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Diverting more of our waste to recycling and composting will extend the life of our landfills and reduce costs to the Township and its taxpayers. Diversion will also help to preserve our environment and prevent land contamination. In 2008, the Township Council set the target of diverting 50% of our waste from landfill. To achieve this target, the Township provides a number of Waste Management services:

Please see the upper left drop down menu for further information such as your day for pick up and the proper week for recycling.

For more information on the programs that the Township is involved in to increase waste diversion, please visit these websites:

Ontario Tire Stewardship Recycling Program

Stewardship Ontario - The Blue Box and Orange Drop Programs

The Government of Ontario will likely provide final approval for Bill 151, the proposed Waste-Free Ontario Act in the next few weeks. The proposed legislation provides a new framework for waste diversion and is intended to shift Ontario to a circular economy. Please click on the link below to read the Draft Act.

Ontario Passes New Waste-Free Ontario Act

   

PITCH IN CANADA 50TH ANNIVERSARY

APRIL 22-29, 2017

Pitch In Canada is dedicated to the preservation and sustainable growth of our natural ecosystems and communities. The organization represents hard working Canadian volunteers and consumers who care about making environmental change in their communities nation-wide for future generations. Grab your friends, family members, neighbors, or club members and organize a day of helping the Earth!

 You can sign out designated Pitch In bags from either Township office or any store that currently sells bag tags as of April 10th. It is important that you sign out the amount of bags you are receiving as well as your intended cleanup area as this information is used by both the Township and the Pitch In organization to determine the amount of bags we are allotted year to year. Then, during the week of April 24th the bags will be picked up on your regular collection day or special arrangements can be made with the Township for a pickup of large quantities of bags.

 Enhance, Conserve & Protect Our Environment.

JOIN CANADAS LARGEST CLEANUP CAMPAIGN