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Waste Transfer Station

Residents of OSM Township have a few options for dealing with household waste and items they no longer need.


Weekly pick up for garbage and recycling

Waste Transfer Station

located at 1594 Drummond Line, Keene

Waste Transfer Station

Hours of Operation


1:00 p.m. to
6:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. to
6:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m.

The Waste Transfer Station can be reached directly at 705-749-2331

Transfer Station Fees

Garbage must be in clear bags otherwise it will not be accepted.

Blue Box - Sale $6.00 each
Household Garbage $3.00 per bag
Household Garbage - unsorted or over 10% recycling $8.00 per bag

½ Ton Truck & Trailer over 8 ft. $160.00
½ Ton Truck & Trailer up to 8 ft $120.00
½ Ton Truck $100.00
Trailer up to 8 ft. $  50.00
Trailer over 8 ft. $  60.00
Partial loads $28.00 per cu. yard

Note: Garbage must be removed or separate fees apply

Boat Wrap*
Bale Wrap*
Boats, canoes, paddle boats
Propane Tanks - 20 lbs and greater
Items containing Asbestos


*Boat and Bale Wrap is possible through Switch Energy Corp

Cardboard - corrugate cardboard - up to 0.3 m3
Clean brush / round wood / yard waste **
(if material is not separated a fee will be charged)
Electroncis - TV, Computer, Phone, Monitor
Hazardous Waster / Batteries / Propane Tanks ***
- **propane tanks should be empty - 20 lbs and greater not accepted
Leaves - grass clippings, pine needles
Recyclable material - sorted
Tires (on or off rims)
Scrap Metal Items Only (must be separated)
Water Tank


*   Certificates must be provided showing that CFC’s have been removed from fridges and freezers
** If material is not separated, a fee will be charged
*** Propane tanks (tanks SHOULD be empty)

Appliances containing Freon - refrigerator, air conditioners, dehumidifier $35.00 per item
Large Appliances - dishwashers, washer, bathtub, dryer, stove, appliances - freon removed, etc. $10.00 per item
Small Appliances - sinks and toilets ("porcelain") $10.00 per item
Small Furniture - chairs, side/coffee tables, etc. $10.00 per item
Large Furniture - couch, kitchen/dinign table, loveseat, etc. $20.00 per item
Mattress, Boxspring $25.00 all sizes per unit
Carpet, Throw/area rug $5.00 per item

Tires No Charge
Tires on Rim No Charge

The Transfer Station has a number of options for disposal of items you no longer require.

The Drummond Line Transfer Station now offers a Quantum Lifecycle Partners bin (Quantum) .

The Quantum recycling program accepts all electronic and electrical items from floor model televisions to cell phones to coffee makers.

The Quantum program cannot accept:

  • Air conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Fridges/freezers
  • Water coolers
  • Gas powered devices

Please note these items will still be accepted as landfill, disposal fees will apply. 

To search for a disposal method for a specific item, please visit the County of Peterborough's Searchable Waste Portal

A green waste bin is located at the Transfer Station.

Acceptable items include:

  • brush
  • branches
  • hedge and tree trimmings
  • house and garden plants
  • grass clippings and leaves
  • Christmas trees with decorations removed

No tipping fees charged.

A metal product bin is located at the Transfer Station.

Only metal products can be left in the bin.

Please check with the attendant for a list of acceptable items.   

A textile bin is located at the Transfer Station. 

Acceptable items include:

  • clothing
  • bedding
  • towels

All items must be in reusable condition.

Instead of placing your unwanted items in the disposal bins, the lower section of the Transfer Station has an area dedicated for reuse items.

All items must be clean and in good reusable condition.

Some items will require a tipping fee.

Acceptable items include:

  • upholstered furniture
  • mattresses
  • working appliances
  • wood furniture
  • desks
  • dressers
  • tables
  • chairs
  • windows
  • doors

If you have an item not listed above, please check with the attendant.

Placing items in the section helps the environment by not adding to landfill and allows another person to make use out of your unwanted item. 

There is no charge for collecting items from this section. 

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