Household Hazardous Waste Day
July 22 @ 8am-11am
This will be held at the Municipal Office at 21 Gordon Street East, Teeswater and will be open to all residents of Bruce County.
Commercial, agricultural, industrial wastes, PCB's or radioactive waste WILL NOT be accepted. Only containers with a volume of 30 litres or less will be accepted. Waste must be received in containers that can be disposed of as containers are not emptied and returned (ie. gas cans). Empty metal paint cans are blue box recyclable.
For further information, visit www.brucecounty.on.ca/hazardous-waste.php
Landfill Locations & Hours of Operation
438 Bruce Road 6
Teeswater, ON N0G 2S0
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
2 Concession 6
Mildmay, ON N0G 2J0
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Municipality of South Bruce offers several waste diversion programs at the Mildmay-Carrick and Teeswater-Culross landfills. Styrofoam and mattresses & box springs are accepted at both landfill sites. Asphalt shingles and drywall is accepted at the Teeswater site only. All materials needs to be segregated.
Expanded Polyurethane, more commonly known as Styrofoam, is now accepted for recycling at the South Bruce landfills. Expanded polyurethane will be recycled by Grace Canada in Ajax, Ontario. Some of the benefits of recycling Styrofoam included increased site capacity, minimizing site cleanup time and promoting a healthier environment. The residents of the Municipality will bring their Styrofoam to the site and with the assistance/direction of the landfill attendants will dispose of in the dedicated site trailer by placing the Styrofoam in bags that will be supplied on-site by the Municipality.
Mattresses and box springs consume a significant amount of airspace. South Bruce will be working with Recyc-Mattresses to recycle our mattresses and box springs in North York, Ontario. There is a dedicated site trailer at each landfill site for disposal.
Drywall and Asphalt Singles (Teeswater site only) are construction materials which can be diverted from landfills. TRY Recycling accepts these products at their London, Ontairo location and South Bruce will be utilizing then to recycle these products. TRY Recycling has been servicing the recycling an composting industries since 1991. Please ensure your segregate these materials and ask your attendant for disposal locations/questions.
Household batteries are recycled in partnership with the Bruce County Highways Department and Stewardship Ontario to provide residents with the Household Hazardous and Special Waste Program through the Orange Drop Program. Although household batteries comprise only 1% of total waste sent to our municipal landfills, they are responsible for between 50-70% of all heavy metals found in the landfills (mercury, cadmium, lead). The effects of improper battery recycling are severe. Accepted batteries include; Single-use batteries (AAAs, AAs, 9-volt, D’s & C’s), Lithium batteries (must be placed in a plastic bag or taped at both terminal ends), button cell batteries, and corroded or leading batteries (must be placed in a plastic bag before placing the container).
See Consolidated List of Fees (schedule E) for fees associated with solid waste & recycling PDF
Municipal Blue Box Program
Curbside blue box collection is provided by Bruce Area Solid Waste Recycling (BASWAR). Telephone 1-800-794-9770 or 519-797-5557
Curbside blue box recycling is collected bi-weekly as follows:
Formosa – every other Tuesday
Teeswater – every other Tuesday
Mildmay – every other Wednesday
Please set out your blue box by 8:00 a.m. on your collection day.
Blue boxes may be purchased at the Municipal Office for $10.00 each.
Garbage Collection Curbside garbage collection occurs every week as follows:
Carlsruhe – Friday
Formosa – Tuesday
Mildmay – Wednesday
Teeswater – Tuesday
Please set your garbage out by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day for pick up.
Curbside garbage collection will be provided by Bruce Service, Sales & Rental. Residents who have concerns with their garbage collection are asked to contact Bruce Service, Sales & Rentals directly.
Bruce Service, Sales & Rentals 519-361-3811 or toll free at 1-800-536-5175
Bag-Tag Program: Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT)
Bag tags must be affixed to your garbage bag. Close your bag as you normally would with a twist tie or knot. Wrap the tag around the neck of the garbage bag so both ends of the tag are visible. If using a container, place the tag on the uppermost item inside the container so the tag is clearly visible.
