The municipalities of Gore Bay and Gordon/Barrie-Island provide a transfer station for their tax payers to dispose of their garbage and recycling.
Here’s how the transfer station works:
Who can use the Gore Bay Transfer Station? Any landowner in Gore Bay or the township of Gordon/Barrie Island can bring most kinds of sorted waste to the transfer station.
What’s accepted at the transfer station? Waste is sorted into the following categories:
MIXED RECYCLEABLES: We’ve have a “blue bin” system that reduces the amount of sorting you need to do at home. You don’t actually need to bring things in a blue container, but the following items can be mixed together in the same container or clear plastic bag:
- Food and beverage cans: Emptied and rinsed, please. We even accept empty, dry paint cans with lids removed.
- Aluminum foil, wraps and trays: Rinse off all food residue, then crumple foil and trays to make everything as small as possible.
- Plastic containers: We accept empty plastic containers with numbers #1 through #6 that contained food, beverages, personal and pet care products and detergent containers. Empty, rinse and remove all lids, please. FILM PLASTIC will no longer be acceptable (no grocery bags, water bottle, case plastic etc.) Please place these items in with your regular bagged garbage.
- Aseptic Containers : These are the kind of containers that held milk or juice, including juice boxes. Please remove caps and drinking straws, empty all liquids and flatten to take up less space.
OTHER ACCEPTED MATERIALS: Here’s what to do with items not included in the “mixed recyclable” category above:
- Glass: Please separate all glass food jars, beverage bottles and broken drinking glasses in a separate bag or box.
- Electronics: Old TVs, computers or other electronic devices may be disposed in the e-waste bin at the transfer station.
- Compost: We can’t accept wet, organic waste at the transfer station, so please compost it at home.
- Cardboard: Please store your cardboard in a dry place and bring it to the transfer station flattened and tied up. We accept all corrugated cardboard, single-layer cardboard, books and newspapers.
- Scrap metal: This is different than food and pop cans. There’s a bin for scrap metal at the transfer station and the attendant will quote a fee for using it depending on how much metal you have.
- Remaining waste: We do accept household garbage that doesn’t fit into any of the categories mentioned so far, but it must be delivered in clear garbage bags. No opaque bags will be accepted, including smaller coloured shopping bags contained in larger clear ones.
ITEMS WE CAN’T ACCEPT: There are some things we can’t accept at the Gore Bay transfer station. These include:
- Hazardous waste: Anything that’s poison or explosive fits into this category. Gore Bay at present does not have a system in place for collecting and disposing of hazardous materials.
- Medical wastes: This includes anything related to medical treatments, including diabetic needles. Either of the two local pharmacies or the medical centre can help you get rid of medical waste safely.
- Building materials: We can’t accept building waste, but you can get rid of it with Dodge Haulage (705-869-3867) or contact Riverside Enterprises (705-869-2447) to have it taken to the Espanola Landfill site.
- Styrofoam: Of any description (NO meat trays or any packing material of any kind).
HOURS OF OPERATION:
SUMMER HOURS (JUNE 15 TO SEPTEMBER 15)
- MONDAY: 8AM – 3PM
- WEDNESDAY: 11AM – 7PM
- SATURDAY: 9AM – 1PM
FALL, WINTER & SPRING HOURS (SEPTEMBER 16 TO JUNE 14)
- WEDNESDAY: 12PM – 5:30PM
- SATURDAY: 9AM – 1PM
QUESTIONS ABOUT WASTE & RECYCLING? Call the town office at 705-282-2040 or email us.