About the Transfer Station
The Municipal Transfer Station is a municipally operated waste and recyclables transfer site located on Highway 125 between Red Lake and Balmertown. Various types of refuse are accepted, but some items may require an additional fee in addition to the standard disposal fee.
The Transfer Station accepts cash, debit and major credit cards. Other payment options are available to large volume customers. Please contact the Treasury Department at 807-735-2096 x221 for information.
Hours of Operation
The Municipal Transfer Station is open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
Bag Tags and Waste Disposal Tickets
Garbage Bag Tags and Waste Disposal Tickets can be used to pay for disposal fees of waste at the Transfer Station and are available from the Transfer Station, the Municipal Office, TJ's Kwik Stop, Mitchel's Midtown, Clark's Gas Bar, and Red Lake Community Centre.
Clean Wood (non-painted, stained, glued or treated)
|Household Hazardous Waste not listed above|
|Items containing refrigerant||$ 40.00|
Propane Powered Refrigeration Devices
|Propane Fridges and Freezers||$ 40.00|
Types of material that are classified as contaminated include but not limited to Asbestos and contaminated soils. Contaminated material will only be accepted at the Transfer Station if it is from within the boundaries of the Municipality of Red Lake and a certificate of approval from a laboratory clearing the material for disposal has been produced. Asbestos shall not be loose.
|Contaminated Material||$0.75/kg plus any costs associated with disposal|
General Waste Disposal Fees
The Transfer Station is equipped with a vehicle scale that is used to determine the weight of refuse being deposited. The current cost per Kg is listed below:
|Residential and Multi-Residential||$ 0.25 per kg (Minimum 10 kg - $2.50)|
|Commercial and Light Industrial||$ 0.25 per kg|
|Government and Institutional||$ 0.30 per kg|
|Large Industrial||$ 0.30 per kg|
Household Hazardous Waste Program Fees
Household hazardous waste can be dropped off on Saturdays for transport to approved handling facilities. The current fees are listed below:
|Oily Water||$ 0.50 per litre|
|Used Fuel||$ 1.00 per litre|
|Aerosol Cans||$ 1.00 each|
|Fluorescent Lights||$ 0.75 each|
|Propane Tanks||$ 5.00 each|
|Motor Oil||$ 0.50 per litre|
|Other Flammable Liquids||$ 0.75 per litre|
|Paint Containers||$ 1.00 each|
|Empty plastic oil containers||$ 0.25 each|
|Oil Filters||$ 1.00 each|
|Vehicle Weighing on Scale||$ 10.00|
In the event that the weigh scales are inoperable, the following fees are to be charged:
|$ 2.50||bag, bundle or carton of waste;|
|$ 5.00||large individual items; (e.g. couch, chair, mattress, etc.)|
|$ 25.00||$ 25.00 for each load of construction material|
|$ 50.00||$ 50.00 for each load of sorted material; (3 ton vehicle or larger)|
|$ 40.00||$ 40.00 for equipment containing refrigerant|