|MARATHON WASTE TRANSFER STATION
Tuesday – 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Refrigerator tag must be purchased by anyone disposing of an old refrigerator/freezer or dehumidifier. Appliances must be dropped off at the Waste Transfer Station on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Please affix the sticker on the interior rear wall of refrigerator! Tags can be purchased at the Town Hall and the fee is $50.
Seasonal Yard Waste (May – Oct)
The Town of Marathon wishes to advise residents that your yard waste can be disposed free of charge at the recycling center of the Waste Transfer Station (WTS). Residents may bring leaves, grass clippings and small branches to the transfer station in kraft paper bags. This service is in keeping with Town Council’s policy of waste diversion whenever possible and will be a further alternative to illegal dumping on surrounding green spaces and crown lands. Marathon’s Council and Administration are always looking for ways to divert waste and this additional material stream is a welcome addition to an already robust recycling program which includes:
*HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DEPOT*
Closed. Re-opening in May 2017
Household Hazardous Waste Depot – during regular WTS hours where residents can drop off Household Hazardous Waste for free, with the exception of automotive/marine batteries which require two (2) bag tags.
Bring Us Your Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Antifreeze, Driveway Sealer, Paint & Varnish , All types of Batteries, Cleaning Solutions, Aerosol Cans, Bleach, Fertilizers, Herbicides & Pesticides
The Recycling Centre accepts the following:
Recycling Electronics – What WEE (Waste Electronic Equipment) Products can I bring?
For more information on recycling your electronics, please call (807) 229-1340, or access the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) website at www.ontarioelectronicstewardship.ca
Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) – The Town of Marathon has been awarded with a certificate for their Excellence in the delivery of 26.53 kilograms per household of E-Waste that was diverted from our landfill site. We would like to thank all residents and business owners for their recycling efforts. Keep up the great work!!!!
Is garbage collection covered under By-Laws?
Garbage & Recycling Collection Schedule
How must waste be contained?
What size is an approved container?
How is a bag tag attached?
Where can bag tags be purchased?
Please DO NOT include the following items in curbside garbage:
What time is curbside pick-up?
How do recyclables get collected?
All recyclables will be placed at the curb in blue plastic bags. Recycling pick up is every second week. See Collection Calendar (top of page) for a list of recyclable items and dates. Metals, plastics and foil is to be sorted into one bag and fibres into another bag.
Reasons for Recycling
The ECONOMIC reasons for recycling:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Waste Management By-Law
Orange Drop is an industry-funded recycling program aimed at keeping hazardous and special waste materials out of Ontario’s landfills and waterways. The Orange Drop Program allows Ontarians to return designated materials to local Municipal HHW Depots, retail sites and collection events across Ontario. Visit the Orange Drop website.