Landfill Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
Closed
Contact: 705-567-5940

Recycling Programs

Not only does the municipality deal with our waste and blue box recycling services, but also many other waste diversion initiatives as well. These services include: battery recycling, electronics recycling, tire recycling and scrap metal recycling. We also promote other waste diversion initiatives such as composting, grass cycling, and using a rain barrel.

E-Waste

Working with RecycleYourElectronics.ca and Ontario Electronic Stewardship, the Municipality offers a free drop off for the safe disposal and recycling of end-of-life electronics.

  • Permanent drop off location is at the municipal landfill.
  • During Spring and Fall cleanup weeks, the municipality offers a local drop off for electronics.



Battery Recycling

Partnering with the Raw Materials Company Inc., we are now offering drop off locations for the recycling of batteries.

Acid filled batteries are not accepted (eg. car batteries)


Tires

Through the Used Tire Program, funded by the Ontario Tire Stewardship, the municipality offers free drop off for used and unwanted tires.

Drop off location:   Landfill


Scrap Metal

Scrap metal is typically anything unusable that is metal or mostly metallic. Scrap metal can be recycled and/or reprocessed for another use. The price to dispose scrap metal at the landfill $4.00/m

Scrap metal items include but are not limited to:

  • Bicycles
  • Car parts
  • Stoves
  • dryers
  • Fences
  • Steel
  • Metal roofs
  • Metal siding
  • Lawn mowers
  • Bbq
  • wire

Once per year (typically after spring clean up week), the municipality puts out a request for proposal to purchase and haul away the scrap metal from the landfill site.
Depending on the volume of materials accumulated, a second request for proposal may occur in the fall.

For more information about the Scrap Metal request for proposal, contact the Department of Physical Services.


Composting

WHAT TO COMPOST
  • Mulched Leaves
  • Grass Clippings
  • Garden Plants
  • Weeds
  • Dead Plants
  • Manure
  • Straw/Hay
  • Vegetable Scraps
  • Fruit Wastes
  • Coffee Grounds with Filter
  • Tea Bags
  • Crushed Egg Shells
  • Shredded Paper
  • Shredded Cardboard
  • Wood Shavings

WHAT NOT TO COMPOST
  • Meat Scraps
  • Bones
  • Dairy
  • Lime
  • Oils
  • Plastics
  • Metals
  • Glass
  • Pet Waste
  • Stone
  • Fish

HOT RECIPES FOR COMPOSTING

The recipes below are based on volume and listed in descending order from hottest to least hot piles. A pile made up of 1/4 to ½ high-nitrogen material will heat up rapidly and become compost faster.

Recipe #1Recipe #2
2 parts dry leaves (CC Browns)
2 parts straw or wood shavings (CCC Browns)
1 part manure (NNN Greens)
1 part grass clippings (NN Greens)
1 part fresh garden weeds (N Greens)
1 part food scraps (NN Greens)
2 parts dry leaves (CC Browns)
1 part fresh garden weeds (N Greens)
1 part fresh grass clippings (NN Greens)
1 part food scraps (NN Greens)


TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOMSPROBLEMSSOLUTIONS
BAD ODOR NOT ENOUGH AIR
OR
TO MUCH WATER
TURN THE PILE AND ADD CARBON RICH MATERIAL

DECREASE WATERING OR PROTECT FROM HEAVY RAIN
CENTER OF THE PILE IS DRY NOT ENOUGH WATER MOISTEN AND TURN THE PILE
COMPOSTING PILE IS COLD OR ONLY ITS CENTER IS WARM NOT ENOUGH MATERIAL

