It's not uncommon for cottagers to either have deliveries sent to the marina or to retire perfectly functional furniture from home to the cottage when new is bought for home.
We have often gotten the question 'do you know if I can take a mattress to the Anstruther Transfer Station?'. When this question came up recently, the water access cottager of course want to know BEFORE transporting the mattress across the lake.
We called today to speak with Gary Geraldi, Director of Parks, Recreation and Waste Management with the Township of North Kawartha. Recognizing that the website did not indicate detail about mattresses, Gary instructed staff to add more information which has already been done.
Gary advised that mattresses are now recycled and are accepted at the Bensfort Road landfill site. That said, there is a charge of $10 (called a tipping fee), but this fee is applicable at any landfill in Ontario.
As a convenience, Gary said that on "Environmental Day" which is the first Sunday in June each year, the transfer station will accept items such as mattresses and sofas to save residents the trip down to Peterborough. The tipping fee of $10 will still apply.
For more information about the Anstruther Transfer Station, click on the following link;
Thanks to Gary Geraldi for the helpful information, check the Towns website for info or if you need to reach him, Gary is available to speak to anyone with questions about garbage/recycling.
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