Waste and Recycling

Waste Sites

North Frontenac operates a network of Transfer Stations and Waste Sites. 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 items (e.g. appliances, furniture etc.), scrap metal and recycling.

Payment in accordance with the Fees and Charges By-law, as amended, can be completed by either cash or cheque at all of the Waste Sites and Transfer Stations. 

Bag tags

You are required to purchase a bag tag to dispose of one bag of waste at the price of $2.00 each. If you bring in recycling, you will receive one free bag tag for any additional bags of recycling compared to number of bags of waste.

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

Bishop Lake Outdoor Centre
Phone Number: (613) 336-2311

Cloyne General Store

Phone Number: (613) 336-8824

Northbrook Petro-Canada

Phone Number: (613) 336-1840
Municipal Office
Phone Number: (613) 479-2231
Blue boxes

Download our printable Recycling Facts Table for more information.

Clear Bags
The Township of North Frontenac has mandatory clear bag usage. This is to encourage the rate of recycling while increasing the lifespan of our waste sites. Our residents are reassured of proper recycling by Waste Site Attendants during bag inspections. Mixed bags will be declined for proper separation.

Privacy bag

You may contain one opaque (coloured) privacy bag of no more than 1 cubic foot (1'x1'x1') inside each large clear waste bag for personal hygienic products.

Fees and Charges
View our Fees and Charges By-law on the Township's Civic Web Portal where all Township By-laws are e-published..
Location and hours
View our printable Waste Site Hours for more information.

Waste Site Permit Applications

The Township of North Frontenac closely regulates the usage of the Township's Waste Sites. A Waste Site Permit is required to gain access into all of the Waste Sites within North Frontenac.

If you own property in North Frontenac you can obtain additional Waste Site Permits for family members, renters and tenants residing on your property by completing a Waste Site Permit Application Form to return to the Township Office. Waste Site Permits are mailed or available for pick-up at the Township Office upon information validation.

If you are unable to show a permit or are unable to validate your address, access into the waste site will be denied.

North Frontenac Waste and Recycling Programs

Bulky Rigid Plastics

Bulky rigid plastics are accepted at the 506, Plevna and Mississippi Waste Sites in accordance with the Fees & Charges By-law.

Acceptable items

  • Plastic buckets and pails, all sizes but remove any metal handles
  • Plastic crates and trays (Milk/Soda/Bread) and laundry baskets (High-density Polyethylene & Polypropylene)
  • Plastic lawn furniture, pet Carriers (High-density Polyethylene & Polypropylene)
  • Plastic pots (Polypropylene & Polyethylene)
  • Large plastic toys, playhouses, totes and tool cases (High-density Polyethylene & Polypropylene) with metal axles removed
  • Plastic garbage cans and recycling bins (High-density Polyethylene & Polypropylene) with metal Axles Removed
  • Plastic hazardous material Drums but 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
North Frontenac does not have a composting program located at our Waste Sites or Transfer Station, however do encourage home based composting. Composting reduces waste and also converts it into a product that is useful for gardening, landscaping or house plants. 

Acceptable items

  • Baking ingredients
  • Bones
  • Bread
  • Butcher paper
  • Cereal
  • Coffee filters/grounds
  • Corncobs & cornhusks
  • Dairy products
  • Drink trays (paper)
  • Eggs & egg shells
  • Egg cartons (paper)
  • Facial tissue Fish parts
  • Flowers
  • Fruit
  • Houseplants
  • Leaf & yard waste
  • Meat products
  • Microwave popcorn bags
  • Muffin papers
  • Napkins
  • Nuts/shells
  • Paper cups Paper food containers
  • Paper plates, Paper towels
  • Pasta
  • Pizza & pizza boxes
  • Pumpkins
  • Rice
  • Shellfish (including shells)
  • Tea bags/leaves
  • Vegetables
Electronics Waste

Electronics waste bins are available at the following two waste sites:

506 Waste Site

3444 Road 506, Cloyne, Ontario, K0H 1K0

Plevna Waste Site

6476 Buckshot Lake Rd, Plevna, Ontario, K0H 2M0

Acceptable Items

Computers and Computer Accessories

Computer terminals, Desktop computers, Laptops, Mini notebooks, Monitors, Netbooks, Notebooks, Notepads, Tablet PCs, Thin clients, Computers Monitors, All-in-one computers, Closed circuit monitor screens, Dual computer monitors, Professional displays

Computer accessories

  • Blu-Ray drives,
  • CD-ROM drives,
  • Computer keyboards,
  • Computer mice,
  • DVD drives,
  • External hard drives,
  • Floppy-disk drives,
  • HD-DVD drives, and
  • Modems (wired and wireless)

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 / Blu-Ray), 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 / Blu-Ray players, Vehicle radios, audio players and speakers

Glass Recycling

 We accept glass at all Transfer Stations and Waste Sites.

Accepted items

  • All clear and coloured glass food and beverage jars and bottles (Lids must be removed and can be placed in the with plastics and cans).
  • Wine, liquor and beer bottles (can also be returned for a refund at the Beer Store)
  • Mason jars (remove lid and put in with your cans and plastic recycling)

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

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depots are open from May 15th to October 1st annually

Three HHW Depots have been set up permanently at the following waste sites and times:

506 Waste Site

Mississippi Waste Site

Plevna Waste Site

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)
  • 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
  • Auto body filler; glazing and spot putty; silicones; drywall compound; foundation coating; roof repair cement
  • Foam insulation containers

Re-Use Centre

The Re-Use Centre located at the 506 Waste Disposal Site will open May 15th to October 1st annually 

Hours of Operation:

Wednesdays 9 A.M, to 1 P.M.

