Township of Chapleau

Garbage & Recycling

The Township of Chapleau provides roadside waste pickup, operates and maintains the Municipal Landfill site, offers recycling locations for used tires, scrap metal, scrap wood, electronic waste and batteries.


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Collection Schedule

The Township's household garbage collection schedule is listed in the table below.

Please have your items to the roadside no earlier than 10:00pm the evening of pickup.  


Day of Collection

Area 1:

Planer Road and Golf Course area (includes; Planer, Brown, Martel, Golf Course, Demers, Richard, Lynne, Sean, Adele, Derek, Rolly).

Sunday Evening

Area 2:

All residential streets south of Birch Street, but not including Birch Street. (includes; Lorne south, Lansdowne south, Aberdeen south, Grey South, Cedar, Oak).

Tuesday Evening

Area 3:

All residential streets west of the CPR tracks (includes; Monk, Elgin, Queen, King, Elm, Ash, Maple, Dufferin, Teak).Highway #129 and Buccarelli area (includes; all of Hwy #129, Rate, Buccarelli, Parliament, Government)


Wednesday Evening

Area 4:

All of Birch and Riverside, north to the river (includes; both sides of Birch and Riverside, Lisgar, Pine, Beech, Cherry, Minto, Devonshire, Connaught, Grey north, Aberdeen north, Lansdowne north, Lorne north).

Thursday Evening

Collection Area Map English/French

In order to assist our operators in the collection of your refuse, please adhere to the following conditions:

  1. Your refuse must be located at curbside or outside edge of snowbank during the winter season.
  2. Certain containers can pose a health and/or safety hazard to the refuse operator. i.e. open bags, obstruction of access to the container
  3. There is a six (6) bag limit, not exceeding 40 lbs per bag.
  4. Bags must be of the standard green garbage bag size. Small white shopping bags are unacceptable. All loose cardboard, pizza boxes etc. must be bundled or bagged.
  5. Items not acceptable in refuse collection: animal excrement, grass clippings, building products, wood, metals, plastics, paints, or ashes from fireplaces
  6. Failure to follow the above regulations may result in your refuse not being collected.

Municipal Hazardous Waste

Hazardous WasteMunicipal Hazardous Waste are materials that can be hazardous to people and the environment, if not disposed of properly.

Our landfills, storm drains and sewage treatment plants are not designed to treat chemical wastes.


Common Municipal Hazardous Wastes

Some household items include Aerosol cans, Aluminum cleaners, Ammonia based cleaners, Drain cleaners, Furniture polish, Oven cleaners, Insect sprays, Disinfectants, Nail polish, Toilet bowl cleaner, Tub & tile cleaners, Mercury thermometers, Automatic transmission fluid, Battery acid, Brake fluid, Diesel fuel, Motor oil, Fuel oil, Antifreeze, Gasoline, Gas/Oil mixtures, Paint, Paint stripper, Turpentine, Varnish, Wood preservative Rust remover, etc.

Proper Disposal

Throwing these chemicals in the garbage or pouring them down the drain can be dangerous to our families and our environment. That's why we encourage everyone to follow the "Bud" rule:

  • Buy only what you need
  • Use it all up
  • Drop off the rest at a local drop off site to be recycled, reprocessed or safely disposed of


The township of Chapleau operates and maintains the municipal landfill site. The landfill site is located on Highway 129.

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesdays - Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sundays, Mondays and Holidays: Closed

User Fee Schedule



Up to three (3) Garbage Bags, under 40 lbs


Per car trunk / Small utility trailer or Partial ¼ or ½ ton truck box

Per ¼ ton truck box (1.6 yd ³ capacity)

Per ½ ton truck box (2.4 yd ³ capacity)

The following are calculated at $4.00 per yd ³ capacity for rate-payers

    Per ¾ ton truck box (3.0 yd ³ capacity)


    Per 1 ton truck box or Tandem axle trailer (3.5 yd ³ capacity)


    Per 3 ton truck box (5.0 yd ³ capacity)


    Per 5 ton truck box - one axle (8.0 yd ³ capacity)


    Per Tandem - two axles (12.00 yd ³ capacity)

48 Non-Res. 96

    Per Tandem - two axles (15.0 yd ³ capacity)

60 Non-Res.120

    Per Tandem - two axles (20.0 yd ³ capacity)

80 Non-Res.160

    Per Tri-Axle - three axles (25.0 yd ³ capacity)

100 Non-Res. 200

Per each additional cubic yard over 25.0 yd ³

10 Non-Res. 20

Compacted Refuse (e.g. refuse collection truck) per yard

 12 Non-Res 24

Derelict vehicles (Free of all fluids, tires, and batteries)



  • Tokens may only be purchased at the Chapleau Civic Center (Mon - Fri 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)   
  • Refrigerated appliance disposal $50.00 voucher to be purchased at the Chapleau Civic Center
  • All tokens will be in denominations of $ 1.00, $ 5.00, $ 25.00, and $ 50.00. (1 token = $ 1.00, HST not required)
  • Acceptance of any waste material is at the complete discretion of the Corporation of the Township of Chapleau.  The Corporation reserves the right to refuse the disposal of any waste material.  Those individuals wishing to deposit large quantities of waste, must receive written approval from the Corporation.
  • For further information regarding this user fee system, or the landfill site in general, Please feel free to contact the Public Works Superintendent at 864 - 1334. 


Household Metal Recycling

Chapleau recycles household metals including cans, pots and pans, cutlery, small appliances and anything metal.

Electronics Recycling

bin full of electronics to be recycled

An electronics collection site is located at the Chapleau Municipal Landfill.  The site is authorized by the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA).  The Electronic Products Recycling Association, ensures that end-of-life electronics are handled in a safe, secure and environmentally-sound manner.

The products are then sent to audited and approved specialized recyclers for processing.  New technology is used to break down old technology and harvest the raw materials that went into them including glass, plastics, and precious metals like gold and copper.  Substances of concern like mercury and lead, are also handled responsibly to protect both the environment, and the health and safety of the workers handling them. The recovered materials are then put back into the manufacturing supply chain and used to make new products.

When you bring your old, end-of-life electronics to EPRA-authorized locations, you’re helping to:

  • Keep old electronics out of landfills
  • Prevent them from being illegally exported or handled by irresponsible recyclers
  • And recover and recycle valuable resources that can be put back into the manufacturing supply chain

Items dropped off will not be reused. However, we recommend that you remove and erase all data from computers and laptops, SIM cards and other storage devices in cell phones, digital cameras or digital printers prior to drop off.

The community diverts approximately 5 Tonnes of e-waste per year from our landfill.

See the list of accepted items.

Battery Recycling

batteries with recycle symbolThe Township of Chapleau recycles Single Use Alkaline and Rechargeable Batteries through the Battery Recycling program with Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA).

Residents can drop their batteries off at the Civic Centre as well as Chapleau Hydro.


Batteries Accepted:

Batteries found in household items such as toys, remote controls, cameras, laptops, etc. are accepted, including:

Nickel Metal Hydride
Silver Zinc (Silver Oxide)
Nickel Cadmium
Mercury Oxide
Lithium Ion
Lithium Cells

Vehicle Batteries are NOT ACCEPTED

Bear Bins

The Township of Chapleau has multiple Bear Refuse Containers throughout the community. See the Map as well as user guideline below.

location map of bear bins



guidelines for bear bin use