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Garbage and Recycling

In Huron-Kinloss we do our best to provide good service and be kind to the environment. We are always looking for new ways to improve our waste management.  For detailed information on our Household Services, Landfill Sites and Yard Waste Depots, Recycling and Composting Options, and Hazardous Waste Disposal see below.   

Holiday Garbage Schedule

Household Services

The following services are available to all households in the Township of Huron-Kinloss. 

Bruce Area Solid Waste Recycling (BASWR) collects household garbage in Huron-Kinloss Township on a weekly basis. See section details and map below.

Garbage should be at the curb by 8:00 a.m. Each bag should be tagged with a Huron-Kinloss bag tag/sticker. A bag should weigh no more than 11 kg (25 lbs.) There is no large item pick-up. 

If your garbage is missed, please call them at 1-800-794-9770.

Know Your Section

Please check the table below for your collection day. If you are unsure about your area, review the Garbage Pick-Up Map.
Section Description Collection Day
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 Mondays
Section 2 Lakeshore North - North of Pine River to Kincardine boundary Lake Huron shoreline east to and including both sides of Lake Range Dr  Tuesdays
Section 3 All rural properties east of Lake Range Drive east to Bruce Rd 7 but excluding Bruce Road 7 and Arthur Street Wednesdays
Section 4 Bruce Rd 7 and all rural properties east of Bruce Rd 7, excluding Bruce Rd 1, and including Silver Lake Rd. 


Section 5 Village of Ripley Tuesdays
Section 6 All rural properties east of Bruce Rd 1 from Grey Ox Avenue north to Southline Ave, and including Grey Ox Ave Wednesdays
Section 7 All rural properties east of Bruce Rd 1 and south of Grey Ox Avenue, including the Village of Lucknow and the Hamlet of Whitechurch Thursdays

The garbage pick up schedule will not change except for the Christmas and New Year holidays. 

Garbage Bag Tags

Huron-Kinloss bag tags cost $2.50 each. Each bag left at the curb must have a Huron-Kinloss bag tag attached. Tags may be purchased at:
  • Amberley General Store
  • Circle K (Lucknow)
  • McRobert Fuels (Lucknow)
  • Lucknow Ultramar
  • Lucknow District Co-operative
  • Municipal Office (Ripley)
  • Pollock Electric (Ripley)
  • Ripley Variety
  • Holyrood General Store
  • Huron Landfill
  • Fogal's Your Independent Grocer (Wingham)
  • Sobey's (Kincardine)
  • Lakemart Esso (Kincardine)
  • Kwik K Variety (Kincardine)
  • Hi-Way Variety (Kincardine)
  • Canadian Tire Gas Bar+ (Kincardine)
  • Kincardine Home Hardware

Bruce Area Solid Waste Recycling (BASWR) provides curbside collection for common household recyclable items on a bi-weekly basis for all Huron-Kinloss residents.

To find out your section, click on the Garbage and Recycling Pick-up Map.

Once your know your section, click on the 2023 Blue Box Schedule to download or print. You can also sign up for recycling reminders on the BASWR website. 

The 2024 Blue Box Schedule is now available. 

Click here for information on What Items I Can Recycle.  

Need an additional blue box?  Blue boxes may be purchased at the Municipal Office, 21 Queen St, or Huron Landfill site, 2087 Concession 6 E.

For further information see the BASWR website or call at 1-800-794-9770. 

Leaf collection is provided once a year in early November by Township staff. Leaves must be in paper bags and weigh no more than 11 kg (25 lbs).  Paper bags are available for purchase at local hardware stores.  Bags must be at the curb by 7:00 AM on the scheduled day.

2023 Leaf Collection Dates

Ripley and Lucknow - Tuesday November 7, 2023 

Lakeshore from Amberley to Huronville - Wednesday November 8, 2023 

Landfill Sites and Yard Waste Depots

We have two Landfills in the Township of Huron-Kinloss, the Huron Landfill and Kinloss Landfill. See below for specific information on expectations and requirements and what types of waste are accepted at each. 

