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Notice to North Monaghan Residents - Clear Bag Collection

The Clear Bag Collection program came into effect January 1, 2020.

The first collection in the North Monaghan ward will take place this Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

(This notice has been provided to avoid rejection for the use of coloured or tinted bags)

Garbage and Recycling Announcements

Peterborough County Gold Star Recycler Program

Peterborough County Garbage to Garden Program

Curbside Collection

Household Waste Sorting Guide

Pilot Organic Waste Program - Millbrook Residents Only

As of November 1, 2019, the Township of Cavan Monaghan will begin a pilot Organic Waste Program for Millbrook area residents. This program has been put in place to increase the waste diversion by encouraging the separation of organic materials from actual waste. Residents in the pilot program area will have a curbside and kitchen collector bin delivered to their homes on October 18 and 19. These bins will be left at the end of the driveway and inside will be a poster with more information about the program. The Township has put together a organic waste sorting guide that can be used as a reference.

For residents moving in after the start date, please contact the Public Works Department for bin pick-up.

Organic Waste Frequently Asked Questions.


Garbage bagGarbage Curbside Pickup - Garbage must be to curb by 7 a.m. of collection day

Cavan Ward - Friday
Millbrook Ward - Friday
North Monaghan Ward - Wednesday


The Clear Bag Program has begun and residents are encouraged to begin purchasing clear bags for household waste that is not recyclable. Starting January 1, 2020 no coloured or tinted bags will be accepted curbside or at the Transfer Station.

Please be advised that as of January 4, 2016 bag tags are no longer required for curbside collection. Residents can dispose a maximum of two bags per week at the curbside without bag tags. Commercial property owners who are presently served by curbside can dispose a maximum of four bags per week without tags. Any bags above the maximum must be taken to the Cavan Monaghan Transfer Station, where a fee of $2.50 per bag will apply.

All garbage must abide by Waste Disposal By-law No. 2012-06, and therefore must not contain recyclable materials, leaves, or grass clippings. Garbage must be in a proper container as defined in to mean standard metal or plastic refuse containers with lids, or standard garbage bags fastened at the top weighing no more than 30 pounds each.


Recycling BinRecycling Bin Pickup - Recycling must be to curb by 7 a.m. of collection day

Cavan Ward - Friday
Millbrook Ward - Friday
North Monaghan Ward - Wednesday

Please note that all recyclable items must be clean and free of contamination. The County of Peterborough is responsible for collecting the blue box recyclables on a weekly basis. Recyclables will only be picked up if they are in Recycling bins. Blue tinted "recycling bags" will not be collected. Blue boxes may be purchased at the Cavan Monaghan Municipal Office (988 County Rd 10) or Transfer Station (1427 Syer Line) for $5.00 each.

For more information on recycling collection, including what you can and cannot place in your blue box containers, visit the Peterborough County Waste Management webpage or contact them by telephone at 705-775-2737 or by email at The service provider is Emterra, and they can be reached at 705-742-3139 for any recycling collection inquiries.  Alternatively, the County can be contacted at 705-775-2737 for questions or concerns.

Leaf and Yard Waste

Leaf and Yard WasteMust be placed at the curb by 7 am on the Monday and can be picked up at any time during the week.

Spring Pickup All Wards - Weeks of May 13 and May 27
Fall Pickup All Wards - Weeks of October 14 and 28 and November 11 and 25

If you have missed the Leaf and Yard Waste collection weeks, Leaf and Yard Waste is accepted at the Peterborough Waste Management Facility (1260 Bensfort Road, Peterborough). Leaf and Yard Waste less than 100 kg is accepted at this location free of charge.


Backyard Composting

Composter and DigesterThe County of Peterborough does not currently run a curbside compost collection program within the Township of Cavan Monaghan.

Peterborough County sells a variety of composters at the County Public Works Office (310 Armour Road, Peterborough) and additionally offers Garbage to Garden, an at home composter installation program, in the summer.

Garbage to Garden registration opens on May 1, 2019.

The following PDF links outline the differences between composters and digesters:
Composter Information
Digester Information

For more information on how to get a composter or digester please visit the Peterborough County Waste Management webpage or contact them by telephone at 705-775-2737 or by email at


Transfer Station

Location: 1427 Syer Line, 705-932-5445

Transfer Station Regular Hours

 Monday  9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
 Tuesday - Thursday Closed
 Friday  9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
 Saturday  9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
 Sunday Closed

Please note: Residents that use the Transfer Station to dispose of their garbage can pick up their 2019 Bag Tags on site at the Transfer Station.

