The Tri-Neighbours Board of Management was established in 1995 to provide for the joint management and operation of a garbage collection and disposal system for the Town of Bruce Mines, the Town of Thessalon and the Township of Plummer Additional. The Board is comprised of one member of Council from the Town of Bruce Mines and the Township of Plummer Additional and two members of Council from the Town of Thessalon. One resident, representing all three municipalities, is appointed by all three Councils.
These three municipalities enjoy the convenience of weekly curbside pickup of household garbage and recycling material by our contractor, Municipal Waste Recycling Consultants. The Board provides single cell battery collection throughout the three municipalities. To date the residents have diverted almost one tonne of batteries from the landfill site. The Board is also a member of Stewardship Ontario, Ontario Tire Stewardship and most recently, Ontario Electronic Stewardship.
There is one landfill site and two transfer sites.
- The land fill site is located in Rose Township at 1314 East Line Road and accepts general household garbage, construction debris, tires, contaminated wastes etc. E-waste, metal, tires, white goods etc are collected as well and transferred out as required. Revenue collected from the E-waste and metal and tires is divided between the three municipalities as per the original agreement. There is also a Re-Use building for goods that are no longer needed by one person and a treasure for someone else. There is no charge for depositing or removing items from the Re-Use Buildings. This site is unable to accept wood products of any source. The hours of the landfill site are listed below and special callouts can be arranged outside of the regular hours. Please contact Pat Watson at 705 842-2217 to learn more.
- There are two Transfer Sites. One is located at 101 Taylor Street in Bruce Mines and the other at 499 River Street in Thessalon. These sites collect wood and brush, e-waste, metal and white goods which, with the exception of wood which is burnt, are transferred out of the sites as required. Revenue collected from the E-Waste and Metal is divided between the three municipalities as per the original agreement. Tires are not allowed at these sites.
TRI-NEIGHBOURS LANDFILL AND TRANSFER SITES HOURS OF OPERATION
Summer Hours: Saturdays - 9:00 am through 5:00 pm - April 1 to November 30
Winter Hours: Saturdays - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - December 1 to March 31
When a Statutory Holiday falls on a Saturday, these sites will operate during the same hours on the next day being Sunday.
THESSALON TRANSFER SITE
Fridays - 3:00 pm through 7:00 pm - April 1 to November 30
Closed December 1-March 31
When a Statutory Holiday falls on a Friday, this site will forfeit that day of operation.
BRUCE MINES TRANSFER SITE
Mondays - 3:00 pm through 7:00 pm - April to November
Closed December 1-March 31
When a Statutory Holiday falls on a Monday, this site will forfeit that day of operation.
The Board is constantly striving to improve the management of waste in our communities and to extend the life of our landfill site whenever the opportunity becomes available.