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Waste Management

There was a time when Sagamok had little issues with waste.  In the past, our people relied on natural materials that were easily disposed of and recycled back into the natural environment. 

 

Times have changed.  The way we provide for the needs of our families has changed.  The ways we live our lives have changed.  We now produce wastes that take many years to disintegrate in our landfill.  We also produce significantly more waste than our grandparents did. 

 

We believe that the first step in addressing a problem with waste is to reduce the waste that is being produced.  We believe that it is the responsibility of our community members as spiritual beings of creation to manage the amount and types of wastes that they personally produce, to reuse materials as much as possible and to recycle what can be. 

 

Waste Management is a program of the Planning and Infrastructure Department responsible for overseeing how waste is managed in the Sagamok community.  Waste Management directly manages the Sagamok landfill site, providing operational and maintenance functions that will ensure the long-term safe and effective use of the existing landfill site. 

 


Waste

Management

 

4007 Espaniel Street

PO Box 610

Massey, ON  P0P 1P0 

 

  

   (705) 865-2421

1 (800) 567-2896

 

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

  Monday to Friday   

 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Ezra Owl

Waste Program Coordinator                      ext.284

 

Gary Toulouse

    Director, Planning & Infrastructure        ext.229

 

Landfill Management

Management

 

Curbside Pickup - Garbage & Recycling

Household waste & recycling

Commercial waste & recycling

 

 


SERVICE SCHEDULES

 

CURBSIDE PICKUP                                  Garbage Waste

Commercial Business / Office

Fridays

 

Households

Thursdays

  • 2 bag limit
  • Each bag must not exceed 22kg (50lbs)
  • Bags must be of the type intended to store household garbage
  • Bags must be placed at curbside by 7:00am on service days
  • Bags should be stored in containers with a lid to prevent animals from accessing contents.  Debris and litter from animal interference is the responsibility of homeowners to clean up. 

 

CURBSIDE PICKUP                                  Recycling

Commercial Business / Office

Wednesdays

 

Households

Tuesdays

  • 2 bag limit
  • Each bag must not exceed 22kg (50lbs)
  • Bags must be of the type intended to store household garbage
  • Bags must be placed at curbside by 7:00am on service days
  • Bags should be stored in containers with a lid to prevent animals from accessing contents.  Debris and litter from animal interference is the responsibility of homeowners to clean up. 

 

LANDFILL                                  Hours of Operation

Monday - Wednesday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

Sunday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

***Please note that use of the Sagamok landfill is restricted to residents of the Sagamok community

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Sagamok Waste Management By-Law


A draft bylaw for the management of waste in Sagamok Anishnawbek was developed in 2008 but it was not approved as an official bylaw.  The draft bylaw has, however, been applied to the management and operations of the Sagamok landfill since. 

 

It is the intention of Sagamok Anishnawbek to move this bylaw forward to be enacted (along with a number of other bylaws that are of the same status as this one or currently being developed) according to prescribed processes in the 2018-2019 time period. 

 

View our draft 2008 bylaw here: 

 

 

  

A note on bears:  There are some spectacular bear specimens who have taken up residence at the Sagamok dump and who range in age, size and personality.  Some are extremely complacent and will approach vehicles and users who get out of their vehicles.  Users are encouraged to exercise caution and good judgement when dropping off waste at the Sagamok landfill. 

 

 

Indian Reserve Waste Disposal Regulations (C.R.C., c. 960)

Regulations are current to 2018-03-05

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/PDF/C.R.C.,_c._960.pdf

Enabling Act: INDIAN ACT

Indian Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. I-5)

Act current to 2018-03-05 and last amended on 2017-12-22

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/PDF/I-5.pdf

 

 

 

 

What happens to my recycling?

http://stewardshipontario.ca/consumers-bluebox/what-happens-to-my-recycling/

 

 

How do I get a recycling bin for my household?

 

 

http://stewardshipontario.ca/resources/

 

 

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