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Recycling Calendar


2014 Recycling Calendar

Garbage & Recycling Schedule


The Township of Georgian Bluffs contracts out the pickup of recycleable materials.  Blue boxes are available at the Township office in Springmount at a cost of $6 or $9, and composters are $44.50 plus HST. 

Garbage and Blue Box Recycling Pickup Schedule

Former Sarawak – Wednesdays
Former Derby – Wednesdays
Former Keppel & Shallow Lake – Mondays

Recycling pickup is every two weeks. (see schedule at bottom)
Garbage pickup is every week.

Please note: Recycling will be picked up on holidays except for Christmas day and New Year’s day.

Please put garbage and recyclables at the road side before 7am.

Recycling and Composting

Blue boxes are available at the Township office for $6.00 or $9.00, and composters for $44.50 plus HST.  Blue box and yard waste materials can be dropped off at the Landfill Site at no charge. 

Free Polystyrene and Styrofoam disposal is available at the Owen Sound Transfer Station, located at 2125-20th Avenue East.

Garbage Collection

In 2009 Council enacted By-law 74-2009 wherein each bag of garbage would require a tag.  These may be purchased at the office or various locations throughout the Township listed below.   As per the by-law, garbage must be at the curb on the day of pick-up by 7:00 a.m. not weighing more than 22kgs/bag.  A limit of 4 bags per collection has also been put in place. 

Garbage collection is every week as follows:  Former Sarawak and Derby - Wednesday;  Former Keppel & Shallow Lake - Monday.

Maximum bag size is 26”x36” and not exceeding 50 lbs per bag. Garbage boxes/bins must have a visible marker to indicate “full” or “empty”. To ensure the bag tag does not come off in the cold weather, wrap the tag around the tied knot & fasten it to itself.

All Garbage bags require Bag Tags. Bag tags are available for $2.00 at the Township Office and the following locations:

Owen Sound - Foodland, Zehrs, Metro, Owen Sound Library, Kwik Mart 14th and 6th Street, Marine Convenience, Giant Tiger

Shallow Lake - Allen’s Mercantile, Shallow Lake Variety

Hepworth - Cindy’s Variety

Wiarton - Foodland, Daisy Mart, Big Bay General Store

Other - The Gas Barn, Barry’s Service Centre in Rockford, Springmount Service Centre, Kemble Post Office


Hazardous Waste Days

Hazardous waste materials should be taken to the Owen Sound HHW days at 1900 20th Street East.  Dates this year are:   


Saturday April 11, 2015

Saturday May 2, 2015

Saturday June 6, 2015

Saturday July 11, 2015

Saturday August 8, 2015

Saturday September 12, 2015

Saturday October 3, 2015

Saturday October 17, 2015

More information can be found on the City of Owen Sound site.

Hazardous waste materials will not be accepted at the landfill site.



The Township landfill site has now qualified to take electronic waste free of charge as part of the Ontario Electronic Stewardship Program.  A full listing of acceptable materials can be found here at http://www.ontarioelectronicstewardship.ca/materials/materials.html

Need to retire your fridge?  See qualifications here:  Fridge Roundup.


Ontario Tire Stewardship Program

This is a province-wide program directed to divert scrap tires away from burning and landfills to the 3R’s (reduce, recycle & reuse). The program eliminates the disposal fee that consumers currently pay to get rid of their old tires. Tires can now be dropped off at the Georgian Bluffs Landfill at no charge during normal landfill operating hours. Collected tires will be shipped to processing centres for recycling. For more information, contact the landfill, landfill@georgianbluffs.on.ca, or the Operations Assistant, Crystal McPhee, cmcphee@georgianbluffs.on.ca


Mattress Recycling Program

Mattresses now brought to the landfill site are recycled!  The Township is able to collect and transport used mattresses to a depot in North York for recycling by Recyc-Mattresses.  The fee for mattress drop-off is $15 per piece.  Visit http://www.recyc-matelas.com for more information.

Long Term Waste Management Plan

The Township of Georgian Bluffs commissioned the development of a Long Term Waste Management Plan from Gasmsby and Mannerow Limited.  The draft plan was presented to the Township on September 4, 2009, as seen below.

If you have any questions, please contact the Operations Department at (519) 376-2729.

Landfill – 519-935-3247 open Monday, Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Landfill Location – 340068 Stone School Road, north of Hepworth landfill@georgianbluffs.on.ca

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