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Transfer Station

Hours (Winter - Mid October to Mid April)

Monday 7:00am - 4:45pm

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 7:00am - 4:45pm

Thursday Closed

Friday 7:00am - 4:45pm

Saturday 7:00am - 4:45pm

Sunday Closed

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.

All Town of Parry Sound residents get 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. There is no charge to get rid of the accepted electronic waste.

**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 visit https://rpra.ca/programs/tires/collectionsites/ 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.

Parry Island Cottage Association (PICA):

With proof of membership, PICA members can drop off the following items:

  • Bag of Household Waste - 3 tags
  • Scrap Metal - No Charge
  • Electronic Waste - No Charge