Notwaste Outdoor Centre Inc.

NOC Inc. is a family-based business located in Quinte West, Ontario. Officially launched on October 1, 2019, the owner/operator made the outdoor wellness centre a reality with the completion of the outdoor sauna. Make wellness your daily goal!

All services are provided following the principle of “zero-waste”. Mr Bongard’s graduate degree in environmental science ensures all forest management practices are completed in a sustainable manner. Vegetables and fruits are grown onsite and the environment is treated with the utmost respect. NOC is not a waste of your time and money if you believe getting back to the basics and improving your mental and physical well-being are important to you.

What are the services?

  • The banya (aka outdoor sauna with a twist) is the primary wellness/experiential service and is unique in Eastern Ontario.
  • The forest therapy walks follow a wellness theme. A minimum of 4 people is required.
  • The private clay tennis can be rented out.
  • In addition, selected wood products can be custom-made to your specifications.

All of these services fall under the Notwaste umbrella. Visit us just outside Trenton, Ontario. Further, enjoy the groomed-trails and open your mind to the wellness possibilites that await you on 27 acres this side of Heaven.


In January 2021, the largest Canadian paid circulation magazine for the mature market ZOOMER officially acknowledged our banya as a “wellness staycation” in Eastern Canada.

“If you’d rather stay on dry land, but still want to feel like you’ve gone to a spa across the sea, Ontario’s Bay of Quinte is home to the Notwaste banya experience.”

Interested? Book an appointment.


Again! In October 2022, Canada’s oldest weekly newspaper, The Picton Gazette, recognized our efforts. NOC hosted an open-house to celebrate the national holiday, Ukraine Defender Day. Over fifty people attended the event including Ukrainian families who now call Canada, home. The day was celebrated with the signing of a Canadian-Ukrainian flag. With the help of the Ukrainian Embassy in Ottawa, it was sent to the frontline in Ukraine. The event ended with the night sky painted with fireworks.

We are not political – just caring and supportive!

Interested? Book an appointment.

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