Municipal Services

Garbage & Recycling

Blue Recycling bins

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

Antifreeze

Asphalt tar

Automatic transmission fluid

Batteries/ Battery Acid

Brake fluid

Car wax & polish

Degreasers

Disinfectant

Drain cleaner

Engine flushes

Flea collars

Floor strippers & polishes

Gasoline

Glues

Grease

Heating oil

Herbicides

Household cleansers

Insecticides

Kerosene

Laundry stain remover

Lighter fluid

Lubes

Motor oil and waste oils

Nail polish

Oil filters

Oven cleaner

Paint

Paint & brush cleaner

Paint & lacquer thinners

Paint, varnish, stain & varnish removers

Pesticides

Photo chemicals

Poisons

Propane tanks (big & small)

Roofing tar

Rust-proofers

 Solvents

Spot remover & cleaning fluid

Swimming pool chlorine

Syringe

Turpentine

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.

The landfill site is located at 201 Fossmill Road and open as follows:
 
March to October (Daylight Saving Time) Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
November to March Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
  
With the passing of By-law No. 2009-35, effective December 1, 2009, Chisholm residents now have a bag limiting system.
 
As of December 1, 2009 the bag limit has been changed to 78 bags per year for residents; vacant property owners have a limit of 16 bags while commercial and industrial owners have a limit of 195 bags. Should people exceed this limit, they will have to pay for every extra bag. Residents will also be allowed one free half-ton truck or trailer load of waste each year.
 
If you have your garbage picked up by the private contractor, he has already been given your Pass Card and will look after it for you. He will also provide the landfill attendant with a list of his customers’ names so they can take advantage of the free load per year. Private garbage pick-up is available by contacting Patricia Bainbridge at 705-978-3059.
 
 
VERY IMPORTANT! 
As of May 1, 2013 no household garbage is accepted at the landfill site unless it is placed in clear or tinted bags, making the contents visible to the landfill staff.  This will ensure that no recyclable materials and/or hazardous waste are disposed of in our landfill, therefore extending the life of our existing site.
 
If you prefer to use grocery bags or regular kitchen catchers, these will have to be emptied into the large clear bags. The only exception will be the "privacy bag".
 
To address transparency concerns regarding personal items related to personal/hygiene waste, one "privacy bag", not larger than 20" x 22" will be acceptable per large clear bag.
 
For general information about the landfill site, you can refer to the By-law 2008-21.
 
Refer to the Recycling section for information about what materials are recyclable and Household Hazardous Waste section about which materials should be brought to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot.
 
Please remember, it is very important to bring your Landfill Pass Card with you everytime you go to the landfill site!
 
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.
 
RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRONICS

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 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 andAnswering 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.