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Landfill Operations

The Merrick Landfill is located at 4 Sand Dam Road, North Bay, approximately 21 kilometers from downtown North Bay, off Highway 11 at the end of Sand Dam Road.

The Merrick Landfill Site operates under the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks (MECP) Provisional Certificate of Approval No. A530116. The amended Approval provides for the disposal of domestic, commercial and non-hazardous solid industrial wastes (including digested sewage sludge from the North Bay Wastewater Pollution Control Plant) within a 16.4-hectare area of a 360-hectare site. The Site is approved to accept the designated wastes from the City of North Bay and Municipality of Callander and unorganized townships of Blythe, Merrick, Stewart, Lyman, Notman, Gladman, and Hammell.

Payment options

The Merrick Landfill accepts credit or debit only. Cash payments are not accepted. 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(summer months)
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

NOTE: The landfill is closed on Sundays during the late fall and winter from Thanksgiving Day to Vitoria Day. Closed on most statutory holidays.

Residential Tipping Fees

Landfill Items


The equivalent of 6 bags or less $5.00
7 or more (e.g half tonne truck or trailer) $20.00
Double Load (e.g. vehicle and trailer) $30.00
Mixed Loads - Residential fees are doubled when loads contain recyclables and/or banned material Fee x2
Dual-axle trailers are weighed and charged on a per-weight basis $105.00 /tonne with $20.00 min, $210/tonne if mixed
Mattresses and boxsprings (per piece) $25.00

Appliances containing refrigerant
(includes refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and some water coolers.)


Grass, leaves, concrete (free of rebar) bricks, tires.


Wood and tree brush


Free brush drop-off from May 1 - June 10.

Commercial Tipping Fees

Landfill Items


Industrial/commercial/institutional sources

$105.00/Tonne, $210/Tonne if mixed
Containing asbestos $200.00 / Load
plus tipping fee of $105/Tonne

Contaminated fill

Must contact the landfill operation coordinator to make arrangements for disposal.

$40.00 / Tonne
Organics free of contaminants already chipped wood/grass/leaves Free
Processed biomedical waste $100.00
plus applicable tipping fee
Large Quantities
Contact the Waste Line

Clean Fill (Including brick)

Mattresses / Box springs (Any Size) $25.00 / Piece
Appliances containing refrigerant (includes refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and some water coolers) $25.00 / Appliance

  • Anything that is considered Household Hazardous Waste
  • Corrugated cardboard (must be recycled)
  • Tires (as regular garbage for landfilling, they can be dropped off for recycling but must be separated)
  • Hazardous Waste (see Household Hazardous Waste tab for full info)
  • Liquid waste
  • Pathological waste
  • Electronics

Note: Creosote soaked timbers are only acceptable in small volumes from residential customers. For large projects involving creosote soaked timbers, please contact the Landfill Operations Coordinator (


All Asbestos and Contaminated Soil Disposal requests must include this form

Asbestos And Soil Disposal Form


At the Merrick Landfill, we have processes and policies which allow us to safely accept asbestos and certain contaminated soils. 


For asbestos: All requests to dispose of asbestos must be made at least 24 hours in advance of bringing it to the landfill, and the above form must be filled out and sent to Please call the Merrick Landfill at 705-495-0746 before sending requests and do not assume the load is approved until you receive confirmation from staff. E-mails are not always monitored. All asbestos must be disposed of in accordance with provincial regulations. 


For Contaminated Soils: For Contaminated Soils to be accepted at Merrick Landfill, the soil must be tested to Schedule 4 Leachate Quality Criteria as determined by a certified laboratory using approved TCLP or mSPLP. All samples must also be tested for PFAS and show non-detection. Additional samples or parameters may be requested, please confirm with the Landfill Coordinator. 

Sampling of the soil will be conducted in such a way as to provide results representative of the full amount of soil. All Ontario Regulation 558 sample results shall be provided to the City with the return of this form. Deliveries to the Merrick Landfill will be rejected if analytical results have not been approved.


For Clean Fill: Clean Fill must meet Table 1 Agricultural Standards as listed in the Soil, Groundwater and Sediment Standards for use under Part XV.1 of the EPA, April 5, 2011.


Any questions can be directed to the Landfill Operations Coordinator via email:

Merrick Landfill Catchment Area