Waste and Recycling protecting the environment and managing our waste.

Waste and Recycling Overview

North Frontenac operates a network of transfer stations and waste sites for its residents. Waste Sites are the final resting place for non recyclable garbage, requiring regular cover of soil to prevent garbage from attracting wildlife or blowing around as litter. The Cloyne Transfer Station, Ompah Transfer Station and Kashwakamak Waste Site accept clear bagged household waste and Blue Box recyclables only. The 506 Waste Site, Plevna Waste Site and Mississippi Waste Site each accept clear bagged household waste, sorted construction and demolition waste, large household (i.e., appliances, furniture etc.) items, and recycling.

Daily waste site hours are below and on the homepage for quick reference.

Extensive information is available on this page regarding waste and recycling.

Waste Disposal Bylaw Waste Management Plan Fees & Charges
Darwyn Sproule, P.Eng
Public Works Manager

1-800-234-3953 x 230
[email protected]nullnorthfrontenac.ca

Katelyn Ronfeld
Assistant to the Public Works Manager

1-800-234-3953 x 227
[email protected]nullnorthfrontenac.ca

Waste Site Location Today's Hours
Cloyne Site 202 Skootamatta Lake Road
**Holiday Monday: CLOSED
506 Site 3444 Road 506
9:00am - 1:00pm
**Holiday Monday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kashwakamak Site 1749 Kashwakamak Lake Road
**Holiday Monday: 12:00 Noon - 4:00 pm
Plevna Site 6476 Buckshot Lake Road
Ardoch Site 1114 Austris Road
Permanently Closed
Mississippi Site 1177 Shiner Road
Ompah Site 10458 Road 509
**Holiday Weekends: CLOSED Sunday and OPEN on Monday 12:00 Noon- 4:00 pm

For all hours download the Waste Site Hours

Waste Sites Map


Polystyrene Changes 2016


Note: Due to the low price of oil it is cheaper for polystyrene producers to make new products as opposed to using recycled polystyrene, therefore our recycling receiver is no longer accepting food grade polystyrene items. However, North Frontenac will continue to collect same as noted above, at all Waste Sites.

Ardoch Waste Site Closure

The Ardoch Waste Site closed indefinitely on May 14, 2014

The next nearest waste site for most users of the Ardoch Waste Site would be the Plevna Waste Site.

Northern Norcan Area Residents

To the Township of North Frontenac Residents who reside in the vicinity of Greater Madawaska Township, and whose access to Greater Madawaska's Waste & Recycling Facilities is closer than attending Waste & Recycling Facilities in the Township of North Frontenac, we are pleased to inform you the Townships of Greater Madawaska and North Frontenac have entered an Agreement with respect to acceptance of Waste and Recycling from North Frontenac Residents (most northerly) at Greater Madawaska Waste and Recycling Sites, effective June 1, 2013.

A package has been mailed to area residents however if we have missed you, please contact Sonia McLuckie, Waste/Recycling Coordinator to obtain further particulars and a Waste Disposal Site Card.

For more detailed information and a copy of Greater Madawaska's Waste Management By-law #09-2013 please refer to: www.townshipofgreatermadawaska.com

Program Status and Updates

The overall Municipal Diversion Rate is currently 30.49%. To continue to protect our waste sites from early closure due to reaching capacity limits and to increase our diversion rate, which is still low compared to the Provincial target which is a diversion rate of 67% the use of clear bags is still mandatory at all waste sites within the municipality.

Watch for upcoming Notices for the following diversion initiatives:

  • The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Sites will be re-opening in May! Keep collecting for disposal when we re-open in the Spring!
  • BLUE BOX RECYCLING NOTICE - You can help recycling in the Township work even better by preparing your recycling to make the process more efficient and litter free. Even by taking small steps to increase the number of items you recycle by 10%, it will keep more than 400 tonnes of waste out of our landfill, and generate more revenue to reduce future waste management costs.
  • Backyard COMPOSTERS are available to residents of the municipality for a discounted price of $30.00 at the municipal office.
  • Did you know? Single use dry cell batteries (i.e., alkaline, lithium, buttons cells (watches, hearing aids), cell phones and pagers can now be dropped in receptacles provided at the Municipal Office; Community Halls and of course at the HHW Depots.

