Hidden Lake Landfill

Residential Garbage Collection

To find out when your scheduled garbage collection day is, please visit our Collection Schedule page
All regular residential garbage bags must be tagged and put out by 8:00 a.m. on your garbage collection day.

Residential Recycling Collection

The Municipality contracts with B&M Delivery Services of Dryden, Ontario, for collection of Residential Recycling. Collection always begins at 8:00 a.m., however the date of pickup varies, depending on the area of Sioux Lookout residents reside in.

Visit our Recycling page for more details.

Hidden Lake Landfill Site


The Hidden Lake Landfill Site is located on the left hand side of Hwy. 642, approximately 9 km east from the intersection of Hwy. 642 and Hwy. 516.

Phone Number
(807) 737-7399
Hours of Operation
Day of WeekHours of Operation
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday Closed
Summer - Friday 
(May 15 to second Friday in September) 
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Winter - Friday 
(Third Friday in September to May 14)
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Summer - Saturday

(May 15 to October 15)

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Winter - Saturday 

(October 16 to May 14)

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Civic and Statutory Holidays Closed
Tipping Fees


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Municipal Solid Waste

Regular Household Garbage (furniture, mattresses, couches, etc.)

Minimum charge: 50kg = $7.80


$170.43 per tonne
Construction Waste   $170.43 per tonne
Tires Without rims FREE
All Metal Stove, washer, dryer, BBQ, scrap metal, etc. $111.36 per tonne

Freon must be removed and properly tagged.

Note: NO refrigerators containing Freon will be accepted.

$111.36 per tonne

Derelict Vehicles

  $44.58 each

Clean un-bagged Yard Waste

Garden cuttings, leaves, twigs, branches, brush, tree limbs, and shrubs.

Household Hazardous Waste Waste Motor Oil FREE
  Oil Filters and empty oil containers FREE
Weighing of a Vehicle   $11.15
Electronic ("E") Waste

Amplifiers, cameras, cell phones, computers and peripherals, copiers, DVD/Blu-Ray/VHS players, digital cameras, fax machines, monitors, pagers and PDAs, printers, radios, receivers, scanners, speakers, telephones and answering machines, televisions, turntables, video projectors.

If your electronic item is not listed above, regular landfill tipping fees apply.

Suspected/Unknown Waste $50.00 minimum charge $170.43 per tonne


Hazardous Waste other than what is listed above.

Note: all materials must be deposited in their designated areas.




The Municipality is an approved service provider for eTracks Tire Management Systems.  Tires are accepted at the Hidden Lake Landfill Site where they are removed by an approved carrier and shipped for recycling. eTracks is a private company that works on behalf of various Tire Producers to manage their recycling obligations. 

  • The Hidden Lake Landfill accepts end-of-life tires during business hours only.
  • The end-of-life tires will be taken at no charge to the individual dropping them off.
  • The Hidden Lake Landfill can accept end-of-life tires still attached to rims
  • The Hidden Lake Landfill can only accept up to 10 end-of-life tires per day from any individual
Waste Oil
Residential use waste oil is accepted at the Hidden Lake Landfill Site.  The oil is stored in an approved above ground container where it is removed by an approved carrier and hauled away for recycling.  Residential small and large oil filters and empty oil containers are also accepted free of charge.
Construction Waste
Hidden Lake Landfill now accepts Construction and Demolition Waste.  Regular Tipping fees apply.
Electronic Waste

The following electronic items are currently accepted, free of charge, for transfer at Hidden Lake Landfill Site, during regular hours of operation.

  • Computers
  • Printers (desktop and floor-standing)
  • Printer Cartridges
  • Video gaming devices
  • Telephones, including cellular phones
  • Display devices
  • Radios and Stereos, including after-market vehicle stereos
  • Headphones
  • Speakers
  • Cameras, including security cameras 
  • Video recorders
  • Drones with audio or visual recording equipment
  • Peripherals and cables used to support the function of information technology, telecommunications and audio visual equipment, including charging equipment
  • Parts of information technology, telecommunications and audio visual equipment sold separately, such as hard drives
  • Handheld point-of-sale terminals or devices
  • Musical Instruments
  • Audio recording equipment

For any electronic items not listed, regular landfill tipping fees apply for disposal.

Leaves, Brush, and Yard Waste

Yard Waste (garden cuttings, leaves, twigs, branches, brush, tree limbs and shrubs) are accepted for disposal at the Hidden Lake Landfill Site.

All leaves contained in bags are required to be emptied in the designated Yard Waste area.

The cost for disposal of Yard Waste is FREE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a $10.00 fee for a truck load of household garbage?
No. You will be charged based on the weight and type of garbage to be disposed of.  There is a minimum 50kg charge.
Are tagged garbage bags accepted for disposal? 

No. Garbage bag tags are reserved for curbside pickup. Tagged bags of garbage are not accepted at the landfill.  You will be charged by weight (50kg minimum) for all bags of garbage brought to the landfill.

Do you take dead animals? 
Do you take oil tanks? 

Yes. But they must be cut in half and steamed out. The metal hauler will not remove them if they are not cut in half or if they contain any oil residue.  Metal drums also fall into this category.

Do you take hazardous waste? 
Do you take soil with fuel oil in it? 
Yes. IF the soil has been tested and passes O.Reg 558-TCLP. Please contact our Public Works Manager at 737-1234 for more information. 
Do you take recycling at the landfill site? 
No. The Municipality offers its residential bi-weekly curbside recycling pick-up instead.