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Waste & Recycling

The County of Peterborough is gathering data to update their Waste Management Master Plan. Your input would be appreciated. To take the waste management survey, please click here.

The Municipality of Trent Lakes has an ongoing commitment to provide our residents with environmentally responsible and cost effective solid waste management services.

Transfer Stations
Electronic Recycling
Green Bin Composting
Household Hazardous Waste
Info Sheet: Blue Box Items
Recycling Products
Trent Lakes Waste Audit Report (November 2015)

Waste reduction and recycling support programs have been established at four transfer sites at key geographical locations to encourage sustainable waste management practices and enhance municipal waste diversion activities. Many of the programs are through partnership with the County of Peterborough and allow us to offer a diversity of waste reduction programs to our residents in compliance with the Ministry of Environment Certificates of Approval unique to each site.

Waste management efficiency and practices are regularly reviewed as the Municipality of Trent Lakes continues in its commitment to environmental protection and preservation.

How to Use the Trent Lakes Waste & Recycling App

What Goes Where? is a handy database if you are unsure how to dispose of an item. Just type the item into the What do you want to recycle? box.

Select Collection Requirement at the bottom centre of the module and you will be taken to a list of headings on the following: Recycling Programs, Garbage Program, Transfer Stations hours and locations, Household Hazardous Waste, Leaf and Yard, Enviroment Event Days. By clicking on each heading you will be provided with information on that item specific to Trent Lakes.

At anytime you can select the home icon in the upper right corner of the module to reset the module for a new search.

For information on


Waste Transfer Sites and bear populations

All Waste Transfer Sites use bear-proof bins for household waste that could be an attractant to bears. Waste Transfer Sites will temporarily close if there is a black bear on the site during hours of operation.  This is to protect public safety.

For more information on bears please check our Animal Control page or The Ministry of Natural Resources Bear Wise page

Emergency encounters: Call 911
Non-emergency encounters call the Bear Wise reporting line: 1-866-514-2327 (April 1st to November 30)