Lake Joseph Waste Collection

We look forward to providing you with our dockside garbage and recycling collection services. We offer a Spring/Summer Plan, a Summer Plan a Fall Plan all at competitive price points – all you have to do is choose the plan that’s right for you, and we’ll take care of the rest. Our 2023 rates and dates can be found below for our Lake Joseph pre-paid services.

Spring/Summer Plan
Victoria Day to Labour Day
May 22 – September 4, 2023
Pick-up Day:*Mondays*
Non-refundable rate: $1,750.00 + HST

Summer Plan
Last week of June to Labour day
June 26 – September 4, 2023
Pickup Day: *Mondays*
Non-refundable rate: $1,225.00 + HST

Fall Plan
2nd week of September – Thanksgiving.
September 11 – October 9, 2023
Pickup Day: *Mondays*
Non-refundable rate: $750.00 + HST

Statutory holidays which affect our schedule are Victoria Day, Civic Holiday Labour Day and Thanksgiving Day.
Pick-ups that correspond with these dates will be rescheduled for the subsequent Tuesday:

Victoria Day – Tuesday May 23, 2023
Civic Holiday – Tuesday August 8, 2023
Labour Day – Tuesday September 5, 2023

Thanksgiving Day – Tuesday October 10, 2023

Each pick-up is limited to 2 bags of household garbage and an unlimited amount of bagged recycling. There is no longer a requirement to sort recycling. Extra garbage bags, in excess of your weekly allowance, will be collected for an additional cost of $15.00 plus H.S.T. per bag. In addition, any non-bagged garbage, recycling or ripped and torn bags will be subject to a $30.00 plus H.S.T. fee. This additional costs will be invoiced weekly.

Please have your garbage and recycling out by no later than 7:00 am on pick-up day, an in the location you specified when you requested the service.

Due to both capacity restraints and limitations set by the District of Muskoka, George Martin & Sons will be unable to pick-up any items other than bagged household garbage and recycling. Items such as broken chairs, umbrellas, lamps etc. can be hauled away on one of our large item pick-up days or you cam arrange a separate day by contacting the office at 705-765-5006 or We are not insured to transport toxic or hazardous waste and/or propane tanks on the water.

Garbage & Recycling Etiquette
1. Please tie up all garbage bags.
2. Place garbage bags in a secure bin or container to detract animals from ripping bags apart.
3. Please bag all recycling – DO NOT leave loose in blue box.

Household waste

Allowable Recycling
Plastics, Glass, Aluminum, Paper, Cardboard

If you wish to sign-up for this pre-paid service we must receive your return email, mail or phone call requesting dockside garbage and recycling collection. By purchasing any plan you agree and accept all charges and conditions outlined in this notice. We look forward to providing you with our waste management services, and exceeding your expectations.