Transfer Station/Recycling Centre 

 775 Hwy 592 N


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For General Inquiries, please contact the Transfer Station.

November 2021: The Transfer Station remains OPEN at this time (subject to change without notice). Additional safety measures have been implemented to help protect staff and residents, including all staff and patrons wearing a mask or face covering on-site, one vehicle served at a time, etc.

Holiday Hours of Operation

Friday December 24: 8am-12pm

Saturday December 25: CLOSED

Sunday December 26: CLOSED

Monday December 27: 8am-12pm

Tuesday December 28: 12pm-4pm

Wednesday December 29: CLOSED

Thursday December 30: CLOSED

Friday December 31: 8am-12pm

Saturday January 1: CLOSED

Sunday January 2: 8am-4pm

Spring / Summer Hours

Sunday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: Closed
Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fall / Winter Hours

Sunday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: Closed
Friday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The seasonal reduction of operating hours, start from the Friday following Thanksgiving weekend to April 30 annually.  Spring/Summer hours start May 1st.


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News & Updates

  • ***During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Emsdale Lions Club is continuing to collect liquor bottles, beer cans/bottle, and wine bottles at the bottle collection depot located at the Transfer Station for anyone wishing to donate.
  • Diabetes Donation Bins are now open.
  • The Transfer Station accepts Cash, Debit, Visa and Mastercard as payment for tipping fees.
  • Dog tags can now be purchased at the Transfer Station & Recycling Centre, please see attendant for more information.
  • Commercial businesses are now allotted an additional 5 bags per month.  A form must be filled in and returned to the Municipal Office prior to receiving a second transfer station card.  Fill in the form and return it to the Township office for approval.
  • For more information on Recycling and Waste Disposal at our Transfer Station, view our User Guide for Disposal.

NOTICE Property Owners who rent out their Cottages

Please be advised that when you rent out your cottage, all garbage and recycling becomes your responsibility.  The Township’s Waste By-law sets out that transfer station cards may only be used by the person to whom the pass is issued.  We have prepared a Cottage Renters’ Guide to assist property owners and renters on items that we feel will assist everyone.  If you have any questions, please contact the Municipal Office at 705-636-5941.

Transfer Station Cards & Tipping Fees

Transfer Station cards can be picked up from the Transfer Station Attendant; proof of residence is required by either driver’s licence or a utility bill. Each household is permitted to dispose of an allotted 5 bags of refuse per month. A charge of $2.00 for each bag to be disposed of over and above the 5 bag limit shall apply. A bag of refuse can be no larger than 26″ by 36″.  Carry-over of bags from one month to another is not permitted (bags must be used within the allotted month on the disposal card).

Please see the list of tipping fees as adopted by the Fees and Charges By-law for up to date fees associated with disposal of specific items.

Hazardous Waste

Our 2021 Hazardous Waste Day was in June. Stay tuned for information on our 2022 Hazardous Waste Collection Day.


Acceptable Automotive Plastics

Used oil and anti-freeze containers are considered a hazardous waste product and harmful to our environment if not disposed of properly.  The Township of Perry is committed to prolonging the lifespan of our landfill as well as ensuring that hazardous waste materials are correctly disposed of.  Please see the list of Acceptable Automotive Plastics to assist you in determining what plastics belong in hazardous waste.

Clear Bags are now in effect

Resident must use clear bags for garbage, black/dark/tinted/coloured/white garbage bags are not accepted. You are permitted one opaque “privacy” bag inside each clear bag. This bag is to be approximately the size of grocery store bag and can be any colour. If you have any questions please see the Transfer Station Attendant.

How will using clear bags increase our recycling diversion?

The clear bag program has been implemented as a cost effective measure to increase diversion of materials from our landfill.  Implementing a clear bag program also improves worker safety and protects transfer station attendants from cutting themselves on sharp objects such as broken glass or needles. The transfer station attendants are able to conduct a quick assessment of the contents within the clear bag(s) to ensure that no recyclable or hazardous items such as oil paint, pharmaceuticals products or corrosive wastes are in the bag.

For residents already doing their best to divert, this program should make no difference except for the color of bag they use. This program is intended to increase participation from households that do not presently recycle material by raising them to the standard of those who already participate.


Do not place unused or expired medication or needles in your garbage or recycling bin, and do not flush them down the toilet or drain.  Please see the list of locations to dispose of medications for proper disposal.  In addition, most pharmacies will take back medication that they have sold you. Please call your pharmacy for details.

There are many other items that may be returned to the store where purchased (ie. eye glasses, cell phones, paint, just to name a few).


Perry Township is now part of the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) for collection and recycling of used tires.   Please bring your used tires, off rim, to the Transfer Station.


The Township uses a two stream recycling system, requiring items to be separated into containers and fibres.

Below is a recycling guide. If you have any further questions, please ask an Attendant for assistance.




Non-recyclables include, but are not limited to used paper towels & tissue, ceramic dishes and glassware, filters, large packing styro-foam, CDs and VHS tapes, tarps, clothes hangers, binders, toys, lawn chairs and other hard plastics.

Other Recycling Programs

(Please check with Attendant as our recycling programs are constantly changing)

E-Waste and Battery Recycling

We accept your old batteries, computers, printers, TV’s, monitors, telephones, speakers, audio/video devices, cameras, fax machines, and projectors. Remember to wipe your devices clean, remove the hard drive, and/or clean your SIM cards.

E-Waste and Batteries are collected by EPRA.

Clothing – Diabetes Canada

The Township has partnered with the Canadian Diabetes Association to recycle gently used clothing for reuse.  Please bring your Bagged donations in today.  All proceeds go to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Take Back the Light

The Township can recycle all of your used lights through the Take Back the Light program and the Recycling Council of Ontario.  Drop off all bulbs at the Transfer Station.