Thanksgiving 2017 Recycling & Garbage Collection

Thanksgiving 2017 Garbage and Recycling Collection Schedule (pdf – 143KB)

Please note the following:

Recycling Collection:
Monday Collection as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact BFI at 705-742-4268.

Garbage Collection:
Monday Garbage Collection is moved to Tuesday and Tuesday Garbage Collection is moved to Wednesday.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact M&M Disposals at 705-652-3505.

Hall’s Glen Transfer Station will be open 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m on Thanksgiving Monday.

The Township of Douro-Dummer wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Thank You to our Public Skating Sponsors!

Please join us in thanking our 2017 – 2018 Public Skate Sponsors! These generous sponsors help keep public skating at our community centres free.

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

Towns & Leahy Mercantile – October 8, 2017

National Sanitation – October 15, 2017

Pine Vista Resort – October 22, 2017

TriLine Electric – October 29, 2017

Ray Johnston Heating – November 5, 2017

Heffernan First Aid – November 12, 2017

Strafra Feed – November 19, 2017

M & M Disposal – November 26, 2017

Steve’s Auto Repair – December 3, 2017

M & M Disposal – December 10, 2017

MAC CNC – December 17, 2017

TriLine Electric – December 24, 2017

Tim Horton’s – December 31, 2017

Catholic Women’s League – January 7, 2018

Jim Kerr Excavating – January 14, 2018

Dreams 2 – January 21, 2018

TF Graphics – January 28, 2018

DueNorth Dog Training – February 4, 2018

Hamilton Ellwood Bus Lines – February 11, 2018

Kawartha Buttertart Factory – February 18, 2018

Herod Financial Services – February 25, 2018

Clearview Cottage Resort – March 4, 2018

Douro and District Optimist Club – March 11, 2018

Drain Electric Ltd. – March 18, 2018

Thank you Douro Community Centre Public Skate Sponsors! (pdf – 128KB)

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

Herod Financial Services – September 24, 2017

Drain Electric Ltd. – October 1, 2017

Noyes’ Repair Service – October 8, 2017

Dummer News – October 15, 2017

Steve’s Auto Repair – October 22, 2017

Dreams 2 – October 29, 2017

Ray Johnston Heating – November 5, 2017

Douro & District Optimist Club – November 12, 2017

Kawartha Buttertart Factory – November 19, 2017

S & B Food Market – November 26, 2017

M & M Disposal – December 3, 2017

Toms Contracting  – December 10, 2017

M & M Disposal – December 17, 2017

Tim Horton’s – December 24, 2017

Tim Horton’s – December 31, 2017

Wantasa Resort – January 7, 2018

TF Graphics – January 14, 2018

DueNorth Boarding Kennels – January 21, 2018

Warsaw and District Lions Club – January 28, 2018

The Township of Douro-Dummer – February 4, 2018

Hamilton Ellwood Bus Lines – February 11, 2018

Warsaw and District Lions Club – February 18, 2018

Dave Webster Excavating Inc. – February 25, 2018

National Sanitation – March 4, 2018

Thank you Warsaw Community Centre Public Skate Sponsors! (pdf – 188KB)

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

Public Meeting – Septic Re-Inspection Program

The Council of the Township of Douro-Dummer invites all interested parties to attend a Public Meeting (pdf – 101KB) to discuss the concept of a Septic Re-inspection program.

Representatives from Peterborough Public Health will be in attendance to present information on how the re-inspection program would work.

