Kenora (City of) - Operations

Site: Operations Centre

Service: Waste and Recycling Management

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Record #: RRD0162 Last Modified: 07 Jan 2015 Last Full Update: 22 Nov 2013
Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Solid Waste Transfer Station (Dump and Recycling) is located at 401 Mellick Ave 
  • Solid Waste Landfill Site is located on Hwy 671 (Jones Rd), 12 km N of Hwy 17A 
  • Tri Municipal Landfill Site is located on Hwy 17E, approximately 2 km outside city
Description (Service)Responsible for facilities and operations of solid waste and recycling collection and related services 
  • Operates the transfer station facility and the landfill site 
  • Monitors the Tri Municipal landfill site after hours
Clear Bag Program
Provides volunteers with clear bags to encourage collection of litter from public areas
Electronics Recycling
Accepts electronics for recycling at the transfer station
Give Away Days
Asks residents to place operational items no longer wanted at curbside with a "free" sign for community members to pick up; operates a minimum of 4 Saturdays during warmer months
Hazardous Waste 
  • Holds an annual household hazardous waste collection event at Transfer Station, usually in August, to enable individuals to dispose of unwanted hazardous household products 
  • Provides an online list of acceptable waste
Kenora Reuses 
  • Promotes waste reduction by operating a website for selling, trading or giving away reusable items 
  • Encourages posting reusable items on
Solid Waste and Recycling 
  • Provides residential solid waste collection on a weekly basis 
  • Provides residential recyclable collection through blue boxes on a bi weekly basis 
  • Accepts collection of recyclables at Transfer Station 
  • Posts collection schedules online 
  • Posts lists of acceptable/non acceptable items for both solid waste and recyclables online
HoursMunicipal Office: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm 
Transfer Station and Landfill sites: Mon-Fri 8am-5:30pm; Sat 9am-4:30pm; Sun 12noon-4pm
Areas ServedKenora
EligibilityClear Bag Program
Requires registration; forms available online or at Transfer Station
Hazardous Waste
Residential customers only
Solid Waste and Recycling
All residential garbage bags must have municipal tags attached; available at City Hall and various locations
ApplicationClear Bag Program
Bags can be brought to Transfer Station or arranged to be picked up with regular solid waste collection
Give Away Days
Place items at curbside after 7am; remove remaining items by 5pm
Solid Waste and Recycling
Access to landfill sites only through initial visit to Transfer Station
FeesService ; None - Clear Bag Program; Kenora Reuses advertising; Recyclable collection at Transfer Station ; Electronics Recycling charges calculated by weight for large loads, per bag ($2.00) for small items
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office PhoneMunicipal Office: 807-467-2000 
Public Works Yard: 807-467-2097 
Transfer Station: 807-467-2980 
After Hours Phone807-467-2080
Primary ExecutiveMukesh Pokharel, Solid Waste Supervisor; Phone: 807-467-2092; Fax: 807-467-2992
Alternate ExecutiveRick Perchuk, Operations Manager; Phone: 807-467-2290; Email:
Site LocationBarsky's Hill
Located In CommunityKenora
Address60 14th St N
Kenora, ON P9N 4M9
Intersection14th St N and 8th St N
Mailing Address1 Main St S 
Kenora, ON P9N 3X2
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status(10) Local Government ; (60) Commercial
FundingCity / Town