Residents and businesses are mailed copies of the Waste Management Guide Annually. This guide is a summary of the Waste Management Initiatives provided by the Municipality.
2013 Waste Management Guide (812.16 kB)
THE LEAF AND YARD WASTE FACILITY IS CLOSED FOR THE 2013 SEASON. PLEASE REFER BACK TO THIS WEBSITE IN APRIL 2014 FOR THE 2014 OPENING DATE.
Drop off your yard waste free! The Municipality of Meaford Leaf and Yard Waste Facility is located at 157859, 7th Line.
Hours of Operation: Contact: 519-538-1060 ext.1315 (Operations Centre)
|Accepted Yard Waste||Not Accepted|
• small shrubs
• brush and branches up to 6 inch
• branches greater than 6" diameter
Commercial Fees are applicable
Municipal Compost and Mulch for Sale
Compost material generated from Municipality of Meaford's Leaf and Yard Composting Facility waste collection program is for sale at the site Fire #157859 7th Line during normal operating hours. Fridays 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Compost Facility Material Rates
Finished Compost/Mulch- Large load up to 1.5 cubic metres
$10 (tax included)
Finished Compost/Mulch- Small load up to 0.3 cubic metres
$5 (tax included)
Commercial and Non-resident
$15 minimum (tax included)
Please remember to bring a shovel and containers for loading your own compost and wear appropriate footwear.
The Municipality will not sell any other materials that are located on-site including all aggregates and screened topsoil. These materials are for exclusive use by Municipality of Meaford only and are not for sale.
The Municipality has the right to limit all quantities of material taken off-site.
Rockford Service Centre, Rockford
Steve & Kim's Food Basics, Owen Sound
Annan Post Office, Annan
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library, Owen Sound
Meaford & District Chamber of Commerce
Meaford Public Library
Home Hardware (2 locations)
Meaford Convenience Plus
Meaford Convenience & Pet Stop
|PAPER FIBRES||DO NOT INCLUDE|
• mail, computer paper, coloured paper, envelopes
newspapers, flyers and telephone books
magazines, catalogues, books
• remove hardcovers and place with boxboard
• remove food residue, liners from pizza boxes, flatten and bundle no larger than 24" x 24" x 8"
soiled paper or boxes
waxed paper or boxes
foil coated paper or boxes
paper towel / tissues
• these go in your compost
DO NOT INCLUDE
For all containers, rinse off food residue
glass bottles and jars
• remove but include lids
food and beverage cans
empty paint cans
aluminum foil and aluminum containers
plastic bottles, jugs, tubs and lids marked 1,2,3,4,5,7
plastic clamshell packaging (unless shows recycle number)
plastic film (saran wrap)
unmarked plastic bottles, jugs, TV dinner trays
motor oil containers
plastic jugs over 4L / 1 gal
paint cans with paint still inside
Save your money - COMPOST!
GREEN BIN COLLECTION IS WEEKLY AND WILL OCCUR ON THE SAME DAY AS YOUR RECYCLING COLLECTION. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD WASTE MANAGEMENT GUIDE FOR COLLECTION DATES.
Composting is easy!
All residents are encouraged to put out their Green Bin each week beside their recycling.
Compost / Organics pick-up occurs weekly within designated areas on the same day as recycling pick- up.
Put your organics in a "compostable" bag suitable for green waste. These are available at grocery stores, hardware stores, and department stores. You may prefer to utlilize the small plastic lidded container under your sink, with a compostable bag inside for kitchen waste and transfer the waste into a larger green bin.
Acceptable Organics for Municipal Pick-up
- - vegetable and fruit scraps (cooked or uncooked)
- - meat, bones (cooked or uncooked)
- - leftovers (bread, cooked foods etc.)
- - Kleenex / tissues / paper towels
This event is open to residents of the City of Owen Sound, the Municipality of Meaford, the Township of Georgian Bluffs, the Municipality of Grey Highlands, Township of West Grey and the Township of Southgate. Please bring identification indicating your home address.
The HHW Drop off location is 1900 - 20th Street East. in the City of Owen Sound.
We regret that we cannot accept any materials generated by businesses, farm operations, institutions or industries. Nor can we accept materials containing PCB's (e.g.: fluorescent light ballasts), infectious wastes (e.g.: old syringes), radioactive wastes (e.g.: smoke detectors), explosives, ammunition or flares. Nor can we accept unidentified wastes, so please make sure that everything you bring is in a container.
2012 Household Hazardous Waste Days:
Hours of Operation: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
April 6, 2013
May 4, 2013
June 1, 2013
July 6, 2013
August 10, 2013
September 7, 2013
October 5, 2013
October 19, 2013
Household Hazardous Waste Material List
All Drug Formulations
Paint / Household
Formulations containing, or pure compounds of:
Formulations containing, or pure compounds of:
Flammable Organic Compounds including
FREE E-WASTE DEPOT
Habitat for Humanity ReStore and the Municpality of Meaford have partnered to provide a Free E Waste Depot site.
When: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month 9:00am - noon
Where: Stewart St. Municipal Workshed, Meaford (brown shed across from the firehall)
We will accept
All electronics including: computers, monitors, computers, TVs, stereos, printers, faxes, phones and much more. Working or not.
For a complete list see: www.dowhatyoucan.ca or call the Restore at 519 371 6714.
At Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce’s ReStore we sell both new and used quality surplus home renovation products at a fraction of retail prices. Materials sold by the Habitat ReStore are donated from various sources, for example:
- Corporate sponsors
- Designers and Developers
- Home Owners
- E Waste
Proceeds from the ReStore support Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce building program. In addition to raising funds, the ReStore helps the environment by diverting thousands of tons of usable materials from the landfills.
Store Hours for additional E Waste donation and daily shopping are:
Monday – Thurs 9:00 – 6:00, Fridays till 7:00, Sat. 9:00 - 5:00 and Sun 10:00 - 4:00
The Municipality of Meaford is working with Switch Energy Corp. from Clinton, Ontario, on a balewrap recycling collection program.
All members of the farming community may participate in this "free" waste diversion initiative.
For collection information, please contact Switch Energy Corp. at 1-519-482-7561
GOODS EXCHANGE/CURBSIDE SWAP DAY
Saturday May 18, 2013
Place unwanted, but usable items, at the curb or road side for anyone to pick up
(ie. Usable furniture, books, tools, sporting goods, toys, etc.)
· In order to identify items that are part of the Curb Side Swap Program, use signage stating items are “FREE”, or tie a white plastic bag to one of the items to indicate this.
· Any leftover items remain your responsibility and must be removed from the curb no later than 7:00 pm on Saturday May 18th, 2013.
· The Municipality of Meaford will not assume any liability for items lost or removed during Goods Exchange/Curbside Swap Day. Please do not pick up anything unless you are sure that it is a Goods Exchange Day item.
· Residents are reminded to drive carefully, watch for pedestrians and obey all traffic laws.
For more information, please contact the Municipality of Meaford Operations Centre at
(519) 538-1060 ext. 1315.