When bringing waste to our landfills, the following things are expected: 

  • Proof of residency. Only residents and property owners can use the Landfill sites. You may be asked for proof such as your driver's license or a tax bill. Please bring something with you so you are not turned away.
  • Proof of Source. Only waste from the Township can be taken to the Landfill sites. If you are not a property owner in the Township but are bringing waste from the Township, you will need to fill out a Proof of Source form and provide it to the attendant.
  • Respect Our Staff. Please respect our staff. They are working hard to serve you. Physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated. 

Please note the following 2023 Statutory Holidays. The Huron Landfill will be closed on the following dates:

  • Boxing Day - Tuesday December 26, 2023

The Huron Landfill is located at 2087 Concession 6 East.

Hours of operations: Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., all year

Phone Number: 519-395-3500

Accepted Waste & Fees

We take the following items free of charge:

  • Bale wrap, silage bags, bunker cover, baler twine - Must be in Cleanfarm bags available at the landfill.
  • Batteries - Single use batteries only under 11lbs, NO car batteries.
  • Brush, leaves, branches, and grass and garden clippings
  • Household recyclables including flattened cardboard, paper, glass, plastic, aluminum containers 
  • Electronics / E-waste - Don’t forget to wipe your drives before dropping off. 50kg maximum loads. No vacuums or refrigerants. 
  • Expanded Polystyrene - marked with "6", rigid, clean - NO flexible foam, food containers, pool noodles, insulation panels, packaging peanuts. Recyclables-paper, cardboard, metal cans, glass, plastic
  • Scrap Steel & Appliances - with appropriate CFC tags, if required (CFC tags are required for proof that hazardous Freon/coolant has been removed from refrigerators, air conditioners, de-humidifiers, freezers)
  • Tires

Some things cost a fee to dispose of at the Huron site.  Payment types accepted include cash, cheque, and debit. Rates are below. Please note rates will be increasing as of April 4, 2023. 

Tipping Fees
Effective April 4, 2023
Minimum Charge
$10.00 (max 90kg load)
Domestic Sorted Waste
$115.00 / tonne
Construction Material / Concrete / Brick
$115.00 / tonne
Stumps and logs over 6" diameter
$115.00 / tonne
Unsorted Waste
$230.00 / tonne
Mattress / Box Spring Disposal (recycled)
$25.00 / unit
Untagged refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners
$25.00 / unit

The Kinloss Landfill is located at 690 Kairshea Ave.

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. from 1st Saturday in April to last Saturday in October

Accepted waste:

  • Scrap steel & white goods (any Freon must be removed prior to drop off)
  • brush
  • tires
  • recyclables

All taken free of charge.

There are two Yard Waste Depots in the Township of Huron-Kinloss:

  • Huron Yard Waste Depot: just east of the landfill at 2083 Concession 6 E. 
  • Lucknow Yard Waste Depot: 907 Havelock St. just south of the soccer fields.

Both sites are open seasonally starting from mid-April to mid-November, weather dependent. These sites are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week .

These depots are for:

  • grass, leaves, and garden clippings in paper bags
  • brush
  • small branches under 6"

Large loads of loose leaves should be taken to the Landfill on days that it is open.

Absolutely NO logs or stumps, household garbage, plastic bags, or construction materials permitted.  Abuse of these facilities may result in the removal of the depots.

The following annual reports are prepared by contracted engineers and sent to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation & Parks (MECP), per MECP regulation:

Recycling and Composting

In the Township of Huron-Kinloss we have the following options to help you Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle to help create a more sustainable environment.

There are several recycling depots for flattened cardboard available in our communities and open 24/7. You will find the bins at the following locations:

  • Lucknow Old Firehall, 592 Willoughby Street, Lucknow
  • Ripley Public Works Shed, 12 Blake Street, Ripley 
  • Point Clark Community Center, 344 Lake Range Drive, Point Clark

Green Cone Digesters

The Compostec Green Cone works quickly to digest almost all organic waste with minimal effort on your part.  It's double walls heat up in the Sun and cycle warmed air to the chamber below which is humid and connected to the surrounding soil which is full of powerful bacteria, famished fungi and very hungry worms. This is the perfect microsystem for the natural processes of digestion, decomposition and dehydration.

