Office: 120 Marks Street, Box# 1330 Atikokan / ON P0T 1C0

Residential Collection

The Town of Atikokan’s curbside garbage and recycling collection is provided by an independent contractor and operated in accordance with By-Law #24-20 – Waste Management.

Collection Schedule

Recycling is collected weekly on Tuesday. Garbage is collected weekly in accordance with the Collection Schedule.

Garbage Collection Schedule

Preparing garbage or recycling for pick-up:

  • Each household is permitted two free garbage receptacles (bags or cans) but may place two additional bags out for collection if bag tags are attached.
  • There is no limit on how many recycling receptacles may be collected, provided they fit the size and weight restrictions.
  • No garbage or recycling container can be larger than 121L in volume and 36” in height. Garbage bags must be between 50L and 120 L in capacity. The container or bag and any garbage/recycling it contains cannot weight more than 33 lbs (15 kg) for curbside collection.
  • Recycling bags must be clear or blue transparent bags.
  • Any garbage or recycling that does not readily fit in a receptacle (such as cardboard) will be collected as a bundle provided it is not more than 3’ (.09 m) in length and securely tied.
  • Bundles cannot weight more than 33 lbs (15 kg) for garbage or 10 lbs (4.53 kg) for recycling.
  • All garbage or recycling shall be placed at the designated pick-up point no later than 8:00 AM on the day of collection.
  • Between the months of May 1 to October 31, no person shall place garbage at the pick up point earlier than 5:00 AM on the day of pick up.
  • Between the months of November 1 to April 30, no person shall place garbage at the pick up point earlier than 5:00 AM on the day of pick up, unless the garbage is stored in an Approved Container.

What can be recycled:

  • #1 PETE and #2 HDPE plastics
  • Aluminum
  • Tin cans
  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper, box board, household paper, magazines

What cannot be recycled:

  • Styrofoam
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Waxed products (milk cartons, juice boxes, soap boxes)
  • Gift wrap
  • Ketchup, sour cream, yogurt containers, Tropicana products marked #2

Why wasn’t my garbage/recycling picked up?

  • Were your cans, bags or bundles placed at the curbside by 8:00 AM on the assigned collection day (Tuesday for recycling)?
  • Does your can, bag or bundle weigh more than 33 lbs (15 kg)?
  • Do you have more than two receptacles without bag tags? Are your bag tags affixed to the bag so they can be seen by the collector?
  • Are your recycling items contaminated or do you have items that cannot be recycled mixed in?
  • Dirty items or garbage will not be collected with recycling.
  • Are any cardboard boxes broken down and neatly bundled within the size requirements?
  • Have animals destroyed your bags?


Landfill & Transfer Station

The Town of Atikokan owns and maintains a landfill site located on Pipeline Road, approximately 18 km from Town and a Transfer Station located on Highway 622.

Using the Transfer Station

The transfer station will accept almost all household waste.
Pull up to the transfer station and proceed to the landfill attendant, they will collect your token and direct you where to dump. If you are dumping material that does not require a token, you will still need to see the attendant so they may inspect your load and direct you.
For most household waste, the attendant will direct you to the transfer bins. Simply back up the ramp to the large yellow bin and unload your waste.

Using the Pipeline Road Landfill

Large construction/demolition projects should be brought to the Pipeline Road Landfill. Large loads of waste may also be directed to the Pipeline Road Landfill by the Transfer Station Attendant. The landfill is unmanned, to dump there first report to the Transfer Station during operating hours and see the Transfer Station Attendant who will inspect your load and sign you out a key.

Tipping Fees (link to Fees page)

Hours of Operation

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Station is closed on the following statutory holidays:

New Year’s Day
Good Friday
Easter Sunday
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
Canada Day