Garbage and Recycling

The Township of Cavan Monaghan has multiple programs for you to participate in when it comes to waste management.  Not sure how to dispose of something? Visit the Peterborough County searchable waste portal!

Organic Waste 

We have installed Molok's at our Transfer Station for all other residents, bring your organic waste items in a compostable or paper bag and divert waste going to the landfill.

If you are living in the pilot area (Millbrook residents only), the Organic Waste Program is available for you to participate in. You will receive a green curbside bin, a kitchen collector, a poster and magnet with program details.

Curbside Collection

Curbside collection is one of the two options available to you for disposing of your household waste. Your household waste needs to be curbside for 7:00 a.m. on the ward specified day. There is a two (2) bag limit for residential addresses and four (4) bag limit for commercial zoned addresses. If you have any questions please contact the Public Works Department.

North Monaghan collection takes place on Wednesday's.

Millbrook and Cavan collection takes place on Friday's.

The Township will be following the Clear Bag Program starting in 2020.

Transfer Station

As part of the social-distancing protocols during the COVID-19 crisis - please be advised that there will be a max limit of 5 cars in the Transfer Station. One of the attendants will be controlling the traffic at the front and our Public Works team will set up traffic flow measures.

The Transfer Station is the second option available to you for disposal of household waste. Bag Tags are required when disposing of household waste at the Transfer Station with a limit of two (2) bags weighing less than thirty (30) pounds for you to use weekly.

To use the Transfer Station or to switch to using bag tags please contact the Public Works Clerk.

Please be advised: The Re-use Centre has been closed until further notice. If you have excess waste you can purchase a bag tag at the Transfer Station. The Peterborough County-City Landfill is open to the general public and until further notice is operating under new restrictions as part of the growing efforts to reduce close contact that could spread COVID-19. Please review the information regarding these new restrictions before visiting.

Household Hazardous Waste

The County of Peterborough manages the Household Hazardous Waste program, for more information on Household Hazardous Waste items search their great waste portal.


Our recycling is collected on the same day as garbage by Emterra, contracted by the County of Peterborough, on behalf of the Township. Your recycling must be at the curb, on the day of pick-up, by 7:00 a.m. in a clearly visible area and properly sorted, please see the Blue Box Sort Guide for reference.

If you have any questions or issues regarding your recycling please contact Emterra directly at 705-742-3139.

Blue bins are available for purchase at the Township Office for $6.00 each. The Township Office is also able to replace your broken bins by exchanging at no additional cost. 

Leaf and Yard Waste

The Leaf and Yard Waste Program is provided Township wide to all residents. There are specified dates for curbside pick up but drop off is available all year round at the Peterborough Waste Management Facility (1260 Bensfort Road, Peterborough).