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Holiday Waste and Recycling Collection in Kawartha Lakes

Holiday Landfill Hours

Saturday, December 24: landfill hours are 9am to 1pm at the Lindsay Ops, Fenelon and Eldon landfills. All other landfills are closed.

Sunday, December 25: all waste facilities are closed.

Monday, December 26: all waste facilities are closed.

Saturday, December 31: landfill hours are 9am to 1pm at the Lindsay Ops, Fenelon and Eldon landfills. All other landfills are closed.

Sunday, January 1: all waste facilities are closed.

Holiday Curbside Collection Schedule

There will be no curbside waste and recycling collection on Monday, December 26, collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

Holiday Recycling Tips

Green Box

  • Most wrapping paper (no foil wrap)
  • Most greeting cards (non-paper parts removed)
  • Wrapping paper tubes
  • Tissue paper
  • Cardboard and boxboard
  • Gift bags (non-paper parts removed)

Blue Box

  • Styrofoam packaging (not packing peanuts)

Recycle Old Electronics and Batteries

Recycling used batteries and old electronics is a great way de-clutter and make room for new gifts this Christmas.

Unwanted electronics can be recycled free of charge by taking them to any City of Kawartha Lakes landfill or Environment Round Up Day event held in May, June and July.

Broken Christmas lights are considered a recyclable material and can be recycled in the same way as electronics.

2017 Curbside Battery Collection will take place on your regular collection day the week of March 13, and the week of November 6.

During the designated collection weeks used batteries should be placed in a sealable plastic bag, such as a Ziploc bag and placed beside or on top of your paper recycling bin so collectors can easily see them. There is no limit to the amount of batteries residents may place at the curb, the City will not be supplying dedicated battery bags for this collection. More details about curbside battery collection are available on the City of Kawartha Lakes website

Used batteries can also be dropped off to any Municipal Service Centre free of charge anytime throughout the year to be recycled.

Christmas Trees

Real Christmas trees can be taken to your nearest landfill site at no charge for composting, and will not be collected at the curb. If you chose a potted Christmas Tree this year consider planting it in your yard to enjoy after the holidays.


For more information contact:

David Kerr
Manager of Environmental Services, City of Kawartha Lakes
705-324-9411 extension 1118

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