By recycling household packaging and papers, electronics, tireshousehold hazardous waste, textiles and clothingink jet cartridges and printer toners, appliances, scrap metal, and sharps and medications, you help protect the environment and extend the lifespans of our landfills.

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Household Packaging and Papers (Blue Box)

Recycling can be dropped off at the Haliburton, Harcourt, Kennisis Lake, West Bay and West Guilford Landfills. Recycling MUST be separated into Containers and Papers.

Recycling for Containers

Recycling for ContainersRinse all containers and ensure they are clean of liquids or food

  • Plastic bottles, tubs, containers (caps can be left on)
  • Metal beverage cans, metal food cans
  • Aluminum foil and trays
  • Cartons (including milk, juice, soup, broth, etc.)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Styrofoam (food and drink only)
  • Plastic shopping bags (clean, dry, empty)

Download our Recycling for Containers poster. Print and hang throughout your house!

Recycling for Papers

  • Recycling for PapersBoxboard
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines and catalogues
  • Paper (office, mixed, writing)
  • Envelopes (including ones with windows)
  • Corrugated cardboard (flatter)
  • Brown paper bags
  • Paper egg cartons, paper take-out trays
  • Toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls

Download our Recycling for Papers poster. Print and hang throughout your house!


Electronics recyclingElectronic waste is accepted free of charge at Haliburton Landfill.

  • Cellular devices and pagers
  • Desktop computers
  • Portable computers
  • Display devices
  • Computer peripherals
  • Desktop printers/multi-function devices
  • Non-cellular telephones
  • Personal/portable audio/video systems
  • Home audio/video systems
  • Floor-standing photocopiers/multi-function devices
  • Home theatre in-a-box systems
  • Vehicle audio/video systems (aftermarket)

Image of TireTires

Tires (on or off rims, up to 10) tires per load per day) are accepted free of charge at Haliburton, and Harcourt Landfills.


Appliance recyclingAppliances containing freon such as fridges, freezers and air conditioners, can be dropped off at the Haliburton and Harcourt Landfills for a fee.

Appliances that do not contain freon such as stoves and ovens can be dropped off at the Haliburton, Harcourt, and West Guilford Landfills

Scrap Metal

Scrap metalScrap metal such as metal sinks, metal fencing, metal shelving, etc. can be dropped off at the Haliburton, Harcourt, Kennisis Lake, West Bay, and West Guilford Landfills.

Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous wasteWe host three Household Hazardous Waste Days for Dysart residents to drop off items with the corrosive, explosive, flammable and toxic symbols.

Read more about our upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Days including acceptable items.

Ink jet cartridges and printer toner

Ink jet cartridges and printer tonersReturn ink jet cartridges and printer toner to the manufacturer. Most provide shipping instructions in their packaging or on their websites.

Visit to learn about the take-back options available from printer manufacturers.

Sharps and Medications

Sharps and medicationsSharps (needles, syringes, lancets) and medications (prescription, over-the-counter) do NOT go in your recycling or garbage.

Most pharmacies accept medications and sharps for safe disposal. Sharps must be in an approved bio-medical waste container.

Visit for drop-off locations.

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