The 2021 free Compost Giveaway is complete. Thank you for your continued interest in this material.

The Mohawk Street Landfill Site is located at 20 Morrison Road, Brantford, ON N3T 5L9

Hours of operation

Open - Monday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed - Sundays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

NOTE: All loads must be weighed and unloaded prior to 5:00pm.

Payment methods

Cheque, Debit, Visa and MasterCard. No cash payments will be accepted until further notice. 

Cover materials not accepted

Please note that loads of commercial/industrial cover materials are no longer accepted. 

Contaminated soil and soils generated from site remediation or cleanup activities may be accepted at the applicable tipping fee rates. All contaminated soil loads must be approved prior to disposal. Solid Waste Operations staff must review lab results of appropriate testing parameters before disposal can be approved. Please contact the City at 519-759-4150 to review these requirements.

2021 tipping fees

During the October 27, 2020 City Council meeting, the 2021 Fees and Charges Bylaw (No. 180 -2020) was approved.  Effective January 1st, 2021, the following tipping fee schedule will apply at the Mohawk Street Landfill. 

Tipping fee schedule

Waste material


Residential, industrial and commercial waste


Yard and landscaping material such as leaves, grass clippings, weeds

(January 1 to March 31, and December)


Yard and landscaping material such as leaves, grass, weeds (April 1 to November 30)

No charge



Wood skids and pallets




Registrable non-hazardous waste soil


Mixed clearing waste (sod, grass and soil)


Concrete, asphalt and brick rubble


Banned mixed waste products (corrugated cardboard, recyclable wood, recyclable metal)



$10.00 each

Tires off rims (limit of 10)

No charge

Tires on rims (limit of 10)

No charge

Minimum load fee (all loads weighing 150 kg or less)

$10.00 per load

Large scale disposal projects surcharge

1.5 x applicable tipping fee


“Mixed Load Charge” tickets will be issued for loads that contain a discernable amount (over 10%) of recyclable materials. The overall goal of this initiative will be to divert recyclable materials brought to the Mohawk Street Landfill Site for disposal. If the load is found to contain over 10% of recyclable materials, the entire load will be charged at the “Banned Material Rate” of $180.00 per metric tonne.  The hauler will be advised of the increased tipping charge and given the option to separate the recyclable materials or pay the tipping fee.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in diverting recyclable materials from disposal and to extend the operating life span of the Mohawk Street Landfill Site.

Free compost

The 2021 free Compost Giveaway is complete. Thank you for your continued interest in this material.

Starting May 3rd, free compost is available at the Mohawk Street Landfill Site, Monday through Saturday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

There is a limit of two full garbage bags (or equivalent per day), while quantities last. This is a “bag-your-own” event. Please bring a shovel and container.

Diversion of construction and demolition materials

You can divert the following materials for recycling:

  • asphalt shingles
  • roofing nails (mixed with shingles)
  • dressed lumber
  • shingle packaging materials
  • drywall

Materials are recycled by the following companies:

  • Green Step Recycling - 324 Henry Street Brantford, 519-754-0994
  • Try-Recycling - 21463 Clarke Road London, 519-457-1566
  • Green Valley Recycling - 1200 Green Valley Road London, 519-681-0606
  • Eastwood Milling - 63 Old Onondaga Rd E. Brantford, 519-752-9663