NOTE: There is no telephone service at the landfill. Security cameras are present and operating on site, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Most landfill enquiries can be addressed by reading this information presented below.

Your may also present your enquiry to our on-site landfill attendants, Danielle Albright and Mars Botbyl  during landfill operating days/hours, or by calling the municipal office at 705 744 2700.   Our student landfill attendant Bradlee is also present at the landfill on Saturdays to assist you.

If you witness thefts or break-ins at the landfill, or to report knowlege of persons who are comitting these offences at the landfill, please contact us at 705 744 2700, our local OPP or Crimestoppers where anonymous reports are accepted. Let's put a stop to break-ins and thefts at the Calvin Township!

Waste Management

The Municipality of Calvin takes active measures to prolong the life of the Municipal Landfill Site. Although the landfill site’s useful life is limited, studies show it is possible to increase the life expectancy.

The Municipality works in partnership with Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority, Ontario Electronic Stewardship and Ontario Tire Stewardship to recycle scrap metal, electronics and tires.

We have an area for reusable items called “Free to a Good Home” also known as “The Calvin Mall”.

Landfill Site

The municipal landfill site is located at 111 Adams Road.

Summer hours: May 1 to September 30

Tuesday: 1 pm to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 3 pm

Winter hours: October 1 to April 30

Tuesday: 1 pm to 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 3 pm

Upon entering the landfill, you will be required to present your landfill pass and if necessary, proof of address. Each pass allows 2 ‘free day’ uses. When the pass card is empty residents of Calvin pay $1.00 per bag.  Non-resident user fees are $2.00 per bag and double the tipping fees outlined in By-Law 2024-19, Schedule C. 

To help speed your visit to the landfill, you are requested to sort recyclables from household garbage, both in clear bags or in the case of recyclables, in a seperate bin you take home with you. Cardboard must be sorted seperately. 

If you are a new resident, upon providing proof of Calvin residency, you may obtain a pass card (free) from the Landfill Attendant at the landfill site.

In addition to the free services available to Calvin residents using the landfill pass, fees for other landfill drop offs are set out below. Fees are collected (cash or cheque only) at the landfill when you arrive. A receipt will be issued by the landfill attendant. 


See Calvin Landfill Recylcing Information for items that are accepted or not accepted [PDF: 119 KB]

See Sorting Your Recyclables at the Calvin Landfill [PDF: 718.73 KB]

See Hazardous Waste Site [PDF: 142 KB] for location in North Bay, hours of operation, and a list of some basic types of hazardous material. For more information on Household Hazardous Waste, visit the City of North Bay website.

See 2025 Blue-Box-Transition Program - Backgrounder [PDF: 2.37 MB]

See 2022-030 Schedule C Landfill Fee Schedule C

The Municipality of Calvin also works with the Ontario Medication Returns Program (OMRP) and the Ontario Sharps Collection Program (OSCP), which administer and offer drop off locations through a very large network of community pharmacies across the province. Through the OMRP, any member of the public can return unused or expired medications or health products directly back to the pharmacy. The OSCP offers members of the public an approved sharps container for medical sharps and needles, this container can be retrieved at your local pharmacy. Both of these programs are completely free to the public as they are funded by the producers.

The programs already exist and operate in our community. The programs provide for safe and proper disposal, diverting pharmaceuticals and sharps away from landfills. Furthermore, redirecting these waste streams to the OMRP network will reduce our risks and costs in managing them.

  • The Health Products Stewardship Association operates programs locally through participating pharmacies to collect these products.
  • Visit your local participating pharmacy to return these products. Find the one nearest you by visiting or by downloading the Recyclepedia App on your device.
  • Pharmaceuticals/medications/prescription drugs and medical sharps are household hazardous waste and should not be placed in the regular garbage collection.

2022/23 Landfill Monitoring Report

2022-2023 Enviro Monitoring Summary

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Municipality of Calvin at 705-744-2700.