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Commercial Waste

Waste is required to be in clear bags for curbside collection and at landfill sites. Recycling must be placed in bins or carts for collection. Bagged recycling is not accepted.

Visit the Landfills section of our website for information about tipping fees.

Set-out time

Use our Curbside Collection Map to find out when your collection day is:2020 Curbside Collection Map

Waste and recycling must be at the curb by 6am for collection in the downtown cores of Lindsay, Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls.

Waste and recycling must be at the curb by 7am for collection in all other areas.

Collection limits

For commercial businesses there is a weekly limit of four clear garbage bags (40 lbs or 18 kg per bag). All extra bags must have $3 bag tags. There is a weekly recycling limit of four cubic yards or four roll-out carts (65 and 95 gallon).

Looking for ways to reduce your food waste?

Visit Foodrescue.ca to see how you can participate in a smart way to donate surplus food to social service organizations who will put it to great use. You can reduce your waste and environmental impact while supporting your community.

We want to recognize you!

If you are a local business who is implementing waste reduction initiatives for things like providing discounts for bringing in reusable containers, using plastic free packaging options, operating a refill station, or any other waste reduction initiatives we want to hear from you! Please contact the City through recycling@kawarthalakes.ca so we can recognize you and promote your business on our Reduce, Reuse, and Recognize webpage. You can also contribute to the webpage.

Tires

If you generate tires from Industrial and Commercial sources on a regular basis, please contact The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority to find out how to receive free tire pick-up from your place of business. 

Hazardous waste

Businesses that generate hazardous waste can call the following contractors for safe disposal service:

  • Buckham Transport Limited, 705-939-6311
  • Direct Line Environmental, 1-800-541-2527
  • Photech Environmental Solutions, 1-877-938-9465
  • Safety Kleen, 905-579-3221

Clear bag guidelines

  • 4 clear bags per week, maximum weight 40 lb/18 kg, maximum size 26" x 32" (65 cm x 82 cm)
  • Curbside by 6 am in Lindsay, Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls, other areas by 7 am
  • Clear bags must contain less than 10% recyclables
  • Hazardous waste materials will not be collected curbside
  • All extra bags must be tagged with a purchased bag tag

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