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Presidents Message

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Information from our Township below:

In an effort to assist all of our residents and businesses successfully implement the Clear Garbage Bag Program, The Township of Douro-Dummer has prepared educational documents to help residents and businesses understand the Program.

You should find the following information on our news page:

1) Clear Garbage Bag Program Quick Guide: An overview of bag limits for curbside pick-up and Hall’s Glen Transfer Station drop-off;

2) Phase 1 Collection: This information was given to the waste collectors to guide their collection starting March 12th, 2018; and

3) FAQ Clear Bags: An in depth question and answer document including a list of items which are considered garbage. This list is not exhaustive and may be updated as we receive questions from residents and businesses.

The grace period for residents and businesses to transition to clear garbage bags in the Township of Douro-Dummer will come to an end on Monday, March 12, 2018. Starting on this date, opaque garbage bags will not be collected at the curb nor will they be accepted at the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station.

Since the announcement of the Clear Bag Program in October 2017, the Township has released promotional and educational information on an on-going basis through direct mail, the Township website, local media and the Township Twitter feed. Staff have been monitoring curbside garbage for clear bag compliance, and have encouraged participation by delivering green “OOPS” stickers and/or personalized letters to residents and businesses which have not yet converted to clear garbage bags.

The Township staff who have been monitoring curbside waste for clear bag compliance during this transition period have reported that the overwhelming majority of the Township has converted to using clear garbage bags and privacy bags. The Township would like to thank everyone for their support and participation in this program and our mission to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Further educational materials, advice and assistance are available from the Township on our website, our Twitter feed, directly from staff or through the “My Waste” App which is available through the County of Peterborough.

Should your membership require additional information, or if they have questions regarding which stream to dispose of specific items, please have them contact the Township office directly.