Winter Hours in Effect from Thanksgiving Weekend to Victoria Day Weekend

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The Household Hazardous Waste Depot (HHWD) at the Smith Landfill Site is now CLOSED and will reopen June 2023. 

Phase-in Increase in Landfill Tipping Fees Begins June 1, 2021

Cambium Inc. completed a Service Delivery Review of the Smith Landfill Site in 2020 to identify efficiencies and best practices with respect to the operations of the Site. The Review resulted in numerous recommendations, including changes to tipping fees.

The Township has adopted a phase-in plan to implement the tipping fees changes. These changes will support the Township's efforts to:

  • improve operations and customer service options;
  • adhere to the Environmental Compliance Approval;
  • enhance diversion of recyclable/reusable materials and compliance with the Clear Garbage Bag Policy which came into effect September 1, 2021;
  • preserve the life of the site; and
  • mitigate future tax increases required to support operations and the eventual closure and ongoing monitoring requirements for the site.

Over the next three years, some tipping fees will be increasing at the Smith Landfill (1480 County Road 18). The increasing fees are described below:

Fee TypeCurrent FeeEffective June 1, 2023
General Tipping Fees $130/tonne No change
Minimum Fees $5.00 No change

Leaf & Yard Waste Fees

(for loads greater than 100 kg)

$85/tonne $100/tonne

Mixed Load Fees (Unsorted)

  • There is now a mixed load fee for unsorted material. This fee will be double the applicable general tipping fee and minimum fee;
  • This fee will also apply to materials not contained in clear bags;
  • For example, an unsorted load will have a minimum fee of $10.00 and a general tipping fee of $230/tonne.

Additional Item (Freon)

  • A cost recovery system will be in place for items brought to the Smith Landfill that require the removal of Freon (ie: air conditioner units, refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, dehumidifiers, water coolers, etc.). This cost recovery system will be based on the "actual cost of Freon removal services".

Site Location & Hours

Winter Hours in Effect from Thanksgiving Weekend to Victoria Day Weekend.

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


1480 County Road 18 (8th Line) - View Map of Landfill Site Location

Township Residents are also permitted to use the Peterborough Waste Management Facility (Landfill Site). Visit the Peterborough Waste Management Facility Website for Location and Hours of Operation or more information.

No Scavenging is Permitted at the Landfill Site.

Landfill Site Passes

Each year, two Landfill Site passes are provided to ratepayers in the tax billing package. Keep them safe as a replacement pass will cost $10.00. 

If you receive your tax bill via email, your landfill pass is waiting for you at the Smith Landfill (1480 County Road 18) upon your next visit.

A replacement pass can be purchased only from the Township office at 1310 Centre Line, Smith Ward.

Remember that passes need to be presented each time you make a trip to the Landfill, and only Selwyn Township residents have use of the Landfill site.


There is a WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) bin located at the Smith Landfill Site.

Acceptable materials include:

Computers including all peripherals and cords, computer tablets, laptops, all types of phones (corded, cordless, mobile, smart), answering machines, pagers, radios, speakers, turntables, TVs, VCRs, DVD players and Blu-ray players (no VCR tapes, CDs, DVDs); cameras (digital, manual and video), gaming devices and accessories (no game cartridges).

Note: Gasoline powered or freon items are not permitted in the bin.

Remember to wipe any drives, etc. prior to dropping off your materials.

Household Hazardous Waste

Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (also called MHSW) does not belong in the garbage or blue box recycling, as it contains toxins that are harmful to human and environmental health.

Household Hazardous Waste Depot (HHWD) at the Smith Landfill Site is now CLOSED and will reopen June 2023.

Hazardous waste can also be taken to the Pido Road Hazardous Waste Depot - 400 Pido Road, Peterborough. Visit the Peterborough County website to find out more about this program.

Mattresses & Box Springs

Mattresses and Box Springs are now banned from the Smith Landfill Site. Please take them to the Bensfort Road Landfill Site in Peterborough, located at 1260 Bensfort Road. There is a disposal fee per unit for recycling.

Please do not take mattresses to the Pido Road HHW Depot. 

Passenger Vehicle Tires
  • Tires with or without rims accepted
  • Agricultural tires (ie. tractor tires) are not accepted - these must be taken to the Bensfort Road Landfill Site

Up to 10 passenger vehicle tires can be dropped off at the Smith Landfill free-of-charge, however, you do still need to go across the scales to provide the landfill attendant with contact information.

Aquatic Weeds Disposal & Information
  • Residents of Selwyn Township can take aquatic weeds/wild rice to the Landfill located at 1480 8th Line (County Road 18), Selwyn.
  • Please keep aquatic weeds/wild rice separate from other leaf and yard waste.
  • There is no charge to bring this material to the Landfill.
Weed Harvesting
  • Weed harvesting can take place from July until the end of August. Parks Canada - Trent-Sever Waterway (TSW) issues permits annually to mechanical weed harvesters. These harvesters are large machines which cut the weeds, and permit mandates that the harvester is required to remove the cut weeds from the water.
  • If you are hiring a company to remove weeds with a mechanical harvester, ensure that they have a permit from Parks Canada/TSW and make sure you ask about their process. Also, ensure that they remove the weeds from the water. If they do not, they are operating illegally and creating further problems for you and your neighbours.
  • If you witness a harvester or anyone leaving cut weeds in the water, please note the details of the incident (date, time, location, description of the harvester etc.). Take a picture too, if possible.
  • Send the information to Gregg Rutten at Parks Canada/TSW
  • Parks Canada/TSW is very concerned about illegal mechanical weed harvesting and appreciates any information that may assist them to address illegal operations taking place on our lakes.
Methods of Payment

Cash, debit or cheque are accepted.

Waste weighing less than 50 kgs (minimum charge) $5.00
Waste per tonne (includes large appliances and large furnishings) $130.00
Mixed Load (Unsorted) Fees

$10.00 minimum charge


Asbestos material per tonne $250.00
Appliances containing Freon surcharge (plus per tonne rate) Cost Recovery
Leaf and yard waste less than 100 kg's  No Charge
Leaf and yard waste 100 kg's and more per tonne $85.00
Brush weighing less than 50 kg's (minimum charge) $5.00
Brush weighing 50 kg's and more per tonne $115.00
Disaster Debris 40% deducted from the current tipping rate
Replacement Landfill Cards $10.00
Vehicle Weights $10.00
Bag Tags (each) $4.00
 2020 Landfill Service Delivery Review

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