Transfer Station Hours, Information & Other Facilities

Transfer Stations Hours Information Line: 705-656-4361

The Township of North Kawartha is responsible for the two Township Transfer Stations (at Anstruther and Haultain). They are not “dump” sites, they are “transfer” sites, where items are collected in large bins, and the bins are then transferred elsewhere for processing.

Curbside Garbage Collection is contracted to a company called Waste Connections, while Curbside Recycling Collection is contracted to a company called Emterra Environmental.

Circular Materials is the organization that is enabling Ontario’s transition to extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging. This is the first step towards enhanced recycling across the province. EPR is a framework in which producers (the businesses that supply paper and packaging to residents) are responsible for funding and managing the end-of-life management of these materials. For complete information regarding the change, its implications, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our Blue Box Transition to Producer page. 

Anstruther Transfer Station - Hours and Information

Anstruther Winter Operating Hours (pdf)

Monday, September 18, 2023 up to and including Sunday, May 26, 2024
Open Holiday Mondays with Sunday hours
Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Family Day

  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Wednesday, Friday from 9 am to 12 pm
  • Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm

Anstruther Summer Operating Hours (pdf)

Monday, May 27, 2024 up to and including Sunday, September 15, 2024
Open Holiday Mondays with Sunday hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 am to 1 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 2 pm to 6 pm
  • Sunday from 12 pm to 8 pm

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.

Click here for the Transfer Stations Daily/Weekly Calendar. The Transfer Stations Hours Information Line is 705-656-4361. View our printer-friendly "2-Stream Recycling Guide" to help you with what goes where, or find more detailed information in our North Kawartha Transfer Station Programs and Services drop down.

Residential construction and demolition material is allowed, on a seasonal basis and for a fee, at the Anstruther Transfer Station. All fees are listed on our Tipping Fees page.

Please note: We cannot accept Credit cards at the Transfer Stations, but we do accept Debit cards, cash (exact change preferred), or cheque. Cheques are made payable to: The Township of North Kawartha.  

Please be prepared to show your Waste Site Pass whenever you enter the Transfer Stations.

As per By-law #40/04, depositing waste in front, behind, or near the gates leading into the waste sites is prohibited. It must be placed in its proper designated place.

Bulletin Board at Anstruther Transfer Station

There is a bulletin board at the Anstruther Transfer Station. It includes informative posters to answer all your garbage and recycling questions. These posters can also be viewed or downloaded from various Garbage and Recycling pages of the Township website. If your phone is enabled to scan QR codes, the QR codes on the bulletin board will take you directly to the Garbage and Recycling page or the Bulletin Board page. In addition, anything appearing on the bulletin board is available at the Transfer Station as a hand-out. Simply ask one of our friendly Attendants for a copy of the ones you’re interested in.

Haultain Transfer Station - Hours and Information 

Monday, September 18, 2023 up to and including Sunday, May 26, 2024
Open Holiday Mondays with Sunday hours
Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Family Day

  • Monday - Closed

  • Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm

  • Wednesday, Friday from 1 pm to 4 pm

  • Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm

Haultain Summer Operating Hours (pdf)

Monday, May 27, 2024 up to and including Sunday, September 15, 2024
Open Holiday Mondays with Sunday hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2 pm to 6 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm
  • Sunday from 12 pm to 8 pm

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.

Click here for the Transfer Stations Daily/Weekly Calendar. The Transfer Stations Hours Information Line is 705-656-4361. View our printer-friendly "2-Stream Recycling Guide" to help you with what goes where, or find more detailed information on our North Kawartha Transfer Station Programs and Services drop down.

Residential construction and demolition material is allowed, on a seasonal basis and for a fee, at the Anstruther Transfer Station. All fees are listed on our Tipping Fees page.

Please note: We cannot accept Credit cards at the Transfer Stations, but we do accept Debit cards, cash (exact change preferred), or cheque. Cheques are made payable to: The Township of North Kawartha.  

Please be prepared to show your Waste Site Pass whenever you enter the Transfer Stations.

As per By-law #40/04, depositing waste in front, behind, or near the gates leading into the waste sites is prohibited. It must be placed in its proper designated place.

If you have garbage and recycling questions while at the Transfer Station, our friendly Attendants are there to help. In addition, the Attendants can often provide you with informative flyers on various aspects of garbage and recycling.

North Kawartha Transfer Station Programs and Services

The following is a list of programs and services that are available (with a few exceptions) at both the Anstruther and Haultain Transfer Stations.

Please be prepared to show your Waste Site Pass whenever you enter the Transfer Stations.