The meeting will take place in the Municipal Council Chambers at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

For more information, please contact:

David Clifford, C.M.O. C.A.O.
Township of Douro-Dummer
(705) 652-8392 ext. 206
E-mail Dave

Septic Re-inspection Program Questions (pdf – 194KB)

Request for Meeting Regarding Septic Re-inspections (pdf – 49KB)

Septic Re-inspection Request to Address Council and Presentation from the Environmental Council of Clear, Stoney and White Lakes (pdf – 821KB)

Septic System Re-inspection Report to Council (pdf – 27KB)

Peterborough Public Health Septic Re-inspection Presentation – May 2017 (pdf – 464KB)

Peterborough Public Health Septic Re-inspection Presentation – October 2017 (pdf – 525kB)

Public Consultation regarding the Use of ATVs on Public Roads

The Council of the Township of Douro-Dummer hosted a ATV Public Meeting (pdf – 103KB) to discuss a draft By-law to regulate the operation of off-road vehicles (ATVs) on municipal highways within the Township of Douro-Dummer. The meeting took place in the Council Chambers at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

A copy of the draft By-law can be accessed through this link: Draft By-law – To regulate the operation of off-road vehicles on municipal highways within the Township of Douro-Dummer (pdf – 140KB) or paper copies are available at the Township Office.

A copy of the presentation slides can be found through this link: Public Meeting regarding ATV use on Roads Presentation (pdf -1Mb)

Any comments or concerns regarding the draft By-law or the concept of allowing off-road vehicles to use Township Roads can be addressed to Crystal McMillan, Clerk/Planning Coordination by email or in writing by October 27, 2017.

Clear Garbage Bags Mandatory in Douro-Dummer Starting January 2, 2018

The Township of Douro-Dummer will be moving to mandatory clear garbage bags beginning January 2, 2018.Bag Cutout2

Clear bags will be required for both curbside pick-up and transfer station drop-off.

Bags may not contain any recyclable material, compostable material, or hazardous waste.

  • Recyclable material must be placed in Blue boxes for curb side pick-up each week or may be dropped off at the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station (1951 County Road 6) free of charge. For help determining what is recyclable, please visit the Peterborough County Recycling and Garbage website and use the Searchable Waste Portal.
  • Compostable material can be disposed of in backyard composters or digesters which are available from Peterborough County or from the Township of Douro-Dummer’s Municipal Office in the Hamlet of Warsaw. If backyard composting/digesting is not possible in your location, material may be brought to the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station Molok bins free of charge.
  • Hazardous waste must be disposed of at the appropriate locations:
    • Batteries can be dropped off at:
      • The Hall’s Glen Transfer Station at 1951 County Road 6,
      • The Township of Douro-Dummer Municipal Office at 894 South Street,
      • Warsaw; the Douro-Dummer Public Library at 435 Douro 4th Line,
      • The Douro Community Centre lobby at 2893 Highway 28 N, and
      • The Warsaw Community Centre lobby at 93 Ford Street, Warsaw
    • Unused medications and sharps can be returned (in an approved sharps container) to many pharmacies, check with your pharmacy for details.
    • Household hazardous waste can be disposed of by residents at any Peterborough County Transfer Station Household Hazardous Waste Day, please check with the Peterborough County Recycling and Garbage website and use My Schedule in the Searchable Waste Portal to determine upcoming event dates and locations. The City of Peterborough Waste Management Services operates the Household Hazardous Waste Depot at 400 Pido Road, Peterborough. This facility is open year round, please visit their website for hours.

A grocery sized privacy bag is allowed in each clear bag. Clear bags may also be placed in garbage bins at the curb to conceal contents from public view until the bags are collected.

The maximum capacity per clear bag is 0.6 cubic meters (2 cubic feet) and the maximum weight allowed is 18.1kg (40 lbs).

Bags not conforming to these requirements will not be picked up or accepted at the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station.

Retailers in the Douro-Dummer and Peterborough area are being alerted to the change so that clear bags will be readily available to residents. Other close-by municipalities, including the City of Kawartha Lakes and Trent Lakes, have already made the switch to clear bags, so many retailers are already carrying a variety of clear bags.

Additional information can be found in the Updated Clear Garbage Bag Information Sheets (pdf – 1MB).

The Clear Bag Town Hall Meeting will take place November 16th, 2017 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Town Hall in the Hamlet of Warsaw. This is a family friendly event to discuss the changes and help residents understand where to dispose of specific items. Digesters, composters, and recycle bins will be available for sale and clear bag samples will be available for pick-up.