South Bruce Bag Tags are $2.50 each and may be purchased at the following locations:
- Lloyd Kuntz Sales & Service, 1184 Bruce Road 12, Formosa
- Canada Post, 1227 Bruce Road 12, Formosa
- Stewart's Country Market, 1024 Highway 9, Mildmay
- Mac's Milk, 57 Elora St., Mildmay
- Liesemer's Home Hardware, 98 Elora St., Mildmay
- Edward Fuels, Mildmay
- Harley's Pub & Perk, 87 Elora St., Mildmay
- Daisy Mart, 8 'B' Clinton St. South, Teeswater
- Municipal Office, 21 Gordon St. East, Teeswater
Bag Tags can also be purchased at both landfills at a cost of $3.00 each.
Corrugated Cardboard Recycling
Unlike boxboard containers (such as cereal boxes) corrugated cardboard containers (such as packing boxes or take-away pizza boxes) are not accepted in curbside blue box collection. Please take to the appropriate drop-off depot. Recycling bins for corrugated cardboard are located at the Mildmay-Carrick Landfill, Teeswater-Culross Landfill, the Municipality's Community Centres, and Rivervillage Co-op. Please flatten your corrugated cardboard boxes and place them in the designated bins.
Clean Corrugated Cardboard Only! (free of oil, grease and food)
Do not dispose styrofoam, paper, garbage or other "contaminants" in the cardboard recycling bin. Cardboard bins are for residential use only.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Recycling
Municipality of South Bruce Landfills are certified collection points under Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES). This not-for-profit organization was established to implement the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Program Plan under the Waste Diversion Act.
E-Waste could be classified as anything with circuitry or electrical components with a power or battery supply. Residents may recycle a full range of electronics free of charge to our landfills.
Accepted materials include the following:
- Computer peripherals including modems
- Floor standing printing devices including printers, photocopiers, multi-function devices
- Scanners, typewriters
- Telephones and answering machines
- Cellular phones and pagers
- Audio and video players and recorders (eg. MP3, cassette, digital)
- Cameras (web, digital, analog)
- Video players/projectors, digital frames
- Video recorders
- Personal hand held computers
- Desktop computers
- Portable computers
- Computer peripherals (keyboards, mice, hard drives, optical drives - CD, Blueray, DVD, HD-DVD)
- Desktop printing devices including desktop copiers and multi-function devices
For more information, please visit Ontario Electronic Stewardship.
The Municipality of South Bruce is participating as a registered collector under the Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) Program. Residents may drop-off their used, clean, "off-rim" tires for recycling free of charge at the Mildmay-Carrick and Teeswater-Culross Landfill Sites.
Maximum four (4) tires per day. All on-road and off-road vehicle tires are included in the program.
Tires will be recycled into such items as playground surfaces, floor mats, and rubber car components. For more information visit Ontario Tire Stewardship.
Household Hazardous & Special Waste Collection
County of Bruce-Hazardous Waste Collection2017.pdf
Household Hazardous and Special Waste (HHSW) requires special handling (collection, storage, transportation and disposal) and should NEVER be put in your garbage or blue box; poured down the drain; flushed down the toilet; or poured down storm sewers/street catch basins.
HHSW collection events are managed by the County of Bruce Highways Department. This safe disposal service is provided to residents at No Cost. HHSW includes but is not limited to products such as compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), fluorescent tubes, batteries (household and car), household cleaners, disinfectants, pool chemicals, paints, solvents, pharmaceuticals, oil and gasoline.
For more information on HHSW and/or for the scheduled collection event dates and locations throughout Bruce County please contact the County of Bruce Highways Department at 519-881-2400 or visit Bruce County Waste Management.
Agricultural Bale Wrap Recycling
Our bale wrap recycling company is no longer offering pick-up at our landfills and our landfills will no longer accept these plastics for recycling.
Farmers and businesses can contact Switch Energy Corp directly to have collection bags mailed to them and when they have 10 full bags they can contact Switch Energy Corp for pick-up. Switch Energy Corp. will be charging a fee for pick up.
Switch Energy Corp. recycles bale wrap, greenhouse film, net wrap, bale twine, silage tarps, ag-bags, shaving bags, salt bags, fertilizer bags, coloured polyethelene, pallet shrink wrap, and winter storage boat wrap.