Photo of Scrap Metal Pile

Please utilize the WASTE WIZARD to assist you in finding the most current informaton on what is accepted where and site operating hours.

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

REMINDER:  You must present a current Landill user ID card, or a Cottage Kit landfill pass to access Township waste disposal sites. 
Bright Orange cards were mailed out with your interim tax bill in February 2021.  

Not all sites accept all materials, so be sure to check below for "What's Accepted Where" or utilize the NEW "Waste Wizard" to quickly search and learn where various materials are accepted and if there are fees associated with those materials.  All sites accept household garbage and blue box materials (paper, plastic, glass). Use of clear bags is mandatory, no materials in black or opaque bags are accepted at any site.

Important information
Landfill User ID cards

As noted above, a landfill user ID card, or cottage kit landfill pass, must be presented to the site attendant to access any of the Township of Algonquin Highlands Waste Dispsal Sites. Cards are currently mailed out with interim tax bills every other year. Current cards in use were mailed in February of 2021 and will be valid until April 30, 2023. 
Please Take good care of your card(s)!  You are welcome to laminate it, apply protective coatings, secure it in a case, etc.  Please note that digital copies (photographs, scans, etc.) and other types of reproductions are not accepted.

Have you lost your landfill card
Replacement cards can be requested.  Please send an e-mail to mmurray@algonquinhighlands.ca including your name, mailing address, property address and the reason for your request (e.g. card lost, additional card requested, new residence).

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

Household Hazardous Materials (such as paint, oils, cleaners, solvents, pesticides, corrosive, toxic and flammable materials)
Hazardous materials are only collected on special days. Please visit the Household Hazardous Waste events page for dates and collection details.

Waste Disposal Site Locations

Please Note:  The Hawk Lake Landfill is now permanently closed

Maple Lake Landfill - 1302 McPhail Road - off North Shored Rd, just west of St. Peters Road.

Pine Springs Landfill - 1326 Pine Springs Road - west off Hwy 35, north end of Kushog Lake

Dorset Transfer Station - 1087 Maple Ridge Road, 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 the NORTH side of the highway

Summer Hours: MAY 1 – OCTOBER 15

Monday

Maple Lake Landfill 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Pine Springs Landfill CLOSED
Dorset Transfer Station 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake Landfill 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Tuesday

Maple Lake Landfill CLOSED
Pine Springs Landfill CLOSED
Dorset Transfer Station 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake Landfill CLOSED

Wednesday

Maple Lake Landfill 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pine Springs Landfill 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dorset Transfer Station CLOSED
Oxtongue Lake Landfill 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Thursday

Maple Lake Landfill CLOSED
Pine Springs Landfill CLOSED
Dorset Transfer Station NOON to 5:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake Landfill CLOSED

Friday

Maple Lake Landfill 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Pine Springs Landfill CLOSED
Dorset Transfer Station NOON to 5:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake Landfill 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Saturday

Maple Lake Landfill 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Pine Springs Landfill 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dorset Transfer Station 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake Landfill 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sunday and Holiday Mondays

Maple Lake Landfill 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Pine Springs Landfill 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Dorset Transfer Station 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake Landfill 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Waste Site Sun &
Holiday
Mondays
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Maple Lake Landfill 10am-7pm 1pm-7pm   8am-1pm   1pm-7pm 8am-5pm
Pine Springs Landfill 10am-7pm     1pm-7pm     8am-5pm
Dorset Transfer Station 10am-7pm 8am-1pm 1pm-7pm   12pm-5pm 12pm-5pm 8am-5pm
Oxtongue Lake Landfill 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).   NEW! When Canada Day (July 1) falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the Monday following the Holiday (July 2 or 3) shall have Holiday Monday hours.
Note: Easter Monday is NOT a public holiday.

Winter Hours: OCTOBER 16 – APRIL 30

Please Note:  The Hawk Lake Landfill is now permanently closed

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

*ALL SITES CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY (December 25)

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).   NEW! When Canada Day (July 1) falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the Monday following the Holiday (July 2 or 3) shall have Holiday Monday hours.
Note: Easter Monday is NOT a public holiday.

ALL SITES CLOSED DECEMBER 25

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

Disposal Fees & What’s Accepted Where

Please utilize the WASTE WIZARD to assist you in finding the most current informaton on what is accepted where and site operating hours.

Waste Type Fee
(effective Jan 1 2021)
Accepted at:
Household Garbage, ≤ 1 cubic yard No Charge Maple Lake, Pine Springs, Dorset, Oxtongue
Bulk Garbage, > 1 cubic yard

$30/cu.yard

Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Blue Box Recyclables No Charge Maple Lake, Pine Springs, Dorset, Oxtongue
Scrap Metal (unless otherwise specified) No Charge Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Tires — from a vehicle, on and off rim No Charge Maple Lake, Oxtongue
Tires -- contaminated with wood, metal, concrete, etc./filled/used for construction $20/tire Maple Lake, Oxtongue
CFC/Freon Appliance—tagged No Charge Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
CFC/Freon Appliance—untagged $40/unit Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Appliance except CFC/Freon No Charge Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Mattress, Box Spring, Upholstered furniture $15/piece Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Construction/ Demolition Waste $65/cu.yard
minimum $15 charge
$100/cu. yard -- if special handling required
Maple Lake, Dorset*, Oxtongue
*No concrete accepted at Dorset
Shingles
Note: Shingles must be separated from other
Construction/Demolition waste at the Maple Lake site.
$60/cu. yard Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Brush $25/cu.yard with min. $15 charge Maple Lake
Leaves, mulch, wood chips, natural yard waste $25/cu.yard with minimum $15 charge Maple Lake, Oxtongue
Bulky Waste/Large Items

$65/cu. yard
minimum $15 charge

Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Contaminated Soil - with prior approval (please contact Environmental Coordinator) $70/cu.yard
minimum charge $70
Maple Lake, Oxtongue
Propane Tank/Cylinder No Charge Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Household Batteries -- single use,
rechargeable
No Charge Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Batterie — Automotive/Marine/ATV/Equipment Only accepted at
Household Hazardous Waste Events.
infomation in regard to 2022 events/programs not yet available
Fluorescent Light Tubes, UV bulbs $0.50/foot Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs No Charge Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Empty plastic Automotive Fluid Containers No Charge Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Paint, Household Hazardous Waste Only accepted at
Household Hazardous Waste Events.

infomation in regard to 2022 events/programs not yet available

Electronics (computers, printers, stereos, tvs) No Charge Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Boat — motor & gas tank removed $8/ft Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Boat — including motor, gas tank removed $8/ft plus $65 Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue

What’s a cubic yard?

The disposal fee for bulk garbage, construction material, brush, etc. is based on the load size or volume of material that is brought in. The unit of measurement is a cubic yard. A cubic yard is a unit of volume that measures 3 feet x 3 feet x 3 feet. Not sure of the volume of your vehicle or trailer? measure it up, length (in feet) x width (in feet) x height materials are stacked, that gives you the cubic feet of material, then divide by 27 to get the cubic yards (for example a standard pick up truck with a 6.5 foot bed = 6.5' x 5.5' x 1.75' = 62.5 sq ft / 27 = 2.3 cubic yards.

Payment Options

Debit or credit only (contactless payments).  No cash or cheques.

Contact Information

Melissa Murray
Environmental Coordinator
Phone: 705-489-2379 Extension 332
E-mail: mmurray@algonquinhighlands.ca

Documents

Contractor Authorization Form
Landfill Hours of Operation
Landfill Location Map
Recycling Guide