Garbage & Recycling Collection Cancelled on Some Roads Due to Icy Conditions

Garbage Collection has been cancelled on the following roads due to the icy road conditions today:

  • Douro 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Line(s)
  • Cooney Island Road
  • Center Road

Residents on these roads can put out double the regular amount for collection next week to make up for no collection this week.

If additional information is required regarding garbage collection please contact Waste Connections of Canada at (705) 742-4268.

Some recycling routes have also been affected by the icy road conditions. If your recycling boxes have not been picked up, please bring them in for collection next week. Any questions you might have regarding recycling collection can be directed to the County of Peterborough at 705-775-2737. Recycling can also be dropped off free of charge at the Halls Glen Transfer Station.

Christmas 2018 Recycling & Garbage Collection

Holiday Banner (jpg - 63KB)Christmas 2018 Garbage and Recycling Collection Schedule (pdf – 285KB)

Monday, December 24, 2018: garbage and recycling collection as usual
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 → garbage collection moved to Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018: garbage usually collected on Tuesday will be collected today
Thursday, December 27, 2018: recycling collection as usual
Friday, December 28, 2018: garbage and recycling collection as usual

Monday, December 31, 2018: garbage and recycling collection as usual
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 → garbage collection moved to Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019: garbage usually collected on Tuesday will be collected today
Thursday, January 3, 2019 → recycling collection moved to Friday, January 4, 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019 → recycling usually collected on Thursday will be collected today
→ garbage and recycling usually collected today moved to Saturday, January 5, 2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019: garbage and recycling usually collected on Friday will be collected today

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Waste Connections of Canada at 705-742-4268.

The Halls Glen Transfer Station will be closed on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 (Boxing Day), but open Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Township of Douro-Dummer wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

Notice of Intention to Change Building Permit Fees charged in accordance with the Building Code Act 7(6)

Notice of Intention to Change Building Permit Fees charged in accordance with the Building Code Act 7(6) (30KB)

Take Notice that the Council of The Corporation of The Township of Douro-Dummer intends to pass a by-law pursuant to Section 7(1)(c) of the Building Code Act to increase the fees charged for Building Permits and related services.

A public meeting for this will be held on December 18th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Township Office.

Brian Fawcett
Chief Building Official
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, Ontario
K0L 3A0
P: (705) 652-8392, Ext. 208
F: (705) 652-5044
E-mail B. Fawcett

Board & Committee Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to get involved in the Township of Douro-Dummer and play an important role in the community? The Township of Douro-Dummer is currently looking for volunteers to sit on various boards and committees for the upcoming term of Council. Appointments are available to the Public Library Board, the Committee of Adjustment/Planning Committee and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Action Committee. The deadline to apply is December 3rd, 2018 at 12 noon.  For more information please see the links below.

Advertisement for Committee Members for 2018-2022 Term (pdf – 111KB)
Committee of Adjustment – Planning Committee Mandate (pdf – 117KB)
Parks and Recreation Master Plan Action Committee Terms of Reference (pdf – 119KB)

Interested parties are requested to send a letter of interest to:

Martina Chait-Hartwig, Deputy Clerk
Township of Douro-Dummer
P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street
Warsaw, Ontario KOL 3AO

Fax: (705) 652-5044
E-mail M. Chait-Hartwick

Questions may be directed to Martina Chait-Hartwig, Deputy Clerk at (705) 652-8392 Ext 210.

Employment Opportunity: Transfer Station Assistant – Halls Glen Site

The Township of Douro-Dummer has a part-time position available- Transfer Station Assistant- Halls Glen Site.

The successful candidate will be required to have a grade 12 education or equivalent experience in a related field as well as a proven ability to operate computers and software necessary for record keeping.

Good communication skills and a proven ability to deal with the public are essential.

Applicants are encouraged to review the job description (pdf – 75KB) for this position, prior to submitting an application. All applicants shall include a detailed resume’, including references, in writing, marked “Application for Transfer Station Assistant” to the Municipal Office by 12:00 noon on Friday, November 30, 2018.

David Clifford, C.M.O.
C.A.O., Deputy Clerk
Township of Douro-Dummer
P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street
Warsaw, Ontario KOL 3AO
705-652-8392 Ext 206

We thank all applicants, but only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O., 1990, c.M.45. It will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O., 1990, and will be used for employment purposes only. Applicants submitting a resume’ containing references, are thereby granting the Township of Douro-Dummer permission to check these references.

Thank You to our Public Skating Sponsors!

