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Transfer Facility


The Kenora Area Solid Waste Transfer Facility is regulated through the Ministry of the Environment and operates under a Certificate of Approval Number 3840-4LHJFE.

All items brought to the Transfer Facility shall be source separated and must be weighed prior to disposing the materials in their appropriate area.

Source separation areas are provided for tires, white goods, scrap metal, construction and demolition materials, clean wood, trees and branches, used cooking oil, vehicle and boat batteries, propane tanks, and a recycling depot.

A Reuse Area is also available where construction and demolition materials along with household items can be set aside and are accessible to other members of the public for re-use purposes. Note that other than the re-use areas there is no scavenging permitted within the Facility. With the exception of customers depositing their materials on site, all other areas within the facility are restricted to the general public.

There is charge to drop off items in the Reuse Area

Household Hazardous Waste can be brought to the Transfer Facility only on specific dates. A listing of hazardous materials and dates are provided in Household Hazardous Waste.

Customers who come to the Transfer Facility with large quantities of construction and demolition materials are required to transport the materials to the Kenora Area Landfill Site, located on Highway 671 (Jones Road) 12 kilometers north of Highway 17A.   Large loads must first be weighed at the Transfer Station and then dumped at the Kenora Area Landfill Site.

On Sundays, trailer loads that cannot be unloaded by hand are not accepted.

All materials coming into the Transfer Facility are eventually redirected as follows:

  • Clean Wood/Brush – Chipped and used as hog fuel
  • Construction & Demolition – Kenora Area Landfill
  • Recycling Materials – Cascades Recovery Inc. Winnipeg
  • White Goods & Scrap Metal – To scrap dealer
  • 20 lb Propane Tanks – Reclaimed by distributors
  • Tires – Recycled

Kenora Area Solid Waste
Transfer Facility

401 Melick Avenue
Kenora, Ontario P9N 3C6

Hours of Operation:

*reminder the scales closes 1/2 hour before closing time

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours April  – October
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

November – March
12 noon – 4 p.m.

We are happy to see that our residents recycle!

In 2018, we diverted 1,397 tonnes of recycled items (comingle, paper, plastics, and cans) from the landfill.   That’s a ‘ton’ of recycling collected at the recycle depot and in the blue box at curbside.