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Locations, Hours, Materials Accepted

Waste Disposal Sites

January 10, 2024 - Please be aware that waste disposal site operations may be impacted by weather today. Staff are working to get sites cleared but there may be some delays. The heavy snow may make access to some areas of sites more challenging, and roads and walkways may be slippery. Please take extra care when accessing waste disposal sites today. If you require assistance at the site, please do not hesitate to reach out to a site attendant.

Note: Site attendants are not able to assist in lifting heavy items. If you require assistance to load items in your vehicle, please ensure you have assistance for unloading at the site.

The Township of Algonquin Highlands operates four waste management sites and offers a broad range of waste diversion programs. Materials can be brought to any of the four waste management sites during operating hours. There is no curbside collection of waste materials in the Township of Algonquin Highlands

Site Hours

A printable copy of site hours is available for download (link opens a PDF document in new tab), or you may ask for a printed copy at any waste disposal site or the Township office.

October 16 to April 30

Winter Hours

Maple Lake - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Pine Springs - Closed
Dorset Transfer Station - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake - Closed

Maple Lake - Closed
Pine Springs - Closed
Dorset Transfer Station - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake - Closed

Maple Lake - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Pine Springs - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Dorset Transfer Station - Closed
Oxtongue Lake - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Maple Lake - Closed
Pine Springs - Closed
Dorset Transfer Station - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake - Closed

Maple Lake - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Pine Springs - Closed
Dorset Transfer Station - Closed
Oxtongue Lake - Closed

Maple Lake - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Pine Springs - Closed
Dorset Transfer Station - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake - Closed

Maple Lake - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Pine Springs - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Dorset Transfer Station - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Winter holidays

  • All sites Closed December 25 and January 1
  • Regular site hours December 26
  • All sites open 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Family Day (3rd Monday in February)

May 1 to October 15

Summer Hours

Maple Lake - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Pine Springs - Closed
Dorset Transfer Station - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Maple Lake - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Pine Springs - Closed
Dorset Transfer Station - noon to 6:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake - Closed

Maple Lake - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pine Springs - Closed
Dorset Transfer Station - Closed
Oxtongue Lake - noon to 6:00 PM

Maple Lake - Closed
Pine Springs - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dorset Transfer Station - Noon to 5:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake - Closed

Maple Lake - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Pine Springs - Closed
Dorset Transfer Station - Noon to 5:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Maple Lake - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Pine Springs - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dorset Transfer Station - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Maple Lake - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Pine Springs - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Dorset Transfer Station - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Oxtongue Lake - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Summer holidays

All sites open 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on the following days:

  • Victoria Day (3rd Monday in May)
  • Monday following Canada Day (July 1) only if July 1 falls on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday
  • Civic Holiday (1st Monday in August)
  • Labour Day (1st Monday in September)
  • Thanksgiving Day (2nd Monday in October)

Locations & Materials accepted

Maple Lake Waste Disposal Site

1302 McPhail Road

Materials accepted:

  • Household Waste and Recycling (in clear bags or open containers only)
  • Waste Electronics
  • Leaf and Yard Waste
  • Brush <4" in diameter
  • Construction Materials
  • Mattresses and Furniture
  • Appliances, Scrap Metal, Tires
  • ReUse Centre

Pine Springs Waste Disposal Site

1326 Pine Springs Road

Materials accepted

  • Household Waste and Recycling only (must be in clear bags or open containers)

Dorset Transfer Station Waste Disposal Site

1087 Maple Ridge Drive, Dorset, ON

Materials accepted:

  • Household Waste and Recycling (in clear bags or open containers only)
  • Waste Electronics
  • Construction Materials
  • Mattresses and Furniture
  • Appliances, Scrap Metal
  • ReUse Centre

Oxtongue Lake Waste Disposal Site

3401 Hwy. 60, Dwight

Materials accepted:

  • Household Waste and Recycling (in clear bags or open containers only)
  • Waste Electronics
  • Leaf and Yard Waste
  • Construction Materials
  • Mattresses and Furniture
  • Appliances, Scrap Metal, Tires
  • ReUse Centre

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