Accepted Items and Fees

Accepted Items and Fees

Please refer to the following detailed list of items. For further information, please ask the site attendant or contact the Township office.

Household waste and blue box fibres and containers are accepted at the following sites at no charge:

  • Site 9
  • Bayfield
  • Pointe au Baril
  • Skerryvore
  • Crane Lake
  • Healey Lake
  • Woods Bay
  • Devil's Elbow
  • Sheep Head
  • MacFarlane Street (Town of Parry Sound)
  • Twelve Mile Bay Road (Georgian Bay Township)
For more information with respect to blue box recycling, see the Recycling section. 

All of the Township's sites collect cell phones and rechargeable and single-use batteries weighing 5 kg or less.  There is no charge for the disposal of these items.
 
For more information with respect to the recycling of batteries and cell phones, see the Recycling section.

Diabetes Canada has established drop boxes at the following sites:
  • Site 9
  • Crane Lake
  • Healey Lake
  • Woods Bay
  • Skerryvore
There is no charge for the disposal of these items.
 
For more information with respect to the acceptance of clothing and textiles, see the Recycling section.

Residents may dispose of wood and construction/demolition materials for work they have performed at their own residence. Materials accepted are lumber, drywall, carpeting, windows, bathroom and plumbing fixtures and materials, siding, shingles, insulation etc.
 
Construction/demolition materials are accepted at the following sites:
  • Site 9
  • Crane Lake
  • Healey Lake
  • Woods Bay
Tipping Fee:  Each resident may dispose of 2 cubic yards of construction/demolition materials annually at no charge.  Thereafter, the tipping fee will be $20.00 per cubic yard.  
 
Please see the Contractor's section for materials and tipping fees applicable to contractors.

As the Township is an approved collector with Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES), both Township residents and non-residents may dispose of acceptable electronics for recycling at the sites listed below.

Household electronics are collected and diverted from the waste stream, free of charge, at the following sites:

  • Site 9
  • Crane Lake
  • Healey Lake
  • Woods Bay
There is no charge for the disposal of electronic waste.
 
For more information with respect to electronic waste, see the Recycling section.

The Township of The Archipelago has an Agreement with the Town of Parry Sound for Archipelago residents to dispose of household hazardous waste at the Town's hazardous waste depot located at its MacFarlane Street transfer station.  There is no charge for the disposal of these items.
 
Please see the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) for more information.
 

Large/bulky household items such as furniture, appliances etc. are accepted at the following sites:
  • Site 9
  • Crane Lake
  • Healey Lake
  • Woods Bay
  • Devil's Elbow
  • Sheep Head
There is no charge for disposal of these items with the exception of a $30.00 fee that will be charged for the removal of freon gases from appliances, where applicable.  Payment of the $30.00 fee must be paid in cash to the site attendant prior to disposal of the item.
 
For more information with respect to the acceptance of large items and large item days, see the Large Item Disposal section.

The Township of The Archipelago has an Agreement with the Township of Seguin for the recycling of boat shrink wrap.  Please contact The Archipelago at 705-746-4243 to arrange for the disposal of shrink wrap at a Seguin Township facility.  Please note that the shrink wrap must be clean, dry and bundled to be accepted.  It should not be tied with rope. 
 
The disposal of shrink wrap will be subject to Seguin Township's tipping fees.

All re-use items must be approved by the site attendant.  Re-use items are accepted at the following sites:
  • Site 9
  • Crane Lake
  • Healey Lake
  • Woods Bay
  • Devil's Elbow
  • Sheep Head
For more information with respect to the acceptance of re-use items, see the Recycling section.

Scrap metal is accepted at no charge at the following sites:
  • Site 9
  • Crane Lake
  • Healey Lake
  • Woods Bay
  • Devil's Elbow
  • Sheep Head

Effective January 1, 2019, new Provincial regulation makes tire producers directly responsible and accountable for meeting mandatory collection and recycling targets for used tires.  As a result, the Township of The Archipelago will no longer be collecting used tires at any of its sites.  For more information regarding tire recycling in the Province, please visit the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) website.

Residents may dispose of used tires at the following locations:

1.    At the retail facility where the tires were purchased.

2.    At a Provincially approved collection site.  To find a collection site in the Parry Sound area, please visit the  RPRA website.

Should you have any questions, please email Mike Kearns, Manager of Operational Services.

Residents and contractors may dispose of chippable wood and brush at the Site 9 Landfill site at a tipping fee of $15.00 per cubic yard.