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Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste drop-off will not be offered by the Municipality in 2020.  Please refer to the Pido Road location for drop off.

Recycling, electronic and hazardous waste is managed by the County of Peterborough. For information on the recycling contract and services, please visit the County of Peterborough website.

If you need information on recycling in general, please contact either the County of Peterborough at (705) 775-2737 x 0 or the Municipality of Trent Lakes (705) 738-3800.

Household Hazardous Waste

The County of Peterborough operates one (1) Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Trent Lakes, at the Buckhorn Transfer Station Site. This Facility is seasonal and only open specific days and hours during its period of operation.

Household Hazardous Waste can contain toxins that are harmful to human and environmental health. Please keep all materials in their original containers and store in a cool dry place until you can bring them to us. Containers up to 20 litres or 5 gallons can be  accepted. Please bring these materials to a household hazardous waste depot for careful handling.

Buckhorn Household Hazardous Waste Hours of Operation:

June to Labour Day

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Noon – 4:30 pm

Labour Day to Thanksgiving

Noon – 4:30 pm

Household hazardous waste can be taken year-round to the Pido Road Hazardous Waste Depot located in Peterborough.

Pido Road Depot Household Hazardous Waste Depot:

400 Pido Rd., Peterborough

October 1 to April 30

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 8am-4pm

May 1 to September 30

  • Wednesday and Thursday: 8am-6pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 8am-2pm

Buckhorn Transfer Station

37 Dump Road, County Road 36

(just east of the hamlet of Buckhorn)

Phone: 705-657-9477

Summer hours
(starting Victoria Day)

Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Thursday 8:00 am -4:30 pm

Saturday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Winter hours

(starting Thanksgiving Day)

Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

What Goes Where? Searchable Waste Portal Makes It Easy

If you are having difficulty determining if an item is a recyclable or normal household garbage, Peterborough County has set up a Searchable Waste Portal to assist you.

When you follow the access link below you will be taken to the Peterborough County Searchable Waste Portal page. Scroll down and select Trent Lakes on the drop down menu beside “Choose Your Area” and then type in the item you are not sure of (i.e. makeup container) and it will tell you how to dispose of that item as either garbage or as a recycle product and tell you how to prepare the item for recycling. Remember to hit the little house icon if you have more than one item to search.

Access link:  Peterborough County Searchable Waste Portal

You can also download a ‘my waste’ app which includes the searchable portable for your phone or tablets. It can be found at the above link or from the Apple App Store or Android App Google Play.

County Waste Management Plan

The County of Peterborough has developed a County-specific Waste Management Master Plan.

Peterborough County Waste Management Master Plan