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Garbage and Recycling

Collection Information

The Town of Parry Sound provides services for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection.

All residents and business owners in the Town of Parry Sound receive weekly curbside pick-up of garbage and recycling. Collection and disposal of garbage and other refuse is covered under bylaw 2008-5284 as amended.

Curbside Collection Schedule By Street 

Residents and businesses not located in Downtown Business Association District must place waste curbside by 7:00am

Businesses located in the Downtown Business Area only must place waste at curbside by 8:30am

Waste is collected on statutory holidays except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. See Important Dates for Public Works Services

Garbage tags can be purchased from the Town of Parry Sound office and at Hillcrest Grocers at 108 William Street

  • SINGLE HOMES are allowed two (2) free bags and the option to add an additional bag with a prepaid garbage tag attached
  • APARTMENTS & ROOMING HOUSES are allowed one (1) free bag with the option to add an additional bag with a prepaid garbage tag attached
  • BUSINESSES are allowed five (5) free bags with the option to add three (3) additional bags with a prepaid garbage tag attached to each bag.

Paper products and plastic products alternate weekly as shown on the Collection Calendar or in the Curbside Recycling Schedule in accessible format.

For a list of what is acceptable see Curbside List of Acceptable Waste and Recycling

New residents can pick up 2 free blue boxes at the Town office

Place bagged leaf waste, yard waste, and pumpkins at curbside in November

Town staff will collect during the month of November.

Use paper yard waste bags only as other bags and containers will not be picked up

Residents can also take yard waste to the Transfer Station free of charge.

Christmas trees will be picked up in January (please refer to the yearly Collection Calendar or call the office for specific pick-up dates

Trees must be at curbside with all decorations removed.

Transfer Station Information

The Transfer Station is located at 57 MacFarlane Street.

Summer Hours
Mid-April to Mid-October

Day Time
Monday 7:30am - 4:00pm
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 7:30am - 4:00pm
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Winter Hours
Mid-October to Mid-April

Day Time
Monday 7:00am - 4:45pm
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 7:00am - 4:45pm
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 7:00am - 4:45pm
Saturday 7:00am - 4:45pm

The Town of Parry Sound does not operate a public dump or landfill but there is a transfer station located at the end of MacFarlane Street. It is open to all Town of Parry Sound residents and businesses with valid proof. Some items need garbage tags.

Collection and disposal of garbage and other refuse is covered under By-law 2008-5284 as amended.

Please look at the transfer station hours before bringing your waste. The transfer station is open on Sundays from mid-April to mid-October. Please see Important Dates Regarding Public Works Services for the exact dates.

Interested in challenging yourself to reduce your household waste? Try the Home Waste Audit!


All Town of Parry Sound residents get one (1) free dump day coupon every year. Use this coupon at the transfer station to get rid of items that need garbage tags. If you do not get a coupon in the mail please contact the Public Works Department.

Commercial cardboard must be brought to the transfer station by 2pm.

Electronic waste is accepted at the transfer station for residents and businesses, and operates during transfer station hours. There is no charge to get rid of electronic waste

Acceptable Items for Electronic Waste

Audio & Video Devices
DVD & VCR players
Gaming Systems (Play Station, X-Box, Wii, etc.)

Computers & Components
Desktop computer
Handheld devices (Tablets, etc.)

Cell phones
Fax machines

Flat screens
Remote controls
Tube style

**Effective July 2, 2019 appliances containing freon will require 5 garbage tags per appliance.  Garbage tags are $5 each and can be purchased at the Town office (52 Seguin St.), Hillcrest Grocers (108 William St.) and at the transfer station (coins only).

Dispose of used single use batteries free of charge. These batteries will be recycled into new materials. Click here [External link – Page not Found] to view what happens to recycled batteries. What type of batteries are accepted?

Rechargeable Batteries - commonly found in cordless power tools, cordless phones, laptops, cellphones, cameras, two way radios, biomedical equipment, etc.

Single Use Batteries - batteries not reusable when they lose their charge and are commonly found in remote controls, car keyless entry remotes, watches, pacemakers, hearing aids, memory backup fire alarm devices, military electronics, toys, etc.

Cellphone Batteries - cellphone batteries are one of the easiest materials to recycle.

The transfer station accepts household hazardous waste year round from residents in the following townships:

  • Archipelago
  • Carling
  • McDougall
  • McKellar
  • Parry Sound
  • Seguin
  • Whitestone

Rapid Antigen Tests – Covid 19 Rapid Antigen Tests should be disposed of in regular residential garbage. Packaging and paper may be included with your residential fiber recycling.

Proof of residency is required. Commercial waste is not accepted. The depot is now open year round and is open the same hours as the transfer station.  Please check the transfer station hours before bringing your household hazardous waste.  Please see the list of accepted hazardous waste.

Reminder:  We do not accept hazardous waste from commercial businesses, institutes, industries or any other establishment that is not considered a "residential household".

Tires are no longer accepted at the MacFarlane Street Transfer Station. Tires are collected at no charge at multiple collector sites within the Town of Parry Sound. Please click here and enter your postal code to find a collector near you. 

The Township of the Archipelago:

The Archipelago has a bin for their residents only to drop off recyclables or bagged household waste. Proof of residency is required.

Contact Us


Town of Parry Sound
52 Seguin Street
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1B4
T. (705) 746-2101
F. (705) 746-7461

Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET
Closed on statutory holidays