Photo of Recycling Bin

The Township operates five waste disposal sites, located at the addresses listed below.

Not all sites accept all materials, so be sure to check below for "What's Accepted Where".  A recycling depot for blue box materials is available at each site.

Recycling is mandatory in Algonquin Highlands. Check the Recycling & Waste Diversion Programs page for more information on our Blue Box and other recycling programs.

Maple Lake Landfill 1302 McPhail Road -- off North Shore Road, Beech Lake
Hawk Lake Landfill 1776 Little Hawk Lake Road (County Rd. 13) -- off Hwy. 35, Halls Lake
Pine Springs Landfill 1326 Pine Springs Rd. -- off Hwy. 35, north end of Kushog Lake
Dorset Transfer Station 1087 Maple Ridge Dr., Dorset -- off Kawagama Lake Rd. (County Rd. 8)
Oxtongue Lake Landfill     3401 Hwy. 60 -- about 4 km east of the intersection with Hwy. 35, on north side of highway

*Residents are restricted to using the waste management sites in the geographic township where their property is located. Residents from either geographic township may use the Pine Springs Landfill.

Hours of Operation

Click here for a printable copy of the Hours of Operation.

Winter Hours: OCTOBER 16 – APRIL 30

Waste Site Sun Holiday Mon Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Maple Lake Landfill 10am-3pm 10am-3pm 10am-2pm   10am-2pm   10am-2pm 10am-2pm
Hawk Lake Landfill 10am-3pm 10am-3pm 10am-2pm 10am-2pm   10am-2pm   10am-2pm
Pine Springs Landfill 10am-3pm 10am-3pm     10am-2pm      
Dorset Transfer Station 10am-3pm 10am-3pm 10am-2pm 10am-2pm   10am-2pm   10am-2pm
Oxtongue Lake Landfill 10am-3pm 10am-3pm     10am-2pm      

*ALL SITES CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY (December 25)

Summer Hours: MAY 1 – OCTOBER 15

Waste Site Sun Holiday Mon Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Maple Lake Landfill 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 1pm-7pm   8am-1pm   1pm-7pm 8am-5pm
Hawk Lake Landfill 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 8am-1pm 8am-1pm   1pm-7pm   8am-5pm
Pine Springs Landfill 10am-7pm 10am-7pm     1pm-7pm     8am-5pm
Dorset Transfer Station 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 8am-1pm 1pm-7pm   12pm-5pm 12pm-5pm 8am-5pm
Oxtongue Lake Landfill 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 8am-1pm   1pm-7pm   8am-1pm 8am-5pm

Holiday Monday includes:

Family Day, Victoria Day, Ontario Civic Holiday (August), Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following public holidays only if they fall on a Monday: New Years Day (Jan 1), Canada Day (July 1), Boxing Day (December 26).
Note: Easter Monday is NOT a public holiday.

Contact Information

Mike Thomas
Operations Manager
Phone: 705-489-2379
E-mail: mthomas@algonquinhighlands.ca

Documents

Landfill_Hours_of_Operation