Landfill & Recycling
Hours of Operation
The Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge has two Landfill Sites that are available for use by residents and property owners only. Residents and property owners will be required to present their Landfill Site Access Card along with photo ID (driver's license) to the Landfill Site Attendant upon arrival in order to gain entrance to the Landfill Site. Access cards can be picked up at the Municipal Office during regular business hours.
|North Landfill (1 Spence Road)||South Landfill (154 Barrie Drive)|
|Please Note: Municipal Landfill Sites are closed on ALL Statutory Holidays.|
Landfill Site Access Cards
To pick up your card you require:
- Residents/Tenants: Photo ID is required to pick up your card. Your address on your ID must match the civic address on the access card. If you also run a farm and have employees that may access the landfill on your behalf, please see Businesses.
- Non-residents (seasonal residents, vacant land owners): Photo ID matching the name registered on the property’s title must be presented. You will fill out an Authorized User Form listing your name and additional owners’ names that are authorized to access the landfill site. There is a limit of 4 authorized users per access card.
- Businesses (this includes Farm Properties with employees): The owner or agent of a business must pick up the card. Together with photo ID, a recent bill (property tax, hydro, telephone, etc.) showing the same business address that is registered on title of the property must be presented. You will fill out an Authorized User Form listing your name and additional names (i.e. employees) that are authorized to access the landfill site. There is a limit of 4 authorized users per access card.
- If you are unable to pick up your access card in person: you may authorize another resident to pick the card up for you on your behalf. An authorization form is included in this newsletter. Cut it out, complete it, sign it, and give it to the person who you are authorizing to pick up the card.
- Residents/Tenants: Stop and report to the Landfill Attendant. Show your access card and photo ID that matches the address on the access card. Anyone living in the household whose address on their ID matches the access card and presents the access card will be allowed access. If you also run a farm and have employees that may access the landfill site on your behalf, please see Businesses.
- Non-residents (seasonal residents, vacant land owners): Stop and report to the Landfill Attendant. Show your access card and photo ID. The ID of the person accessing the Landfill must match a name that is listed on the Authorized User Form.
- Businesses (this includes Farm Properties with employees): Stop and report to the Landfill Attendant. Show your access card and photo ID. The ID of the person accessing the Landfill must match a name that is listed on the Authorized User Form.
There are Special One Time Use Forms available for those times when the owner of a property is unable to attend the Landfill Site and is authorizing another person to access the Landfill on their behalf. Situations that may require such a form are: owner is on vacation and has a house sitter; owner of a property has passed away and family is cleaning out the house. Please call the Municipal Office for more information if this type of form is ever required.
If you are a building contractor doing work on behalf of residents within the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge, you are able to deposit the construction or demolition waste at the Oliver Paipoonge Landfill Site if:
- The resident or property owner for whom you are doing work on behalf of has completed a Contractor Authorization Form for Use of Landfill Site, available at the Municipal Office or for download on the municipal website. This form authorizes the contractor to use the landfill site on the owner’s behalf.
- The owner gives the form to the contractor who completes the bottom of the form with the Business Name and address.
- The contractor presents the Contractor Authorization Form for Use of Landfill Site to the landfill site attendant.
There is a $75.00 fee that will be invoiced to the contractor to deposit the load at the landfill site.
If you are unable to attend the Municipal Office in person to pick up the new Landfill Access Card, please complete the authorization form, sign it, and give it to the person who you are authorizing to pick the card up on your behalf.
Under the Ontario Tire Stewardship Program, used tires generated from only residential/farm properties are allowed to be dropped off at the landfill site. Tires generated from a business/commercial property are not eligible. Businesses should contact Ontario Tire Stewardship at 1-888-687-2202 or visit www.rethinktires.ca to inquire about options for used tires.
Used tires coming into the landfill should be clean and off the rim if possible. Upon entering the landfill, report to the Landfill Attendant the number and types of used tires you have. The Attendant will record your access card number and the number and types of tires. This information is required by the Municipality for mandatory reporting to Ontario Tire Stewardship and to show that tires are only being accepted from residential/farm properties.
Place the tires in the designated area and barrel stack them, no more than 6 high. Stacking them in this way makes it easier for the tire hauler to count and load into the truck for transport.
(This schedule is valid until such date that a Consolidated Fee By-law is enacted and passed by Council)
Commercial Excess Waste -Tandem axle truck or trailer - per load
Commercial Excess Waste -Tri-axle truck or trailer - per load
Commercial Excess Waste - Larger than tri-axle truck or trailer - per load
Contaminated Soil - Non-hazardous - tri- axle - per load
Contaminated Soil - Non-hazardous - larger than a tri-axel - per load
Contractor Construction/Demolition Material - shingles, drywall, insulation, etc. - no minimum or maximum size - per load - with a Contractor Authorization form
Open Landfill - outside regular operating hours - approved by Community Services Supervisor - per hour - minimum one hour charge
Replacement Landfill Access Card
Recyclable materials not sorted from disposable waste for placement into designated collection areas
Oliver Paipoonge Landfill Sites Rules and Regulations
- All users must be residents or landowners of Oliver Paipoonge.
- Residents must have a landfill access card issued by the Municipal Office.
- Prohibited items include liquid wastes (waste oils, flammables, paints, sewage).
Full listing of prohibited waste materials
- Burning of waste prohibited.
- No smoking.
- No scavenging is allowed at the landfill sites.
- Obey posted speed limits.
- Residents must deposit waste and recyclables in designated areas:
- Household garbage
- Scrap metal and white metal
- LOCAL building material, construction and demolition debris
- Brush and old lumber for burn pile
- Used tires
- Waste electronics and electrical equipment
- Car batteries
- Fridges, freezers, and air conditioners must be tagged by a certified technician showing that the freon has been removed.
Landfill sites don't last forever.
The amount of debris going into the municipal pits can be reduced significantly by recycling.
If the pits continue to be filled at the current rate, both landfill sites will likely be closed within the next 20 years. Opening and closing costs are very expensive and the municipality will have to pay those costs by raising taxes.
Items that are recycled don't fill up the landfill!
Recycled items are trucked out of the landfill site for processing elsewhere.
What Can Be Done?
- Reduce the amount of garbage you produce in your home or business.
- Recycle what you create!
The Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge has a recycling program. View an easy to use guide of our recycling depots and allowable materials.