News & Notices

2020 Household Hazardous Waste Depot (HHWD)


Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturdays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

   And Thursday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

*Site closed Sunday, Monday, Friday, and Statuary Holidays


The Household Hazardous Waste depot is located at the Bruce Street Landfill Site. The last day of operation for the season will be Saturday August 29th, 2020. Hazardous Material WILL NOT BE accepted after this date. The Depot will reopen Spring 2021.

  • Paints: All Types of Paint and Stains, Varnish Etc.
  • Solvents: Turpentine, Disinfectants, Household Cleaners, Bleach, Oven and Drain Cleaners, Furniture Stripper, Ammonia Etc.
  • Pesticides: Herbicides, Pesticides and Insecticides, Weed Killer Etc.
  • Pool cleaners
  • Propane Tanks
  • Used Oil: Oil and brake fluid
  • Gasoline
  • Anti-Freeze
  • Batteries: Small Home Batteries, Car and Boat Batteries.
  • Oil filters

All of these above products must be in their original containers and disposed of safely and separately from our regular household garbage.

Household hazardous waste should not be thrown in the garbage or poured down sewers and drains.

This depot can be used FREE OF CHARGE by residents of the following municipalities:  Addington Highlands Township, Town of Arnprior, Admaston Bromley Township, Horton Township, Greater Madawaska Township, McNab Braeside Township and the Town of Renfrew. 

For further information, please contact the Development and Works Department at

613-432-8166 x 300.  

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NEW Curbside Recycling Collection Program

As of August, a NEW curbside recycling collection program will be starting within the Town of Renfrew. Beginning the week of August 3-7, recycling will begin a weekly rotation of Co-mingled and Fibre collection. There are NO changes to the weekly garbage collection schedule which will remain weekly with a 2 bag/bin residential limit. Please ensure garbage and recycling are curbside by 7:00 a.m. your day of pick up.  

August 3-7 - Co-mingled Container Collection

August 10-14 - Fibre Collection

August 17-21 - Co-mingled Container Collection

August 24-28 - Fibre Collection 

**Only the designated recycling material for that week will be collected.

Click link for full 2020 Waste Collection Calendar


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August Newsletter

August Newsletter

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PUBLIC NOTICE - New Recycling Curbside Collection Contract

Town of Renfrew Signs New Recycling Material Collection Contract with Topps Environmental Solutions

On June 23, 2020 the Renfrew Town Council awarded a three year Recyclable Material Collection Contract to Topps Environmental Solutions (TES) in conjunction with Emterra Environmental for processing recyclable material. The new contract will commence on August 3, 2020 and will run until July 28, 2023.

TES has been fulfilling a temporary recycling contract with the Town since July 2019, and is currently fulfilling a long term contract for curbside garbage collection.

In order to meet the parameters of the new contract, weekly curbside collection for recyclable material will transition from a weekly pick up schedule, to a weekly ROTATION of Co-mingled (glass, plastic, cans, etc) collection and Fibre (paper, cardboard, etc) collection. New collection schedules will be available to all residents indicating which collection material is being collected each week. Please reference our website, facebook page, monthly newsletter OR newspaper ad for more details.  

The regular blue box bin can be used each week with appropriate sorted material included. Please ensure all blue box/bins are placed curbside prior to 7:00 a.m. on your day of collection.

More information regarding garbage, recycling and waste management can be found on our website at, or by contacting the Development & Works Department at 613-432-8166 x 300.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding over this past year. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience as we transition into this new service agreement.

The Development & Works Department

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Reopening Restaurants and Bar Patio's


"As of June 8, 2020, the Ontario government identified that restaurants, bars, food trucks and other food and drink establishments (e.g., wineries, breweries and distilleries) can open for dining in outdoor areas only, such as patios, curbside, parking lots and adjacent premises".

If you are a Business Owner planning to create or extend your outdoor patio space under the Province’s new COVID-19 re-opening plan, please contact the Town Planner to discuss the requirements needed for your specific location. 

Eric Withers, Town Planner

613-432-8166 x 305


Renfrew County District Health Unit -  COVID-19 Guidance for Reopening Restaurants and Bar Patio's

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Public Notice - Arnprior Ave. / Ross Street Reconstruction

Dear Renfrew Property Owner, Stakeholder, Resident:

Renfrew Town Council has awarded the Arnprior Avenue and Ross Street Reconstruction project to Bonnechere Excavating Inc. (BEI). 

