The re-opening of Champlain Township’s municipal landfill is good news for a variety of reasons.

As of Saturday, October 29, the municipal landfill, located at 1897 Cassburn Road, is open to the public on its regular schedule, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon until the end of November and will reopen on May 6, 2023.

Note that the permit from the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks does not allow the municipality to operate the landfill between the months of December and April.

Hours of Operation 2022

  • October 29, 9 a.m. to noon
  • November 5, 9 a.m. to noon
  • November 12, 9 a.m. to noon
  • November 19, 9 a.m. to noon
  • November 26, 9 a.m. to noon

Although the last two weeks were usually restricted to organic and biodegradable materials only, it will not be the case this year. Therefore, to accommodate residents, all accepted materials can be brought in during business hours until November 26th.

This facility is available to Champlain residents for a fee based on the amount of material dropped off. Please note that only cash payments are accepted. Please refer to the fee list on the Waste and Recycling page on Champlain Township’s website.

Free of Charge Materials

  • All tires – no rims – maximum of 4 per person. The person will need to provide the name and address of the owner and the source of the tires;
  • Compostable materials (grasses, cedars and leaves) – in biodegradable paper bags;
  • Branches – tied together and not exceeding 6 feet in length.

Fall Collection

Also, as part of the continuing waste diversion initiatives of the Township of Champlain, please be advised that a special curbside pickup of compostable material (leaves, branches, grass and cedar clipping) will be made from November 7 to November 13, 2022.

  • All compostable material are to be placed at the curbside (or edge of road) beginning on the Monday before 7:00 a.m. No vehicles will return to an area if pickup has already occurred.
  • All branches shall be tied up in bundles no longer than six (6) feet in length and all leaves and grass are in brown paper bags.
  • The collection contractor will not pick up any other bag.


Champlain Township’s website was closed in late 2021, in part to do further study of a contaminant plume, which had spread onto land which the municipality was in the process of expropriating to contain the plume. The end of the plume had not yet been determined.

We will have updates to this story soon. In the meantime, read some previous coverage about the landfill site here:

Cassburn landfill site closed until further notice