Oxtongue Lake Landfill (Dump)


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Hazardous Waste Day

Recent Household Hazardous Waste Days at Oxtongue Lake have been a great success.  This is a service provided by the Township and is normally held on the Saturday of the August Long Weekend.

This is a great opportunity to dispose of all those hazardous materials that accumulate around the home and cottage – including paints, finishing products, used motor oil, batteries, propane tanks, cleaners, aerosol cans, solvents, pesticides and herbicides, pool and photographic chemicals and fluorescent light tubes.  Be sure to bring your Landfill User Identification Card with you.

Please make use of this event as your local community has lobbied long and hard to have this service brought to Oxtongue Lake and we want to make sure it remains an annual event.




1)  Sort your recycling carefully at home; and when you arrive at the landfill please be sure to put your recycling into the proper bins.

2) Use Clear Bags: As of January 1, 2008, all household garbage must be in a clear bag or open container, so that all waste is visible and easily identified by Shirley. This is to help ensure that recyclable or hazardous waste materials do not end up in our landfills. If any recyclable materials or prohibited waste are found within the clear bags, the bags will be refused or the Shirley will ask you to remove and properly sort the waste.

3)  Please plan your trips to the landfill ahead of time so that you arrive no later than 15 minutes before closing.  There is no overtime for late stays and if they were to stay open to accommodate a late-comer and something were to happen to our landfill attendant that required medical attention, she would NOT be covered by insurance after her work hours!  This is reason enough for us to arrive at the landfill in plenty of time to make our deposits and leave before they have to lock the gate.

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Rent your place?

You need your ID card to use the landfill but the township provides a The Cottage Kit, which eases garbage and recycling management for rentals.  It’s a one time pass along with information on garbage and recycling in the area as well as bags.   You can buy them for $3 each or ten kits for $25  – ask Shirley.