Landfill Sites & Recycling Depots
The Township operates five waste management sites, located at the addresses listed below. (Click here for a printable PDF map.) 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
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
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|
|Oxtongue Lake Landfill||10am-7pm||10am-7pm||8am-1pm||1pm-7pm||8am-1pm||8am-5pm|
Winter Hours: OCTOBER 16 – APRIL 30
|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|
|Oxtongue Lake Landfill||10am-3pm||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).
Note: Easter Monday is NOT a public holiday.
Disposal Fees & What’s Accepted Where
|Waste Type||Fees||Accepted at these landfill locations|
|Household Garbage, ≤ 1 cubic yard||No Charge||Maple Lake, Hawk Lake, Pine Springs, Dorset, Oxtongue|
|Bulk Garbage, > 1 cubic yard||$20/cu. yard||Maple Lake, Hawk Lake, Pine Springs, Dorset, Oxtongue|
|Recyclable Material||No Charge||Maple Lake, Hawk Lake, Pine Springs, Dorset, Oxtongue|
|Scrap Metal (unless otherwise specified)||No Charge||Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue|
|Tires — off rim and clean||No Charge||Maple Lake, Oxtongue|
|Tires -- on rim or contaminated/soiled||$5/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|
|Furniture, Mattress, Box Spring||$10/unit||Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue|
|Construction/Demolition Waste||$40/cu. yard||Maple Lake, Pine Springs, Dorset, Oxtongue|
Note: Singles must be separated from other
Construction/Demolition waste at the Maple Lake site.
||Maple Lake, Pine Springs, Dorset, Oxtongue|
|Bulky Items||$40/cu. yard||Maple Lake, Pine Springs, Dorset, Oxtongue|
|Contaminated Soil - with Ministry of Environment Approval||$40/cu. yard||Maple Lake, Hawk Lake, Pine Springs, Dorset, Oxtongue|
|Brush, Clean Lumber||$10/cu. yard||Maple Lake, Pine Springs|
|Propane Tank/Cylinder||No Charge||Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue|
Household Batteries -- single use,
|No Charge||Maple Lake, Hawk Lake, Pine Springs, Dorset, Oxtongue|
|Battery — Automotive/Marine||
Only accepted at
Household Hazardous Waste Events.
|Fluorescent Light Tubes, Bulbs||No Charge||Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue|
|Empty Automotive Fluid Containers||No Charge||Maple Lake, Hawk Lake, Pine Springs, Dorset, Oxtongue|
|Hazardous Waste, Paint||
Only accepted at
Household Hazardous Waste Events.
|E-Waste||No Charge||Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue|
|Boat — motor & gas tank removed||$4/ft||Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue|
|Boat — including motor, gas tank removed||$8/ft||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.
Cash or cheque.
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