Landfill Diversion Areas

COVID-19 Update – July 16, 2021

As of Friday, July 16, Greater Sudbury will enter step three of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen. The roadmap outlines a three-step plan to safely and gradually ease public health measures and reopen the province.

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 backyard composters, kitchen collectors and Big Blues.

Blue boxes and green carts will continue to be 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 Reuse Center at the Sudbury Landfill is open. The Household Hazardous Waste Depot will reopen for scheduled drop-off days beginning July 10. The 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.

Landfill sites remain open with limited capacity. Reuse centres at landfill sites are closed. 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


  • There are some items you can bring to your local landfill that can be recycled and used for other purposes.
  • When you bring these items to the landfill, you must place them in the appropriate landfill diversion area.
  • Items that can be reused should be placed in the proper diversion area of the landfill. These include:


  • Refrigerators, ovens, stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers, freezers, air conditioning units, microwave ovens, hot water tanks. No need to remove the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from the freon containing appliances before delivery.

Blue Box recyclables

  • Check our Waste Wise tool to see if items are considered blue box recyclables.

Concrete and brick 

  • Pieces must be no greater than 1.2 m and free from metals or other materials.


  • Televisions and monitors.
  • Telephones and cellular handheld devices.
  • Fax and answering machines.
  • Desktop computers, laptops, netbooks, notebooks and tablets.
  • Keyboards, mice, cables and internal computer components.
  • Printers, scanners, drivers and modems.
  • Audio recorders, tape/radio players, digital media (MP3) players and digital video cameras.
  • VCRs, DVD and CD players, speakers, amplifiers, receivers and data projectors.
  • Floor-standing photocopiers/printers/faxes.

Leaf and yard trimmings 

  • Leaves, grass, twigs, branches, brush trimmings, plant materials, natural trees (no wider than 2 feet and no longer than 8 feet).
  • Do not mix them with sod, roots, stumps below ground level, gravel or soil.

Organic Material

  • Items must be placed in certified compostable bags or paper bags.
  • Food scraps: fruits and vegetables; meat and fish products; cooled grease, fat and cooking oil; sauces and gravy; breads and grains; baked goods; pasta and rice; eggs and eggshells; nuts and shells; and coffee grounds/filters/tea bags. 
  • Non-recyclable paper products: paper cups, plates, tissues, napkins, sugar/flour/potato bags.

Scrap metal 

  • Recyclable ferrous and non-ferrous metallic materials such as sheet metal, siding, roofing, rebar, flashings, pipes, window frames, doors, furnaces, duct work, wire, cables, fencing, bicycle frames, auto body parts, machinery, garbage cans, metal furniture, tire rims.
  • Metal items with non-metal parts or with hazardous waste are not considered scrap metal.


  • No soil or rocks. Place it in the sod composting area. 

Wood waste 

You will need to separate your wood waste between clean and non-treated wood waste and other wood waste and place in the appropriate area.

Clean and non-treated wood waste

  • Lumber, roots, stumps free from soil and rocks.
  • No pressure treated or painted wood pallets or lumber.

Other wood waste

  • Doors, cabinets, bookshelves, painted lumber, cupboards.
  • Wood waste treated with a chemical preservative such as railroad ties or utility poles and pressure-treated lumber does not qualify.

Reusable cloth items (donation bin)

  • Bedding (pillows, blankets), linens, clothing, footwear, hats, purses, belts. Check specific items in our Waste Wise tool.


  • Passenger tires, light truck tires 
  • Medium (commercial - not marked by "P" or "LT") truck tires.
  • Large truck tires (off-road tires > 700kg).
  • Off-road tires (off-road tires <700kg).