Residents who choose the bag tag program and dispose of their garbage at the Transfer Station will not be permitted to utilize curbside collection. Residents wishing to use this program will need to register for their tags at the Transfer Station. Tipping fees will still apply for any excess waste at the Transfer Station.

Transfer Station Fees

Under the User Fees and Charges By-Law No. 2019-26, the following fees apply for waste dropped off at the Cavan Monaghan Transfer Station:

  • Bagged Garbage: Each bag must be tagged, tags are available at the Transfer Station for $2.50
  • Loose Garbage and unrecyclable waste: minimum of $5 and up to $100 per 1/2 ton truck load and/or as determined by a Transfer Station Attendant
  • Blue Box recyclables (must be clean): Free
  • Bulky Plastic recyclables: Free
  • Styrofoam (not including packing peanuts): Free
  • Shingles: $10 per bundle to max of $100
  • Small Furniture: $10 each
  • Large Furniture: $20 each
  • Special Items (e.g. boats): $100
  • Construction/Demolition/Renovation (including drywall): $100 per 1/2 ton truck load
  • Scrap Metal: Free
  • Tires (no rims): Free

Please be considerate to Transfer Station attendants and other users and put your waste items in the correct locations. Please note that the Cavan Monaghan Transfer Station no longer accepts Bulky Plastic Items.

Re-Use Centre

The Transfer Station has a re-use centre on site. Residents are able to drop off gently-used items that other residents may find useful. Please be advised that textiles and/or clothing are not accepted in the re-use centre.

Bulky Plastic Recycling

The following Bulky Plastics items are accepted at the Transfer Station:

  • Laundry baskets
  • Blue boxes
  • Buckets with the handles removed
  • Plastic Lawn furniture
  • Plastic Drums
  • Storage totes
  • Milk crates
  • Garbage cans (not black)
  • Plastic step stools

Children's toys (All metal removed):

  • Beach shovel/pail sets
  • Frisbees
  • Slides with metal removed
  • Hard plastic children's pools

The following items are not accepted at the Transfer Station:

  • Coolers
  • Anything off a house (vinyl siding, eavestrough, toilet seats, etc)
  • Anything off a car (bumpers, consoles, etc)
  • Black plastic
  • Resin wicker products
  • Anything pipe-shaped (pvc pipes, hoses, etc)
  • Anything with metal on it

Electronic Waste Recycling

The Transfer Station accepts Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Material.

The following Electronics are accepted at the Transfer Station:

  • Audio and video players
  • Cameras
  • Cellular phones, PDAs and pagers
  • Computer Peripherals, laptops and desktop
  • Copiers
  • Equalizers
  • Pre-amplifiers
  • Microwaves
  • Monitors
  • Power Supplies
  • Printing Devices
  • Printer Cartridges
  • Radios, Speakers
  • Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Telephones (physical and accessories)
  • Televsions
  • Tuners
  • Turntable
  • Typewriters
  • UPS Batteries
  • Video Players/Projectors
  • Wires
  • Servers
  • Networking Equipment

*The Township recommends removing all personal and private information from Electronic equipment prior to disposal.

Items Not Accepted at Transfer Station:

Mattress Recycling Program

Please be advised that as of September 1, 2015 the County and City of Peterborough will be introducing a new recycling program for mattresses and box springs. Studies indicate that approximately 11,000 mattresses and box springs find their way to the Peterborough City/County Waste Management Facility every year. The Township of Cavan Monaghan will be joining the mattress program and therefore, as of August 1, 2015, the Transfer Station will no longer be accepting mattresses and box springs.

Mattresses and box springs must now be taken to the Peterborough Waste Management Facility (1260 Bensfort Road, Peterborough). The cost is $11.00 per unit.

Please click here for more information.

Freon Items (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, water coolers & dehumidifiers)

Freon items can be taken to the Peterborough Waste Management Facility (1260 Bensfort Road, Peterborough). The cost is $15.00 per unit, including Freon removal.

Hazardous Waste

Please take household hazardous waste to the Peterborough Household Hazardous Waste Depot (400 Pido Road, Peterborough). Read Hazardous Waste Information or visit the County of Peterborough website for more information.

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