Garbage and Recycling

The garbage program in North Kawartha consists of Curbside Collection and 2 Transfer Stations.

Curbside Collection

Monday Garbage and Recycling Map

Thursday Garbage and Recycling Map

Pick Up Days By Road Name
  • Garbage is to be set out by 7 am the day of collection, and NOT before the day of collection.
  • Please do not put loose garbage in containers.
  • Residents on private roads must ensure that roads are passable. Passable conditions shall include snowplowing, sanding and/or salting.

Missed Garbage or Recycling Collection

  • Please contact Waste Connections of Canada immediately at 705-742-4268, so that the situation may be corrected, or alternate arrangements made.
  • If your garbage or recycling is cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, please place out at your next scheduled pick up.
  • If you missed your garbage or recycling collection, you may put a bag tag on it and take it to the nearest transfer station, or put it out at your next collection day.

Holiday Schedules

The Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection will not be affected on any Statutory Holiday from Easter Monday to Thanksgiving Monday, inclusive. During these holidays, Curbside garbage and recycling will run as normal. As an example, there will be no curbside garbage or recycling collection on Family Day of each year. Collection will resume the following Monday.

North Kawartha implemented a curbside garbage program in 2004.

North Kawartha services all roads within the Township for curbside garbage and recycling collection. This includes Municipal, Private and Fire Route Roads.

Garbage and Recycling will be collected on the same day. Please refer to the detailed maps below to confirm your collection date. In summary, all roads north of Long Lake Road will have both their garbage and recycling collected on Mondays. Long Lake Road and south, will have a Thursday collection day for both garbage and recycling.

Garbage Bag/Container Rules

Bag Tag Program

Residential untagged household waste is subject to a fee for each standard size garbage bag measuring 30” x 37”. Commercial, untagged, household waste is subject to a fee for each standard size garbage bag measuring 30” x 37”.

  • Residential establishments are allowed one (1) bag/container of household garbage, weekly, for free.

    • Up to two (2) additional bags/containers can be picked up. However, each additional bag/container will require a bag tag issued by North Kawartha.
  • Business establishments are allowed two (2) bags/containers of household garbage, weekly, for free.

    • Up to five (5) additional bags/containers can be picked up. However, each additional bag/container will require a bag tag issued by North Kawartha.
  • All containers are to be no larger than 68 litres (17 gallons) and no heavier than 18kg (40lbs).
  • If bags are to be used, they should be no larger than 76cm x 94cm (30" x 37").

 

Recycling/Blue Boxes

Click anywhere in this sentence to access the Recycling page.

North Kawartha Residential Bear Bins

Bear Bins have proven to be an effective, safe and convenient method of allowing seasonal and permanent residents to participate in the Curbside Garbage and Recycling Program. 

Bear Bins are steel constructed garbage receptacles, that are generally placed at the end of a driveway, to not interfere with the road, maintenance, or snowplowing.  These bins vary in size, but are generally not longer than 6' or wider than 3'.  They are all about 30" high, and generally have two steel lids that can lock. 

Following are a few tips to further enhance the effectiveness of the program: 

  1. Ensure the location of the bin is approved by the Waste Contractor and the Township of North Kawartha.
  2. If not already equipped, install 2 flags for the contractor.  One for garbage (green) and one for recycling (blue). This will allow recycling to be collected from the bin.
  3. Recycling is unlimited, however must be separated into 2 streams (containers and fibres).
  4. As with all Township Curbside collection, residents are permitted 1 garbage bag without a bag tag sticker, and up to 4 additional bags with bag tag stickers affixed.
  5. You can exchange the 20 punch holes on your waste pass for bag tag stickers, at the Transfer Stations or the Municipal Office.  These punch holes are located on the bottom of each Waste Pass tear-off end, and have 10 punch holes per side.
  6. Share the bin.  When sharing, make sure all the addresses using the bin are recorded on the underside of the bin lid.  This notifies the collector the number of bags he/she can collect without bag tags.
  7. Lock your bin.  Keys are available through Waste Connections of Canada (705-742-4268).
  8. Keep Your Bin Clean.  Make sure there is no loose garbage in the bottom of your bin and clean the bin out every spring with a bleach/water solution.  This will not only reduce the attraction of unwanted animals, it will also reduce unpleasant odours for those neighbours out on a leisurely stroll.
  9. If the Contractor misses emptying your bin, please contact Waste Connections (705-742-4268) as soon as possible.  Reporting without delay will ensure that any concerns are addressed as they occur. 
Thank you for your co-operation in making this program a success.
Transfer Station Locations and Hours

Anstruther

Anstruther Transfer Station

The Anstruther Transfer Station is located at 400 Anstruther Lake Road, Apsley ON K0L 1A0.

