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As of Saturday, you'll pay more at Orillia's waste-diversion site

Fees will increase from $10 to $15 per load — the first hike in a decade
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The City of Orillia is changing the fees charged at its Waste Diversion Site.
Effective Feb. 1, 2020, the minimum fee is increasing at the Waste Diversion Site from $10 to $15 per load. This fee was last raised in 2010, and it is meant to better cover the actual costs incurred for each load that comes in to the Waste Diversion Site located at 100 Kitchener St. Tagged garbage can still be dropped off at no charge.
Other fee changes include:
  • The fee for bulk compost is increasing from $9.00 to $9.50 per tonne.
  • The fee for regular garbage and building and demolition wood is increasing from $165 to $170 per tonne
  • Commercial customers will be charged $20 per tonne with a $15 minimum charge to drop off readily compostable materials, including leaves and grass clippings, wood chips, small brush (i.e., branches less than one meter in length and with  diameter less than 2.5 cm), yard waste and food scraps. Residential drop off is still at no charge.
  • The fee for mixed waste (i.e., where the customer refuses to sort the recyclable items within the load) and difficult wastes, such as asbestos, is increasing from $330 to $340 per tonne.
  • The “weight only” charge is increasing from $10 to $15 per load.
Please visit for helpful tips on how to reduce waste or call the Waste Diversion Site at 705-325-3522 if you have any questions.


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