Waste Guide

Sault Ste. Marie Waste Management Guide. Garbage Weekly Curbside Collection. Must be placed curbside by 7 am on collection day. Place garbage inside of cart to facilitate automated collection. Set your cart on a flat surface behind  the curb or at the end of your driveway. To assist with winter  operations, please do not place carts curbside the night  before collection  day. Do not set your cart on a snowbank. Carts are to be placed at the edge of snow banks (or in driveway) for accessibility  in winter months. Do not put garbage on top of the lid of your cart. Excess bags must be bag tagged and placed at ground  level. Carts are to be removed from curbside by 7 pm. Report damaged carts by calling 705-759-5201 to place a work order. Carts are assigned by serial number to each residence. More info: saultstemarie.ca/garbage. Recycling Weekly Curbside Collection. Recycling carts are emptied on the (work) day following garbage collection. Blue Lid Contents. Steel (tin) food cans Aluminum  cans No. 1 plastic bottles (i.e. pop bottles) No. 2 plastic bottles (i.e. shampoo bottles) Glass bottles and jars Check product for recycle code and make sure lids are removed. Grey Lid Contents Newspapers / Flyers / Magazines Cardboard / Boxboard Hard / Soft cover books Paper egg cartons Toilet / Paper towel rolls Clean used paper (i.e. printed paper, mail). To prevent contamination, all food trays, strawberry containers, styrofoam, etc. are not accepted (place in garbage). Ensure items are rinsed and properly sorted. Keep 3 feet between any obstructions and parked vehicles. On September 30, 2023, the City’s Blue Box Program will transition to Ontario’s new producer responsibility framework under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016. For questions concerning the Blue Box Program, please contact GFL Environmental Inc. at 705-945-7554. More info: saultstemarie.ca/recycling. Leaf and Yard Waste Bi-weekly/Seasonal Collection Curbside before 7 am on collection day (same day as waste collection). Leaf and Yard Waste Leaves Grass clippings Garden waste. Only biodegradable paper bags will be accepted. Animal waste and branches will not be collected. No bag limit. Single bags cannot exceed 20 kgs (44 lbs.) Leaf and yard waste collection  is divided  into two alternating routes (Collection  A and Collection B). Leaf and yard waste is accepted at the City Landfill, subject to gate fees. View the leaf and yard waste calendar online at: saultstemarie.ca/collectioncalendar. More info: saultstemarie.ca/leafyardwaste. Household Hazardous Waste HHW Depot 402 Second Line E. Household hazardous waste is not picked up curbside - drop off items at the HHW Depot. 2023 Hours of Operation April 18 to October 21 Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Accepted Materials Include Paint Car batteries Anti-freeze Cooking Oil Pesticides Fuel Flammables Varsol Propane tanks/cylinders Motor oil and oil filters Household batteries Sharps (in hard plastic container) Acids and bases Aerosol cans Fluorescent light bulbs Electronics Perfumes Pool chemicals. No drop off fees for Sault Ste. Marie residents and small businesses. All waste must be clearly labelled, sorted and in sealed containers. Leaking containers will not be accepted. More info: saultstemarie.ca/HHW. Landfill 402 Fifth Line East 2023 Hours of Operation January 3 to April 14 Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm April 17 to October 21 Monday to Saturday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm October 23 to December 31 Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Landfill Fees General Public $11 gate fee - 300 kg or less $7.70 per 100 kgs over 300 kgs Commercial $11 gate  fee - minimum charge $7.70 per 100 kgs over 145 kgs $77 per metric  tonne. Landfill Stations Household garbage Metal Tires Electronics Recyclables Batteries and propane Concrete, brick and shingles Cardboard Wood and brush Leaf and yard waste. More info: saultstemarie.ca/landfill.

The Waste Management Guide is a tool for residents containing valuable information on garbage, recycling, leaf and yard waste, hazardous waste, and the landfill.

The Guide helps to sort what goes where, hours of operation, accepted materials, and additional information.

Contact Us

General Inquiry: 705-759-1567
PWT Office: 705-759-5201
GFL: 705-945-7554




128 Sackville Road
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6B 4T6

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