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Early Spring Increases Traffic at Solid Waste & Recycling Facility


April 12, 2012 – Traffic at the City’s landfill site increases significantly in the spring and the early arrival of warm weather has many residents cleaning up ahead of schedule. The result is a larger than usual number of vehicles visiting the Solid Waste & Recycling Facility on Mapleward Road.

The City is asking customers to be patient and, if possible, visit the site in the early morning to avoid lineups. Kiosk staff at the public Weigh Scale will direct visitors to the Public Waste Disposal Area (Transtore Area) or Main Tipping Face depending on their load.

Customers can assist in the process by organizing their load at home. This will help visitors get in and out of the site quickly. The load should be organized for easy removal at the various proper laydown areas.  While driving through the site, visitors will pass laydown areas in the following order.
Second right turn after entering the site:

  • Household Recycling – paper, glass, cardboard, tetra paks & milk cartons, metal cans, aluminum cans and #1 and #2 plastic bottles only
  • E-Waste – electronics
  • Household Hazardous Waste – used motor oil, solvents, left-over paint, etc.

Public Waste Disposal Area

  • Household Garbage
  • Scrap Metal
  • Large / bulky Items – such as mattresses and furniture
  • Tires

Compost Laydown / Clean Wood Waste
Main Tipping Face

Using special laydown areas for materials such as scrap metal, compost, tires and hazardous waste prevents burying these items in with the garbage. 

The City reminds customers to always secure and tarp their loads to help keep Thunder Bay clean and beautiful. For more information on using the landfill, contact Infrastructure & Operations Dispatch at 625-2195.

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Contact: Brad Adams, Manager – Roads Division, 684-2408