/MH begins accepting more waste at landfills By Chad Ingram
Beginning this week Minden Hills is accepting more types of waste at its waste disposal sites as it phases in a return to partial services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. /CHAD INGRAM Staff

MH begins accepting more waste at landfills By Chad Ingram

As of Monday May 11 Minden Hills’ waste disposal sites have begunaccepting more types of waste than have been permitted underrestrictions put in place amid the COVID-19 crisis. The township isphasing in a return to partial services at its waste disposal sites.There will be no charge for depositing these items in addition toregular household garbage and recycling.

At the Scotch Linelandfill leaves pine needles and grass clippings will be accepted.Brush including branches and sticks is not being accepted at this time.Scrap metal appliances not containing Freon electronics and tires will also be accepted at the Scotch Line landfill.

At the Irondalelandfill scrap metal and electronics will be accepted in addition tohousehold garbage and recycling and at the Little Gull Iron Mine andIngoldsby transfer stations scrap metal will be accepted in addition to household items.
Large items that would normally require tipping fees such as furniture are not being accepted at this time.

“We are making every effort to resume normal operations as soon as we cansafely do so and we thank you for the patience and kindness you haveshown through this process” reads a press release from the Township ofMinden Hills.

Additionally a hazardous waste day that had beenscheduled for May 16 has been re-scheduled for June 6. It will takeplace at the Scotch Line landfill from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Residentsattending the hazardous waste day are asked not to exit their vehicleswith staff unloading hazardous waste items. A list of accepted hazardous waste items can be found at https://mindenhills.ca/ environmental-services/ landfill-operations/