Public Works

  Garbage Landfill
Recycling Water/Sewer Department  

Scott McLeod is the Works Manager, responsible for three road crews operating from shops in Elderslie, Paisley & Tara, the Water/Sewer Division, two landfills in Arran and Chesley, garbage and recyclables collection, three cemeteries in Tara, Chesley & Paisley.

Roadwork includes winter/summer maintenance, storm drains, sweeping, crossing guards, street lights, sidewalks, parks, bridges, culverts, resurfacing, line painting, grading, dust control, signs, vehicles, etc

The Works Manager can be contacted by:

Telephone:  (519) 363-3039 Ext #115
Fax:  (519) 363-2203
Works Forepersons      - Arran & Tara Wards                                     Brian McDougald
                                     - Chesley, Elderslie & Paisley Wards              Ivan Langeraap


Garbage Pickup (weekly):

 Chesley, Paisley and Elderslie:  Thursday
 Tara & Arran:  Friday
Place garbage containers and blue boxes at the curbside before 7:00 a.m. on the day of pickup, as pickup times are subject to change.
Blue box pickup is every other week. To find out more about the Blue Box Program click here
Maximum 2 garbage containers per week from all domestic premises.
Bag tags are required for each additional bag at a cost of $3.00 each.
Garbage Bag - manufactured for the use of garbage disposal having a minimum size of 66cmX92cm (26"X36") and a maximum size of 89cmX127cm (35"X50"). 40 lbs maximum.
Garbage Container - a Garbage Bag or rigid plastic or metal pail with a waterproof lid. Maximum height and width of 76cmX46cm (30"X18"), a minimum height and width of 45cmX30cm (18"X12"), not smaller at the top than at the bottom.
40 lbs maximum.
To reduce the amount of garbage going into our landfills, the Municipal Office sells recycling "Blue Boxes" for $10.00.

Clothing & Household Items Recycling
Bag Tag Outlets:
Arran-Elderslie Municipality Office
1925 Bruce Road #10, Chesley, ON

Chesley Convenience
91 1st Ave S, Chesley, ON

Paisley Freshmart
436 Queen St N, Paisley, ON
Tara General Store
8 Yonge Street N, Tara, ON

Paisley GOCO
292 Queen St S, Paisley, ON

Aiken Bros Home Hardware
43 River St, Allenford, ON


Chesley Landfill Site:  230 4th St SW - NO RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE PERMITTED
Open 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 8 am - 12:00 pm
(Only clean burnables, tires, brush and metal will be accepted) Cash Only!  THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR CLEAN BURNABLE WOOD AT THE CHESLEY LOCATION!
Arran Landfill Site:   671 Sideroad 20 - Residential & Demo materials permitted. THERE IS A FEE FOR CLEAN BURNABLE WOOD AT THE ARRAN LOCATION!
Open Thursdays, 8 am - 3 pm, Saturdays, 8 am - noon. Please allow yourself enough time that you can be exiting the landfill by the posted closing time.
**Please note - You MUST drive in and out over the weigh scales regardless of what is being dropped off.  ALL items must be weighed. 



Bale Wrap is no longer accepted at the Arran Landfill.  Please call Switch Energy Corp directly for pickup 519-524-0193 or email at

Residents are reminded that there is a COMPOST PILE located at both Arran & Chesley landfill sites. 
NO OTHER MATERIAL IS TO BE DROPPED OFF THERE.  Please empty bags out on pile unless they are in brown compostable bags.

Notes: No burning is allowed at Arran Landfill.
  • Compost material brought into the landfill bagged must be in a brown compostable paper bag to avoid paying a tag fee.
  • All compost containers are to be emptied and removed from the compost site.
  • Hazardous waste (contact the County) will not be accepted.
  • Used oil will not be accepted at any landfill site.
  • Corrugated cardboard will not be accepted at any landfill site. Cardboard recycling bins are located in Chesley(Behind the Elderslie Shop & the Grocery Store Parking Lot), Paisley(Behind Thompson Bros Furniture & Behind the Arena), and Tara(Arran Shop).
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAYS and Accepted Household Hazardous & special waste materials list.


Arran-Elderslie Recycles!

Please place blue box out for pick-up by 7:00 a.m.  Routes are subject to change without notice.

For complete and updated information about what can or cannot be recycled, as well as a schedule of pick-ups in your area, click on this link: Your Blue Box


Water & Sewer Division

Mark O'Leary - Water/Sewer Foreperson
Under the direction of the Works Manager, the Water/Sewer foreman is responsible for three urban water and sewer systems in Chesley, Paisley & Tara.
Office telephone:  (519) 363-3039 Ext #122
Fax:  (519) 363-9337
Cell phone:  (519) 270-1929
Pager:  (519) 374-2804



Water Restrictions - By-law 21-99
Odd municipality street-numbered properties may water on odd-numbered calendar days, and even municipally street-numbered properties may water on even-numbered calendar days.
The permitted times for watering for recreation or irrigational purposes are between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on the same day, and between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. of the same day.

These restrictions are in effect at all times.

CHESLEY   July 2015
PAISLEY   July 2015
TARA   June 2015
SEWER REPORTS                                 
CHESLEY   2018 Annual Report - Chesley Wastewater