Recycling Collection Tips:

  • Set out recycling before 7:30 a.m.Image result for peterborough recycle
  • Separate recycling into two boxes: one for Fibers and one for Containers
  • Place paper, cardboard and boxboard loose or bundled in the Fibres blue box (do not bag unless paper is shredded)
  • Place film plastics in one bag and it tie shut, tuck the bag securely into the Fibres blue box
  • Rinse all plastic, metal and glass containers and place loose into the Containers blue box

Now accepting: Empty paint cans (lids removed) and empty aerosol containers.

Blue Boxes are available at the Municipal Office for $5 each.

Recycling, electronic and hazardous waste is managed by the County of Peterborough.


Composting & Digesting Organic Wastes

Residents must divert organic material out of garbage. Residents can either create compost in their own backyards using a composter or digester, or take organic material to the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station Moloks (organic material bins).

Backyard Composting & Digesting 

The following PDF links outline the differences between composters and digesters:

Composter Information (pdf – 240KB)
Digester Information (pdf – 212KB)

You can get help purchasing or starting your backyard composter or digester from Peterborough County through their “Garbage to Garden” Program. For more information contact Peterborough County’s Public Works – Waste Management at (705) 775-2737.

A limited number of composters and digesters are available to purchase from the Municipal Office of the Township of Douro-Dummer in the Hamlet of Warsaw.

Organic Material Drop-Off at Hall’s Glen Transfer Station
If you prefer not compost in your own backyard, you can drop your organic material off at the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station free of charge. The following is a portion of what can be dropped off in the organic bins Organic Material for Compost:

  • bread, grains, rice
  • cooked food
  • coffee grounds, filters, tea bags, and tea leaves
  • dairy products
  • eggs and shells
  • fruit and vegetables
  • meat, fish, fat, and bones

Do NOT include plastics of any kind when using the Moloks, including those marketed as biodegradable or compostable.


Leaf and Yard Waste Composting and Collection

Leaf and yard waste composting is available throughout Peterborough County. Yard material can be dropped off at the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station. Regular tipping fees apply.


Battery Recycling

Residents are encouraged to drop off their spent re-chargeable, single use, and cell phone batteries for recycling at one of the following locations during operating hours:

-Warsaw Municipal Building, 894 South Street, Warsaw
-Douro-Dummer Library, 425 Douro Fourth Line, Douro
-Halls Glen Transfer Station, 1951 County Road 6, Douro-Dummer
-Douro Community Centre, 2893 Highway 28, Douro-Dummer
-Warsaw Community Centre, 93 Ford Street, Warsaw


County Environmental Days

Please visit Peterborough County’s Recycling & Garbage Events page for dates throughout the County including the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station.

Year Round Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW)

Location: 400 Pido Road, Peterborough

Phone: 705-876-1600
Winter Hours (October 1 to April 30): Wednesday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Summer Hours (May 1 to September 30): Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.