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City of Owen Sound Waste Management Program

Garbage Collection

Transfer Station


Household Hazardous Waste


General Information

With Owen Sound's cold winters and warm summers, people sometimes leave their vehicles idling unnecessarily. If you are stopped for more than 10 seconds, (except in traffic), please turn off your engine. It takes less fuel to restart your engine than it does to idle for 10 seconds.

Unnecessary vehicle idling:No Idle

  • Wastes fuel and money,
  • Contributes to climate change,
  • Affects local air quality and our health, and
  • Can damage engine and exhaust components


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.

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