Bin Site Transition Plan

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At the direction of the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) all of Muskoka's 80+ unlicensed bin sites will be removed by 2023.

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 emergency and follow recommendations from Public Health.

If you currently use curbside collection or a licensed transfer station, nothing has changed at this time. Please monitor muskokarecycles.ca for any COVID-19 related service impacts.

October - Fall Update

  • summer bins will be removed for the season and winter sites will go back into service the last week of October / first week of November
  • the last Lakeside Waste Collection event in the Township of Muskoka Lakes was Sunday, October 11, 2020
  • presentation of 2020 Annual Report and plan for 2021 consultation and sites to transition at Engineering and Public Works Committee (October 21, 2020).
    This report is due for submission to the MECP by November 30, 2020

Thank you to the communities who have reached out over the summer to discuss waste collection. As we monitor COVID-19 restrictions, we are working to ensure public consultation can continue virtually. Please subscribe to this page at the top right corner to receive updates about the Bin Site Transition Plan and your site.

More information on the status of individual bin sites can be found here.
Information including hours of operation of licensed District transfer stations can be found here.


Why are bin sites being removed?

Bin sites are not licensed and not compliant with the Environmental Protection Act.
They pose risks to the environment and human health, especially when waste is not disposed of properly in and around bin sites. Many bin sites are located very close to our lakes and rivers and they pose a high risk of contamination.

At the direction of the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) all of Muskoka's 80+ unlicensed bin sites will be removed by 2023.

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 emergency and follow recommendations from Public Health.

If you currently use curbside collection or a licensed transfer station, nothing has changed at this time. Please monitor muskokarecycles.ca for any COVID-19 related service impacts.

October - Fall Update

  • summer bins will be removed for the season and winter sites will go back into service the last week of October / first week of November
  • the last Lakeside Waste Collection event in the Township of Muskoka Lakes was Sunday, October 11, 2020
  • presentation of 2020 Annual Report and plan for 2021 consultation and sites to transition at Engineering and Public Works Committee (October 21, 2020).
    This report is due for submission to the MECP by November 30, 2020

Thank you to the communities who have reached out over the summer to discuss waste collection. As we monitor COVID-19 restrictions, we are working to ensure public consultation can continue virtually. Please subscribe to this page at the top right corner to receive updates about the Bin Site Transition Plan and your site.

More information on the status of individual bin sites can be found here.
Information including hours of operation of licensed District transfer stations can be found here.


Why are bin sites being removed?

Bin sites are not licensed and not compliant with the Environmental Protection Act.
They pose risks to the environment and human health, especially when waste is not disposed of properly in and around bin sites. Many bin sites are located very close to our lakes and rivers and they pose a high risk of contamination.

  • We are looking for feedback from residents who use the bin sites in Foot's Bay on long-term waste servicing options for this community. Please complete the survey by September 20, 2020. 

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  • We are looking for feedback from residents who used the bin at Beaumaris Yacht Club on long-term waste servicing options for this community. Please complete the survey by September 20, 2020. 

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  • We are looking for your feedback from residents who use the bin at Parker's Marina on long-term waste servicing options for this community. Please complete the survey by August 10, 2020.

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