These initiatives are good for the environment and good for us! Do want you can!

Waste and Recycling Information

Construction Waste

Large Loads must be Sorted

Loads of construction and demolition waste MUST be sorted prior to delivery to the Waste Site. Scrap metal, asphalt shingles, wood must be separated for deposit into designated areas at the Waste Site. Load separation increases the municipality's ability to divert materials from the landfill and recycle and increases revenues to pay for waste management. Load separation extends the life of our landfills and reduces your tipping fees. Large loads will NOT be accepted if not separated.

BAG TAG VOLUME FEES (based on a per cubic yard basis at ***$20/cubic yard); (includes household and commercial waste - bagged or otherwise, and construction/demolition waste). There is no charge for clean, burnable lumber, brush, or scrap metal.

The cubic yard is to be rounded off as follows:

Based on Imperial Measure 3'x3'x3' = 27 cubic yard

.1 cubic yard $2.00
.2 cubic yards $4.00
.4 cubic yards $8.00
.5 cubic yards $10.00
.75 cubic yards $15.00
1'x4'x6' .88 cubic yards $18.00
1'x4'x8' 1.19 cubic yards $24.00
2'x4'x6' 1.76 cubic yards $35.00
1'x6'x8' 1.77 cubic yards $35.00
2'x4'x8' 2.37 cubic yards $47.00
3'x4'x6' 2.64 cubic yards $53.00
2'x6'x6' 2.66 cubic yards $53.00
3'x4'x8' 3.5 cubic yards $70.00
4'x4'x6' 3.52 cubic yards $70.00
2'x6'x8' 3.55 cubic yards $71.00
5'x4'x6' 4.4 cubic yards $88.00
4'x4'x8' 4.74 cubic yards $95.00
6'x4'x6' 5.28 cubic yards $106.00
3'x6'x8' 5.33 cubic yards $107.00
2'x6'x12' 5.33 cubic yards $107.00
5'x4'x8' 5.93 cubic yards $119.00
6'x4'x8' 7.10 cubic yards $142.00
4'x6'x8' 7.11 cubic yards $142.00
3'x6'x12' 8 cubic yards $160.00
5'x6'x8' 8.88 cubic yards $178.00
6'x6'x8' 10.66 cubic yards $213.00
4'x6'x12' 10.66 cubic yards $213.00
5'x6'x12' 13.33 cubic yards $267.00
6'x6'x12' 16.00 cubic yards $320.00

Bag Tags

One bag tag required to dispose of one bag of waste.

One equal size of recycling gives you one free bag tag.

Tags can be acquired at a vendors listed below, and at the Municipal Office.

Price: $2.00 per tag

Vendors Location Phone Number
Bishop Lake Outdoor Centre 13621 Highway 41, Cloyne, Ontario, K0H 1K0 (613) 336-2311
Cloyne General Store 14265 Highway 41, Cloyne, Ontario, K0H 1K0 (613) 336-8824
Lookout Home Hardware 7617 Road 509, Plevna, Ontario, K0H 2M0 (613) 479-5579
Municipal Office 6648 Highway 506, Plevna, Ontario, K0H 2M0 (613) 479-2231

Mandatory Clear Bags

On August 15, 2009 the Township of North Frontenac implemented mandatory clear garbage bag use. It is necessary to enforce methods to increase our recycling rate. The Provincial Government has set a target diversion rate of 67%. It is hoped the use of clear bags will encourage more people to Recycle. If the Waste Site Attendant notices recyclables in your clear bag(s) of garbage, you will be asked to take it home and properly separate the waste from the recycling.

The purpose of using the clear bags is to increase the recycling diversion rate to protect our Waste Sites from early closure due to reaching their capacity limits and to increase our diversion rate, which is still low (26%) compared to where it should be. This is an indication that not everyone is recycling as they should. Many communities have attained the Provincial diversion rate of 67%.

We are aware of privacy concerns and will allow one small, solid coloured plastic bag inside each large clear waste bag, to be used for personal hygiene products (i.e. bathroom garbage).

