Municipal Services

Garbage & Recycling

We are pleased to announce that Garbage Bag Tags, Open-Air Buring Permits(aka Fire Permit), and Animal Tags can be purchased online directly through our website.

Online purchases can be made using visa, Mastercard, or Interac Online banking.

As an alternative to purchasing online, please note that services can also be purchased directly at the Municipal Office.

If you need any assistance, you can contact us at 705-752-1410 x221.


Callander’s waste material is dictated by the Municipal Waste Management by-law 2017-1522.

Waste material is handled in the following ways:

Please note that there is no municipal dump in Callander. Residents are requested to use the Merrick Landfill Site off Highway 11 North on Sand Dam Road in Merrick Township. Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5pm; Saturday 8am – 5pm; Sundays – Only summer months (Victoria Day to Thanksgiving) 12pm – 4pm. For more information, please visit:

The Municipality’s cost for garbage is largely determined by the weight of the waste. For this reason, all Callander residents are urged to minimize their garbage and help keep the community clean. The Municipality encourages participation in the following initiatives:

Garbage Pick Up Schedule

Residential urban: Tuesday commencing at 7:00 am

Residential rural: Friday commencing at 7:00 am

Contractor: GFL - Green For Life
Phone: (705) 472-1768

Municipal Waste Management By-Law No. 2017-1522

Collection Requirements: All waste set out for collection must be in a covered container and must be bagged so as to prevent loose waste. Waste and recycling must be set out for collection no earlier than 7:00 pm the day before collection and removed by 9:00 am on the day following collection. Property owners will be responsible for cleaning up any spilled materials and/or waste promptly.

Collection limits: Collection of waste will be restricted to 3 containers per week for residential and 6 containers per week for commercial. There will be no changes to the waste and recyclable materials collected or the scheduled dates and/ or time for collection.

Bag Tag Program: Residents will have the option to purchase garbage bag tags when additional collection is required. Garbage bag tags will be available at the Municipal Office at a cost of $3.00 per tag.

Curbside Recycling Bi-Weekly Schedule: 2022 Bi-weekly curb-side Recycling Schedule

Week One – Day One (Wednesday): Callander Bay Drive, Cedar Lane, Davis Avenue, Hwy.#654 W (to Pinecreek Road), Hwy. #94 S. (to Petro Can Station), Keeling Drive, Lake Nosbonsing Road, Mountain Road, Pebble Beach Drive, Pinecreek Crescent, Pinecreek Road, Pinehill Drive, Soul Road, Stone Road, Terrace Road, Wasi Falls Road, Wookey Road

Week One – Day Two (Thursday): Avenue A, Bay Street, Burrit Street, Catherine Street, Cedargrove Court, Eglington Road, Fairway Drive, Fleet Street, Golf Course Road, Green Road, Greenwood Road, High Street, Hwy.#94 East, Kilby Lane, King Street, Lansdowne Street, Main Street, Marine Drive, Mill Road, Nichols Street, Nipissing Street, Osprey Crescent, Ottawa Street, Park Street, Pleasantview Place, Steven Place, Swale Street, Toronto Street, View Street, Water Street, Woodlands

Week Two – Day 1 (Thursday): 18th Concession Road, Bayview Road, Birchgrove Drive, Byers Road, Hart Road, Hazelglen Road, Highway #11, South, Hwy.#654 West (west of Pinecreek Road), Hillsiding Road, Latour Crescent, Lighthouse Road, Long Point Drive, Munroe Drive, McDonald Road, Ninovan Road, Rivers Road, Sunrise Bay Drive, Tillicum Bay Road, Waltonian Drive, Watson Road.

Accepted Recyclables – Blue Bin System

Plastic Food & Beverage Containers:  All plastic containers (#1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). This includes plastic egg cartons, plastic muffin containers, tubs and lids, and all small mouth plastic containers. All containers must be less that 5L in size.
NOT ACCEPTED: Styrofoam TM, plastic bags and film, bubble wrap, plastic planting trays, plastic toys, lawn furniture, motor oil containers and gas cans, plastic cutlery, coat hangers, binders, lawn edging.

Aluminum:  Only clean items are accepted. Place loosely in the Blue Box. Empty aerosol cans and empty dry paint cans are now recyclable. Paint can lids must be placed in the Blue Box separately from the can.
NOT ACCEPTED: Paper-backed foil (e.g. lids from take-out food), foil laminates (e.g. potato chip bags).

Glass Bottles and Jars:
All food and beverage glass bottles and jars are accepted, including coloured glass. It is not necessary to remove labels. Place loosely in the Blue Box. Remove and recycle metal lids and plastic lids.
NOT ACCEPTED: Medication bottles, light bulbs, window glass, mirror glass, crystal, drinking glasses, ceramics (e.g. plates, mugs).

Food and Beverage Containers:
All aluminum and steel cans are accepted. All Polycoat cartons (e.g. milk, juice) and Tetra Paks (e.g. drink boxes) are accepted. Remove and discard straws.
NOT ACCEPTED: Do not include full cans or cans containing hazardous materials. These items should be taken to the HHW Depot at 112 Patton Street.

Newspaper and Mixed Paper:
Place the following items either inside or beside the Blue Box:
Newspaper: Including all inserts and flyers. Remove and discard plastic bags.
Mixed Paper: Phone books, junk mail, magazines, catalogues, office paper & envelopes (window & regular), paper bags, and other items that are paper. Staples need not be removed.
NOT ACCEPTED: Waxed or foil-coated paper, potato chip bags, coffee cups, styrofoam, paper that is soiled with food or grease.

Boxboard and Corrugated:
Corrugated cardboard: Flatten and tie in bundles measuring no larger that 75 cm x 75 cm x 20 cm (30” x 30” x 8”). Place bundle(s) beside Blue Box. Use string or twine to tie bundles, not wire.
Boxboard: Cereal, pasta, laundry, and shoe boxes, etc. Remove liners/windows and flatten boxes. Do not mix with newspaper and mixed paper. Bundle with corrugated cardboard.
NOT ACCEPTED: Frozen food boxes that have a wax coating, boxes that are heavily soiled with food or grease.

Recycling is picked up every second week. Please sort and rinse out your recyclables before putting them at the curb.

Recyclables placed in plastic bags, cardboard boxes, recycling totes, carts with wheels or any container or tote that isn’t a standard Blue Box design will not be picked up. Recyclables must be placed in a standard Blue Box, which has a specialized lip that attaches to the recycling truck. These standard boxes can be purchased for $10.00 + HST each at the Municipal Main Office at 280 Main Street North.