Skip Navigation

Landfill Operations

The Merrick Landfill is located at 4 Sand Dam Road, North Bay, approximately 21 kilometers from downtown North Bay, off Highway 11 at the end of Sand Dam Road.

The Merrick Landfill Site operates under the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks (MECP) Provisional Certificate of Approval No. A530116. The amended Approval provides for the disposal of domestic, commercial and non-hazardous solid industrial wastes (including digested sewage sludge from the North Bay Wastewater Pollution Control Plant) within a 16.4-hectare area of a 360-hectare site. The Site is approved to accept the designated wastes from the City of North Bay and Municipality of Callander and unorganized townships of Blythe, Merrick, Stewart, Lyman, Notman, Gladman, and Hammell.

Payment options

The Merrick Landfill accepts credit or debit only. Cash payments are not accepted. 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday (summer months) 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

NOTE: The landfill is closed on Sundays during the late fall and winter from Thanksgiving Day to Victoria Day. Closed on most statutory holidays.

Residential Tipping Fees

Landfill Items


The equivalent of 6 bags or less $10.00
7 or more (e.g half tonne truck or trailer) $25.00
Double Load (e.g. vehicle and trailer) $35.00
Mixed Loads - Residential fees are doubled when loads contain recyclables and/or banned material Fee x2
Dual-axle trailers are weighed and charged on a per-weight basis $110.00 /tonne with $25.00 min, $220/tonne if mixed
Mattresses and boxsprings (per piece) $25.00

Appliances containing refrigerant
(includes refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and some water coolers.)


Grass, leaves, concrete (free of rebar) bricks, tires.


Wood and tree brush


Free brush drop-off from May 1 - June 10.

Commercial Tipping Fees

Landfill Items


Industrial/commercial/institutional sources

$110.00/Tonne, $220/Tonne if mixed
Containing asbestos $200.00 / Load
plus tipping fee of $110/Tonne

Contaminated fill

Must contact the landfill operation coordinator to make arrangements for disposal.

$40.00 / Tonne
Organics free of contaminants already chipped wood/grass/leaves Free
Processed biomedical waste $110.00
plus applicable tipping fee
Large Quantities
Contact the Waste Line

Clean Fill (Including brick)

Mattresses / Box springs (Any Size) $25.00 / Piece
Appliances containing refrigerant (includes refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and some water coolers) $25.00 / Appliance

  • Anything that is considered Household Hazardous Waste
  • Corrugated cardboard (must be recycled)
  • Tires (as regular garbage for landfilling, they can be dropped off for recycling but must be separated)
  • Hazardous Waste (see Household Hazardous Waste tab for full info)
  • Liquid waste
  • Pathological waste
  • Electronics

Note: Creosote soaked timbers are only acceptable in small volumes from residential customers. For large projects involving creosote soaked timbers, please contact the Landfill Operations Coordinator (


All Asbestos and Contaminated Soil Disposal requests must include this form

Asbestos And Soil Disposal Form


At the Merrick Landfill, we have processes and policies which allow us to safely accept asbestos and certain contaminated soils. 


For asbestos: All requests to dispose of asbestos must be made at least 24 hours in advance of bringing it to the landfill, and the above form must be filled out and sent to Please call the Merrick Landfill at 705-495-0746 before sending requests and do not assume the load is approved until you receive confirmation from staff. E-mails are not always monitored. All asbestos must be disposed of in accordance with provincial regulations. 


For Contaminated Soils: For Contaminated Soils to be accepted at Merrick Landfill, the soil must be tested to Schedule 4 Leachate Quality Criteria as determined by a certified laboratory using approved TCLP or mSPLP. All samples must also be tested for PFAS and show non-detection. Additional samples or parameters may be requested, please confirm with the Landfill Coordinator. 

Sampling of the soil will be conducted in such a way as to provide results representative of the full amount of soil. All Ontario Regulation 558 sample results shall be provided to the City with the return of this form. Deliveries to the Merrick Landfill will be rejected if analytical results have not been approved.


For Clean Fill: Clean Fill must meet Table 1 Agricultural Standards as listed in the Soil, Groundwater and Sediment Standards for use under Part XV.1 of the EPA, April 5, 2011.


Any questions can be directed to the Landfill Operations Coordinator via email:

Merrick Landfill Catchment Area

About the Mattress Recycling Program

The Mattress Recycling Program started in 2017. On average, around 5000 mattresses/box springs per year are kept out of the landfill through this program, which is roughly the volume of an Olympic swimming pool! Recycling mattresses helps reduce waste and saves valuable space in the landfill.

The mattresses are collected on site, loaded onto a trailer, and sent to the facility where they are recycled. There, they are broken down into their parts (fabric, foam, wood, metal), and those materials are repurposed or recycled.

Participating in the Mattress Recycling Program

Thank you for your interest in taking part in this program. With your help, we can extend the life of the landfill, keep materials from being landfilled unnecessarily, and do our part to protect the environment.

Please ensure when transporting mattresses that the load is fully secured. When arriving on site, the Scale Attendant will instruct you where the mattress holding area is. A staff member will meet you at the mattress holding area to show you where to stack your mattresses. All mattresses must be stacked according to size. If the current pile is too high to stack onto, you will be asked to place your mattress on the ground next to it by staff.

Mattresses may be left in plastic bags if that is how they were transported. If mattresses were folded and strapped, the strapping must be removed, and the mattress lied flat. No garbage is to be left in the mattress holding area.


To help protect the health and safety of customers and staff, please note that any mattresses or box springs known or suspected to contain bedbugs or potentially biohazardous substances (blood, feces, urine, etc.) will be required to be treated as waste and brought to the active landfilling area. 

For more information, contact the Landfill Coordinator at