The Dirty Truth about the Huron Landfill

bull dozer at a landfill or construction site

Learn more about the future of the Huron Landfill and what we are doing to extend the life expectancy of the landfill in Huron-Kinloss.

In 2017, the fill rate of the Huron Landfill site, located on Concession 6 East, saw double the amount of waste deposited in the site compared to 2013. In comparison to all of the Municipalities in Bruce County, Huron-Kinloss deposited the most waste into their landfill at 10,927 cubic metres and has a population of just under 7,000 people (2016 Census). To put this in perspective, Kincardine deposited approx. 6,000 cubic metres of waste in their landfills (combined total) and their community has a population of just under 12,000 people (2016 Census). Saugeen Shores deposited approximately 9,000 cubic metres of waste in their landfill and their population is just under 14,000 people (2016 Census).

If we continue to deposit this much waste in our landfill year over year, the life expectancy of the landfill will decrease from 13 years to 9 years! In order for the life expectancy of the Huron Landfill to remain at 13 years we need to decrease the amount of waste being deposited back to the annual average of 7,440 cubic metres.

But how do we do this? First of all, by encouraging and educating rate payers to use recycling programs and by investigating who is using the landfill site. During 2018, you may have noticed the landfill attendants asking where the waste was coming from, or where you live. Through asking these simple questions, we were able to determine that a lot of waste was coming from outside of the Huron-Kinloss boundaries (by individuals and contractors). Knowing this information, the Township has put measures in place to investigate more recycling options, update fees for disposal of certain items and update procedures to enforce the "residents only" by-law.

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We hope your visit at the Huron Landfill site is as enjoyable as a landfill visit can be, so let's work together to ensure everyone is educated and understanding of these new or new-to-you by-laws and policies.

Learn more about the future of the Huron Landfill and what we are doing to extend the life expectancy of the landfill in Huron-Kinloss.

In 2017, the fill rate of the Huron Landfill site, located on Concession 6 East, saw double the amount of waste deposited in the site compared to 2013. In comparison to all of the Municipalities in Bruce County, Huron-Kinloss deposited the most waste into their landfill at 10,927 cubic metres and has a population of just under 7,000 people (2016 Census). To put this in perspective, Kincardine deposited approx. 6,000 cubic metres of waste in their landfills (combined total) and their community has a population of just under 12,000 people (2016 Census). Saugeen Shores deposited approximately 9,000 cubic metres of waste in their landfill and their population is just under 14,000 people (2016 Census).

If we continue to deposit this much waste in our landfill year over year, the life expectancy of the landfill will decrease from 13 years to 9 years! In order for the life expectancy of the Huron Landfill to remain at 13 years we need to decrease the amount of waste being deposited back to the annual average of 7,440 cubic metres.

But how do we do this? First of all, by encouraging and educating rate payers to use recycling programs and by investigating who is using the landfill site. During 2018, you may have noticed the landfill attendants asking where the waste was coming from, or where you live. Through asking these simple questions, we were able to determine that a lot of waste was coming from outside of the Huron-Kinloss boundaries (by individuals and contractors). Knowing this information, the Township has put measures in place to investigate more recycling options, update fees for disposal of certain items and update procedures to enforce the "residents only" by-law.

To receive updates about the project, subscribe to the project by entering your email in the "Subscribe" box.

We hope your visit at the Huron Landfill site is as enjoyable as a landfill visit can be, so let's work together to ensure everyone is educated and understanding of these new or new-to-you by-laws and policies.

  • Stump Grinding

    about 1 month ago
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    Stump and brush grinding has finally begun at the Huron Landfill! The mulch that is produced will provide us with a full winter of garbage cover material.

    Stump and brush grinding has finally begun at the Huron Landfill! The mulch that is produced will provide us with a full winter of garbage cover material.

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  • Contractors - What you Need to Know

    about 1 month ago

    It has come to our attention that materials originating outside the Township of Huron-Kinloss are being disposed of at the Huron Landfill site. As per the Huron Landfill site Certificate of Approval and By-Law 2011-09 Waste Management, the Township is only able to accept materials from Township sources. Therefore, the Township has implemented a proof of origin process.

    All contractors shall be asked to provide proof of origin of the materials being disposed of in the form of an invoice, signed agreement, etc. with their client to assist the Township with meeting its regulatory obligations.

    If the waste being disposed...

    It has come to our attention that materials originating outside the Township of Huron-Kinloss are being disposed of at the Huron Landfill site. As per the Huron Landfill site Certificate of Approval and By-Law 2011-09 Waste Management, the Township is only able to accept materials from Township sources. Therefore, the Township has implemented a proof of origin process.

    All contractors shall be asked to provide proof of origin of the materials being disposed of in the form of an invoice, signed agreement, etc. with their client to assist the Township with meeting its regulatory obligations.

    If the waste being disposed is not from a customer/client and originates from the business, and it is located within the municipality, Landfill staff will accept a letter on the business’ letterhead stating that the waste was generated at their Township of Huron-Kinloss property.


  • Proof of Residency

    about 1 month ago

    Beginning Friday November 2nd, proof of residency is required to use the Huron Landfill.

    What is considered proof of residency?

    • A Driver's License that shows your Huron-Kinloss address
    • A recent tax bill that has your Huron-Kinloss address
    • A mortgage statement for your Huron-Kinloss address
    • Or a Utility bill that shows your Huron-Kinloss address
    Please take note that all require a Huron-Kinloss address, that is because the Huron landfill is only meant for Huron-Kinloss residents. Cutting down on non-residents using the site will assist the Township is extended the life expectancy of the landfill. This isn't a rule that the Township...

    Beginning Friday November 2nd, proof of residency is required to use the Huron Landfill.

    What is considered proof of residency?

    • A Driver's License that shows your Huron-Kinloss address
    • A recent tax bill that has your Huron-Kinloss address
    • A mortgage statement for your Huron-Kinloss address
    • Or a Utility bill that shows your Huron-Kinloss address
    Please take note that all require a Huron-Kinloss address, that is because the Huron landfill is only meant for Huron-Kinloss residents. Cutting down on non-residents using the site will assist the Township is extended the life expectancy of the landfill. This isn't a rule that the Township just made up, this is a requirement of our certification for the landfill:

    "As per the Huron Landfill site Certificate of Approval and Waste Management By-Law 2011-09, the Township is only able to accept materials from Township sources. Therefore, the Township has implemented a proof of origin process."

    The landfill attendants are required to turn away any landfill visitor that is unable to prove that the materials they wish to leave at the landfill is in fact from Huron-Kinloss. Proof of residency is the easiest way for the landfill attendants to enforce this. Landfill attendants will be comparing the proof of residency to a master list of all addresses in the Township, this might delay entering the landfill slightly but it is for the greater good of the Township and all its residents!