Acceptable Items

Municipal solid waste that is acceptable for collection means mixed household and commercial solid waste that is non-hazardous, and does not contain free liquid. Construction and demolition wastes should be broken into pieces (i.e. lumber no longer than 3 feet – 910 millimetres – in length) in order that our truck compaction equipment can accept the waste.

Hazardous wastes that are radioactive, reactive, ignitable, corrosive, pathological, acidic or otherwise hazardous cannot be picked up by collection equipment. Propane tanks cannot be picked up.

Large items, such as an old sofa should be brought to the Ryley landfill,  or can be set aside for pick-up during our seasonal large item collection, occurring twice yearly (in the fall and spring).


  • Municipal solid wastes
  • Contaminated soils
  • Class 2 industrial, non-hazardous wastes
  • Construction and demolition debris – segregated concrete and rubble
  • Household appliances
  • Salvageable metals
  • Loose wire and cable
  • Tires – vehicle and off-road
  • Electronic wastes including televisions, cell phones and computers/printers/monitors
  • Waste paint
  • Used oil, filters and containers
  • Empty herbicide/pesticide containers, triple-rinsed
  • Vehicle Batteries
  • Non BSE animal carcass waste

Items NOT Accepted in the Landfill:

  • Hot ashes
  • Auto bodies
  • Liquid waste (Water, gas)
  • Biomedical waste (Medical needles, used bandages, etc.)
  • Radioactive waste
  • Explosive material (Propane tanks)

Transfer Stations:

  • Bagged household garbage
  • Lawn clippings, hedge trimmings
  • Scrap wood (3 feet or less in length)

Items NOT Accepted at Transfer Stations:

  • Concrete, bricks, shingles
  • No hot or cold ashes
  • Tires, auto bodies, iron/steel products, batteries
  • Household appliances
  • Grease animal carcasses
  • Large amounts of loose wire
  • Liquid waste: water, gas
  • Biomedical waste, explosive materials (propane tanks)

If you’re not sure about your waste, call us at 780-663-2038.