OUTSIDE LAYER IS EXPOSED TO DRYNESS
ADD MATERIAL AND TURN

COVER THE PILE *JUTE

ADD NITROGEN RICH MATERIAL
ATTRACTS UNDESIRABLE INSECTS (FLIES) AND ANIMALS INAPPROPRIATE COVERING OF RECENTLY ADDED KITCHEN WASTE
OR
PRESENCE OF NON-RECOMMENDED MATERIAL
ALWAYS COVER KITCHEN WASTE WITH SOIL OLD COMPOST OR LEAVES
OR
REMOVE NON-RECOMMENDED MATERIAL


HOW COMPOST CAN BENEFIT YOUR SOIL
  • Increases organic matter in soil.
  • Builds sound root structure.
  • Makes clay soils porous so they drain.
  • Improves sandy soils moisture holding capacity.
  • Attracts and feeds earthworms.
  • Balances pH (ACIDITY/ALKALINITY) of soil.
  • Helps control soil erosion.
  • Reduces plant stress from drought and freezing.
  • Improves vitamin and mineral content in food.
  • When generously applied, replaces reliance upon petrochemical fertilizers.


HOW TO USE FINISHED COMPOST

Compost is ready to be used when it has a dark color with friable structure, and when most material cannot be identified. You can sift the compost to eliminate undesirable material. Pour this material back into the composter.

To help build a lawn that stays green all summer with low water demand, use compost generously. In building a new lawn, work in large amounts of compost to a depth of at least 6 inches before planting seed or laying sod.

You can sift your compost through a very fine screen and simply sprinkle a layer on top.

Applying compost in a wide ring directly below dripline of a tree, feeds the root system. When planting tree seedlings, blend some compost with existing soil as a soil enrichment.

Add compost to 5 or 10 centimetres (2 to 4 inches) of your soil before planting flowers or vegetables. Compost helps to retain moisture.


Municipal Rain Barrel Program

Rain barrels are helpful because they reduce municipal water use as well as reducing the amount of runoff during rainstorms.

The Physical Services Department is offering rain barrels to Kirkland Lake residents. The barrels would be sold at cost. The Systern Rain Barrel by Norseman is a 55 gallon barrel and will cost approx. $70.00 (the price may be subject to change).

For more information please contact: Jenna McNaughton, Recycling Coordinator at 567-9365 ext 243

Features:
  • Unique shape and neutral color blends into any garden-scape
  • 208 litre / 55 gallon
  • Constructed of up to 50% recycled materials
  • Mosquito mesh keeps bugs and leaf debris out
  • Lid is screwed onto base for added safety
  • Easily accommodates existing downspouts
  • Overflow hose can be linked to another SYSTERN or can be directed away from the house
  • Contoured, easy-to-use spigot

Company website: www.norsemanplastics.com

What’s Included?
  • 1 SYSTERN Rain Barrel
  • 1 SYSTERN Rain Barrel lid
  • 1 mesh screen, stainless steel (pre-installed in lid)
Package:
  • 1 overflow hose, 4 feet long
  • 1 faucet, with washer and nut
  • 1 clamp for overflow hose
  • 4 screws, Phillips, for securing lid
  • 1 copy of installation instruction


Waste Reduction Week

The Town of Kirkland Lake Declares
Waste Reduction Week
We are committed toward conserving resources, protecting
the environment and educating our residents.


We are proud to declare October 17th to 23rd, 2016 as
Waste Reduction Week in our municipality.

About Waste Reduction Week

Waste Reduction Week (WRW) in Canada was developed in 2001 by a coalition of 13 recycling councils and sister organizations from across Canada and is delivered each October by the same group. The Program’s goal is to inform Canadians about the environmental and social ramifications of wasteful practices. WRW provides Canadians with information and ideas to reduce waste in all facets of daily living, creating solutions to the many environmental challenges we face.

Selfie Contest

During the week, post a picture of your best Waste Reduction initiative using the #KLWRW. Or pop by the Department of Physical Services to purchase a recycling cart or bin. All eligible submissions and purchases will be eligible for a grand prize of a large blue recycling cart. Stay tuned during the week for tips, tricks and new ideas for reducing waste.





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