COVID-19 – Changes to Waste Disposal: Changes to both curbside and transfer station waste disposal can be found at the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station web page.
To protect the health and safety of curbside garbage collection teams, (until further notice) all garbage is to be bagged and tied securely shut before it is set out for curbside collection. This measure will help prevent the accidental contact of COVID-19 infected garbage with members of the curbside garbage collection teams.
Waste Connections of Canada provides curbside garbage collection for most households. Residences are allotted one bag per week (plus 1 additional bag with a sticker). Garbage Stickers are available upon request at the Municipal Office for permanent and seasonal residents (3 free stickers per year for permanent residents, 20 free stickers per year for seasonal residents). Additional garbage stickers can be purchased at the Municipal Office for $3.00 each.
No more than two (2) receptacles, bags or bundles (4 cu ft./ 0.12 cu meters) will be picked up per collection; as per the requirements of Section 4 of the By-law.
For garbage collection, bags cannot weigh more than 40 lbs. (18.1 kgs) and the bag must be a clear polyethylene plastic with a minimum of 1.5 gauge thickness. Garbage bins cannot be more than 2 cubic feet capacity with the contents weighing a maximum of 40 lbs (18.1 kgs).
Holiday Curbside Collection
Garbage collection will occur on all statutory and public holidays with the exception of Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
To check the curbside collection schedule for the current month, visit the County of Peterborough’s Searchable Waste Portal, make sure to select Douro-Dummer under “Choose Your Area”.
Clear Garbage Bag Program
- Both curbside collection and transfer station drop-offs must be made using clear garbage bags;
- Garbage bags may not contain any recyclable, compostable, or hazardous materials. These materials must instead be directed toward the appropriate recycling, composting, or hazardous material program and
- One (1) grocery sized privacy bag is allowed in each clear bag to conceal items that residents wish to keep private.
Bags not conforming to these requirements will not be collected at the curb or accepted at the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station. Size limits continue to apply: maximum weight of a bag 18.1 kg (40 lbs) and maximum size is 0.06 cubic meters (2 cubic feet). Please see the Clear Garbage Bag Program Quick Guide (717KB) and 2017-50 – Collection and Disposal of Waste By-law (pdf – 133KB) for more details.
To handle compostable material, Composters (pdf – 240KB) and Digesters (pdf – 212KB) are available for sale from both the County of Peterborough and the Township of Douro-Dummer. Inexpensive Do-It-Yourself compost bins (pdf – 714KB) can also be made from readily available materials. You can help speed up the composting process by following tips found here (819KB).
A list of Frequently Asked Questions (pdf – 232KB) is also available. If you have more questions or need clarification please contact us.