COVID-19 Impacts on Waste Management Services

All sites are open regular WINTER season hours.

IMPORTANT:  All tissues, paper towels, wipes (including flushable), masks and gloves must be placed in with your household garbage, NEVER place in with recycling.

Dorset Transfer Station, Oxtongue Lake and Maple Lake Landfill
are accepting all normally permitted materials during all normal operating hours.

The ReUse Centres at Maple, Dorset and Oxtongue remian closed until further notice.

Regular tipping fees are applicable - fees listed are effective January 1, 2021 (please check the waste wizard for additional information)

Material MAPLE DORSET OXTONGUE Min. charge $/yd3
Construction and demolition materials Accepted Accepted Accepted $15 $65/yd3
Shingles Accepted Accepted Accepted $15 $60/yd3
Concrete, bricks, tiles Accepted NOT Accepted Accepted $15 $65/yd3
Bulky Items Accepted Accepted Accepted $15 $65/yd3
Household garbage >1 yd3 Accepted Accepted Accepted na $30/yd3
Brush (must be <4" diameter) Accepted NOT accepted NOT accepted $15 $25/yd3
Yard waste (leaves, etc.) Accepted NOT accepted Accepted $15 $25/yd3
Upholstered furniture/Mattress/box spring Accepted Accepted Accepted $15 / piece
CFC Appliances (Fridges, etc.) Accepted Accepted Accepted $40 / each
Fluorescent light tubes, UV light tubes Accepted Accepted Accepted $0.50/foot
Scrap metal Accepted Accepted Accepted no charge
Electronics Accepted Accepted Accepted no charge
Tires on or off rim Accepted NOT accepted Accepted no charge
Boat Accepted Accepted Accepted $8/foot add $65 for motor
Hazardous Materials, paint, etc. NOT accepted NOT accepted NOT accepted    
Cottage Kits
- if you require more than 10 cottage kits please e-mail mmurray@algonquinhighlands.ca to arrange for supplies to be available, limited quantities are on hand at sites.
Available Available Available $3/kit or $25/10 kits

Payment by debit or credit card ONLY
CASH is not accepted

Important safety considerations:

We encourage you to limit your visits to waste disposal sites as much as possible, once a week or less. 
When attending waste sites, please adhere to the following:

  • Do not bring passengers to waste sites unless you need physical assistance unloading your vehicle or have no other arrangements made for watching a dependant (child, elderly, etc.).  Passengers should stay in your vehicle.
  • Do not cross any physical barriers put in place at each site.
  • Do not approach attendants for assistance unless you are in physical distress.
  • Do not enter the site attendant’s shelter or bring food or beverages for the site attendants.
  • Do not exit your vehicle with the exception of unloading your vehicle at the household waste bin and recycling bins.
  • All communication with site staff shall be completed through the window of your vehicle, and shall be limited to discussions regarding the disposal of your waste.
  • Wearing a mask is required when interacting with site staff or where phyical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • When you have exited your vehicle, ensure that you are practicing social/physical distancing with a minimum of 2m (6 feet) between yourself and other site users.

Any person verbally harassing or abusing site staff and/or failing to comply with the above requirements or regular waste facility rules/regulations will be suspended from attending the site.

Current restrictions:

  • Materials accepted at Pine Springs landfill are restricted to household waste less than 1 cubic yard and recycling.
  • Maple Lake landfill, Oxtongue Lake Landfill and Dorset Transfer Station are accepting all regularly permitted materials.
  • Tipping fees may be paid by credit or debit card only, cash will not be accepted for payment of fees.
  • All ReUse centres are closed.

The Lions Bottle Depot has resumed collection of deposit return containers (beer, wine, etc.) at the Dorset Transfer Station.

Information in the Waste Wizard has been updated, and will continue to be updated as materials accepted and/or disposal site hours change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  You can sign up to receive notifications via e-mail, text message or phone call through the Waste Wizard by clicking on the "Waste Event Calendar" and "Get a Reminder".  Through this service you will only receive notices in regard to Waste Management activities (not notices about most other things happening in the Township).

Please note: there are no further Hazardous Waste collection events scheduled for 2021.  Please watch for notices regarding 2022 events in the spring.