Clear bag program Q&A

The Cottage Kit

Cottage Kits are $4 at the Municipal Office, 6648 Road 506, Plevna

If you rent your cottage on a weekly basis, this Kit will help manage the waste and recycling created by your Renters. Your Renters will appreciate this simple solution as much as you will.

The Cottage Kit contains everything a family renting a cottage needs in order to manage their garbage and recycling for a week. The Kit includes a "One-time Waste / Recycling Site Pass" your renter shall provide to the Waste Site Attendant. Leave a Cottage Kit for each renter and never worry again about waste being left behind.

In the Cottage Kit your renters will also find:

  • A Welcome letter providing a quick overview of our waste management programs, which may be a bit different from what they're used to at home
  • 2 Bag Tags for use on Bags of Waste not accompanied by equivalent Recycling
  • The Township of North Frontenac Waste & Recycling Handout which includes Waste & Recycling Site hours of operation; Recycling Facts and Policy; Disposal Tipping Fees, Bag Tag Fees and Policies and what materials are accepted where
  • MNR Bear Wise Fact Sheet "Don't invite bears to the Cottage
  • A map showing the location of the Waste & Recycling Sites

Recycling Facts

Plastics and Cans can go together. Papers and cardboard are to be tied in bundles. Be certain all recyclables are Empty and Clean or they will contaminate the whole load and become waste for the landfill and not recyclable.

NOTE If recyclables are detected in your waste by the waste site attendant your waste will not be accepted by the attendant until sorted properly.

Items Accepted Examples Instructions
Glass Food and Beverage Jars and Bottles (Clear or Coloured) Mason jars, Pickle Jars, Spaghetti Sauce Jars, Jam Jars, Relish Jars, Ketchup Bottles, Liquor Bottles etc. Clean with lids removed – put lids with plastics and cans. Separate Clear and Coloured Glass. NO mirrors, window glass, light bulbs, broken glass, leaded glass, eye glasses, vehicle headlights, household dishes, pottery or ceramics.
Plastic Tubs and Lids #2, #4 or #5 Margarine, Yogurt, Sour Cream, Ice Cream containers; Bakery "clam" shells; Plastic Cutlery; Plastic plant pots and thier trays; Coffee cup lids Clean all and remove lids – put lids with plastics and cans. Remove any plastic wrap labels.
Plastic Bottles and Jugs #1 to #7 Beverage containers (i.e., pop, water, etc.), Cleaner Containers (i.e., Windex, Mr. Clean, dish soap, etc.) Drain, rinse and discard caps - put caps with plastics and cans. NO PESTICIDE OR HERBICIDE CONTAINERS - unless empty.
Plastic Film #4 Grocery and Bread bags Clean, no labels, cash receipt out of bag. Stuff all in one clear plastic bag. Do not place with plastics and cans. No heavy plastic (i.e. Salt Bags, Pop/Water Cases or Vapour Barrier).
Polystyrene Take-out Containers (cups, bowls, plates); Meat and Bakery Trays, Polystyrene Egg Cartons Clean and place in clear plastics bag.
Styrofoam Packaging from household appliances, electronics, etc. Clean and place in a clear plastic bag. Do not place with plastics and cans. NO PINK or BLUE SM CONSTRUCTION TYPE STYROFOAM. No packing nuggets, peanuts or beads.
Food and Drink Cans Pop, Soup, Vegetable cans, etc. Rinse cans. You don't have to remove labels or flatten cans. Place metal lids from cans in bottom of can and pinch the top of the can to trap the lid inside (safety measure) – place with plastics and cans.
Empty Paint Cans Up to 4 litre or 1 gallon size. NO PLASTIC PAINT CANS Make sure the can is empty. It should have no liquid paint in it and no more than 1/4 inch of dried paint on the bottom. Remove the lid and put with plastics and cans. Leave the label on the can. (If liquid paint remaining in can dispose of in Hazardous Waste).
Aerosol Cans Paint, non-stick spray, hairspray, shave cream, room fresheners, automotive, empty pesticides and herbicides, etc. Make sure the entire product is used up and the can is empty. You can leave spray nozzles and paper labels on them. Place with plastics and cans. NO PESTICIDES OR HERBICIDES - unless empty. (If not empty dispose of in Hazardous Waste.)
Corrugated Cardboard and Brown Paper Bags Heavy cardboard boxes, empty bags from dog/cat food, farm products, etc. Empty and flatten the boxes and bags and tie in bundles of 24" x 24" x 8" or smaller. *No waxed boxes.
Boxboard Boxes from cereal, cookies, tissue, detergent, shoes, paper egg cartons, empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls. Empty and flatten the boxes and rolls, etc., and tie in bundles of 24" x 24" x 8" or smaller.
Newspapers, Magazines and Junk Mail Newspapers, flyers, magazines, catalogues, envelopes, computer/ printer paper, paper cups, paper plates, tissue paper, greeting cards Ensure all materials are clean. Rinse paper cups and plates. Place together in a brown paper bag or tie all together, 24"x24"x8" or smaller. NOTE: Only shredded paper can be put in a clear plastic bag. NO BOOKS, NOVELS OR CHRISTMAS WRAPPING PAPER.
Aluminum Foil and Foil Containers Rigid foil containers (i.e. pie plates), fast food trays, aluminum foil wrap Ensure all materials are clean with no food residues and placed with plastics and cans. No foil with paper or plastic lamination, no cardboard lids, no butter, candy or cigarette wrap, no peel off lids, no metalized chip bags.
Milk, Juice, Soup and Broth Cartons and Tetra Boxes Self explanatory Remove straws, rinse and place with plastics and cans.
Composting Self explanatory Backyard composters are available to ratepayers at the Municipal Office for $30.00. Ask for a brochure on composting.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Paints and Coatings, Primers; Solvents such as thinners for paint, lacquers, contact cement, paint strippers acetone, degreasers; Oil, Oil Filters, Oil Containers, Automotive Antifreeze, Pressurized Containers (e.g. Propane, Oxygen etc); Single Use & Rechargeable batteries, Cell Phones, Pagers & Twoway Hand-Held Radio batteries, Automotive batteries, Fertilizers, Pesticides & Fungicides; Mercury Devices & Switches (thermometers, manometers, hydrometers, barometers etc); Florescent Lamps and Compact Fluorescent Lamps; Fire Extinguishers; Pharmaceuticals. In original container if possible. Empty Household Hazardous Waste containers can also be deposited at site.

