Garbage & Recycling

Nipissing First Nation (NFN) provides on-reserve residents with weekly curbside garbage collection, and bi-weekly curbside recycling collection.

Public Works staff completes garbage collection on Mondays, unless there is a holiday (then collection moves to Tuesday).  Recycling is collected bi-weekly on Tuesdays.

We service over 800 homes every week, and estimate that 75% of residents are participating in our recycling program (Aanji-Aapichitooyang).

Please check our Recycling Pamphlet for more information about the types of materials that are accepted, and review the list of items that should not be put in blue bins on our Recycling Flyer.

NFN Landfill Information

Effective Saturday, January 16th, the Landfill has returned to normal hours of operation and is open  Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday from 9am to 5pm

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The NFN Landfill on Mukwa Miikan is open for membership from Saturday to Tuesday from 9:00am to 5:00pm year-round. The Landfill accepts electronic waste, metal and tires for recycling and has a small re-use centre for residents to drop off unwanted, but still useful, items.

The Landfill Attendant monitors the landfill site in accordance with the policies and procedures established by Chief and Council, and as directed by the Public Works Supervisor. The attendant monitors all users of the site to control the dumping of materials, while keeping an organized and safe areas for users who enter the site. NFN members are able to access the Household Hazardous Waste Depot for free drop-off of hazardous products.

For more information, please refer to the Landfill Site Information & Tipping Fees.

Recycling Program Highlights

NFN residents participate in a 2-stream recycling system (Fibers and Plastics) with a bi-weekly pick up.  Our recycling is processed by two Materials Recycling Facilities and new products are created from the materials that are recycled.

More than 150 tonnes of recyclable materials are diverted from our landfill every year.  Since the Recycling Program’s inception in September 2012:

  • Approximately 4,000 tires have been diverted from our landfill;
  • We have diverted 526,560 lbs of metal from our landfill;
  • More than 600,660 lbs of electronics have been diverted from the landfill.

Contact Information

Grant Stevens, Waste Diversion Coordinator
705-753-2050 ext. 1269 |

Steve Doucette, Public Works Manager
705-753-4167 ext. 4000 or 705-840-3626 (cell) |

Terry Larivière, Public Works Lead Hand
705-753-4167 ext. 4001 |

Sarah Lafantaise, Public Works Clerk
705-753-4167 ext. 4001 |