Waste Management, Recycling, & Landfill Operation
Refuse collection for the Town of Wawa and the Michipicoten River Village is currently contracted out to J. Provost Contracting 705-856-4513.
Municipal Landfill Site
The Municipality of Wawa Landfill Site is located on High Falls Road, 2.6 kilometers east of Highway 17 and is operated by the Municipality. The hours of operation at the Landfill Site are Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Municipality of Wawa wishes to thank you for your co-operation regarding the following:
- Place garbage in containers that cannot be opened by birds and animals
- A maximum of six (6) units may be placed at curbside.
- Place garbage at the curbside in the morning before 8:00 a.m. on the day of the pick-up.
- Contact J. Provost Contracting at 705-856-4513 if your garbage has not been collected on its scheduled day.
Tin Can Recycling
A tin can recycling depot is located at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre parking lot (3 Chris Simon Drive) and at Ecole St. Joseph, 101 Churchill Avenue.
Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste
The new Ontario-wide Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) program will ensure that the consumer products such as paint, solvents, used oil filters, single use batteries, antifreeze, propane tanks are managed in an environmentally appropriate manner once consumers no longer need or want them. Go to the Stewardship Ontario website and get more information.
The Municipality holds an annual MHSW event in the fall for residential waste only. No commercial waste accepted.
Recycle Scrap Tires
Looking for a place to return your used tires? If you are purchasing new tires and need someone to take your old set or have tires sitting in your garage or backyard, as part of the Ontario Tire Stewardship Used Tires Program you can return up to 4 passenger car tires at a time to the Wawa Municipal Landfill Site during regular operating Hours at no charge.
Has your automotive battery died over the winter? Used automotive batteries can be recycled at the Municipal Landfill Site, free of charge, during regular operating hours.
The Municipality of Wawa accepts all scrap metal at the Wawa Municipal Landfill Site including white goods, siding, general metals, cans, etc.
Recycling electronics just got easier. The Municipality of Wawa has entered into an agreement with Ontario Electronic Stewardship as an acceptable Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) site. Right now you can bring your used electronics to our municipal drop off location at the Municipal Landfill Site at 161 High Falls Road.
There are 44 different types of home, office and portable electronics that are accepted. From there, these items will either be reused or recycled in an environmentally responsible way.
For information about approved collection locations, products, and frequently asked questions, visit: www.recycleyourelectronics.ca
Visit your local pharmacy to return the medications/prescription drugs and medical sharps. Find the pharmacy nearest you by visiting: www.healthsteward.ca, or by downloading the Recyclepedia App on your device.
Pharmacies will not accept medical sharps that are not in an approved sharps container. You can pick up an approved sharps container at your local pharmacy, free of charge.
The Health Products Stewardship Association operates programs locally through participating pharmacies to collect medications/prescription drugs and medical sharps.