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The City of Temiskaming Shores has introduced an automated garbage and "single stream" recycling system. This means that you can put all of your recyclable materials into one bin, making it easier to recycle and less garbage will end up in the landfill. This new system will also help save taxpayer dollars and the environment.

To print the 2017 Curbside Waste Collection Schedule please click here English or French.

To print the 2017 Curbside Waste Collection Informational Flyer please click here English or French.

Recycling
Recyclables placed in non-approved containers will not be collected. Please do not use cardboard boxes or grocery bags as containers. Do not bag your mixed recyclables in plastic bags (i.e. garbage or grocery bags).  Place items loosely in your recycle bin, with the exception of shredded paper which requires packaging in a clear plastic bag.

Acceptable materials include:

Beverage and food containers - Rinse clean and recycle
  • Clamshell containers (hinged, clear plastic containers used for food items such as berries and take-out)
  • Clear fruit and vegetable containers
  • Clear take-out food containers
  • Clear molded bakery item trays, egg cartons
  • Disposable plastic plates and glasses
  • Cold beverage cups/lids
  • Plastic bottles and jugs (lids on)
  • Milk cartons
  • Juice Box (e.g. juice, drinks, soup, broth, etc.) 
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • All Plastics No. 1-7 (e.g. margarine, yogurt, ice cream, sour cream, yogurt, pudding, apple sauce containers, etc.)
  • Metal cans
  • Cardboard cans (e.g. frozen juice, refrigerated dough, chips, nuts, powdered drink mix)
  • Aluminium cans, trays, burner liners, pie plates, roasting pans, etc.
  • Blister packaging (e.g. gum and lozenges)
Home and personal product containers - Rinse clean and recycle
  • Plastic bottles and tubs - lids and sprayers screwed on tight (e.g. shampoo, detergent, fabric softener, etc.) 
  • Prescription bottles (empty)
  • Plastic kitty litter tubs with plastic handle
  • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Clear compact disk cases (empty)
  • Plastic gift cards

Foam polystyrene (Styrofoam) and plastic retail shopping bags - Rinse clean and recycle

  • Styrofoam food containers and protective packaging (e.g. drinking cups, egg cartons, meat trays, takeout food containers, electronics packaging)

  • Plastic bags - grocery, shopping, dry cleaning, bread bags, vegetable/fruit bags, milk bags (outer and rinsed inner bag) -Place all plastic bags loosely in your blue bin. Please do not combined the bags.

  • Plastic outer wrap from packages, such as from paper towels, cases of water, etc.
  • Bubbled plastic packaging

Cardboard/ Paper - Not contaminated with food or chemicals

  • Bags, rolls, junk mail, writing/computer paper, envelopes, window envelopes, envelopes with padding

  • Shredded paper (put in clear plastic bag and tie closed)

  • Gift wrap, cards (no ribbons, bows, foil wrap)

  • Newspapers, flyers, telephone directories, magazines, catalogues, books (hardcover removed), etc.

  • Boxboard boxes (e.g. cereal, tissue, detergent, egg cartons - flatten and remove liners)

  • Corrugated cardboard (clean and flattened - pizza boxes must be empty)

Unacceptable Materials Include:

  • Organic material - food scraps, diapers, animal waste
  • Used/soiled paper or plastic plates and utensils
  • Hazardous waste: propane/helium tanks & cylinders, batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs (Must not be put in recycling or garbage; take to annual Orange Drop Event.)
  • Medical waste: needles are hazardous waste (Must not be put in garbage; take to annual Orange Drop event).
  • Auto parts, tools, extension cords
  • Clothes, shoes, carpets, curtains, bedding
  • Electronics (take to the Electronic Waste Recycling Bin)
  • Small Appliances (e.g. coffee makers, microwaves, etc.)
  • Plastic: squeeze tubes for home and personal products (hair, body, etc.), caulking tubes, food storage containers, motor oil jugs
  • Large plastics (e.g. pool covers, tarps, pools, toys, etc.)
  • Binders (e.g. three ring), clipboards
  • Hoses
  • Glass - drinking glasses, dishes, cups, crystal, window glass, light bulbs, mirrors, pottery, etc.
  • Metal - scrap metal, coat hangers, pots, pans, etc.
  • Wood - pieces, flooring, crates for fruit, etc.
  • Yard Waste - grass clippings, tree limbs, leaves, etc. 
Garbage

Garbage placed in non-approved containers will not be collected. Please do not use cardboard boxes or grocery bags as containers.