Download the Recycling Facts Table

Blue Box Recycling

Blue Boxes are $7 at the Municipal Office, 6648 Road 506, Plevna

Download the Blue Box Recyclables Facts Sheet

Examples from around the house, click a room to explore...

In a Clear Plastic Bag (light blue is OK)

  • Plastic Cough syrup bottles (#2)
  • Over-the-counter medicine and vitamin bottles (#2)
  • Pop & water bottles (#1)
  • Pop cans
  • Flatten and squash items when possible
  • All plastic containers with #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 are recyclable

Packaged Separately / Bundled

  • Boxboard - chocolate boxes, cracker boxes, tissue boxes, medicine packaging, etc.
  • Computer paper
  • Newspapers
  • Shoe boxes
  • Soft cover books
  • Bag or bundle all papers and boxboard separately

In a Clear Plastic Bag (light blue is OK)

  • Bakery trays (#6)
  • Liquor bottles - return to LCBO
  • Pop & water bottles (#1)
  • Pop cans
  • Shopping bags - separate bag
  • Styrofoam packaging (i.e. TV, DVD player, etc) - separate bag
  • You don't need to remove any labels
  • Rinse everything
  • Pringles chips (cardboard & tin) are garbage

Packaged Separately / Bundled

  • Catalogues
  • Envelopes
  • Greeting cards
  • Tissue boxes
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone books
  • Bag or bundle all papers and boxboard separately.
  • Cardboard must be flattened and tied in bundles.

In a Clear Plastic Bag (light blue is OK)

  • Empty aerosol cans -deodorant, hairspray, mousse, shaving cream
  • Empty plastic bottles (#2) -bubble bath, hand cream, hand soap, mouthwash, shampoo and conditioner bottles. Over-the-counter medicine and vitamin bottles (#2).
  • Rinse everything.

