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Fall tipping fee holiday starts Sept. 19

Residential fees will be waived at all landfill and waste transfer sites during the holiday

If you’re looking to clear some trash from your property, the annual fall residential tipping fee holiday at Greater Sudbury landfills and transfer stations begins Sept. 19.

During this time all tipping fees at Greater Sudbury landfill and waste transfer sites will be waived until Sept. 24. Greater Sudbury residents can deliver discarded household items to local landfill sites free of charge during this week.

During the tipping fee holiday, hours of operation at all sites are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

“Please sort your loads for proper disposal and recycling prior to arriving at the landfill site,” the city advised in a news release. “Examples of proper sorting categories include blue box recyclables, scrap metal and appliances, furniture, electronics, concrete, tires, leaf and yard trimmings, and regular household garbage. Prevent littering by covering trailers and truck beds when transporting waste.”

Fees for household waste will be waived if delivered in a private motor vehicle, otherwise a special form must be filled out and provided to the city. 

“Residents who choose to rent a vehicle or borrow a commercial pickup truck to deliver their household waste must complete a Rental Vehicle Approval Form or Commercial Pickup Truck Approval Form,” the city said. “Applications must be submitted for approval at least one week prior to the beginning of the tipping fee holiday, by end of day on Monday, September 12. 

Online applications are available at

Non-residents of Greater Sudbury are not permitted access to city landfill sites. Proof of address may be required.

Be prepared for longer than usual wait times due to increased landfill traffic during the tipping fee holiday week. 

To make your trip as quick as possible, check out the live camera feed at the Sudbury landfill site to see how busy it is before you make the trip. Check out the live feed at

For more information, download the Greater Sudbury Waste Wise App or visit