The Clear Bag Program is here!

Clear Bag Set Out Options Clear garbage bags are now mandatory in the Township of Douro-Dummer.

Information is available online to help guide residents and businesses.

The Searchable Waste Portal is available through the Peterborough County Recycling and Garbage website, on it you will find the Waste Wizard which allows you to search by waste item to determine whether the item should go in the garbage, recycling, compost, or hazardous waste.

The Douro-Dummer Township staff are also available to help residents and businesses through the transition to clear garbage bags, please contact the Township office if you have any questions, phone (705) 652-8392 or e-mail.






Tender for Rental Pasture Land in the Township of Douro-Dummer

Written proposals will be accepted by the undersigned until 12:00 noon on Friday, February 9th, 2018 for the rental of approximately 95 acres of pasture land for the 2018 and 2019 seasons at Lot 3 Concession 2, in the former Township of Douro.

All tenders must be in writing and must state the approximate number of cattle which will be pastured.

The successful tenderer will be required to maintain the fences in a good state of repair and to provide proof of liability insurance (minimum amount $2,000,000.00 with the Township named as an additional insured) prior to cattle being put out to pasture each year.

Rental payments shall be in two installments each year- the first being before cattle being put to pasture and the second by July 1st.

Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
David Clifford, C.A.O.
P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street
Warsaw, ON K0L 3A0

Tender for Rental Pasture Land in the Township of Douro-Dummer (pdf – 5KB)

Employment Opportunity – Chief Building Official

As a result of an upcoming retirement, the Township is seeking a Chief Building Official / By-law Enforcement Officer who will be responsible for the inspection of all buildings ensuring compliance with the Ontario Building Code, and the enforcement of municipal by-laws, as well as assisting with providing technical and advisory planning services to the Municipality. This position also performs the duties of Health and Safety Coordinator for the municipality and ensures compliance with the Ontarians with Disabilities Act. A detailed job description is available here.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit an application including a resume and references by 12 noon, Friday February 2, 2018 to:

David Clifford, CAO
Township of Douro Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, Ontario K0L3A0
E-mail: Dave Clifford
Phone: 705-652-8392 Ext. 206


2017 Holiday Schedule

The Municipal Office of the Township of Douro-Dummer will be closed beginning on December 22, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. and will re-open on January 2, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. Happy Holidays Picture

Please see Holiday Information (pdf – 883KB) for details regarding waste management, public skating, and the Douro-Dummer public library over the holidays.

We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.

Christmas 2017 Recycling & Garbage Collection

Christmas 2017 Garbage and Recycling Collection Schedule (pdf – 285KB)

Please note the following:

Recycling Collection:
Monday (Christmas Day) recycling is cancelled.
Tuesday to Friday recycling is bumped forward one day Christmas week. Monday to Friday recycling is bumped forward one day during the first week of January.

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

Garbage Collection:
Monday (Christmas Day) and Tuesday (Boxing Day) Garbage Collection are moved to Wednesday.
Monday (New Year’s Day) Garbage Collection is moved to Tuesday, 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 as usual Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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

2017 Warsaw Santa Claus Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Township of Douro-Dummer will be hosting the annual Santa Claus parade this Saturday, November 25, 2017Santa Claus 8 KB in size in the hamlet of Warsaw.

The parade will begin at 5:00 P.M. at the Warsaw Public Works garage and continue through the village. The theme this year is “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”

Following the parade will be a tree lighting ceremony held in the gazebo next to the Town Hall in Warsaw. Children will be invited to visit with Santa, drop off letters, and enjoy hot chocolate.

Donations in support of the Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony are always welcome and can be sent or dropped off at the Township Municipal Office in Warsaw.

Clear Bag Town Hall Information Session

Warsaw, ON – The Township of Douro-Dummer would like to invite residents and businesses to the Clear Bag Town Hall Information Session being held at the Town Hall in the Hamlet of Warsaw this Thursday, November 16th, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Town Hall is located at 894 South Street, Warsaw.Clear Garbage Bag

This Session is intended to provide residents and businesses with information about the change to clear bags which will start January 2nd, 2018. Township staff and Peterborough County staff will be on hand to answer questions about clear bag requirements, recycling, composting, and other diversion streams available.

A garbage truck, a recycling truck, and a fire truck will parked in front of the Town Hall for families to see.

Coupons and prizes will be handed out throughout the event. Light snacks and drinks will be available.

South Street will be closed to through traffic during the event. Parking is available at the Lion’s Club Park, 907 South Street, Warsaw.

For more information, please contact:

The Township of Douro-Dummer


Mayor J. Murray Jones Absent due to Health

The Township of Douro-Dummer is notifying the public that Mayor J. Murray Jones is absent from his duties while he recovers from recMayor Jonesent surgery.

“I am on the mend and will be back holding the gavel at the Council table soon. I want to thank my wife, Anne, my family as well as all my friends and neighbours for their support,” stated Mayor J. Murray Jones.

The date of Mayor Jones’ return to his duties is not known at this time, but it is hopeful that it will be in the beginning of the New Year. While Mayor Jones recovers, Deputy Mayor Moher will assume any necessary tasks in the absence of the Mayor. “Council will ensure that the Township of Douro-Dummer continues to operate in our usual manner,” said Mayor Jones.

Media release regarding the Mayor’s Absence (pdf – 60KB)