The Transfer Station is electronically set up and monitored, to provide our town residents with accessibility day or night. The Town of Balgonie offers services on site at the Transfer Station, but has the added responsibility to ensure that environmental regulations are followed. Municipalities can be fined for burning unapproved items and not disposing of items in the manner set forth by the Provincial Ministry of Environment and The Clean Air Act.

Items are continually being left at the Transfer Station which are not permitted, even though the areas are clearly marked. IF A BIN IS UNAVAILABLE, DO NOT LEAVE ANY ITEMS WHERE THE BIN IS NORMALLY LOCATED. The red bin is available on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Friday of every month. There is no specific time as to when the bin will arrive on these days. Individuals who leave items which are not permitted will be fined up to $500.00, and will have their transfer station card suspended. The card holder will be held accountable for all occurrences at the Transfer Station whether they accessed the transfer station themselves or lent their card out.

Please be courteous of others! Although a bin may be available, large items and multiple loads take up the entirety of the bin, making it unusable for other residents. Home builders/developers are required to provide their own waste container bin.

Items that may be left at the TRANSFER STATION in their designated areas:

  • Scrap Metal – Please remove freon from fridges/freezers.
  • Tree Branches – Absolutely NO treated or painted wood.
  • Compostable Materials – Bags or boxes containing compostable materials are NOT to be left in the compost area.
  • Oil Recycling Station


Microwaves, Propane tanks, Plastics, Televisions, Gyproc, Batteries, Shingles, Computer equipment, Tires, Cement, Toilets, Fiberglass insulation, Couches, Mattresses, Painted wood, Flat glass-window panes, Chairs, Windshields, Paint cans, Pressure treated wood

Key Cards:

Key cards are provided to newly built houses, that are currently occupied, and new residents, at no charge. However, if a key card is lost it should be reported to the Town Office immediately. The card(s) will be removed from the system and a new card, if requested, will be provided at a cost of $40.00.

If you are moving, we request that the card be left in a visible place for the new residents. The card is associated with the physical address of the home.