 

Items not collected at the curb Include:

  • Construction or demolition materials, such as shingles, drywall, tiles, concrete, bricks and large amounts of wood (take to landfill).
  • Household hazardous waste (take to the annual orange drop event).
  • Tires and automotive parts (take to landfill)
  • TV`s, Computers (take to Electronic Recycling Bin, located at the Haileybury landfill)
  • Large Articles, such as Barbeques, Mattresses, Furniture (take to landfill)
Winter Collection

Winter weather conditions create challenges for the collection of waste. During extreme weather conditions, your garbage and recycling collection may be delayed; however, Phippen Waste Management will do their best to ensure regular collection schedules remain on time.

 

During the winter months, it may be necessary to change the regular placement of your rollout bins after a snowfall. 

 

To view/ print an information sheet regarding Curbside Waste Collection during Winter Months, please click here English or French

Holiday Collection

Holiday Season Waste Collection Information

 

To view / print an information sheet regarding Curbside Waste Collection During the Holiday Season, please click here.

 

Collection

Place your garbage or recycling bin at the curb between 8:00 p.m. the evening before and 6:30 a.m. on your collection day, as pick-up times may vary occasionally without notice.

 

Place your garbage or recyclable bin in a visible location as close as possible to the roadway, but not on a travelled roadway, or in an area that would interfere with pedestrian/ vehicular traffic, mail delivery vehicles, or maintenance operations.

 

Materials placed for roadside collection at ground level should be placed in accordance to the following:

 

a) Street with concrete/asphalt curb - placed directly behind the curb;

b) Street with gravel road shoulders - placed directly on road shoulder;

 

The front-side of the bin must face the street and the immediate space around the bin must remain unobstructed (at least three (3) feet from an object for the mechanical lift arm used in automated collection). If you wish, you may clear a spot for your recycle and garbage bin that is free of snow and easy for collectors to see. Do not place any of your containers on top of or behind snow banks.

 

It is important to keep a safe distance between you and the waste collection truck.  Whether you are driving or walking near a truck, always stay alert and please do not approach the vehicle or the automated side arm.

 

Excess garbage or recyclable material beside your cart will not be picked up. If you have excess material, you can:

 

  • Store it so it can be picked up during the next collection period.
  • Dispose of your garbage at the City of Temiskaming Shores landfill site on Dump Road.
  • Reduce your waste by:
    • Avoiding purchasing items with excess packaging;
    • Avoid purchasing single-use and disposable products, and use refillable or reusable containers;
    • Remove your name from mailing lists of materials you no longer wish to receive;
    • Do not throw away items that can be reused or donated;
    • Maximize waste diversion by using the recycling program to the fullest; and
    • Bring your own bags when you shop.

 

Garbage and recycling collection occurs on the same as your existing pick-up, but on alternating weeks. Please refer to the Curbside Collection Schedule below for your scheduled day.

 

Curbside Collection Schedule 

Area 1 - Monday

 

 Boundary

 Description

 North

 South Side of Hwy. 65 East

 South

 Lake Temiskaming

 West

 Wabi River

 East

 West Side of Peter's Road

 Area 2 - Tuesday

 

 Boundary

 Description

 North

 South Side of Radley Hill Road

 South

 North Side of Albert Street

 West

 East Side of Firstbrook Line Road

 East

 Lake Temiskaming

 Area 3 - Wednesday

 

 Boundary

 Description

 North

 South Side of Whitewood Avenue

 South

 North Side of Radley Hill Road

 West

 East Side of Shepherdson Road

 East

 Lake Temiskaming

 Area 4 - Thursday

 

 Boundary

 Description

 North

 South Side of Albert Street

 South

 South Limit Temiskaming Shores

 West

 Quarry Road

 East

 Lake Temiskaming

 Area 5 - Friday

 

 Boundary

 Description

 North

 South Side of Uno Park Road

 South

 Dymond Twp.

 West

 Dymond Twp.

 East

 Dymond Twp.

 Area 6 - Friday

 

 Boundary

 Description

 North

 Bedard Road

 South

 North Side of Whitewood Avenue

 West

 East Side of Whitewood Avenue

 East

 Wabi River

Statutory Holidays:

No curbside collection will be made on the following Statutory holidays, which fall on normal collection days:  New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day, unless an emergency or exceptional situation, as deemed by the City, arises and collection must occur on a holiday.

