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Garbage and Recycling

The Municipality of North Perth uses the automated garbage and recycling program that requires residents to use wheelie bins.

Frequently Requested Information

If you need to order garbage and recycling wheelie bins, please contact Environmental Services.

  • Park it – Place your bins just off the roadway on the shoulder grass or driveway.
  • Point it – The arrow on the bin lid must point to the centre of the road.
  • Space it – Leave at least 1 meter (or an arms length) of clearance between each bin and any obstacles, such as parked cars, poles and mailboxes.
  • All material must fit in the bin and the lid must close.
  • No extra materials will be collected. Please recycle when you can!
  • Breakdown boxes and flatten your containers to allow for better fit in your bins.
  • Have your bins out by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. This will ensure they are picked up.

Recyclable material goes in the wheelie bin with the BLUE lid.

Visit the Bluewater Recycling Website for a full list of what can go in your recycling wheelie bin, or use the interactive tool below.

Around North Perth there are recycling depot bins set up for you to use if you have recycling that cannot fit in your wheelie bin. The bins look like blue dumpster bins. This is for RECYCLING ONLY.

Use The Bluewater Material Guide to learn more about proper disposal.

The bins are located at the following locations:

  • Steve Kerr Memorial Complex – 965 Binning Street West, Listowel, ON
  • Listowel Public Works Yard – 580 Main Street West, Listowel, ON
  • Wallace Public Works Shop – 5882 Line 88, Gowanstown, ON
  • Kurtzville Arena – 6670 Perth Line 88, Kurtzville, ON
  • Elma Logan Recreation Complex – 200 Nelson Street, Monkton, ON
  • Elma Landfill – 7080 Road 166, Atwood, ON

Garbage material goes in the wheelie bin with the BLACK lid. Visit the Bluewater Recycling website to see what can and cannot go in your garbage bin.

The only holidays that Bluewater Recycling does not pick up is Christmas Day and New Years Day. For all other holidays, pickup will be as usual.

The Elma Landfill is located at 7080 Road 166, Atwood ON. The hours of operation are:

  • Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Please note that use of the Elma Landfill is for North Perth residents only. To use the landfill, you must provide proof that you are a current North Perth resident. This can be achieved by providing one of the following:

  • Current landfill account (available to North Perth property owners only)
  • Driver's license with North Perth address
  • Current North Perth property tax bill

Statutory Holidays:

As the Elma Landfill does not operate on Mondays, it will be closed on the Tuesday following a statutory holiday.

2024 Closures:

Tuesday, February 20
Tuesday, April 2
Tuesday, May 21
Tuesday, July 2
Tuesday, August 6
Tuesday, September 3
Tuesday, October 15

Landfill transactions that are less than $30.00 will be encouraged to pay by cash, debit or cheque, at the time of the transaction. Landfill transactions that are more than $30.00 may also be left on account to be invoiced (if you are a North Perth property owner).

Landfill accounts will be managed as follows:

  • On a monthly basis, accounts under $30.00 will have an additional $5.00 administration fee added.
  • Interest will be added monthly on overdue accounts.
  • Accounts that are overdue for 90 days will have the balance added to property taxes with an additional $100.00 fee from the transfer to taxes.
  • If you are a tenant and you have an outstanding account, you will not be given access to the landfill until your account is paid in full.

Contact Us

Municipality of North Perth
330 Wallace Avenue North
Listowel, ON N4W 1L3

Tel: 519-291-2950
Toll Free: 1-888-714-1993

Bluewater Recycling Association
Email BRA
Bluewater Recycling Association, 415 Canada Avenue, Huron Park, ON N0M 1Y0
T: 519-228-6678
Toll Free: 800-265-9799
F: 519-228-6656
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Jennifer Beirnes
Environmental Services Administrative Assistant
Email the Environmental Services Administrative Assistant
Municipality of North Perth, 330 Wallace Ave. N., Listowel, ON N4W 1L3
T: 519-292-2067
Toll Free: 888-714-1993
F: 519-291-1804
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