The City’s landfill is experiencing larger visitor volumes than normal and is asking residents to be patient during this time. Traffic increases significantly in the spring, and the early arrival of warm weather has many residents cleaning up ahead of schedule.

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. 

Kiosk staff at the public Weigh Scale will direct visitors to the Public Waste Disposal Area or Main Tipping Face depending on the load.

While driving through the site, visitors will pass laydown areas in the following order: 

  • Household Recycling
  • E-Waste
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Public Waste Disposal Area
  • Household Garbage
  • Scrap Metal
  • Large/bulky Items
  • Tires
  • Compost Laydown
  • Main Tipping Face

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:          Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services, 625-3851