The Town of Blind River operates a municipal landfill at 1182 Highway 17. Learn what types of waste you can deposit at the landfill and find disposal fees.

Hours of operation

The landfill is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and closed on statutory holidays.

Summer hours

The landfill's summer hours run from April 1 to October 31.

  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Winter hours

The landfill's winter hours run from November 1 to March 31.

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Waste accepted and disposal fees

View Schedule I of our Municipal User Fees By-law for the types of waste we accept at the landfill and the disposal fees for each, including:

  • Household waste
  • Vehicle and trailer loads
  • Dumpster loads


Waste not accepted

We do not accept the following types of waste at the landfill:

  • Biohazardous materials, such as needles, syringes and pharmaceuticals
  • Compressed gas cylinders, such as propane tanks, aerosol containers, fire extinguishers, butane and gas
  • Corrosives, such as batteries
  • Explosives, such as firearms, ammunition and shells
  • Hazardous materials, such as oils and paints, anti-freeze, cleaners, pool chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides
  • PCBs, such as capacitors, mercury switches, thermometers, ballasts and fluorescent lights
  • Radioactive materials
  • Refrigerants, such as cars, air conditioners, fridges and freezers


There is 3 ways you can dispose of your mattress at the landfill.

  1. FREE at the landfill
    If you would like to dispose of it for free you will be required to disassemble it before dropping it off.
    The metal components go to the scrap metal recycling.
    Remaining fabric/foam will go into the resident’s 2 free bags at landfill.
    Disassembly only requires a box cutter and a hammer or mallet.

By disassembling your mattress, you are helping to extend the capacity and minimize the long term costs to operate the landfill.

2. FREE recycle or reuse the mattress components yourself.
The components inside of mattresses are almost all reusable.  See the diagram below for suggestions of applications to reuse the mattress components.

 3. For a $50.00 fee
If you choose to dispose of it at the landfill without disassembling there will be a fee of $50.
This fee is charged to cover the additional capacity mattresses take up in the landfill (%400 more) and additional handling required. It is time consuming and labour intensive to handle mattresses that have not been disassembled as they are designed to resist compaction and trap landfill leachate.

 Follow the link to watch a short video on how to disassemble a mattress.




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