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Chisholm Township offers recycling free of charge to its residents.   This service is provided by R & D Recycling.  Please have your blue boxes out by 7:00 a.m. every other Thursday for pick up. Check the monthly newsletter or call the office for dates.

According to By-law 2008-21, recyclable material is not accepted at the landfill; this material should be placed in your blue box and at the end of your driveway every second Thursday.
Get to know what materials are recyclable! 
Paper Products: newspaper, flyers, magazines, catalogues, telephone books, books (soft & hard cover), writing paper,
envelopes, shredded paper;
Boxboard (cereal, detergent and tissue boxes, paper tubes); Egg cartons & drink trays

Cartons & tetrapaks (milk & juice cartons, juice boxes); Corrugated cardboard  

Containers: metal cans (beverage, food, empty dry paint cans);

glass bottles & jars (clear & coloured);
plastic food and beverage containers, # 1 to 7 (milk jugs, plastic tubs, yogurt, ketchup, peanut butter,
fabric softener, windshield washer bottles, prescription bottles, etc.); frozen fruit and vegetable bags are not recyclable unless they are clear with print on them.

plastic film (grocery bags, milk bags, cracker and cereal bags, cheese wrappers, clean plastic wrap, etc.);

aluminum trays & foil (food trays, aluminum foil, etc.);

Styrofoam (clean meat trays, foam cups, packaging foam, all but  the packaging peanuts and the insulating foam).
Metal clothes hangers are recyclable also but not the plastic hangers.
  •  Make sure containers are relatively clean and free of food debris.
  •  Flatten/tie/stack your cardboard together; separate from all other paper products.
  •  Leave labels on containers.
  •  Take lids off bottles and put them in garbage.


With newer, more hi-tech electronics continuously becoming available to fit our lifestyles, we are replacing older models
at rapid rates. As a result, electronics are becoming one of the fastest growing portions of trash. Electronic equipment
is now being accepted at the Chisholm landfill site, so giving new life to your dated electronics is easier than you think!
Items collected: Amplifiers, Cameras, Cell phones, Computer peripherals, Copiers/Printers, Fax machines, Monitors
and TVs, Pagers and PDAs, Portable audio players, Portable computers, Speakers, Stereo systems, Telephones and
Answering machines, Tuners, Turntables, Vehicle audio and vehicle devices, VHS, Beta and DVD players,
Video projectors
This is a free service that encourages waste diversion. The Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) you likely paid on
purchasing new electronics covers collection, transportation and procession of electronic waste, as well as
research and educational programs to promote responsible management of end-of-life electronics.


Residents should take all their household hazardous waste, free of charge, to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot – 112 Patton Street in
North Bay, as this material is not accepted at the landfill site. Their hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. 

 Examples of Household Hazardous Waste:


Aerosol cans


Asphalt tar

Automatic transmission fluid

Batteries/ Battery Acid

Brake fluid

Car wax & polish



Drain cleaner

Engine flushes

Flea collars

Floor strippers & polishes




Heating oil


Household cleansers



Laundry stain remover

Lighter fluid


Motor oil and waste oils

Nail polish

Oil filters

Oven cleaner


Paint & brush cleaner

Paint & lacquer thinners

Paint, varnish, stain & varnish removers


Photo chemicals


Propane tanks (big & small)

Roofing tar



Spot remover & cleaning fluid

Swimming pool chlorine



Wood preservative

All materials should be left in the original container to allow easy identification of the contents.

·            Wastes should be sealed & labeled and not mixed.

·            Bring all hazardous waste in a cardboard box or rigid container.
Not accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot:  PCB's, Explosives, Unidentified Products, Pathological
Waste, Ammunition, Radioactive Waste.
If not sure or would like more information, please contact "The Waste Line" at (705)474-0400, ext. 2333.

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