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Local Services for Fort Frances

In addition to residential and commercial waste removal and recycling services offered by GFL, our Fort Frances branch offers the following services to customers in the Rainy River District:

For more information about local services, please visit our branch page or call 807.274.6255.


We offer portable sea-cans and mini warehouses for personal and/or commercial storage.

Sea-Can Storage: Sea-Cans are portable storage options. GFL can drop them off at your desired location, and relocate them to a new home, job site, or wherever you need them to be.

Mini Warehouse Storage: Our mini warehouse is located at our office location, on Highway 11/71, just west of the Fort Frances town limits. The sizes available are: 6 ft x 9 ft or 15 ft x 9 ft, and you keep the key to your storage at all times.

Vacuum Excavating Service

GFL offers vacuum excavating services (also known as ‘daylighting’) as a safe alternative to using an excavator which exposes any gas lines, water lines, sewer lines, saver lines, etc. without damage or danger to personnel or property. Learn more about our commercial vacuum truck services here.

Septic and Eco-Flo System Servicing

Septic Trucks and Services

GFL provides septic servicing from Rainy River to Thunder Bay, utilizing 3 late model 3,500-gallon septic trucks for residential septic systems, as well as township lift stations, lagoons, and holding tanks. Learn about our commercial septic tank services here.

Eco-Flo System Servicing

GFL also services Glo-Flo systems and removes or replaces peat and pump holding tanks for eco-flo systems.

High-Pressure Washing and Steaming

GFL offers a number of high-pressure washing and steam cleaning options. With our mobile, high-pressure washing units and our self-contained, mobile steam units, we meet our customers’ needs, regardless the scale of the job.

3,000 psi High Pressure Washer

  • Hot or cold (Hot water to 230°F and able to clean drains and sewer lines)
  • Suitable for equipment and buildings

20,000 psi High Pressure Washer

  • Suitable for larger jobs

High Pressure Steam Unit

  • Dry or wet steam self-contained unit
  • Suitable for thawing or cleaning ice, waxes, or residues of any kind

Water Hauling

We have a 3,000 gallon portable/mobile water tank and a 3,000 gallon water truck for portable water delivery all year long.

Spill Response Service

GFL is available 24/7 and equipped for spill response.

We always carry:

  • Absorbent pads and booms
  • 6’ and 8’ river booms

We are licensed and certified for petroleum products as well as any grain or flours. Learn more about Emergency Response services here.

Recycling Services

At GFL, our residential recycling plans offer customers the resources they need to maintain a more sustainable waste stream that helps keep recyclable materials out of landfills. Our recycling services allow us to collect and recycle:

  • Plastics: Types 1-7
  • Scrap steel
  • Cardboard/paper

We also manage an oil drop-off and OES E-waste drop location.


GFL also offers roll-off container services to residential and commercial customers across the Rainy River District, as well as a number of additional rental services:

Sea-Container Rental:

Size: 8 ft (w) x 20 ft (l) x 8 ft (h)
Sea-containers are portable and lockable, making them perfect for construction or residential storage.

Office Trailer Rental:

Size: Various sizes from 20 ft to 26 ft long and 8 ft to 10 ft wide
Utilities: Electric or propane heat

Port-a-Jon/Wash Station Rental

We offer full-service Port-a-Jon’s for outdoor events such as weddings, fishing tournaments, and even grad parties Our toilets also have heated, flush-able, on-demand water units for a high-end experience.