Garbage & Recycling

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we have implemented some changes to our municipal services. For up-to-date information about facility closures and impacts on municipal services, please visit the Township of Huron-Kinloss COVID-19 webpage.

Huron Landfill Reopen

The Huron Landfill site, 2087 Concession 6 E, is now open to the public.  To help minimize the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented additional safety measures to protect both staff and the public.  These procedures may cause delays at the site, please be patient and courteous. 

•    Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
•    The methods of payment will be on-account or debit, using the tap option.
•    There will be a limit of five vehicles permitted on-site at one time to physical distance.
•    Brush will be permitted, however we strongly encourage use of the temporary yard waste depots in Point Clark, Ripley and Lucknow.
•    We encourage residents to continue to use curbside pick-up for household garbage.

For the curb-side garbage and recycling schedule or to sign-up for notifications visit Bruce Area Recycling

The Township of Huron Kinloss provides a recycling program to help residents reduce their waste.  We operate and maintain two landfill sites (Huron and Kinloss), provide household and commercial garbage collection weekly, as well as a fall leaf collection.

As per the Certificate of Approval issued by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation & Parks, the Township is only able to accept waste produced within the Township's boundaries.  Proof of source may be requested when disposing of waste at the Landfill sites.

Both garbage and recycle pick-up for Huron-Kinloss are carried out by a contractor, Bruce Area Solid Waste Recycling (BASWR).  For further information, or to report a missed pick up please call: BASWR at 1-800-794-9770.

Household Waste Pick Up Schedule

Monday Section 1: Lakeshore South - Ashfield boundary to south side of Pine River, Lake Huron shoreline east to and including both sides of Lake Range Drive & Arthur Street
Tuesday Section 2: Lakeshore North - North of Pine River to Kincardine boundary, Lake Huron shoreline east to and including both sides of Lake Range Drive
  Section 5: Village of Ripley
Wednesday Section 3:  All rural properties east of Lake Range Drive to and excluding Bruce Road 7 (excluding Arthur Street)
  Section 4: All rural properties east of and including Bruce Road 7 excluding properties east of Bruce Road 1, except for Silver Lake Road.
  Section 6: All rural properties east of Bruce Road 1 and from Grey Ox Avenue north
Thursday Section 7: All rural properties east of Bruce Road 1 and south of Grey Ox Avenue; and Village of Lucknow; and Hamlet of Whitechurch

The collection map is also available for viewing. 

Please note that garbage pick up will remain constant for all holidays except Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Free Day - Discontinued

For the past sixteen years, the Township has offered a Free Day at the Huron Landfill site one Saturday in June.  At the Committee of the Whole meeting of August 7, 2019, Council passed a resolution to discontinue the practice.  For more information regarding this decision, please refer to the Committee of the Whole agenda report.

Garbage Bag Tags - Temporarily Unavailable at Municipal Office and Huron Landfill Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

All garbage left at the curb for pick up must have a Huron-Kinloss bag tag attached and weigh no more than 11 kg (25 lbs).  Bag tags may be purchased at a cost of $2.50 each (effective April 1, 2020) at the Amberley General Store, Circle K, McRobert Fuels, Ripley Variety, MacAdam's, Holyrood General Store, Wingham Valu-Mart, Municipal Office, Huron Landfill, and in Kincardine at Sobey's, Lakemart Esso, Kwik K Variety, Hi-Way Variety, Canadian Tire Gas Bar+. Kincardine Home Hardware, and Lucknow Ultramar.

Blue Box Recycling

Curb-side pick up is provided on a bi-weekly schedule by Bruce Area Solid Waste Recycling.  Cardboard bins are located at the Point Clark Community Centre, Public Works shed at 12 Blake Street in Ripley, behind former Lucknow Village Market, 592 Willoughby St (Old Fire Hall) Lucknow and alley behind the Bank of Montreal – Lucknow branch.  Full recycling facilities are available at the Huron Landfill site (including cardboard) and Kinloss Landfill site (with the exception of cardboard). Township residents diverted 473.87 metric tonnes of recycling material from the landfill in 2019!

Blue boxes can be purchased for $8.00/each at the municipal office or Huron Landfill site.

What is acceptable to recycle in a blue box? 

Electronic Recycling - eWaste

The Township of Huron-Kinloss is a registered collector with the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) program.  Acceptable e-Waste may be dropped off at the Huron Landfill site during normal hours of operation.  For more information on what items are acceptable please refer to the guide:

Acceptable Electronic Waste Guide

Municipal Hazardous & Special Waste (MHSW) Days - Please note: The July collections in Mildmay, Kincardine, Wiarton, Tobermory and Paisley have been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The County of Bruce hosts several Household Hazardous & Special Waste Collection Events in various locations each year.  Hazardous waste items are NOT acceptable at the Huron or Kinloss Landfill sites.  For more information, contact the County of Bruce Highways Department at 519-881-2400 or  The 2020 schedule is being updated as new information is available.

Accepted Household Hazardous & Special Waste Material

FAQ's Regarding Household Hazardous & Special Waste Collection

Is Your Hazardous Waste Going to the Right Place? 

Green Cone Digesters - Currently Out of Stock at Township Office & Landfill site

May be purchased directly on-line from; a Canadian made product.

Our environment is important to all of us.  A green cone digester is a completely natural system that reduces food waste to its natural components of water, carbon dioxide and a small residue.

Green Cone Digesters Information 

Ontario Medications Returns Program (OMRP) and Ontario Sharps Collection Program (OSCP)

  • Visit your local pharmacy to return medications/prescription drugs and medical sharps. Find the pharmacy nearest you by visiting:, or by downloading the Recyclepedia App on your device.
  • Pharmacies will not accept medical sharps that are not in an approved sharps container. You can pick up an approved sharps container at your local pharmacy, free of charge.
  • The Health Products Stewardship Association operates programs locally through participating pharmacies to collect medications/prescription drugs and medical sharps

Fall Leaf Collection

The Township performs an annual leaf collection in early November.  Please check out the News section under the Live Here tab at the top of the website homepage for specific dates.  These dates are posted in mid to late October.