Landfill and Recycling

Landfill and Recycling Depot
1887 D Line Road Richards Landing ON P0R 1J0

Hours of Operation:
 
Monday and Saturday  8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
*Closed Mondays from Thanksgiving to Victoria Day*
Sunday & Wednesday  2:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m.
 
Waste Disposal Guidelines JULY 2020
 
COVID 19 UPDATE: MARCH 25, 2020:
 
The Landfill is OPEN at this time. Hours are:
Monday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.,
Saturday 8 a.m. .-.2 p.m and Sunday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Share Shed is closed until further notice.
Landfill use stickers: All eligible landfill users are required to have a Landfill Sticker.  Please contact the Township office at 705-246-2625 or email stjoetreasury@bellnet.ca if you require one.
 
Landfill vouchers:  Required for all non-household dumping. Currently vouchers are available only at Kentvale Home Hardware, Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or at Fannie’s on the Island Wednesday through Saturday. 
 
Residents are reminded that Landfill Use Permit Windshield stickers must be displayed for entry to the Township of St. Joseph Landfill Site. If you have not received one, or have a second vehicle for which you would like one, additional stickers may be obtained at the Township Office at 1669 Arthur Street in Richards Landing.
 
Tipping Fees 2020: 

 SINGLE ITEM (sofa, recliner, mattress)

 $  5.00

 PICK UP TRUCK OR SINGLE AXE UTILITY TRAILER

 $ 10.00

 DOUBLE AXLE TRAILER

 $ 75.00

 DUMP TRUCK

 $ 150.00

 SCRAP METAL AND WHITE GOODS (Freon tagged)

No charge. Place in designated location.

 TIRES-absolutely no rims

No charge. Place in designated location.

 ELECTRONICS

No charge. Place in appropriate bin.

 SHINGLES – proof of building permit required

Tipping fees apply based on load size.

BOATS – Fibreglass, up to a max of 20 feet.  All motors, parts, fuel and fluid must be removed.   Vouchers payable only at the office.

 $5.00 per foot

* Other fees may apply

 
Spring / Fall Clean-Up

Tipping fees will be waived at the Township of St. Joseph Landfill for non-household refuse (brush, metal, etc.) from residences within the Township during regular dump hours during one week each spring and fall.  Maximum load size is 2 cu. yds. (1/2 ton truck or small trailer).  No Dump Trucks – No Commercial Refuse. Landfill Use Permit windshield stickers are required and are available for pick up at the Township Office.  Check the News Section for this year’s spring/fall clean-up weeks.

Landfill Use Guidelines

These guidelines provide an overview of the requirements for use of the Township of St. Joseph Municipal Landfill Site and have been developed to reflect Ministry of the Environment regulations.  Public co-operation in following these guidelines will benefit the entire community. The cost to eventually close our existing landfill and develop a new site is expected to be in excess of $1 Million.  By working together, we can prolong the life of our current landfill site and reduce the tax dollars required to operate this facility.

Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in withdrawal of individual dumping privileges
Landfill Use Permit sticker must be displayed in the lower left corner of the windshield for access to the landfill.
Household refuse must be separated from recyclable materials and non-household refuse.
Household refuse is to be thrown over the bank in designated area.
Recyclable materials must be placed in recycling depot collection bins.
Tipping fees are in effect for non-household refuse (i.e. wood, building materials, fill, stumps, etc.)
Non-household refuse must be separated and placed within appropriate areas of back/lower level of landfill site.
Designated areas are signed for each type of non-household refuse (clean wood/brush, painted/treated wood, metals and other non-household refuse)
Landfill Use Permit sticker and receipt for tipping fees is required for access to back/lower level of landfill site, which is closed during the winter months.
Tipping fees may be paid at the Township Office, Kentvale Home Hardware or Mom’s Bakery  No on-site payments.
We DO NOT accept hazardous waste at our landfill.

Need to dispose of unused  prescriptions and medical sharps?
The Health Products Stewardship Association operates programs locally through participating pharmacies to collect these products.
Visit your local participating pharmacy to return these products.  Find the one nearest you by visiting www.healthsteward.ca or by downloading the Recyclepedia App on your device. MacKay’s Island Pharmacy is a location in our Township.
Pharmaceuticals/medications/prescription drugs and medical sharps are household hazardous waste and should not be placed in the regular garbage collection.