 

When a normal curbside collection day falls on a holiday, the collection will be made one (1) day later.

Animal Prevention Tip:

For animal resistance, consider keeping your garbage containers inside a garage or a shed, and place your garbage at the curb or roadside by 6:30 a.m. on your collection day, not the previous evening.

 

If you are unable to place the containers inside, regularly wash to help reduce odours.

 

The hard plastic cover on the bins prevents dogs and other animals from opening and reaching the contents

Landfill

Location:  Dump Road off of Highway 11

 

Hours of Operation: The landfill is operated and maintained through a contract with Phippen Waste Management with the following operating hours:

 

Landfill Hours of Operation

 Tuesday to Saturday

 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 Sunday, Monday, Statutory Holidays

 Closed

 

The City owns two (2) landfill sites; the Haileybury Landfill and the New Liskeard Landfill. Currently the operations at the New Liskeard Landfill have ceased due to reaching capacity. All garbage generated within the boundaries of Temiskaming Shores is disposed of at the Haileybury Landfill Site.

Notes:

  • If a Statutory Holiday falls on a Monday, the next day Tuesday will be recognized as the Statutory Holiday and the landfill will be closed.
  • Be courteous and allow sufficient time to unload garbage prior to closing time of 4:30 p.m. Please do not show up at 4:20 p.m. with a large load.

Fee Schedule

Please see here for applicable landfill tipping fees.

Payment:  Cash only or on pre-approved accounts

Amnesty Program (Spring Clean-up Program)

Council Resolution 2011-213 eliminates the annual Spring Clean-Up Program and implements an Amnesty Program consisting of two (2) weeks of amnesty (no Tipping Fees) with some restrictions (see below) at the Haileybury Landfill Site as follows:

 

Amnesty Week No. 1:

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 to Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Amnesty Week No. 2:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 to Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

The Amnesty Program has the following restrictions/conditions:

  1. Applicable to residents of Temiskaming Shores, and is not applicable for Industrial - Commercial or Institutional (ICI) entities;
  2. Deposit up to a maximum of two (2) cubic yards of waste (equivalent to a ½ ton truck load)  per amnesty week;
  3. Tipping Fees remain applicable for Category 9 Items - Contaminated Waste;
  4. Surcharge fee of $75 remains applicable for ozone depleting or Freon containing waste
Household Hazardous Waste

Orange Drop is a recycling program aimed at keeping hazardous and special waste materials out of Ontario's landfills and waterways. The Orange Drop program allows residents to return designated materials to a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event.  For more information on what you can drop, go to www.makethedrop.ca.

 

The City of Temiskaming Shores hosts an annual Orange Drop Event. This year's event is scheduled on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. next to the New Liskeard Fire Station on Wellington Street.

 

Orange Drop Event Flyer English / French

 

Commercial hazardous or special waste is NOT accepted.

Electronic Recycling
An electronic waste recycling bin is located at the Haileybury Landfill site, located on Dump Road off Highway 11. Acceptable items include:
  • Display Devices(Monitors & Televisions)
  • Desktop Computers
  • Portable Computers
  • Computer Peripherals
  • Printing, Copying & Multifunction Devices
  • Telephone & Answering Machines
  • Cellular Devices & Pagers
  • Home Theatres (Equalizers, Amplifiers, Speakers, Tuners & Turntables)
  • Aftermarket Vehicle Audio & Video Devices
  • Image, Audio and Video Devices
Frequently Asked Questions

Do I purchase the recycling and garbage bins?

Every household within the City of Temiskaming Shores, is supplied with two (2) rollout bins; a 65 gallon bin for garbage and a 95 gallon bin for recyclable materials, each designed for automated pick-up. In 2015, a Waste Diversion Rate will be introduced as a separate line item (similarly to the Water and Sewer Rate found under "Special Charges" on the Tax Bill), and the rate will be based on a per residential unit basis.  Therefore, there will be no additional fees or charges for the garbage and recycling bins.

What is the Waste Diversion Rate based on?

The waste diversion rate is per residential dwelling unit, according to The City's Assessment and Taxation records.

Do I own the garbage and recycling bins?  

No. The bins will belong to the property, not the homeowners.