Green Cone Digester Facts:

  • manage kitchen food waste including meat-scraps, dairy, oil, and even pet waste
  • does not need stirring or frequent emptying
  • holds in smell
  • squirrel and raccoon proof
  • can handle approximately 10lbs a week with correct usage
  • removes kitchen waste from the landfill reducing household waste by 25-40%
  • delivers compost tea to surrounding soil

Notes: The Green Cone Digester does need to be placed in a sunny spot. It will slow down digestion in winter months. 

Click here for more information Green Cone Digesters.

Green Cones are available for purchase for only $54.60 + tax and are available at the Township office in Ripley or the Huron Landfill.

FoodCycler™ Pilot Project

The Township of Huron-Kinloss participated in the Municipal Innovation Council’s Pilot Project in partnership with Canadian company Food Cycle Science Corporation, to offer an innovative food composting solution in the form of FoodCycler™ units.

The partnership allowed 130 residents of Huron-Kinloss the opportunity to participate in an on-site food waste diversion solution to reduce the amount of organic waste headed to the landfill.  Interested residents purchased their units at a subsidized cost and agreed to track use of their FoodCycler™ unit for a 12 week trial period from May - August 2023 and complete a survey of their experience. See the Municipal Resident Guide for comprehensive details on the project. 

What is a FoodCycler unit?

The FoodCycler™ is a closed-loop indoor compost alternative, which speeds up the natural decomposition process through aerobic digestion of waste.  The unit dries and grinds food waste into a dry, odourless, nutrient-dense by-product that is significantly reduced in weight and volume from its unprocessed state. The end product is free from bacteria, and weed seeds and food-borne pathogens are eliminated in the process.

Benefits of the FoodCycler™

  • Up to 90% volume reduction
  • Quiet, compact, odourless operation
  • Easy to clean, easy to operate, no special training or skills required
  • Quick (compared to composting, the FoodCycler™ processes food waste in hours, instead of months)
  • Produces a valuable soil amendment, low in odour and less attractive to wildlife
  • Reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) impact vs landfill 

Results of the Food Cycler Pilot Project

The Food Cycler Pilot Project had impressive results! All 130 available units were sold to Huron-Kinloss residents. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Average of 3.7 cycles run/week = 11.7lbs of food/household =  approximately 277kg/year/household diverted from landfill
  • Residents generated 0.42 fewer garbage bags/week = 21.8 bags/year
  • Recommended by 89% of users

Click here for the Full FoodCycler Pilot Survey Results.

The following recycling programs are available at the Huron Landfill site at 2087 Concession 6 E open Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  

Bale Wrap

We are part of the Cleanfarms initiative and will recycle bale wrap, silage bags, bunker cover, and baler twine.  All items must be in Cleanfarms bags which are available at the Huron Landfill. 


Single-use batteries can be brought to the Scale House and are shipped to a recycling facility.

Household Recyclables

Bins are available for common household recyclables including:

  • aluminum and steel containers
  • glass bottles and jars
  • plastics marked with symbols 1 to 7
  • newspaper
  • flat cardboard and boxboard

E-Waste - Electric and Electronic Recycling

You can dispose of electric and electronic products at no charge. We have an expanded list of items which basically includes anything with a cord. Click here for the full list. Don't forget to wipe your drives, clear your SIM cards, and protect your privacy! 

Mattresses & Box Springs

Mattresses and box springs are taken for a fee and shipped off site for recycling. 


A shipping container is available for clean, dry expanded polystyrene. This is taken free of charge. Please see link for details and conditions.

Scrap Steel & Appliances

We recycle any scrap steel with appropriate CFC tags. CFC tags are required for proof that hazardous Freon/coolant has been removed from refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers. 


All tires are accepted for recycling except large tractor tires.    

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardous Waste is a waste with properties that make it dangerous or capable of having a harmful effect on human health. Hazardous waste is diverse in forms and can be liquids, solids, or contained gases. Residents are encouraged to remove hazardous waste materials from their homes, garages, and basements and dispose of them in an environmentally safe manner.

We are supported by Bruce County in the collection of Hazardous Waste. Click below to find the full list of locations and dates that this service is available and which materials are accepted.

Hazardous Waste Collection Dates 2023

Hazardous Waste Accepted Materials

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