Garbage and Recycling

The Transfer Station will be closed on August 3rd, 2020 for the Civic holiday.  It will reopen to the public on August 4th, 2020 from 9am - 5pm.

Curbside garbage collection schedule will remain the same during the COVID-19 Municipal Office closure. The Transfer Station is open as usual. 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 effective April 14 , 2020 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. 

The Township of Cavan Monaghan has multiple programs for you to participate in when it comes to waste management.

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 am on the ward specified day. There is a two (2) bag limit for residential addresses and four (4) bag limit for commercial zoned addresses.

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 Reuse Center at the Transfer Station is closed until further notice for precautionary measures against COVID-19.  Only debit will be accepted as payment for additional bag tags and excess waste.


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.

Organic Waste (Millbrook Pilot Area Only)

If you are living in the pilot area, 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.

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).