Packaged Separately / Bundled

  • Boxboard - toilet paper rolls, toothpaste boxes, cosmetic packaging, tissue boxes, medication boxes, soap boxes
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Bag or bundle all papers and boxboard separately.
  • Cardboard must be flattened and tied in bundles

In a Clear Plastic Bag (light blue is OK)

  • Aluminum foil & trays - clean
  • Milk and juice cartons - Gable top containers -rinsed
  • Metal food and beverage cans -rinsed
  • Empty Plastic bags = grocery bags, sandwich bags - no zip locks, frozen vegetable bags, outer milk bags, plastic bread bags - together in one bag
  • Plastic bottles (#1, #2)
  • Margarine & yogurt containers - Tubs & Lids (#5)
  • CLEAN Bakery trays, coffee cup lids, cookie trays, styrofoam egg cartons, Styrofoam containers, takeout & meat trays -Polystyrene (#6)
  • Drinking and soup boxes - Tetra-Pak containers

Packaged Separately / Bundled

  • Boxboard - paper towel rolls, cereal boxes (waxed paper liner is garbage), cracker boxes, frozen food boxes
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Coffee takeout trays
  • Mixed household papers -flyers, junk mail, window and non-window envelopes
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Telephone books
  • Clean fine paper
  • Magazines and catalogues
  • Bag or bundle all papers and boxboard separately.
  • Cardboard must be flattened and tied in bundles.

In a Clear Plastic Bag (light blue is OK)

  • Plastic bottles (#1, #2) - bleach bottles, fabric softener bottles, household cleaner bottles, laundry detergent bottles

Packaged Separately / Bundled

  • Boxboard - dryer sheet boxes, laundry detergent boxes
  • Cardboard
  • Cardboard must be flattened and tied in bundles.

In a Clear Plastic Bag (light blue is OK)

  • Empty aerosol cans - otherwise take it to HHW Depot - brick cleaner, spray paint,
  • Paint, stain & varnish cans - dry & empty otherwise take it to HHW Depot
  • Plastic bottles (#1, #2) -cleaner bottles
  • Styrofoam packaging. No SM styrofoam
  • Keep your papers & containers separate

Packaged Separately / Bundled

  • Cardboard boxes - appliance packaging, tool packaging
  • Mixed household paper -envelopes, flyers, junk mail, magazines, newspapers
  • Paper bags
  • Bag or bundle all papers and boxboard separately.
  • Cardboard must be flattened and tied in bundles.

Lifecycles of Recyclables

Rather than discard our waste into the landfill, many items can be recycled into many new and useful products. This diversion helps conserve scarce landfill space as well as reduce the need for virgin materials for the manufacturing process.

Here is a small list of some products that can be made from your recycled materials, click to explore...

  • Formed into new glass containers
  • Road base material - glassphalt
  • Filtration media for water treatment plants
  • Fiberglass
  • Abrasive products (sand-blasting materials)
  • New aluminium cans/containers
  • New metal containers - food and beverage containers
  • New paper - newsprint, stationary
  • Lower grade paper is turned into boxboard and egg cartons
  • Recycled into "high quality" paper products
    (i.e. napkins, paper towels, stationary)
  • Fleece and other types of polyester for clothing
  • Fiberfil for sleeping bags and coats
  • Car parts
  • Industrial strapping
  • New plastic bottles
  • Carpet
  • Memo boards (the type you may adhere to your fridge)
  • Luggage
  • Film and sheet plastic
  • Shipping envelopes
  • Garbage can liners
  • Floor tile
  • Furniture
  • Film and sheet plastic
  • Compost bins
  • Paneling
  • Trash cans
  • Landscape timber
  • Lumber
  • Auto battery cases
  • Signal lights
  • Brooms
  • Brushes
  • Ice scrapers
  • Oil funnels
  • Bicycle racks
  • Rakes
  • Bins pallets
  • Sheeting
  • Trays
  • Thermometers
  • Light switch plates
  • Thermal insulation
  • Egg cartons
  • Vents
  • Desk trays
  • Rulers
  • License plate frames
  • Foam packing
  • Foam plates
  • Cups
  • Utensils

Glass Recycling

Township of North Frontenac Residents Only!

