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Landfill Sites & Recycling Depots

Tires for Landfill

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
    Dorset Landfill
  • 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.

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 Landfill 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 8am-1pm 1pm-7pm   8am-1pm   8am-5pm
Oxtongue Lake Landfill 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 8am-1pm   1pm-7pm   8am-1pm 8am-5pm

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 Landfill 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)

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
Shingles*
Note: Singles must be separated from other
Construction/Demolition waste at the Maple Lake
and Dorset landfill sites.
$40/cu. yard
 
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,
rechargeable
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
stripped of all metal
$2/ft Maple Lake, Dorset, Oxtongue
Boat — motor & gas tank removed
not stripped of all metal
$4/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.

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Cash or cheque.

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