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Accepted Items

McDougall Landfill Site 

The McDougall Landfill accepts the following materials from McDougall residents and commercial account holders:
  • Non-hazardous household waste
  • Metals
  • Wood
  • White goods (such as stoves, dishwashers and dryers)
  • Empty propane tanks
  • Large household items and construction/demolition waste such as furniture, shingles, tires, asbestos (properly handled and wrapped)
  • Contaminated soils containing gas/diesel fuels subject to a T-Clip lab test and acceptance by the municipality
  • Electronic Recycling (e-waste)

For a complete list of accepted items, see schedule A of bylaw 2022-32 (pdf 808kb)

McDougall Transfer Station

The McDougall Transfer Station accepts the following materials as per bylaw 2022-32 (pdf 808kb)

  • Household waste not containing any hazardous materials
  • Organic Waste
  • Household recycling as per schedule C
  • Scrap metal (small items under 20 kg) - Larger items must go directly to the landfill
  • Electronic Recycling (e-waste)

For a complete list of accepted items, see schedules C and D of by-law 2022-32 (pdf 808kb)

As noted above, we do not take hazardous materials (see the hazardous waste depot list of acceptable items). We also do not take PCB’s (found in coolants and insulating fluids), medical waste, pathological & radioactive waste, ammunition, explosives, flares, animal carcasses or any unidentified waste.

Hazardous Waste Depot

For details on hazardous materials accepted and not accepted at the Municipal Hazardous & Special Waste Depot on MacFarlane Street in Parry Sound, please refer to  below:



  • Cleaning Fluids
  • Paints
  • Detergents
  • Aerosols
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Antifreeze
  • Ammonia
  • Bleach
  • Acids
  • Batteries
  • Motor Oil
  • Pesticides
  • Car Batteries
  • Propane Tanks
  • Fluorescent Tubes & Bulbs
  • Sharps (stored in plastic container with screw on lid)asoline/Diesel Fuel (must leave original container at transfer station)

Keep materials in original containers or ensure that the contents are clearly labeled.

Not Acceptable

  • Flares
  • PCB's
  • Explosives
  • Syringes/Medical Wastes
  • Asbestos
  • Ammunition
  • Tires
  • Freon
  • Pathological & Radioactive Wastes
  • Roof Shingles
  • Unidentified Wastes

For information on how to dispose of wastes that we do not accept, please contact the Ministry of the Environment at (705) 497-6865.