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Landfill Operations

Merrick Landfill is located approximately 21 kilometres from downtown North Bay, off Highway 11 North on Sand Dam Road in Merrick Township. It operates Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sundays during summer months only (Victoria Day to Thanksgiving) from noon until 4 p.m. The Merrick Landfill Site operates under the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks (MECP) Provisional Certificate of Approval No. A530116.

The amended Approval provides 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 Callendar and unorganized townships of Blythe, Merrick, Stewart, Lyman, Notman, Gladmanand Hammell.

Applicable to:

- Household garbage

- Construction/renovation debris...etc

In order to encourage the separation of these items, a Mixed Load tipping fee is being proposed. This mixed load fee shall be applied when there is a refusal to separate recyclable items. Mixed loads will be defined as containing more than 10% recyclable, compostable (yard waste), or separable items (metal, wood, mattresses, concrete, etc.) accepted in current waste diversion programs offered by the City.
As of March 1st, 2020:
A mixed load tipping fee will be implemented at $204.00 per metric tonne for weighed commercial and residential loads.
A mixed load tipping fee will be implemented at $10.00 per load for residential loads of 6 bags or less.
A mixed load tipping fee will be implemented at $40.00 per load for residential loads greater than 6 bags.
A mixed load tipping fee will be implemented at $60.00 per load for residential loads greater than 6 bags with a double load.

Residential Tipping Fees

Free Brush Period Ends on June 12.

Landfill Item(s) Cost
Equivalent of 6 bags or less $5.00
All private vehicles with quantities greater than 6 bags $20.00
All private vehicles with a double load (full vehicle with single axle trailer) $30.00
Appliances containing refrigerant substances (untagged) $25.00
plus applicable tipping fee
All private vehicles with a tandem axle trailer $102.00 / Tonne
(Minimum $20.00)
In small quantities
No Charge
Matresses / Boxsprings (Any Size) $17.00 / Piece


Commercial Tipping Fees

Landfill Item(s) Cost
Industrial/commercial/institutional sources $102.00 / Tonne
Containing asbestos $200.00 / Load
plus applicable tipping fee

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 $0.00
Processed biomedical waste $100.00
plus applicable tipping fee
Large Quantities
Contact the Waste Line

Clean Fill (Including brick) No Charge
Mattresses / Box springs (Any Size) $17.00 / Piece

Anything that is considered Household Hazardous Waste including:

  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Tires (as regular garbage for landfilling)
  • 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.



Company:                                                                          Date:                                                  


Address:                                                                          Phone #:                                            

Contact Person:                                                                Fax #:                                                


Permission is hereby requested to landfill:


 __________Tonnes of Asbestos*                      ____________Bags of Asbestos*

 __________Tonnes of contaminated soil**        ____________Tonnes of clean fill**


This material is being removed from: _______________________, _____________________.

                                                                           Site address                Municipality Name


Material will be delivered to Merrick Landfill

                       on: ________________________at_____________________ (estimate if not known)

                                    (date)                                       (time)


Material will be hauled by:                                                                                                           

(Company Name, if different from above)


Hauler Contact Name and Phone Number:                                                                                 


To be completed by Landfill Scale Attendant:


Delivery Received by:                                                           ,                                                    

                                                 (Name)                                         (Signature)                     


Invoice Number(s):_______________________________________________       


Date:                                    Amount:                                         tonnes                                       



-Send Asbestos Requests to: Merrick Landfill (Phone) 705-495-0746 (Fax) 705-495-1832

(e-mail),, and Please call before sending request and do not assume load is approved until you receive confirmation from staff. E-mails are not always monitored.

-Send Soil Requests to: Candice Gummo (Phone) 705-474-0400 ext. 6110 (Cell) 705-303-8607




  • Merrick Landfill asbestos deliveries must comply with Ontario Regulation 347 and must be approved by landfill staff 24 hours in advance of delivery.

**   Contaminated soil must be tested to Schedule 4 Leachate Quality Criteria as determined by a certified laboratory using approved TCLP. 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. Screening of the soil will be conducted in such a way as to provide results representative of all loads. 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.