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Johnson & Tarbutt Joint Landfill Site

The Johnson & Tarbutt Joint Landfill Site is located on Government Road between the railway tracks and Puddingstone Road.

Hours of operation

Landfill summer hours begin the long weekend in May.

May to September 30 (Summer Hours)
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday noon – 7:00 PM
Holidays – Closed

October 1 to March 31
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday noon – 5:00 PM
Holidays – Closed

Trespassers will be prosecuted. It is an offense to trespass, leave garbage at the gate, walk in and leave garbage at the bunker, or to remove items from the landfill site. Caution! The bunker fence is electrified.

Additional information

  • New system replaces Free Dump Days
  • Each ratepayer receives one ticket in their Interim Tax Bills
  • The ticket is good for one free day at the Landfill, if you have multiple properties the ticket may be used for all your properties on your one chosen day
  • Tipping fees are required for some items. Check with the landfill attendant or ask for an outline from either Township Office
  • Keeping recyclables and prohibited waste out of the landfill extends the lifespan of the facility
  • Composting plans are available from a landfill site attendant.

Accepted items

As of December 31, 2018, tires are no longer accepted. Tires are accepted at designated PRO-Producer Responsibility Organizations. Visit the RPRA website for a complete list and additional information.


Household Hazardous Waste Depot

The Household Hazardous Waste Depot is located at 402 Fifth Line East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 6J8.

The Depot is currently closed for the season.

In-season hours
Thursday & Friday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Visit the website for more info about hazardous waste disposal.

Landfill Communications

Download the newsletter, annual reports and meeting minutes below.


April 13, 2016 Landfill Committee Minutes


Download the 2015 Landfill Newsletter

Download the 2015 Annual Operations Report

December 10, 2015 Landfill Committee Minutes

September 30, 2015 Landfill Committee Minutes

June 9, 2015 Landfill Committee Minutes

May 13, 2015 Landfill Committee Minutes