Garbage Collection for February 15, 2019

Any residents whose waste collection was missed on Friday, February 15, 2019 should ensure their waste is removed from the roadside and put out for collection this week – collectors will be taking double the regular amount this week (Friday, February 22, 2019).

Thank you for your understanding.

Agricultural Seminars at the Douro Community Centre – POSTPONED

The Sunderland Co-op will be hosting a number of agricultural seminars this spring at the Douro Community Centre!

  • Beginner Beekeeping – POSTPONED to February 19th
    February 19, 2019: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Speaker: John MacFarlane of Dancing Bee Equipment
    Learn what you need to know to start your own hive this spring
  • Advanced Beekeeping
    February 26, 2019: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Speaker: John MacFarlane of Dancing Bee Equipment
    Attendees must have either attended the beginner beekeeping seminar or had bees for at least 1 (one) full year
  • Backyard Poultry Seminar
    April 16, 2019: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Speakers: Wilf Venema of Millpond Hatchery  and Greg Aitken D.V.M. of Peterborough Veterinary Services
    Topics Include: breed selection, coop management, disease management, feed formulations and more!
    Order your birds that night.

Spaces are limited, tickets are required in advance for all seminars ($15 per person, per seminar). Light refreshments will be provided.

To register call:
(705) 745-4607

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

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

  • Englewood Lane
  • Birchcliff Drive
  • Tedford Lane
  • Salmon Bay Road
  • Barnes Avenue
  • Gilchrist Bay Road
  • Tate Lane
  • Grier Drive
  • Casement Lane
  • Drain Drive
  • Puffers Road
  • Miles Road and Miles Shore East & West Roads
  • Whetung Road and the roads which branch off of it
  • South Bay Road and the roads which branch off of it

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.

These recycling routes have also been affected by the icy road conditions. If your recycling boxes have not been picked up on these roads, 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 or Waste Connections of Canada at (705) 742-4268. Recycling can also be dropped off free of charge at the Halls Glen Transfer Station.

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 2019 & 2020. Appointments are available to the Historical, Community Policing, and Santa Claus Parade Committees. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12 noon.

Advertisement for Committee Member Appointments for 2019-2020 (pdf – 112KB)

Application form (pdf – 107KB)

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.

Community Economic Development 101 Interactive Workshop

Members of Council, staff, community volunteers, and business professionals are invited to join an interactive workshop (pdf – 2MB) organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs at the Douro Community Centre on March 12, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

Learn the basics of economic development and take away practical tools to help your municipality attract jobs, investment and tackle economic development barriers.

The workshop aims to:

  • Provide you with a model of how to understand basic economic activity in the community
  • Increase your understanding of the potential scope of economic development activity
  • Provide you with some practical tools to assist in your economic development efforts

To register please contact:

Phone: 1-877-424-1300
Register by E-mail

Conservation in Action: Township of Douro-Dummer

The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority has produced an information flyer that highlights conservation
activity in the Township of Douro-Dummer, from the number of permits issued last year to the types of 250px-Otonabee_Conservation_logo.svgstewardship and education programs offered.

Please see the attached flyer (pdf – 873KB) for more information, or contact:

Dan Marinigh, C.A.O.
Otonabee Region Conservation Authority
250 Milroy Drive, Peterborough, ON  K9H 7M9
Tel: 705-745-5791, ext. 222


Local Wait List Available for People in Need of a Family Doctor

Residents without a family doctor or nurse practitioner are asked to complete a brief form which will place them on a wait list.

The form can be found online at

Residents living in Peterborough County, please call the Peterborough Family Health Team Clinic at (705) 651-4866.