Glass Recycling is accepted at All Transfer Stations and Waste Sites

NOTE All glass must be rinsed and clean, and lids removed. Coloured and Clean glass shall be separated.

Acceptable Items

  • Spaghetti sauce jars
  • Pickle jars
  • Wine, liquor and beer bottles (can also return them for a refund at
  • LCBO & Beer Store)
  • Mason jars (remove lid and put in with your cans and plastic recycling
  • Jam jars
  • Pop bottles
  • Baby food jars
  • Ketchup bottles
  • Relish jars
  • Applesauce jars

Unacceptable Items

  • Household dishes
  • Mugs and cups
  • Light Bulbs
  • Vases
  • Mirrors
  • Car headlights
  • Window glass
  • Drinking glasses
  • Leaded glass
  • Ceramics
  • Eye glasses

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Three Household Hazardous Waste Depots have been set up permanently at the following Waste Sites and times:

HHW Depots are open from May 15th to October 1st annually

506 Site 2nd and 4th Wednesday 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
1st Saturday of each month 12:00 Noon – 5:00 pm
Plevna Site Wednesdays 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mississippi Site Tuesdays - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Acceptable Items

  • Paints & coatings - latex or oil based, includes stains and their containers
  • Petroleum Distillates - varsol, paint thinner, paint strippers, degreasers and their containers
  • Crankcase Oil and its Containers
  • Used spin on or element style oil filters
  • Single use dry cell batteries - alkaline, lithium, buttons cells (watches, hearing aids)
  • Pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and their respective containers (Must show a skull & crossbones hazardous warning)
  • All N-P-K Fertilizers and containers in which they are contained
  • Propane tanks and cylinders
  • Automobile Engine Antifreeze and containers in which it is contained
  • All batteries - excluding lead acid batteries from vehicles
  • Aerosol containers, such as hairspray and spray paint containers
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes (whole and unbroken)
  • Switches that contain mercury (thermostats, thermometers, barometers, or other measuring devices containing mercury)
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Corrosives - chlorine, drain openers, ammonia
  • Irritants such as cleaners
  • Liquid fuels (gas, diesel, camping, etc.)
  • Stain and scale removers; concrete, cement and mortar mixes
  • Ph reducer; soldering flux
  • Gasoline antifreeze
  • Autobody filler; glazing and spot putty; silicones; drywall compound; foundation coating; roof repair cement
  • Foam insulation containers

Orange Drop is an industry-funded recycling program aimed at keeping hazardous and special waste materials out of Ontario's landfills and waterways. The Orange Drop Program allows Ontarians to return designated materials to local Municipal HHW Depots, retail sites and collection events across Ontario. Visit the Orange Drop website.

Wise Use of BUD guidelines:
Buy only what you need
Use it all up
Dispose of properly – drop off the rest and we'll recycle, reprocess or safely dispose of it.

We encourage you to only buy what you need of a product, and if for some reason you have some leftover, see what alternative use you can find for it or share it with your neighbours.

Electronic Waste (E-Waste or WEEE)

Permanent WEEE collection bins are located in the Plevna and Road 506 waste disposal sites and are operational during site open hours. Items do not have to be in "working" order but shall not be physically broken; with careful placement in collection bin. * Protect your privacy - wipe your drives; - clear your sim cards.

