Recycling Information

Recycling Information

Fibres and Containers

The Township of The Archipelago has a two-stream recycling program, fibre and containers which must be disposed of in two separate bins.  These materials are accepted at all of the Township's transfer sites and the Site 9 Landfill Site.  Residents are encouraged to recycle and to follow the acceptable waste recycling guide

Battery Recycling

All of the Township's sites collect rechargeable and single-use batteries weighing 5 kg or less for recycling.  Please note that wet-cell, damaged or defective batteries cannot be accepted.  For more information regarding the handling and types of batteries that can be recycled, please visit the Call2Recycle website.

Electronic Waste

The Township of The Archipelago is an Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) approved electronics collector.  OES is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that operates the regulated electronics recycling program in Ontario. The OES ensures that end-of-life electronics are handled in a safe, secure and environmentally-sound manner.

Household electronics are collected and diverted from the waste stream, free of charge, at the Site 9 Landfill Site and the Healey Lake, Crane Lake, and Woods Bay Transfer Stations. 

Please refer to the following list of accepted electronic items.  The following items are not accepted.

Why Recycle Electronics?

Some electronics contain toxic substances such as mercury and heavy metals.  If not handled appropriately, these toxins can have environmental impacts leading to serious health and safety concerns.  Approved collectors properly handle and recycle electronics to prevent harmful substances from entering the environment.

What Happens to E-Waste?

After you drop off your electronic equipment, it is sent to an electronics processor where it is disassembled and sent for recycling.  Glass, plastic, metals and chemicals are all recovered in the process.

Remember to …
  • clear personal information from your computer
  • remove cassettes, DVDs and CDs from the device
  • remove batteries and ink cartridges

Clothing and Textile Recycling

Diabetes Canada has established drop boxes at the Crane Lake, Healey Lake and Woods Bay Transfer Stations and at the Site 9 Landfill.  Accepted is gently used clothing, bedding, sleeping bags, belts and ties, drapes and other cloth-based items.

Recycling of Gently Used Items

The Township has established re-use centres at Crane Lake, Healey Lake, Woods Bay, Devil's Elbow and the Sheep Head Transfer Stations and at the Site 9 Landfill site.   Material must be approved by the attendant before being deposited and is free for anyone to pick up.


For additional recycling information, please refer to Accepted Items and Fees