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Dump Information and Hours


Transfer station hours:

Friday - Monday: 10am - 4pm

Closed: Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day


Address: 1905 Route 303 N, Shawville, QC J0X 2Y0 (map)


Stickers are available at the municipal office and Bretzlaff Store
Tickets are only valid at the thorne transfer station


The Municipality of Thorne participates in a re-cycling program. Separate containers are put at the dump site for re-cycling. This includes a separate dumping station for items such as paint. Please refer to the guide below and signs at the dump for instructions. No metal of any kind including tin cans can be thrown in the dump trench.


In order to save your tax dollars and conserve the life of the dump, "REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE".


FREE large "household" Item drop-off

at the waste management
site, for Thorne ratepayers, on


Every Year: Long weekend May

Long weekend September


Friday - Monday: 10am - 4pm


This includes beds / mattresses / chairs / couches / carpets / fridges / freezers
(It excludes construction and demolition debris)


Pricing for Items

Recycling Information

It is critical that all items are rinsed clean of any residue.
The followin shows what is acceptable for recycling:

Fibres include :

Non-fibre items include :

Items not included in the recycling program :

Boxboard :
Boxboard includes cereal, cookie, cracker, shoe, detergent boxes, cardboard egg cartons and tubes (from paper towels and toilet paper). DO NOT include any frozen food boxes. REMOVE all liners, plastic handles, plastic coverings and straws. FLATTEN all the items and tie in with newspaper.

Corrugated cardboard and Brown Paper Bags from pet food, Farm Products, etc.

Corrugated cardboard is the strong sandwich like material with the waffle in the middle. It is usually used for shipping material. Flatten and empty the cardboard boxes and brown paper bags. Tie in bundles 65cm X 65cm X 20cm (24’’x24’’x8’’) or smaller or jam into small box.

Newspaper and Magazines

Place clean newspaper, flyers, magazines, and catalogues in a bag or tie with string.

Writing and Computer Paper and Junk Mail

Includes all used writing, typing and computer paper. Place the sheets of paper in a separate bag and tie it shut. DO NOT include books.


Polystyrene and Styrofoam
Polystyrene includes styrofoam, meat trays, egg cartons, and all plastics with the symbol. Flatten where necessary. Break down big styrofoam to 10’’ pieces. Place loose inside the Blue Box.

New items


Aluminum foil and foil containers
Include all rigid foil containers, fast food trays and aluminum foil wrap. Make sure all material is clean. DO NOT include items with food scraps or grease. No foil with paper or plastic lamination, no cardboard lids, no butter/candy/cigarette wrap, no peel-off lids, no metalized chip bags.


Glass bottles and jars
(Food and Beverage ONLY)
Rinse the containers and remove caps and lids. You don’t have to remove labels. DO NOT include any other type of glass such as mirrors, window glass, drinking glasses, Pyrex, light bulbs, ceramics or dishes.


Metal Food and Beverage Cans
Rinse the cans. You don’t have to remove labels or flatten the cans. Place metal lids from cans and jars in the bottom of a can and pinch the top of the can to trap the lid inside.


Plastic bottles
All plastic bottles which have the        to         symbol on the bottom of the container are recyclable. These include bottles for beverages, ketchup, syrup, cleaners and automotive products. NOTE bottles containing oil products are not recyclable.


Plastic Tubs and Lids
All plastic tubs and lids to be cleaned. Please remove lids from the tubs and place both loose in you Blue Box.


Empty Paint cans – Metal cans only
Step 1. Make sure your paint can (up to 4 litre or 1 gallon size) is empty. Is should have no liquid paint and no more than one-half centimeter (1/4 inch) of dried paint on the bottom.
Step 2. Place the empty can and lid loose in the Blue Box together with other containers. Leave the lid off so the truck driver can see that the can is empty. Leave the label on the can.


Aerosol Cans
Step 1. Make sure you have used up all the product and the aerosol can is empty. You can tell if it is empty by shaking it.
Step 2. Place the empty can loose in the Blue Box together with other containers. You can leave spray nozzles and paper labels on them.


Items NOT accepted