South Archipelago - Facilities and Hours of Operation

The Township operates three road-access transfer stations in the southern portion of The Archipelago:
  • Crane Lake
  • Healey Lake
  • Woods Bay
As well, the Township operates two water-access sites seasonally on Georgian Bay:
  • Devil's Elbow
  • Sheep Head
Please be reminded of the following important information:
  1. The Township requires that all household garbage and/or blue box recycling be placed in clear plastic bags.  Open recycling containers are also acceptable.
  2. All users of the Township's waste facilities must present a waste disposal card to the site attendant.  If you do not have a card, please submit a Service Request or contact the Township office at 705-746-4243 Ext. 338.
  3. It is the responsibility of residents to sort household garbage and recycling prior to arriving at the waste facility.  Township staff will not open containers or sort materials for you.
For additional information, please refer to Accepted Items and Fees.
 
Please see below for site locations and hours of operation.
 

The Crane Lake Transfer Station is located at 346 Blackstone-Crane Lake Road.


Items Accepted

  • household garbage
  • blue box fibres and containers
  • large household items e.g. furniture, appliances
  • re-use items
  • construction/demolition materials
  • scrap metal
  • electronic waste
  • single use batteries and cell phones
  • clothing and textiles


Summer Hours of Operation
 

(commence the Saturday of the Victoria Day weekend and end on Thanksgiving Day)

Sunday:  8 am to 8 pm
Monday, Thursday and Saturday:  8 am to 4 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday:  Closed
Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day and Thanksgiving Day:  8 am to 8 pm



Winter Hours of Operation

Sunday:  9 am to 7 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday:  Closed

Family Day:  9 am to 8 pm
Easter Monday:  9 am to 8 pm
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday:  Closed

Healey Lake Transfer Station is located at 169 Healey Lake Road.


Items Accepted

  • household garbage
  • blue box fibres and containers
  • large household items e.g. furniture, appliances
  • re-use items
  • construction/demolition materials
  • scrap metal
  • electronic waste
  • single use batteries and cell phones
  • clothing and textiles


Summer Hours of Operation
 

(commence the Saturday of the Victoria Day weekend and end on Thanksgiving Day)

Sunday:  9 am to 9 pm
 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday:  8 am to 4 pm
Wednesday:  Closed
Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day and Thanksgiving Day:  8 am to 9 pm



Winter Hours of Operation

Sunday:  9 am to 6 pm
Tuesday:  8 am to 4 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday:  Closed

Family Day:  9 am to 9 pm
Easter Monday:  9 am to 9 pm
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday:  Closed

Woods Bay Transfer Station is located at 718 Healey Lake Road.


Items Accepted

  • household garbage
  • blue box fibres and containers
  • large household items e.g. furniture, appliances
  • re-use items
  • construction/demolition materials
  • scrap metal
  • electronic waste
  • single use batteries and cell phones
  • clothing and textiles


Summer Hours of Operation
 

(commence the Saturday of the Victoria Day weekend and end on Thanksgiving Day)

Sunday:  9 am to 9 pm
 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday:  9 am to 6 pm
Tuesday and Thursday:  Closed
Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day and Thanksgiving Day:  9 am to 9 pm



Winter Hours of Operation

Sunday and Wednesday:  9 am to 6 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday:  Closed

Family Day:  9 am to 9 pm
Easter Monday:  9 am to 9 pm
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday:  Closed

Devil's Elbow Transfer Station is located at 137 B704 Island (McLaren Island) on Georgian Bay.


Items Accepted

  • household garbage
  • blue box fibres and containers
  • large household items e.g. furniture, appliances
  • re-use items
  • scrap metal
  • single use batteries and cell phones

Spring Hours of Operation 

(Sunday, May 12th to Sunday, June 2nd)

Sunday:  9 am to 7 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday:  Closed
Victoria Day (Monday, May 20th):  9 am to 7 pm



Summer Hours of Operation

(Monday, June 3rd to Saturday, September 7th)

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday:  8:30 am to 7 pm
Tuesday and Thursday:  Closed


Fall Hours of Operation

(Sunday, September 8th to Monday, October 14th)

Sunday and Wednesday:  9 am to 4:30 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday:  Closed
Thanksgiving Day (Monday, October 14th):  9 am to 4:30 pm

Sheep Head Transfer Station is located at 378 Georgian Bay Water in Sheep Head Bay of Georgian Bay.


Items Accepted

  • household garbage
  • blue box fibres and containers
  • large household items e.g. furniture, appliances
  • re-use items
  • scrap metal
  • single use batteries and cell phones


Spring Hours of Operation
 

(Sunday, May 12th to Sunday, June 2nd)

Sunday:  9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday:  Closed
Victoria Day (Monday, May 20th):  9:30 am to 6:30 pm



Summer Hours of Operation

(Monday, June 3rd to Saturday, September 7th)

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday:  9 am to 6:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday:  Closed


Fall Hours of Operation

(Sunday, September 8th to Monday, October 14th)

Sunday and Wednesday:  9:30 am to 4 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday:  Closed
Thanksgiving Day (Monday, October 14th): 9:30 am to 4 pm