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Waste Disposal Services have been impacted by COVID-19
Details available HERE

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

Disposal Fees & What’s Accepted Where

Please be aware, due changes in service as a result of COVID-19 we are only accepting Household Waste and Recycling at the Hawk Lake and Pine Springs sites.  

Waste Type Fees (new rates in effect Jan 1, 2021) Accepted at these landfill/transfer station locations
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 — on or off rim and clean No Charge Maple Lake, Oxtongue
Tires -- contaminated/filled $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 is required
Maple Lake, Dorset*, Oxtongue
*no concrete at Dorset
Shingles
Note: Shingles must be separated from other Construction/Demolition waste.
$60/cu. yard
minimum $15 charge
Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Brush (<4" diameter, >4" not accepted)) $25/cu.yard
minimum $15 charge
Maple Lake
Leaves, Mulch, wood chips, natural yard waste $25/cu.yard
minimum $15 charge
Maple Lake, Oxtongue
Bulky Waste/Large Items $65/cu. yard  Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Contaminated Soil - with prior approval (contact Environmental Coordinator) $70/cu.yard
minimum 1 cu. yard charge
Maple Lake, Oxtongue
Propane Tank/Cylinder No Charge Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Household Batteries -- single use,
rechargeable
No Charge Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Battery — Automotive/Marine Only accepted at
Household Hazardous Waste Events.

dates and locations for 2022 not available at this time

Fluorescent Light Tubes, UV bulbs $0.50/foot Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs No Charge Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Empty Automotive Fluid Containers No Charge Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Paint, Household Hazardous Waste Only accepted at
Household Hazardous Waste Events.
2022 event dates not yet available
E-Waste 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 pickup truck or trailer? Check out our What's a Cubic Yard? brochure for some examples.

Contact Information

Melissa Murray
Environmental Coordinator
mmurray@algonquinhighlands.ca
705-489-2379  Ext. 332