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.


Recycling, electronic and hazardous waste is managed by the County of Peterborough. For information on the recycling contract, please visit the County of Peterborough website.

If your recycling is missed, please contact the recycling collection company, Emterra, directly at (705) 742-3139.

If you need information on recycling in general, please contact either the County of Peterborough at (705) 775-2737 x 0 or the Township of Douro-Dummer (705) 652-8392.

Recycling Collection Tips:

  • Set out recycling by 7:00 a.m. on your collection dayImage 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
  • With the exception of shredded paper and film plastic do not bag recyclable material – place it loose in the blue box
  • Rinse all plastic, metal and glass containers and place loose into the Containers blue box
  • Waste Pick-up Map 2016 (pdf – 712KB)

Blue Boxes are available at the Municipal Office for $6 each.

Holiday Curbside Collection: Recycling collection will occur on all statutory and public holidays with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.


Composting & Digesting Organic Wastes

Residents must remove organic material out of the 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.

For more tips and tricks to speed up composting visit here (819KB) and if you’re interested in building your own bin visit Do-It-Yourself composters (pdf – 714KB)

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.

Brush, Leaf and Yard Waste No Longer Accepted at Hall’s Glen Transfer Station

The Hall’s Glen Transfer Station does not accept brush, leaf or yard waste.

Brush, leaf and yard waste can be taken to:

  • Waste Connection of Canada
    • 348 County Road 6
    • Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Tipping fees will apply.

The County of Peterborough will continue to collect leaf and yard waste in the spring and fall months for the residents of Donwood. Please check the County of Peterborough or Township of Douro-Dummer websites for scheduling of these collections.

The leaf, brush and yard waste bin is at the Warsaw Public Works Depot yard for the season (1422 County Road 4, just north of the hamlet of Warsaw). Please ensure that only leaf, brush and yard waste is put in this bin – lumber, plastic and other waste must go the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station, Peterborough Waste Management Facility or the Waste Connections of Canada site.

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:

-Municipal Building, 894 South Street, Warsaw
-Douro-Dummer Library, 425 Douro Fourth Line, Douro
-Halls Glen Transfer Station, 1951 County Road 6, Douro-Dummer

To prevent accidental sparks of fires, please prepare batteries by following these instructions from Call2Recycle or these instructions from RMC Inc.

County Environmental Days and Household Hazardous Waste Events

Environmental and Household Hazardous Waste Events – Cancelled in Douro-Dummer for 2020 due to COVID-19.

For alternative sites and events for household hazardous waste disposal in 2020, please visit “COVID-19 – Changes to Waste Disposal” on the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station web page.

To dispose of household hazardous waste through-out the year, please visit the Household Hazardous Waste Depot located at 400 Pido Rd, Peterborough.

Phone: 705-876-1600