Please contact staff at the Township of Douro-Dummer with any questions you might have about the change.


Leaf and Yard Collection Schedule for 2017

Leaf and yard collection occurs in October through to November, please read Leaf and Yard Collection Fall 2017 (pdf – 452KB) to determine your pick up weeks.

For details on how to bundle your material and maps visit the Peterborough County Recycling and Garbage page, scroll down and expand “Curbside Leaf and Yard Collection” and click on your area.

Firefighter Recruitment 2017

The Douro-Dummer Fire Dept. is now accepting applications for the position of volunteer firefighter for Donwood Fire Station 1 and White Lake Fire Station 5. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to contribute to the provision of an essential service in your community. Mandatory application forms, including job description and information package may be picked up at the Municipal Office in Warsaw or can be viewed online Firefighter Recruitment Package (pdf – 211kB).

Preference may be given to candidates who live closest to the fire stations.

Completed applications, must be returned to the Municipal Office by 4:00 pm on October 27, 2017. For further information please contact Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen, by phone 705 652-8392 x 207 or by email

Request for Proposal T-2017-02 Road Management Plan

The Township of Douro-Dummer is requesting a Request for Proposal to update its Five (5) Year Road Management Plan in 2017, as well as add information relevant to our PSAB asset inventory system.

Proposal details can be read here: Request for Proposal T-2017-02 Road Management Plan (PDF – 241KB)

The following questions were asked regarding the Township of Douro-Dummer’s Road Management Plan, T-2017-02 which we wanted to share with everyone that received the RFP.

1. Will the successful proponent receive excel sheets and working files to move forward with, or will we have to start from scratch?
Yes. All of the information is in excel and the successful proponent will receive this information.

2. Will the successful proponent have to inspect all culverts to obtain diameter, length, material, GPS location, condition, and replacement cost? ie. only the count was obtained by the Township? Were they somewhat located for us to find?
No. There are a few sections where information is missing and only these culverts will need to be obtained – diameter, length, type, GPS coordinates, condition rating and replacement cost. We know the year that these culverts were installed and the road sections.

3. Will the successful proponent have to inspect all signs to obtain GPS Location, condition, and replacement cost? ie. only the count and type was obtained by the Township?
We have a master list (in excel) from our retro-reflectivity that will be given to the successful proponent. We would be looking for a total replacement cost and a yearly budget for replacement.

4. I trust no subsurface geotechnical investigation is required for this project. ie. investigation of composition of road base is not required. Upon completion of surface inspections; is it satisfactory to simply recommend an improvement plan and provide a per kilometer construction cost estimate & year expenditure forecast?
Correct, no geotechnical investigation is required. Yes the road management plan is to include: recommend an improvement plan and provide a per kilometer construction cost estimate & year expenditure forecast. Also, to look at the Township’s 10 year road plan in conjunction with these recommendations.

5. Could you elaborate on “2 existing storm drainage systems”? Where and What?
There are two small systems located in the village of Warsaw and these were included in the last road needs study. We would like these to be included and given information on their current condition (visually observed and providing adequate drainage).

6. As mentioned in the RFP, could you provide me with a copy of the existing road management plan, either by email or mail?
The existing road management plan can be viewed at a prearranged date/time at the Municipal Office in Warsaw.

Food Handler Course – Peterborough Public Health

“The best way to prevent foodborne illness is through education. The Food Handler Training and Certification Course will provide you and your staff with the knowledge needed to handle food safely and prevent foodborne illness.

This course is essential for anyone who prepares and serves food to the public. In 2012 and 2013, the County and City of Peterborough (respectively) passed by-laws requiring mandatory food handler certification.”  For more information about the certification process and requirements, please visit Peterborough Public Health.

A Food Handler Training and Certification Course is being presented at the Town Hall of The Township of Douro-Dummer, in the Hamlet of Warsaw, ON, on November 1st, 2017 from 9am – 4pm. The course is open to the public and free of charge. Space is limited.

To reserve your space or for more information please contact:

(705) 313-4190
E-mail Cathy