Please join us in thanking our 2018 – 2019 Public Skate Sponsors! These generous sponsors help keep public skating (pdf -66KB) at our community centres free.

DOURO COMMUNITY CENTRE: Sundays between 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Douro-Dummer Firefighters’ Association – October 7, 2018

National Sanitation – October 14, 2018

Township of Douro-Dummer – October 21, 2018

DueNorth Dog Training – October 28, 2018

Ray Johnston Heating – November 4, 2018

Warsaw and District Lions Club – November 11, 2018

Strafra Feed – November 18, 2018

Waste Connections of Canada – November 25, 2018

Pine Vista Resort – December 2, 2018

Waste Connections of Canada – December 9, 2018

MAC CNC – December 16, 2018

Herod Financial Services – December 23, 2018

Tim Horton’s – December 30, 2018

Jim Kerr Excavating – January 6, 2019

Catholic Women’s League – January 13, 2019

McLeod’s Ecowater – January 20, 2019

TF Graphics – January 27, 2019

Baker Masonry – February 3, 2019

Hamilton Ellwood Bus Lines – February 10, 2019

Kawartha Buttertart Factory – February 17, 2019

Township of Douro-Dummer – February 24, 2019

Clearview Cottage Resort – March 3, 2019

Douro and District Optimist Club – March 10, 2019

Heffernan First Aid – March 17, 2019

BONUS! Thank you to our sponsors for adding more skating times at the Douro Community Centre!

Tim Horton’s – December 27, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Douro Dummer Knights of Columbus – February 18, 2019 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Friends of Douro-Dummer Public Library February 18, 2019 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.


WARSAW COMMUNITY CENTRE: Sundays between 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

StarFra Feed – September 23, 2018

Toms Contracting – September 30, 2018

Douro-Dummer Firefighters’ Association – October 7, 2018

Dummer News – October 14, 2018

Wantasa Resort – October 21, 2018

Rob Noyes – October 28, 2018

Ray Johnston Heating – November 4, 2018

Douro and District Optimist Club – November 11, 2018

Kawartha Buttertart Factory – November 18, 2018

S & B Food Market – November 25, 2018

Waste Connections of Canada – December 2, 2018

Herod Financial Services – December 9, 2018

Waste Connections of Canada – December 16, 2018

Tim Horton’s – December 23, 2018

Tim Horton’s – December 30, 2018

McLeod’s Ecowater – January 6, 2019

TF Graphics – January 13, 2019

Baker Masonry – January 20, 2019

Warsaw and District Lions Club – January 27, 2019

Township of Douro-Dummer – February 3, 2019

Hamilton Ellwood Bus Lines – February 10, 2019

Tim Horton’s – February 17, 2019

Dave Webster Excavating – February 24, 2019

National Sanitation – March 3, 2019

Thank you 2018-2019 Public Skating Sponsors! (pdf – 2MB)

For more information, contact the Municipal office at 705-652-8392.

Notice of Public Meeting – Secondary Suites

Take notice that the Corporation of the County of Peterborough has also received a complete application for an Official Plan Amendment under Section 22 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended. The application has been assigned file number 15OP-18006.

Take notice that the Corporation of the Township of Douro-Dummer has initiated a Zoning By-Law Amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended. The amendment has been assigned file number R-04-18.

The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the nature of the applications, invite public input, advise how to provide comments on the applications, and to advise the public of future notification and appeal rights.

Take notice that the County of Peterborough has requested that the Council of the Township of Douro-Dummer hold a Public Meeting regarding the above applications pursuant to the requirements of Section 51 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended. The Public Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office, 894 South Street, Warsaw.

Please note that the County of Peterborough is the approval authority for Official Plan Amendments in the Township of Douro-Dummer; the Township of Douro-Dummer is the approval authority for Zoning By-Law Amendments.

The effect of the Official Plan Amendment will add second unit policies to the Local Component of the County Official Plan, specifically the Amendment contains a list of criteria that must be met in order for second units to be considered. Each of the four Local Component Townships (Asphodel-Norwood, Douro-Dummer, North Kawartha and Selwyn) are also amending their Zoning By-Laws to include provisions which will regulate second units within each municipality. Generally speaking, the Zoning By-Law Amendments will be amending the definitions, general provisions and Residential, Agricultural and Rural zones within each By-Law. Please contact Keziah Holden, Planner at the County for Peterborough, (705) 743-0380 ext. 2402 or the Municipal Office, 705-652-8392 for more information.

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting – November 6, 2018 (pdf – 40kB)

15OP-18006 – Draft Official Plan Amendment – Document (pdf -174kB)