Acceptable Waste Electrical Products for Free Drop Off

Computer Accessories
BluRay drives, CD-ROM drives, Computer keyboards, Computer mice, DVD drives, External hard drives, Floppy-disk drives, HD-DVD drives, Modems (wired and wireless), BluRay drives
Computer terminals, Desktop computers, Laptops, Mini notebooks, Monitors, Netbooks, Notebooks, Notepads, Tablet PCs, Thin clients
Computer Monitors
Computers Monitors, All-in-one computers, Closed circuit monitor screens, Dual computer monitors, Professional displays
Image, Audio and Video Devices
Audio cassette players / recorders, Cameras (digital and non-digital), CD players / recorders, Digital picture frames, Handheld personal computers, Home radios, Home theatre in a box, Portable audio / video players, Portable DVD players, Portable MP3/ digital audio players, Portable radios, Portable speakers, Projectors (video, audio, image), Stereo amplifiers, Stereo speakers, Stereo turn-tables, Video cameras (analog and digital), Video player / recorder (DVD / VCR / BluRay), Webcams
Printing Devices
Camera dock printers, Desktop all in one devices, Desktop copiers, Desktop printers, Fax machines, Floor standing copiers, Floor standing multifunction, Floor standing printers, Handheld printers, Portable PC-free photo printers, Scanners, Typewriters (electric)
Telephone Equipment
Answering machines, Cellular phones, Cordless telephones, Pagers, Palmtops, PDA (cell enable), Smart phones, Telephones (rotary), Telephones (wired)
Closed circuit monitor screens, Dual television, Televisions, Satellite Receivers
Vehicle Audio and Video Devices
Vehicle DVD / BluRay players, Vehicle radios, audio players and speakers

Download this List of Acceptable WEEE items

Toner and Ink Cartridge Collection and Recycling Programs

Many ink/toner distributers have a free ink/toner collection and recycling programs that help keep them out of our landfills.

If your ink cartridge brand is not below, simply google for its specific recycling program.
i.e. "HP ink toner recycle"

Toner and Ink Cartridge collection and recycling programs available by brand:

HP has free services for their entire range of cartridges. You can drop off your empties at a retail store, print off a postage-paid label, request free collection boxes or arrange a pickup.
HP Collection Program
Brother has a free service to return your toner cartridges using printable pre-paid postage labels.
Brother Collection Program
Canon allows the return of empty toner/laser cartridges by printing off a postage-paid Canada Post label.
Canon Collection Program
Dell offers a free postal return service for their ink and toner cartridges, and pallet pickups if you have large quantities.
Dell Collection Program
Samsung's STAR program takes back all their ink and toner cartridges with pre-paid postage labels that you can print. If you use large quantities of cartridges they can also offer free collection boxes to store your empties in.
Samsung Collection Program
Epson can recycle your empty inkjet cartridges, but requires you to cover the cost of postage. Contact them by email to recycle your empty toner cartridges.
Epson Collection Program
Lexmark offers free postage-paid labels for toner/laser cartridges, and will send you postage-paid bags to return your ink cartridges.
Lexmark Collection Program
Xerox offer free return via their Eco Box system for most of their cartridges, collected by Purolator.
Xerox Collection Program

Download this List of Collection and Recycling Programs

Tire Recycling

Tires are accepted at three waste sites within the municipality; 506 site, Plevna site, and Mississippi site. Clean tires are accepted all year round from North Frontenac residents free of charge.

Acceptable Tires include Passenger, Light Truck Tires and Medium Truck Tires (commonly known as Commercial Truck Tires); Small RV; Motorcycle, Golf Cart, ATV and OTA (Off the Road) Tires.

Acceptance of 4 tires from a resident at any one time is considered reasonable under the Ontario Tire Stewardship Program, therefore no more than 4 tires shall be accepted per resident at any one time.

A Clean tire is a vehicle tire (on or off a rim) which is not covered in or containing mud/dirt and/or leaves.

An Unclean tire (on or off rim) shall be charged $10 per.

More information about tire recycling is available at RethinkTires.ca

Scrap Metal and White Goods Recycling

Scrap Metal and White Goods are accepted at the 506 Waste Site, Plevna Waste Site and Mississippi Waste Site during open hours.

Scrap Metal: BBQ, bicycles, file cabinets, doors, fencing/wire, dismantled swing sets, iron furniture & railings; metal sheds, aluminum lawn chairs, shower stalls, etc.

Large items such as swing sets, metal sheds, shower stalls, etc., shall be broken down before drop off.

White Goods: Refrigerators; freezers; stoves, clothes washers and dryers, hot water tanks, dishwashers, wall ovens, microwave ovens, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, etc.

Ensure freezer and refrigerator doors are removed; Freon removed and appliance tagged; otherwise a fee of $20 per unit is payable for appliance containing Freon.