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the Town of Renfrew is committed to protecting people and the community.   The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces to reopen, including all municipal construction projects, as long as they comply with strict measures for public health and safe operations.  The Town is working with BEI and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by health officials and the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

The limits of the project are: Arnprior Avenue from Ross Street to Queen Street South and Ross Street from Thompson Avenue to Arnprior Avenue.  Work will include the installation of watermain between Bank Street South and Queen Street South on Arnprior Avenue, storm sewer improvements on Arnprior Avenue, minor sanitary sewer improvements on Ross Street, road reconstruction and new sidewalk on the north side of Arnprior Avenue only.  Construction is expected to begin mid-June and complete by the end of September, subject to delays due to weather or other unexpected issues.

In preparation for the start of construction and to establish the existing interior and exterior conditions within nearby buildings, a preconstruction survey will be completed by the contractor.  This will provide base information should there be a concern during or after construction with respect to any damages.  BEI has retained OZA to complete the preconstruction survey.  A member of OZA will visit each property in the project area to take pictures to provide a record of existing conditions.  We encourage participation in this survey as it provides protection to private assets and a base line for possible claims.

Curbside garbage and recycling collection will remain the same practice as currently, but we ask that businesses and residents mark their business name and address on their cans or containers.  BEI will communicate any special needs with respect to garbage and recycling during the construction.

The Town and the contractor will take precautions to minimize interruptions, but as you can appreciate, there will be some inconvenience during the construction.  If you have any concerns related to the project or require special accessibility accommodations, please let us know by contacting the project manager noted below.  The Town of Renfrew would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation with the upcoming construction project.

Connor Jamieson                                                                         Michel Asselin

Project Manager                                                                           Director of Development and Works

Town of Renfrew                                                                          Town of Renfrew                                             

Phone: 613-432-8166                                                                    Phone: 613-432-8166

Email:                                                     Email:

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Renfrew County Legal Clinic - COVID-19 Update

The Renfrew County Legal Clinic is still accepting referrals. Our physical building is closed to the public at this time but we are still providing services to clients by phone and video where possible. If you have further questions about our services please feel free to contact us at 613-432-8146. If you don’t reach a staff member, please leave a voicemail. We are checking voicemails regularly and will get back to you as soon as we can.

We have put together a tip sheet on relief that is available to individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our Facebook page or our Website.

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COVID-=19 Testing - County of Renfrew

Do you require COVID-19 Testing? Please download the pfd to see the testing sites for the next 2 weeks.

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Update on Renfrew Fire Ban

Fire Ban is lifted!

The Town of Renfrew will be lifting its Burning Ban effective 1:00 pm on Friday May 22, 2020.  As such, those who are already in possession of a 2020 Recreational Open Air Burning Permit (numbers starting with 2020) are able to return to enjoying outdoor fires while maintaining good social distancing protocols as per the Provincial Emergency Order Guidelines.  Please contact the Renfrew County District Health Unit with any concerns or questions you may have concerning Social/Physical Distancing.

The Town of Renfrew Fire Department is accepting requests for Inspections, in compliance with By-Law 29-2017, for the purposes of applying for a Recreational Open Air Burning Permit.  Prior to calling to schedule your inspection, please take a moment to become familiar with all requirements by reviewing the regulatory by-law; a copy of which is available on the Town Website.

To access this information: Click Here


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May & June Newsletter

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For More COVID-19 Information & Resources:

COVID-19 Provincial Self Assessment Web Tool  -

Federal Updates

Provincial Updates

Public Health Ontario

Renfrew County Virtual Triage Centre:

Renfrew County Virtual Triage Centre - "How It Works"

Renfrew County & District Health Unit

COVID-19 Business Information Line

Town of Renfrew Media Releases

Radio Updates can be heard on the following local radio stations:

MYFM  Renfrew 96.1FM at 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Municipal Minute Segment)

Valley Heritage Radio 98.7 FM in late morning 

Social Media Updates can be found by following:

Facebook: Corporation of the Town of Renfrew

Instagram: @TownofRenfrew

Twitter: @TownRenfrew

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2020 Burn Permits are Available!

Interested in enjoying a back yard fire in 2020?

The annual outdoor Recreational Open Air Burning permits are available for 2020. They cover the calendar year for the low price of $100.00. If you are interested in appling for a permit click here!

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No Wipes in the Pipes!!

Important Notice

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