Please see these sites for more information on medical waste disposal:

http://www.healthsteward.ca/sites/default/files/MRPRackCard.pdf 

http://www.healthsteward.ca/sites/default/files/SCPRackShaprsEn2018.pdf

Hazardous Waste

The Township of St. Joseph does not accept household hazardous waste in the municipal landfill.  Hazardous Waste includes products which are corrosive (such as acids), flammable (burns easily), reactive (explosive or produce deadly vapours), or toxic (poisonous to humans).  Examples of household hazardous waste include: acids, aerosols, antifreeze, bases (cleaning solutions, etc.), batteries, fire extinguishers, flammables (cleaning solvents), oils, paint, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, propane cylinders and sharp objects (needles). All household hazardous waste must be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot at 402 Fifth Line East in Sault Ste. Marie: Phone: (705) 759-5201 Hours of Operation Closed for Winter, reopens April 2020. The Depot will accept hazardous waste from small businesses as well.  The service is free of charge to residents, however, fees apply to businesses. The Special Waste Depot accepts:  paint, batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides, acids, diesel fuel, flammables, varsol, oil filters, aerosols and bases, propane tanks and cylinders, printer cartridges, sharps/biohazard containers, pharmaceuticals, caustics, oxidizers, organic liquids, cell phones, fluorescent light tubes.

Electronic Equipment

Electronic equipment such as computers, monitors, TVs, cell phones, fax machines, CD players, etc. are accepted at the waste disposal site.  There is a Electronics bin located in the recycling section.

Recycling Program

Recycling helps to save our environment and will prolong the life of our landfill.  Recyclable materials should be sorted into two categories: Paper Products (paper, magazines and cardboard) and  Plastic and Metal Containers. The following items are accepted at our Recycling Depot:

Paper Stream:

  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Shredded paper
  • Pizza boxes
  • Paper towel/toilet paper rolls
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Waxed milk/juice cartons
  • Magazines, including glossy paper
  • Wrapping/tissue paper
  • Phone books, hard and soft covered books


Commingle Stream:

  • #1 and #2 plastic bottles
  • Steel/aluminum/tin cans/tinfoil

The following items are NOT accepted at our Recycling Depot: Paper Stream:

  • Any plastics, tins, cans, glass
  • NO STYROFOAM OF ANY TYPE
  • PLEASE REMOVE CRUSTS
  • Wooden toilet seats
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Wood, including no orange crates with wood supports

Commingle Stream:

  • Steel
  • Plastics other than #1 and #2 bottles If a container has a #1 or #2 on and it is not a bottle (e.g. beverage or shampoo) it is not recyclable
  • Glass bottles, Jars, pane glass, drinking glasses, mirrors
  • Empty paint cans
  • Plastic bags even if they are #1 or #2
  • NO STYROFOAM OF ANY TYPE
  • Plastic vegetable trays even if they are #1 or #2

Share Shed

The Share Shed is located next to the recycling depot at the St. Joseph Township Landfill Site. The Share Shed is open year round Saturdays 9am-12pm and Mondays 9am-12pm during summer hours. No drop-offs are permitted outside of Share Shed hours please. Township Residents / Ratepayers are encouraged to contribute good quality items that are no longer wanted but are still useable by others.  Please read the signs, place the items neatly on the shelves, and help to keep the share shed tidy.

Acceptable Items Include:

  • Small Household Items
  • Books and Magazines
  • Children’s Toys
  • Sports Equipment
  • Small Appliances (in working condition)
  • Tools (in working condition)

Unacceptable Items Include:

  • Hazardous Materials or Waste
  • Liquids of any kind
  • Clothing or Stuffed Animals
  • Appliances containing Freon
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Large Furniture
  • Tire Recycling

The Township of St. Joseph now offers Tire Recycling at our landfill site through the Ontario Tire Stewardship.  Please refer to the attachments below for more information on the program. Tire Recycling FAQ’s Tire Recycling BrochureReduce Reuse Recycle

Landfill Committee Minutes:
Jan 2019 minutes May 2 2019 minutes Sept 2019 Minutes final