently not available for purchase at the W12A Landfill due to COVID-19 service updates.
  • Recycling bins: $6.00 each (including tax).
Disposal fees at EnviroDepots
  • Grass clippings: $1.50 per bag
  • Leaves: No charge
  • Bagged residential garbage: $1.50 per bag
  • Blue box recyclables: No charge
  • Tires, propane tanks, batteries, empty oil and antifreeze: No charge
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs: No charge
  • Electronics, TVs & monitors: No charge
  • Renovation/ construction and roofing materials $27.00 minimum load, $54.00 per car/van/SUV load, $75.00 per pick-up truck load, $75.00 per single axle trailer.
  • Appliances containing refrigerant: coming soon $20 per unit.  Includes fridges, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers & water coolers.
  • Scrap metal: No charge

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


Last modified:Tuesday, April 26, 2022