Saturdays 12 P.M Noon to 5 P.M.

Drop offs: North Frontenac Residents Only.

Reuse: Anyone.

Acceptable Items 

  •  Small furniture;
  • Sporting goods;
  • Toys;
  • Books;
  • Housewares;
  • Paint (excluding spray paint);
  • Craft materials;
  • Garden equipment;
  • Tools;
  • Windows and doors;
  • Clean wood.

Unacceptable Items

  •  Hazardous materials;
  • Food waste;
  • Liquids;
  • Unsanitary items (such as toilets or mattresses);
  • Textiles;
  • Clothing;
  • Bulky items;
  • Tires;
  • Appliance and Electrical devices. 

Bulky Item Posting Board (Bulky items, furniture and appliances)

Bulky items, heavy furniture, and appliances will not be accepted at the Centre; however, residents may still advertise these items within the Centre. A bulletin board have been made available for residents to post a picture, their personal contact information, information regarding items for repurposing and a date. The role of the Township is to facilitate contact between the donor and recipient.
  • All items posted are at the discretion of the owner and will not be warranted or guaranteed by North Frontenac Township in any way and are taken "as is".
  • Personal advertisements will be posted for a maximum of thirty (30) days.
  • Bulky items for repurposing will not be delivered to, unloaded or stored at the Centre ore Waste Disposal Site. 

Scrap Metal/ White Goods 

 Scrap metal and white goods are accepted at the 506, Plevna and Mississippi Waste Sites.

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., should 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 $30 per unit is payable for appliance containing Freon.

Tire Recycling 

Clean tires are accepted all year round from North Frontenac residents free of charge and are accepted at three waste sites within the Municipality. View Tires - RPRA for more information.


506 Waste Site

3444 Road 506, Cloyne, Ontario, K0H 1K0

Mississippi Waste Site

1177 Shiner Rd, Mississippi Station, Ontario K0H 2C0

Plevna Waste Site

6476 Buckshot Lake Rd, Plevna, Ontario, K0H 2M0

Types of Tires Accepted

  • Passenger tires,
  • Light truck tires,
  • Medium truck tires (commonly known as Commercial Truck Tires), and
  • Small RV; motorcycle, golf cart, ATV and OTR (Off the Road) tires.
Toner/Ink Cartridges


Brother's Collection Program includes a free service to return your toner cartridges using printable pre-paid postage labels.


Canon's Collection Program allows the return of empty toner/laser cartridges by printing off a postage-paid Canada Post label.


Dell's Collection Program offers a free postal return service for their ink and toner cartridges, and pallet pickups if you have large quantities.


Epson's collection program takes back all their ink and toner cartridges with pre-paid postage labels that you can print.


HP's Collection Program includes 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.


Lexmark's Collection Program offers free postage-paid labels for toner/laser cartridges, and will send you postage-paid bags to return your ink cartridges.


Samsung's STAR Collection 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.


Xerox's Collection Program offers free return via their Eco Box system for most of their cartridges, collected by Purolator.

Waste Disposal Site - Annual Reports

10530-010 - Fernleigh

10530-004 - Kashawakamak

10530-006 - Plevna

10530-002 - 506

10530-007 - Cloyne

10530-005 - Mississippi

10530-008 - Ompah

10530-009 - Gull Lake


15030-002 - 506 Waste Disposal Site

10530-004 - Kashwakamak Waste Disposal Site

10530-005 - Mississippi Station Waste Disposal Site

10530-006 - Plevna Waste Disposal Site

10530-007 - Cloyne Waste Disposal Site

10530-010 - Fernleigh Waste Disposal Site


15030-002 - 506 Waste Disposal Site

15030-003 - Ardoch Waste Disposal Site

15030-004 - Kashwakamak Waste Disposal Site

15030-005 - Mississippi Waste Disposal Site

15030-006 - Plevna Waste Disposal Site

15030-007 - Cloyne Waste Disposal Site

15030-009 - Gull Lake Disposal Site

15030-010 - Fernleigh Waste Disposal Site


10530-002 - 506 Waste Disposal Site

10530-003 - Ardoch Waste Disposal Site

10530-004 - Kashwakamak Waste Disposal Site

10530-005 - Mississippi Waste Disposal Site

10530-006 - Plevna Waste Disposal Site

10530-007 - Cloyne Waste Disposal Site

10530-009 - Gull Lake Disposal Site

10530-010 - Fernleigh Waste Disposal Site


8650-002 - 506 Waste Disposal Site

8650-003 - Ardoch Waste Disposal Site

8650-004 - Kashwakamak Waste Disposal Site

8650-005 - Mississippi Waste Disposal Site

8650-006 - Plevna Waste Disposal Site

8650-007 - Cloyne Waste Disposal Site

8650-009 - Gull Lake Disposal Site

8650-010 - Fernleigh Waste Disposal Site

7215-002 - 506 Waste Disposal Site

7215-003 - Ardoch Waste Disposal Site

7215-004 - Kashwakamak Waste Disposal Site

7215-005 - Mississippi Waste Disposal Site

7215-006 - Plevna Waste Disposal Site

7215-007 - Cloyne Waste Disposal Site

7215-009 - Gull Waste Disposal Site

7215-010 - Fernleigh Waste Disposal Site

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