Garbage and Recycling

About Garbage and Recycling in Highlands East

The Municipality provides our residents with a number of waste services and initiatives, including:

Diversion Programs

The Municipality offers a variety of diversion programs at the landfill sites such as waste electronics, scrap metal and tires.


These reports describe waste disposal sites and their conditions, operations and make recommendations for their use and continued operation. Copies of these reports are available upon request by contacting the Public Works Department.



Cash will no longer be accepted for landfill tipping fees. Your information will be collected and an invoice will be mailed to you.

Landfill and Recycling Fees
Household Garbage (Less than one cubic-yard.) No Charge
Bulk Garbage (Over one cubic-yard.) $30 per cubic-yard
Recyclable Material No Charge
Scrap Metal No Charge
Tires (Any type. On or off rim. Maximum four per visit.) No Charge
Tagged CFC (Freon) Appliance No Charge
Untagged CFC (Freon) Appliance $50 each
Furniture $20 each
Mattresses or Box Springs $30 each
Commercial Waste, Sorted* $50 per cubic-yard
Commercial Waste, Unsorted** $100 per cubic-yard
Contaminated Soil (Soil must meet all regulatory guidelines for acceptance at landfills.) $50 per cubic-yard
Brush (Four inches in diameter or less.) $20 per cubic-yard
Propane Tank, Empty (Accepted at Mumford Road and Highway 28 landfills only.) No Charge
Oil Tank, Empty (Must be dry and cut in half.) No Charge
Hazardous Waste Material*** such as Batteries, Paint and Oil Not Accepted
Electronic Waste such as TVs, Monitors and Computers No Charge
Boat with Motor and Gas Tank removed $10 per foot
Boat with Motor and Gas Tank Not Accepted
Shingles, Non-hazardous $50 per cubic-yard
Shrink Wrap Not Accepted

Extra or Replacement Landfill Access Passes

$10 per card; $50 per card after the first two
Cottage Kits $5 per kit or ten kits for $40
Composter $40 each
Digester $80 each

All Landfill and Recycling Fees subject to applicable taxes.

* Waste delivered on Pick-ups, Trailers, Bins or Dump Trucks
** Waste delivered on Pick-ups, Trailers, Bins, Dump Trucks or Compactor Trucks
*** These items can be dropped off during scheduled Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days held throughout the year.