Free Landfill Weeks

COVID-19 Update – November 2021

The front counter at the Recycling Centre is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon for the purchase of kitchen collectors and Big Blues.

Blue boxes and green carts are available for home delivery by placing an order through the Waste Wise app, online at or by contacting 311 by phone or Live Web Chat (

The Household Hazardous Waste Depot is open on select Saturdays. This schedule for drop-off days can be accessed through Waste Wise or by contacting 311. The Toxic Taxi will continue to operate for contactless home collection of residential household hazardous waste. To make an appointment, residents can email or call 705-560-9019.

The Reuse Center at the Sudbury Landfill is open on Saturdays. Landfill sites remain open with limited capacity. Residents should be prepared for longer than usual wait times. The City has set up a live camera at the Sudbury landfill site so that residents can see how busy it is before they make the trip. The live feed is available at

Landfill Livestream


Free landfill weeks for household residents

You can bring your household waste to your nearest landfill for free during our residential tipping fee holiday weeks. At all other times our landfill fees will apply. There will be no charge to drop waste off at the landfill during the following weeks:

  • Monday, May 10 to Saturday, May 15, 2021
  • Monday, September 20 to Saturday, September 25, 2021


  • You must live in Greater Sudbury. Proof of address may be required. 
  • You must pre-sort your waste so it is properly disposed at the landfill.
  • You must deliver your household waste and/or tires in a private motor vehicle for it to be free.
  • If you want to rent a vehicle or borrow a commercial pick-up truck to deliver your household waste, then you need to complete and submit the appropriate form that must be pre-approved by the City by the Monday of the week before.
  • Make sure your trailer or truck bed is properly covered, tied and secured when bringing waste to the landfill.  It's an offence to litter our community with waste blown from your vehicle.

Free landfill weeks do not apply to the industrial, commercial or institutional sectors.

* The hours of operation for the Walden Small Vehicle Waste Transfer Site will match the landfill sites hours of operation during the two annual Residential Tipping Fee Holiday Weeks.