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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, Gladman, and Hammell.

Merrick Landfill Payment Options: Credit/Debit - NO CASH

For payments, the Merrick Landfill accepts Credit or Debit. Since 2020, the Merrick Landfill has ceased accepting cash as payment. 


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
Appliances containing refrigerant (includes refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and some water coolers) $25.00 / Appliance

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.