Waste Management and Recycling
It is the responsibility of the homeowner or tenant to place household garbage at the roadway for pick-up the morning of your scheduled pick-up (8:00 am) and to ensure that the garbage is secure until such time the pick-up occurs. There is a 5 bag limit and the bags should not weigh more than 35 lbs. each. Garbage containers that can be removed from the roadside or a small tarpaulin to cover the garbage can deter birds and small animals from scattering debris. Please note that household garbage only will be picked up. Larger items such as chairs, mattresses, etc. will not be picked up but can be brought to the Landfill site for free.
Any questions or concerns please contact the municipal office.
The Warren Landfill site (Gervais Road off of Nipissing Road) hours are as follows:
Winter Hours (as of October 15th)
Wednesdays and Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Summer Hours (as of April 15th)
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Please note that the Landfill site is closed for all statutory holidays and will be opened on the following business day.
Waste Management - Tipping Fees
Tippings fees for construction debris and "untagged" refrigeration units are in place and are enforced. Prior to dumping, it is the resident's responsibility to obtain a tipping fee receipt. Tipping fee permits are available at the Municipal Office during regular office hours and at the following locations for your convenience. the Markstay-Warren Library (Warren Branch) at 39 Lafontaine Street, the Hagar General Store at 7147 Hwy 17 E in Hagar, and at the ESSO at 8822 Hwy 17 E in Warren.
There is no limit of tires accepted at one time from residential households within the municipality. The three (3) acceptable categories of tires are as follows: Passenger Tires/Light Truck Tires; Medium Truck Tires; Off-Road Tires.
The Municipality offers the following recycling programs:
- Scrap metal
Upon entering the landfill with recycling materials, please advise the landfill site attendant who will advise you where to dump.
The Municipality is looking to create a pilot program that will allow everyone to recycle their organics through a foodcycler program.
The FoodCycler product is one aspect that would impact not only the amount of trash going into our landfill site but it does not put any burden on the municipality for the actual pick up of the trash. You can view more information on the FoodCycler by going to the website, https://foodcycler.com/ or by visiting the Municipal Office between 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.
If interested in participating in this program, please contact contact the municipal office.
From the Terracycle website..."At TerraCycle, our mission is eliminating the idea of waste. Businesses, government entities, and people like you work with us globally to keep trash out of landfills or from incineration. Through collaboration and innovation, we've developed the world's first solutions in everything from recycling to reuse."
Terracycle offers MANY recycling options for a small fee or even for FREE. One example would be the free recycling program for Coffee Pods.
Here's how to get involved with Terracycle:
- Create a FREE account with Terracycle on the website, https://www.terracycle.com/en-CAThis link opens in a new windowThis link opens in a new window
- Collect all of your empty coffee pods as described in the Terracycle website and insert them in ANY box you desire.
- When the box is full, log onto your Terracycle website to print a PREPAID shipping label.
- Seal the box and send the PREPAID box to Terracycle.
This concept is available for NUMEROUS products and costs the rate payer and the municipality absolutely NOTHING.
There will be an open house for 2 nights on these two new recycling programs that is open for the public to come in and ask questions.
The municipality is looking to implement cost-effective recycling strategies ideally within the next few years.
We want to hear from you!
If you have creative ways on how Markstay-Warren can recycle, contact the municipal office.