In light of increasing operational costs, the Municipality of the District of Clare will be increasing its commercial tipping fees at the Clare transfer station. Please be advised that as of April 1, 2024, commercial tipping fees will be as follows:
     - $145 / metric ton for garbage,
     - $145 / metric ton for recyclables,
     - $100 / metric ton for sorted construction debris,
     - $200 / metric ton for unsorted construction debris.

General Information


Transfer Station

The Municipality of Clare operates a transfer station at 919 Bonnie Road in Meteghan. Telephone : 902-645-2993 or 902-769-8167.

The station is open from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Disposal Fees

Residential Garbage
Household garbage and recyclables collected at roadside by municipal collector
Garbage must be placed by 8 a.m. on collection day.
Non-recyclable household garbage hauled by individuals to the Transfer Station (which could be placed roadside) Less than 200kg: Free
200kg to 400kg: $20.00
More than 400kg: $100.00
per metric tonne
Commercial and Industrial Garbage
Non-Recyclable Commercial and Industrial Waste $140.00
per metric tonne
Sorted Construction and Demolition Debris (asphalt, concrete, drywall, shingles and wood) $50.00
per metric tonne
Scrap Metal and Bricks Free
Unsorted Construction and Demolition Debris $135.00
per metric tonne
Recyclables (blue bags) $135.00
per metric tonne
Note : Garbage must be separated from construction and demolition debris before it is taken to the Transfer Station.

 Commercial Waste Collection

The Municipality of Clare wishes to inform establishments that make use of free commercial curbside waste collection services of the following:

  • A maximum of three bundles of cardboard are permitted to be placed curbside for collection. They must be bundled, flattened and securely tied.
  • Each commercial establishment is permitted to leave out a maximum of 10 blue(recycling) and clear (garbage) bags combined.
  • Manufacturing waste products such as fish bones, fish or animal carcasses, skins, plastic or Styrofoam packaging boxes, etc., shall not be collected from commercial premises.
  • Compost bins must be placed curbside ONLY. Compost will not be picked up at any other location on the commercial property