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Mid-Huron Landfill Closure

The MHLF is a shared landfill managed by the Landfill 6 Board representing six different municipalities: Goderich, Municipality of Central Huron, Municipality of Huron East, Municipality of Bluewater, Township of Ashfield-Colburne-Wawanosh and the Township of Huron-Kinloss.
The Landfill 6 Board has been aware for the past few years that the MHLF was getting close to full and when it reached capacity the Ministry of the Environment would require that it be closed, monitored and maintained in accordance with the Ministry’s regulations and requirements. Once the landfill started to flirt with capacity – municipalities who contributed high volumes of material were forced to find alternatives for their waste disposal in advance of the MHLF’s inevitable closure. Once those major contributors engaged those optional services the volume of waste coming to the MHLF diminished and the revenue from tipping fees was no longer enough to make continued operation viable. As a result of Ministry regulations, capacity issues and economics - the Landfill 6 Board decided to close the MHLF as of June 30, 2018.
The Landfill 6 Board will continue to be responsible for maintaining the MHLF site which includes monitoring, perpetual care, closure and leachate disposal (50 yrs) and the operating costs will be paid by the six municipalities.


Mid-Huron Landfill Closure FAQ's

Smoke Detector Disposal

at former Mid-Huron Landfill Site

The Mid-Huron Landfill will be CLOSED on June 30, 2018 as an active operating Landfill. Effective July 3, 2018, the Mid-Huron Landfill will operate as a Recycling Transfer Facility servicing the Municipality of Central Huron, the Municipality of Huron East and the Town of Goderich.
Hazardous Waste will continue to be accepted from all Municipalities in Huron County.

Tipping Fee - $120.00 per metric tonne
Minimum Charge - $20.00 up to 100 kg
                         - $40.00 101 kg up to 200 kg
Freon Removal - $35.00 $20.00 (minimum charge)
Bulk Items (ie; mattress, box spring, sofas) - $20.00 each
E-waste, tires & hazardous waste - Free

Effective July 3, 2018, the hours will be Tuesday to Saturday 8 am to 1 pm. The site will be closed on all Statutory Holidays.
The following recyclable materials will be accepted at the site and unloaded into designated areas: white goods, shingles, clean wood products, steel, e-waste and tires. Please note the following conditions:
• Curbside Collection is not accepted
• Mixed loads of waste materials must be sorted manually and unloaded into designated areas/bins
• Separate loads i.e. shingles or construction material, must be unloaded into designated bunkers.

If you are a Central Huron resident in need of curbside garbage collection service – please contact the Bluewater Recycling Association for details at 519-228-6678 M-F from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.


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