Waste Site

Mandatory Clear Garbage Bags – Starting July 15, 2021

Clear garbage bags have been required in the Township of Carling since 2008. Starting July 15, 2021 the use of clear bags will be fully enforced at the Township’s waste sites. This regulation was passed by the Township of Carling Council via By-law 2008-05 and was a Stewardship Ontario initiative.

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From Friday July 16th – Sunday July 19th while supplies last, the Township will be exchanging black bags for clear ones. We will give you one clear bag in exchange for two black bags. Due to limited supply we will only be giving a  maximum of 5 clear bags per household. This exchange program will be available at both of our waste sites.

Flare Disposal Day

Have your flares expired? If your flares have a manufacture date of 2017 or earlier, they have or will expire this year. To help boaters dispose of expired flares in a safe and environmentally responsible manner CPS-ECP and selected CIL Dealers are hosting Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Day.

Saturday August 7, 2021-Sound Boat Works, 73 Emily Street, Parry Sound

Please note that flares are only accepted directly from the recreational boating public. They will not be accepted from any company, organizations, service clubs or municipalities.

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Waste Site Locations

The Township of Carling has two transfer stations, the Carling Transfer Station located on West Carling Bay Road and the Killbear Transfer Station located on Hwy 559. The hours of the waste site transfer stations change throughout the year so please check the Transfer Station Schedule ahead of time. Both of our sites are staffed at all times. The Transfer Station Attendants will be checking to ensure that you have your municipal permits and that you are disposing of your garbage correctly. 

Waste Site Summer Hours

Carling Transfer Station

Monday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday 8:00am to 4:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Killbear Transfer Station

Monday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am -4:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Waste Management Services for the Township of Carling

The Township of Carling Waste Transfer Sites are under the following restrictions:


  • Items permitted are household waste, recyclables and electronics.
  • Items not permitted at this time are bottle returns.


  • Items permitted are household waste, recyclables, scrap steel, brush, electronics, bulky items, construction waste and shingles.
  • Items not permitted at this time are bottle returns and the reuse centre.


  • Transfer Site Attendants are not permitted to assist with removal of waste or assist with depositing waste into bins.
  • Users are not permitted to enter the Attendant’s building at any time.
  • Users are required to enter the site, deposit their waste and leave the site.
  • Users are not permitted to socially speak with the attendant. Waste Site Attendants are not permitted to socially speak with individuals using the site.
  • Please note, hours of operation will remain the same for both site.

Road maintenance and scheduled road construction will not be interrupted at this time.

At this site you can dispose of household waste, electronic waste and alcohol bottle returns (Funds goes to Nobel School).


At this site you can dispose of household waste, electronic waste, clean wood waste, shingles , bulky items, scrap metal and alcohol bottle returns (Funds go towards the Township Recreation Activities).

Some items require a fee to dispose of. All items with the exception of shingles can be paid for at the Killbear Transfer Station using either cash or cheque (We do not accept debit or credit cards at the Transfer Station locations). See the list below for costs. A shingles voucher must be purchased in advance at the municipal office and presented to the Transfer Station Attendant before shingles can be deposited.

  • Bulky Items – $10.00
    • Examples –Furniture, vacuum cleaners, toilets, sinks, patio furniture
  • Clean Wood Waste -$25.00 (Single axle trailer or half-ton truck)
  • Shingles – $10.00/Bundle
    • Voucher must be purchased in advance at the Municipal Office



 The Township of Carling does not accept household hazardous waste at either of our waste sites. If you have items to be disposed of please take them to the Parry Sound Waste Site located at the end of McFarland Street in Parry Sound. Please show them your Carling Municipal Permit. You are only permitted to dispose of your Hazardous Material at this site. Visit the Town of Parry Sound Website or give them a call at 705-746-2101 for their waste site hours.  

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Recycling Information

In the Township of Carling we have a commingled recycling system. This means that we separate our paper products from our plastic products. If you are unsure of where an item goes please ask the Waste Site Attendant for assistance. Please do not place plastic garbage bags into the compactor, they cannot be recycled.

For questions regarding the Waste Site,
Contact the Public Works Manager

Available from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday – Friday

Address 2 West Carling Bay Rd Nobel, ON P0G 1G0