View our printer-friendly "2-Stream Recycling Guide" to help you with what goes where. 

Any applicable fees are listed on our Tipping Fees page. 
Please note: We cannot accept Credit cards at the Transfer Stations, but we do accept Debit cards, cash (exact change preferred), or cheque. Cheques are made payable to: The Township of North Kawartha. 

Service/Program

Site

Schedule

Fee

Recyclables (containers and fibres)

Both

Year-Round

Free

Household garbage

Both

Year-Round

$1 bag

Scrap metal 

Both

Year-Round

Free

Appliances
(*$20 fee applies if item has Freon)

Both

Year-Round

Free/*$20

Tires

Both

Year-Round

Free

Batteries:
AAA, AA, C, D, 9 & 6 Volt (lantern only)

Both

Year-Round

Free

Textiles (in support of Diabetes Canada)

Both

Year-Round

Free

Leaf & Yard/Green Waste

Both

Year-Round

$20 yard

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment 

Haultain

Anstruther

Victoria Day to Thanksgiving
Year-Round

Free

Organics 

Anstruther

Year-Round

Free

Re-Use Depot 

Anstruther

Year-Round

Free

Residential Construction and Demolition (C&D)

Anstruther

Victoria Day to Thanksgiving

$30 yard

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Anstruther

Sundays & Wednesdays
June to September

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. A "tipping" fee 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 on Special Clean-Up DaysTipping 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 on Special Clean-Up Days. 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. In addition, some items may qualify for acceptance at our Re-Use Depot

Please see our Construction and DemolitionRe-Use Depot, and Special Clean-Up Days pages for additional information.

Bensfort Road Landfill - Peterborough Waste Management Facility

The County/City of Peterborough's Bensfort Road Landfill Facility is also available to North Kawartha ratepayers.

Location:
1260 Bensfort Road
Peterborough ON
K9J 1C5
(In Otonabee-South Monaghan, about 6 km south of the Peterborough By-pass)
705-742-7777, ext 2150
Toll Free 1-855-738-3755 ext. 2150

Operating hours:
Monday to Friday 8 am to 4:45 pm
Saturday 8 am to 3:45 pm
Sundays and statutory holidays - Closed

Guidelines:
Peterborough Waste Management Facilities only accept waste generated in the City and County of Peterborough.

  • All material other than bagged household solid waste is subject to applicable tipping rate fees.
  • Loads brought to the landfill in open-top vehicles, like pickup trucks, must be tarped. Fines are imposed for loads that aren't covered by a tarp when they're brought to the landfill in open-top vehicles.
  • While in the lineup of vehicles waiting to get into the landfill, all residents must stay in their vehicles and ensure that they are not blocking traffic on Bensfort Road.
Pido Road Household HHW Depot - Peterborough Waste Management Facility

The County/City of Peterborough's Household Hazardous Waste Depot is also available to North Kawartha ratepayers.

Location:
400 Pido Road
Peterborough ON
K9J 1C5
705-742-7777 ext. 1891

Operating hours:
Fall / Winter
Wednesday to Saturday 8 am to 4 pm
Sundays and statutory holidays - Closed
Summer
Wednesday & Thursday: 8 am to 6 pm
Friday & Saturday: 8 am to 2 pm
Sundays and statutory holidays - Closed

Guidelines:
Do not put household hazardous waste in your garbage. 

  • Acceptable items include paints, oils, batteries, chemicals, propane tanks, etc.
  • Never mix substances
  • Keep materials in their original container or in a well-marked container
  • All containers should be securely sealed
  • Securely pack materials in your vehicle to prevent spills
County Road 6 Waste Site - Waste Connections Facility

The County Road 6 Waste Site is also available to North Kawartha ratepayers. For additional information please visit the Waste Connections website.

Location:
348 County Road 6
Douro Dummer ON
K0L 2H0
705-652-3505 / 705-742-4268

Operating hours:
Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm (year-round)

Acceptable Material:

  • Basic construction, demolition and renovation debris
  • All wood products
  • Plaster and drywall
  • Bricks, concrete, concrete with rebar
  • Shingles, insulation
  • Household Waste
  • Household items (i.e. couches, mattresses, etc.)
  • Household fixtures (i.e. toilets, sinks, tubs, cupboards)
  • Anything metal goes in the Scrap Metal Bin (Free)

Fees:
All Loads $104/metric tonne, $20 minimum charge
Mattresses $25 per piece

Non-acceptable Material:

  • Liquid waste
  • Tires 
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Boats

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