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Waste Management

Weekly Collection

The Township of South Algonquin offers weekly roadside household collection. In most areas pick up could be anytime between 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the scheduled day of your pickup. The Township tries to maintain the same daily schedule; however there may be circumstances when it is required to change the daily schedule. Please see the Waste Collection Calendar for the daily pickup schedule. 

The fall/winter waste collection calendar was sent to all post offices boxes within Whitney, Madawaska and to South Algonquin residents having post office boxes in Lake St. Peter, Barry's Bay and Maynooth. If you are in any of these areas and are not receiving the waste collection calenders please speak to your Post Master. The spring/ summer calendars are included with the Interim Tax Bills, which is mailed to all property owners or can be downloaded from this site.

The Township has two local Landfill Sites

  • For residents in the Dickens, Lyell, Murchison wards area visit 6319 Highway 523
  • For residents in Airy and Sabine wards area visit 462 Nipissing Road

Our waste management operations are governed by the Certificate of Approval issued by the Ministry of Environment.

The Township of South Algonquin is involved in recycling programs such as, The Ontario Tire Stewardship Program which recycles tires (tires on rims will not be accepted), The Ontario Electronic Stewardship Program which offers electronic waste recycling. (see in documents below)  There is also a scrap metal recycling program and aluminum recycling. 

Once a year, the Township offers a Household Hazardous Waste Day. Please continue to check this site for next event.

Recycle, Reuse, Reduce

WE  RECYCLE: Electronics----Tires-----Steel----Appliances----Aluminum----Batteries (up to 5kg each)----Cell Phones

WE DIVERT: Clean Wood - Only brush, unpainted or untreated wood may be deposited in the brush area.

 WE REUSE:  Items suitable for reuse may be placed in the Reuse Area.

WE REDUCE-SHREDDING: Most waste that is not Hazardous, Household, Clean Wood, Reusable or Recyclable may be deposited in the Shredding Pile. Please do not dispose food in the Shredding Pile.

WE REDUCE-FURNITURE:  Furniture & mattresses may be deposited in the Furniture Pile.

Please see the Landfill Site Attendant prior to disposing material to ensure proper location for disposal.

Landfill Site  Hours of Operation:

 April 3, 2019 to October 26, 2019 :

  • Wednesday 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon) 


April 28, 2019 to October 13, 2019 :
  • Sunday  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


For spring 2019 Landfill Sites will be open Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for 8 consecitive  Saturdays commencing on the first "weather permitting" Saturday in April. Dates will be posted here once they have been determined.  

Regular Saturday operational hours resumed on June 22nd.

Please take all waste to the landfill sites during operational hours.

Please note as per By-Law #19-588 there is a $5.00 per piece charge for mattresses, box springs and fabric covered furniture with metal frames or springs e.g. couches, loveseats, and sofa chairs.

Tipping Fees

Waste Disposal Fees (Proof of demoliton permit or proof of civic address number must be provided)
Brush, sorted construction and demolition waste from within the geographic boundaries of the Township and brought in by resident. NO CHARGE
Half Ton Truck/Van with /without Small Trailer if brought in by resident. NO CHARGE
Wood Chips from within the geographic boundaries of the Township if brought in by resident. NO CHARGE
Tires and Shingles from within the geographic boundaries of the Township brought in by a resident. NO CHARGE
Mattresses, box springs and fabric covered furniture with metal frames or springs e.g. couches, loveseats, sofa chairs. $5.00 per piece 
Each entry into Landfill Site during non-operational hours (Applies to contractor or resident). $100.00
If more than one after-hours entry is required, arrangements can be made to have the Landfill Attendant remain on site for the initial entry fee plus per hour rate (Applies to contractor or resident). $30.00/hr
Commercial Contractor Construction/Demolition Waste and Brush 
½ ton Truck/van & Small trailer               

Sorted $5 Unsorted $20


Large trailer

Sorted $30                  Unsorted $120


Single axle

Sorted $50                            Unsorted $200



Sorted $80                            Unsorted $320



Sorted $120                          Unsorted $500
Contaminated Soil


$30.00/tonne Plus Cost Recovery of Required Equipment                

Vessel Tipping Fees - October 2, 2019

Effective immediately there will be a $5.00 per foot fee for the disposal of vessel hulls that qualify for disposal  in the Construction and Demolition waste area.  Residents disposing of registered vessels are exempt from the fee with proof of ownership and residents disposing canoes or small vessels that are rated less than 10hp will also be exempt from the fee. All hulls must be emptied of other material prior to disposal and are subject to inspection by the Landfill Site Attendant who will determine applicable fees and their acceptance or rejection for the disposal at the site.

Illegal Dumping of Waste

Illegal Dumping of waste is a highly visible problem and is an environmental crime.  Small bags to larger scale items that is deposited/tipped/dumped onto land or into water where no licence or approval exists is considered illegal dumping.

Waste deposited anywhere other than landfill sites will be considered illegal dumping and is subject to fines up to $5,000.00 as per By-Law 16-517.


Waste Management Documents

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