Can residential property owners opt out of the enhanced waste management program?

No.  It is the intention of the City of Temiskaming Shores to have all of its residents participate in the program, to ensure that all appropriate material is being diverted from our landfill. This increased diversion rate will extend the life of the landfill.

I am a property owner with renters. What does this mean for me?

You are responsible for:

  • Ensuring the bins are available for your tenants, and
  • The Waste Diversion Rate, if the property bill is in your name.

Multi-residence owners between 2-4 residential units will be supplied with rollout recycle and garbage bins; multi-residence owners between 5-7 residential units will be supplied with "dumpster style" bins; and multi-residence owners with more than 7 residential units will be responsible to provide waste management services for their tenants.

Are the bins durable and easy to manoeuvre?

The garbage and recyclables bin are flexible and are proven to hold their shape even after years of service. The bins are constructed to withstand an automated collection system and are easy to roll even with heavy loads. The reinforced top lip adds strength and rigidity as do the double drag rail and reinforced bottom. The specially designed wide ground-hugging base helps keep these carts upright and stable.

When will garbage and recyclable material be collected?

Collection will be conducted on a bi-weekly basis.

Collection will be scheduled on the same day as your current pick-up, but on alternating weeks.

Do I bag my recyclables?

No.  Any items received at the sorting facility in garbage or grocery bags are considered non-recyclable materials, as these bags are not opened and the contents are not sorted.

Exception: Shredded paper
Place and tie shredded paper in a clear plastic bag.

Are black/green garbage bags required to hold garbage in the bin?

No. You have the option of placing your garbage in a regular sized garbage bag and then into the bin, or you can put smaller, "kitchen catcher" bags of garbage into the bin, eliminating the need to continually purchase large garbage bags.

What if I don't produce enough waste to fill the garbage or recycling bin every two weeks?

You have the option of waiting until your garbage or recycling bin is full before setting it out for collection.

What if I have too much waste to fit into the bin(s)?

Excess garbage or recyclable material beside your cart will not be picked up. If you have excess material, you can:

  • Store it so it can be picked up during the next collection period.
  • Cut up or breakdown oversize items. 
  • Dispose of your garbage at the City of Temiskaming Shores landfill site.
  • Reduce your waste by:
    • Avoiding purchasing items with excess packaging;
    • Avoid purchase single use and disposable products, and use refillable or reusable containers;
    • Remove your name from mailing lists of materials you no longer wish to receive;
    • Don't throw away items that can be reused or donated;
    • Maximize waste diversion by using the recycling program to the fullest; and
    • Bring your own bags when you shop.

What items are recyclable?

Beverage and food containers - Rinse clean and recycle

  • Clamshell containers (hinged, clear plastic containers used for food items such as berries and take-out)
  • Clear fruit and vegetable containers
  • Clear take-out food containers
  • Clear molded bakery item trays, egg cartons
  • Disposable plastic plates and glasses
  • Cold beverage cups/lids
  • Plastic bottles and jugs (lids on)
  • Milk cartons
  • Juice Boxes (e.g. juice, drinks, soup, broth, etc.) 
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • All Plastics No. 1-7 (e.g. margarine, yogurt, ice cream, sour cream, yogurt, pudding, apple sauce containers, etc.)
  • Metal cans
  • Cardboard cans (e.g. frozen juice, refrigerated dough, chips, nuts, powdered drink mix)
  • Aluminium cans, trays, burner liners, pie plates, roasting pans, etc.
  • Blister packaging (e.g. gum and lozenges)

Home and personal product containers - Rinse clean and recycle

  • Plastic bottles and tubs - lids and sprayers screwed on tight (e.g. shampoo, detergent, fabric softener, etc.) 
  • Prescription bottles (empty)
  • Plastic kitty litter tubs with plastic handle
  • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Clear compact disk cases (empty)
  • Plastic gift cards

Foam polystyrene (Styrofoam) and plastic retail shopping bags - Rinse clean and recycle

  • Styrofoam food containers and protective packaging (e.g. drinking cups, egg cartons, meat trays, takeout food containers, electronics packaging)

  • Plastic bags - grocery, shopping, dry cleaning, bread bags, vegetable/fruit bags, milk bags (outer and rinsed inner bag) -Place all plastic bags loosely in your blue bin. Please do not combined the bags.

