Waste Management

The Municipality provides curbside garbage collection through the Public Works Department, and recycling collection through a service contract with GFL Environmental Inc., to homeowners within the Muncipalitiy's boundaries.

For concerns regarding garbage collection please contact the Municipal Office at 705-724-2813. For any recycling concerns please contact GFL Envrionmental Inc. at 705-472-1768.

Recycling is encouraged, to not only prolong the life of the Landfill Site, but to preserve our environment.  


The schedule is the same at 2021:

Tuesday-Former South Himsworth     Wednesday-Former Town Of Powassan   Thursday-Former Town of Trout Creek

Bags MUST be curbside by 7:00 A.M. on your scheduled pick up day.

Council passed By-law 2008-31 which restricts the garbage bag collection as follows:

  • Two (2) bags for a residential dwelling
  • Six (6) bags for a commercial dwelling
  • Weight restriction for each bag is 40 lbs.

All items must be inside a bag to be collected, loose items will not be collected.

Tags for extra bags are available at the  Municipal Office at 250 Clark Street.

Institutions and businesses who require more frequent pick ups can schedule additional pick ups by calling the Municipal Office at 705-724-2813. Each pick up is charged on a monthly basis. 


Wednesday & Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 PM

Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Other services at landfill include Recycling (including glass), Electronic Waste Disposal, Used Tire Disposal.

Proof of residency is required to use the Landfill. 

User fees are set out in the User Fee By-Law and User Fee Schedule.

The landfill has recycling bins for glass (most bottles, jugs, and jars), boxes and other recyclables, electronics and batteries, and tires. There is no charge for disposing of these items properly at the landfill. 

This type of glass CAN'T be recycled in the bins at the landfill: 

  • Drinking glasses or dishes, cookware
  • Whole or broken window glass or mirrors
  • Ceramic products
  • Light bulbs and light fixtures


Hazardous waste must be dropped off at the Hazardous Waste Depot in North Bay: 

112 Patton Street

North bay

Telephone: (705) 474-0400 ext:2333

Wednesday to Saturday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Hazardous Household Waste includes used batteries; oil containers; paint cans; corrosion liquids; pharmaceuticals; pesticides; propane tanks; old gas; antifreeze; household cleaners (aerosols); smoke alarms; poisons.

The Depot will NOT accept sharps (used needles) or PCB's.

Hazardous Waste Depot


The 2022 Recycling Schedule was sent out to Municipal residents in early January.  A copy of the schedule can be picked up at the Municipal office or can be viewed here: 2022 Recycling Schedule.

As mentioned above, Recycling Services in the Municipality of Powassan are provided, bi-weekly, through a contract with GFL Environmental Inc. You may use any combination of green and/or blue boxes as well as clear bags for recycling items.

Recycling MUST be curbside by 7:30 A.M. on your scheduled pick-up day.

For questions or to report a MISSED RECYCLING PICK-UP 705-472-1768.



Household Papers

  • All paper products, including: newspapers, inserts, bulk mail, phone books, catalogues, magazines, fine paper* and paperback books. (*Fine paper includes computer paper, photocopy paper, writing paper, white envelopes & other high-quality papers. Normal household quantities from a home business or a move, keep fine paper separate, put it in clear plastic bags and tie for collection.)
  • Bundle your paper. Place in or beside blue box.
  • No paper towels, paper cups, construction paper, photographs, postcards, hardcoverbooks.

Boxes and Paper Bags 

  • Fibre-based materials: corrugated cardboard, boxboard, egg cartons, brown envelopes, paper bags, file folders, and tubes from toilet tissue, etc.
  • Flatten and bundle your corrugated cardboard boxes, box board, paper bags and brown envelopes together in bundles 30” x 30” x 8” thick or smaller (75cm x 75cm x 20cm). Tie the bundles with twine or string OR flatten boxboard and place it in a larger detergent or cereal box along with paper bags and brown envelopes.
  • NO waxed or plastic-lined boxes (e.g. Most frozen food boxes).
  • DO NOT put any of these materials in grocery bags,or loose in your bluebox.

Drink Cartons and Tetra Paks

  • Milk & juice cartons, tetra pak containers for juice, milk, soup, etc. can be recycled.
  • Rinse, flatten, and place loose in blue box.

Plastic Bags

  • Most flexible plastic bags: grocery bags, bags from bread, milk, fresh & frozen produce, bulk food, dry cleaning, toilet tissue, and cereal box liners.
  • Rinse if necessary, stuff into one plastic bag, and tie.
  • NO stretch wrap, pasta bags, cheese packaging, snackfood bags, processed cheese wrappers, candy wrappers or cold meat packages.
  • NO extremely dirty bags.

Metal Cans and Foil

  • All food & beverage cans, aluminum foil & trays, and metal paint & aerosol cans.
  • Rinse well. Place sharp lids inside cans and pinch ends closed, scrunch foil into a ball, place loose in bluebox.
  • NO butter or cigarette wrappers, chipbags, metal pots, or any other metal products.
  • For empty paint & aerosol cans: remove lids, place cans and lids in blue box separately; ensure no product is left in the cans.
  • NO partly full paint or aerosolcans. Cans with product in them can be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot.

Plastic Containers #1-#7 

  • Most plastic containers used at home can be recycled, including:  bottles & jugs: pop, water, vinegar, shampoo, dish soap, windshield washer, bleach, etc.; Tubs & lids such as margarine, yoghurt, ice cream, cottage cheese, etc.; Baked goods trays such as clear trays and clam shells marked #6
  • Rinse and place loose in the bluebox.
  • NO plastic trays without #6
  • NO blister packs (e.g. From packages of batteries, screws, small lightbulbs).
  • NO plastic containers from hazardous products.
  • NO plastic toys or other plastic products.


NO Wish-cycling! Wish-cycling is the practice of tossing questionable items in the recycle bin.  This could cause all of the items in the bin to be rejected and end up at the landfill. 

Winter Tip - Place recycling and garbage bags at the end of a cleared driveway for safe and easy access.

For more information on what you can recycle visit www.gflenv.com

Unplanned changes to the schedule may occur from time to time. Please check the main page of the Municipal website at www.powassan.net, or the Municipal Facebook or Twitter pages for updates.


The Municipality of Powassan
250 Clark Street PO Box 250 Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0 | Phone: 705-724-2813 | Fax: 705-724-5533 | office@powassan.net

View Site Map | Legal Disclaimer | Copyright Information

©2022 www.powassan.net