On the south side of Anstruther Lake Road, approximately 1km in from Highway 28.

Anstruther Lake Road is approximately 1km south of Apsley, on the west side of Highway 28.

Residential construction and demolition material is allowed, on a seasonal basis and for a fee, at the Anstruther Transfer Station.

 Haultain

Haultain Transfer Station

The Haultain Transfer Station is located at 6879 Highway 28, Woodview ON K0L 3E0.

On the east side of Highway 28, approximately 18km south of Apsley.

Hours of Operation 705-656-4361 

2019-20 Winter Schedule

(Monday, September 16, 2019 up to and including Sunday, May 24, 2020)

The Transfer Stations are closed on Christmas Day - December 25th and on New Year's Day - January 1st. 

The Transfer Stations are open Easter Monday, Victoria Day Monday, Thanksgiving Monday, and Holiday Mondays with Sunday hours. 

For example, both the Anstruther and Haultain transfer stations will be open on Easter Monday, April 13th, 2020 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

All fees are listed on our Tipping Fees page. 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Haultain

Closed

9 am -

12 pm

1 - 4 pm

9 am -

12 pm

1 - 4 pm

9 am -

12 pm

10 am -

4 pm 

Anstruther

Closed

1 - 4 pm

9 am -

12 pm

1 - 4 pm

9 am -

12 pm

1 - 4 pm

 

10 am -

4 pm

 


2019 Summer Schedule

(Monday, May 27, 2019 up to and including Sunday, September 15, 2019)

The Transfer Stations are open Canada Day (July 1st), Labour Day Monday, and Holiday Mondays with Sunday hours. 

All fees are listed on our Tipping Fees page.  

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Haultain

2 - 6 pm

10 am -

1 pm

2 - 6 pm

10 am -

1 pm

2 - 6 pm

10 am -

1 pm

12 - 8 pm

Anstruther

10 am -

1 pm

2 - 6 pm

10 am -

1 pm

2 - 6 pm

10 am -

1 pm

2 - 6 pm

 


12 - 8 pm

Programs and Services

The following is a list of programs and services available at both the Haultain and Anstruther Transfer Stations. Please note, some of these services are only available at Anstruther, and only for specific periods of time. All fees are listed on our Tipping Fees page.

Service/Program

Site

Schedule

Fee

Recyclables (containers and fibres)

Both

Year-Round

Free

Household garbage

Both

Year-Round

$1/bag

Organics

Anstruther

Year-Round

Free

Scrap metal

Both

Year-Round

Free

Appliances (without Freon)

Both

Year-Round

Free

Appliances (with Freon)

Both

Year-Round

$20

Tires

Both

Year-Round

Free

Leaf & Yard/Green Waste

Both

Year-Round

$20/yd

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment 

Anstruther

Year-Round

Free

Haultain

Victoria Day to Thanksgiving

Free

Re-Use Depot

Anstruther

Year-Round

Free

Residential Construction and Demolition 

Anstruther

Victoria Day to Thanksgiving

$30/yd

Household Batteries (not Car Batteries)

Both

Year-Round

Free

Household Hazardous Waste

Anstruther

June 2 to October 9, 2019

Free

Textiles (in support of Diabetes Canada)

Both

Year-Round

Free

Mattresses

The County and City of Peterborough along with the Townships, are always investigating and taking advantage of new recycling programs to divert Waste from the Bensfort Road, Waste Management Facility, in an effort to prolong its life.  As such, Mattresses and Box Springs are now  'Recyclable' products and are only accepted at the Bensfort Road Landfill Site. Residents are requested to bring the mattresses as dry and clean as possible to assist with the recycling program. An $11 "tipping" fee (per item) will apply. 

Under the recycling program, the Township is no longer able to accept these items at either Transfer Station. However, as a convenience to our North Kawartha residents, Mattresses and Box Springs are accepted at the Anstruther Transfer Station, once a year, on Environmental Day. Tipping fees apply.

Household Furniture

Household furniture such as couches, padded chairs, etc., are only accepted at the Bensfort Road, Waste Management Facility. However, as was noted above regarding mattresses, as a convenience to our North Kawartha residents, we accept these items at the Anstruther Transfer Station, once a year, on Environmental Day. Additionally, please note that items such as coffee tables, and other furniture if made entirely of wood qualify as residential Construction and Demolition materials, and can be accepted at the Anstruther Transfer Station from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Day. Tipping fees apply.

Please see our Construction and Demolition, and Environmental Day pages for additional information.

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