  • Plastic outer wrap from packages, such as from paper towels, cases of water, etc.
  • Bubbled plastic packaging

Cardboard/ Paper - Not contaminated with food or chemicals

  • Bags, rolls, junk mail, writing/computer paper, envelopes, window envelopes, envelopes with padding

  • Shredded paper (put in clear plastic bag and tie closed)

  • Gift wrap, cards (no ribbons, bows, foil wrap)

  • Newspapers, flyers, telephone directories, magazines, catalogues, books (hardcover removed), etc.

  • Boxboard boxes (e.g. cereal, tissue, detergent, egg cartons - flatten and remove liners)

  • Corrugated cardboard (clean and flattened - pizza boxes must be empty)

What items are not recyclable?

    • Organic material - food scraps, diapers, animal waste
    • Used/soiled paper or plastic plates and utlensils
    • Hazardous waste: propane/helium tanks & cylinders, batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs (Must not be put in recycling or garbage; take to annual Orange Drop Event.)
    • Medical waste: needles are hazardous waste (Must not be put in garbage; take to annual Orange Drop event).
    • Auto parts, tools, extension cords
    • Clothes, shoes, carpets, curtains, bedding
    • Electronics (take to the Electronic Waste Recycling Bin)
    • Small Appliances (e.g. coffee makers, microwaves, etc.)
    • Plastic: squeeze tubes for home and personal products (hair, body, etc.), caulking tubes, food storage containers, motor oil jugs
    • Large plastics (e.g. pool covers, tarps, pools, toys, etc.)
    • Binders (e.g. three ring), clipboards
    • Hoses
    • Glass - drinking glasses, dishes, cups, crystal, window glass, light bulbs, mirrors, pottery, etc.
    • Metal - scrap metal, coat hangers, pots, pans, etc.
    • Wood - pieces, flooring, crates for fruit, etc.
    • Yard Waste - grass clippings, tree limbs, leaves, etc.

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Proper disposal of items like propane tanks, batteries, pesticides, oil, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent light bulbs, etc. means taking these items to the annual Orange Drop Event. These types of items must never be put in recycling or garbage.

For more information on the type of materials accepted, please visit http://www.makethedrop.ca/ 

Are all plastics recyclable?

Yes, we recycle ALL plastics No. 1-7. Please rinse out all food containers, and empty liquids from beverage bottles.

Can I recycle Styrofoam?

Yes. The program will accept styrofoam; please ensure to remove the absorbent pad from styrofoam meat trays.   

Should I empty out bottles and cans?

Yes. Please pour out leftover liquid from bottles and cans, and rinse food from containers, especially from nut butter, mayonnaise and sauce containers.

Should I remove the lid from my plastic bottle?

No. The plastic lid is recyclable.

Do cardboard boxes need to be flattened?

Yes. Please flatten cardboard boxes and empty all packing materials, such as plastic bags and foam.

Can I recycle pizza boxes?

Yes. Clean pizza boxes are recyclable as long as the leftovers and wax paper liner are thrown away.

Is shredded paper recyclable?

Yes. Please bag shredded material in a clear plastic bag and place it in the recycling bin.

Are paper towels, tissues, and napkins recyclable?

No.  These items are considered to be used / soiled and are not accepted at the Material Recovery Facility.

Are books recyclable?

Yes. We recycle all books; however, please separate cover from hardcover books.

Is aluminum foil recyclable?

Yes. Sheets of aluminum foil are recyclable along with other aluminum containers, such as pie pans and lids from some carry-out restaurants. Please rinse off all food prior to placing in bin.

Greasy and/or food-laden aluminum trays from grills or other cooking are not acceptable. Please put aluminum contaminated with grease and/or food in the trash.

Can electronics go in the recycling bin for curbside pickup?

No, but an electronic waste recycling bin is located at the Haileybury Landfill site, located on Dump Road off Highway 11. Acceptable items include:

  • Display Devices(Monitors & Televisions)
  • Desktop Computers
  • Portable Computers
  • Computer Peripherals
  • Printing, Copying & Multifunction Devices
  • Telephone & Answering Machines
  • Cellular Devices & Pagers
  • Home Theatres (Equalizers, Amplifiers, Speakers, Tuners & Turntables)
  • Aftermarket Vehicle Audio & Video Devices
  • Image, Audio and Video Devices

Where do I call for additional information?

Please contact the City's recycling hotline at (705) 672-3363