Bulky Rigid Plastics

Bulky rigid plastics for recycling at the 506 and Plevna Waste Sites effective July 1, 2014

Acceptable Items

  • Plastic Buckets & Pails – All size - Metal Handles Removed
  • Plastic Crates and Trays (Milk/Soda/Bread) and Laundry Baskets (HDPE & PP)
  • Plastic Lawn Furniture, Pet Carriers (HDPE & PP)
  • Plastic Pots (PP & PE)
  • Large Plastic Toys, playhouses, totes and tool cases (HDPE & PP) Metal Axles Removed
  • Plastic garbage cans and recycling bins (HDPE & PP) Metal Axles Removed
  • Plastic HMW Drums ****(NO OIL DRUMS)****

Unacceptable Items

(please use separate bins/containers for these items)

  • Film (Grocery Bags; Stretch film; Strapping) & Other Flexible Packaging, Seedling Trays
  • Electronic Scrap & any Plastics with Circuit Boards or Battery Packs
  • Vinyl Siding, Vinyl Panels, all Pipes, all Tubing & Garden Hoses (PVC, ABS, or HDPE)
  • Fiber: Juice and Milk Cartons, Newspaper, Paper, Wood, Trash
  • Metals, Ceramics, Glass, Stones, Rocks, Gravel, Concrete
  • Hazardous Material, Medical Waste
  • Plastic Containers With Excessive Food Residue, Liquid & Other Products
  • VHS Tapes/Audio Tapes
  • Styrofoam and Other Foamed Packaging Material
  • Containers which held Flammable, Corrosive or Reactive Products, Pesticides or Herbicides
  • Plastics #7 Large Water Bottles

IMPORTANT Shipment of loads containing contaminants (i.e., metal, paper/ cardboard, plastic film, food residues, liquids or unacceptable items) exceeding 5‰ of the Load Weight will not be accepted!


Composters are $30 at the Municipal Office, 6648 Road 506, Plevna

Composting provides a way not only of reducing the amount of waste that needs to be disposed of, but also of converting it into a product that is useful for gardening, landscaping, or house plants.

Acceptable Items to Compost

Baking ingredients Bones
Butcher paper
Coffee filters/grounds
Corncobs & cornhusks
Dairy products
Drink trays (paper)
Eggs & egg shells
Egg cartons (paper)
Facial tissue Fish parts
Leaf & yard waste
Meat products
Microwave popcorn bags
Muffin papers
Paper cups Paper food containers
Paper platesPaper towels
Pizza & pizza boxes
Shellfish (including shells)
Tea bags/leaves

Waste Site Permit Application

6648 Road 506, Plevna, Ontario K0H 2M0
Tel: (613) 479-2231 or 1-800-234-3953, Fax: (613) 479-2352

March 2017

Township of North Frontenac Property Owners

Dear Sir/Madam:

The Township's Waste Sites are valuable assets and when managed properly provides affordable, environmentally responsible waste and recycling services to North Frontenac residents. Unfortunately, the Township has noticed an increase in non-residents attempting to use our sites. Therefore, Waste Site Permits for North Frontenac are being re-introduced.

Please find enclosed two newly issued Waste Site Permits. Please place this permit on the dash of your vehicle and be prepared to show this permit each time you visit one of our Waste Sites. If you are not able to show the permit to the Waste Site Attendant or the Attendant cannot verify your residency, you will not be permitted to dispose of garbage or recycling at the site. The use of this permit will become mandatory April 1st, 2017.

Additional Waste Site Permits can be obtained for family members, renters and/or tenants residing on your property, upon the submission of a complete Application by the property owner to the Township Office. The Township will then validate the additional Waste Site Permit with the name of the property owner/business. The owner is responsible for distribution of the additional Waste Site Permits.

For further information, please contact the Public Works Administrative Assistant at 613-479-2231 ext. 227 or [email protected]

A copy of the Application is on the back of this letter. To obtain an additional Application Form, please go on-line and visit our website www.northfrontenac.com, or apply in person at the Township Office. Waste Site Permits can be picked up at the Township Office or can be mailed to the property owner once a complete Application has been received and approved by the Public Works Manager.

We sincerely thank you for your cooperation with all of our Waste and Recycling Initiatives.

Yours truly,

Jim Phillips, P. Eng.
Public Works Manager

Click on Application to view and print

This page was last updated on December 22, 2017

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