Links to Information on Wildlife

The Township of Douro-Dummer is home to spectacular forests, lakes, and wetlands. These areas provide ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts including hikers, wildlife watchers, conservationists, and responsible hunters and anglers.

For information on Wildlife and Nature, such as what to do if you encounter a problem such as a nuisance bear, a fish die-off, or abandoned or injured wildlife, please visit Wildlife and nature.

To report a natural resource violation such as illegal activities in protected areas or unlawful hunting or fishing please contact the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry (MNRF) at 1 (877) 847-7667. For more information visit How to report a natural resource violation.

More information on responsible hunting and fishing can be obtained through the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.

Replacement / Rehabilitation of the Old Norwood Road Bridge

The County of Peterborough has retained Ainley Group to complete preliminary and detail design activities and to undertake the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process for the replacement /rehabilitation of the Old Norwood Road Bridge. The Old Norwood Road Bridge is located east of Peterborough on Old Norwood Road between Burnham Line and Drummond Line, within the Township of Otonabee South Monaghan.

The project is being initiated as a Schedule ‘B’ undertaking in accordance with the MCEA, which applies to municipal infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, water, and wastewater projects.

Public comments will be received until October 13th, 2017.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Ramin Rameshni, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager, Ainley Group
1-50 Grant Timmins Drive
Kingston, ON K7M 8N2
Phone: (343) 266-0002 ext. 207
Fax: (343) 266-0028
Email Ramin Rameshni

Ms. Kendra Reid, C.E.T.
Sr. Engineering Technologist,
Engineering & Design, County of Peterborough Public Works
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, ON K9H 1Y6
Phone: (705) 775-2737 x 3202
Fax: (705) 749-2551
Email Kendra Reid

Notice of Public Information Centre 1 (pdf – 171KB)

Public Information Centre 1 (pdf – 5MB)

Notice of Public Information Centre 2 (pdf – 171KB)

Public Information Centre 2 (pdf – 4MB)

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 – 253KB) 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.

UPDATE: February 28, 2018

The Draft By-law and Presentation in this post were updated to indicate that the information in these documents was Draft only. For current information on the operation of off-road vehicles (ATVs) on municipal highways within the Township of Douro-Dummer please see By-law 2017-63 – By-Law to regulate the operation of off-road vehicles on municipal highways within the Township of Douro-Dummer (pdf -145kB) and the associated By-law 2017-63 ATV Road Map (pdf – 439KB).

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 0.06 cubic meters (2 cubic feet) and the maximum weight allowed is 18.1 kg (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 on the Township website.

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