Change of Waste Collection Company

As of Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 garbage will be collected by Waste Connections of Canada.

Waste Collections of Canada, who already collect the Township’s recyclable material, purchased M&M Disposal earlier this year.

Collection services will continue without interruption.

Waste Connections of Canada logo

Waste Connections of Canada Logo


Labour Day 2018 Recycling & Garbage Collection

Please note the following:

Recycling Collection:
Monday Collection as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Waste Connecitons of Canada 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.

The Township of Douro-Dummer wishes everyone a safe and happy Labour Day weekend!

Labour Day 2018 Recycling & Garbage Collection (pdf – 157KB)

Notice of Construction: Installation of Expansion Joints Douglas Bridge

Please be advised that Rock Road will be closed to all traffic at the Douglas Bridge for the installation of the expansion joints commencing Monday September 17, 2018 for a period of approximately two (2) weeks. The Douglas Bridge, within the Township of Douro-Dummer, is located on Rock Road approximately 0.38 km east of County Road 38. Please note that the timelines are approximate and will vary dependent upon weather and other factors. Work on weekends may be undertaken to accommodate completion of these works.

Douglas Bridge Temporary Closure Notice (pdf – 50KB)

If you have any questions, please contact the following individuals:

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


Mr. Tashi Dwivedi, P.Eng.
Principle HP Engineering
400-2039 Robertson Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 8R2
Phone: (613) 695-3737
Fax: (613) 680-2626
Email Tashi Dwivedi

Request for Proposal for Snowplowing and Sanding of Municipal Properties

The Township of Douro-Dummer is inviting proposals for the snowplowing and sanding of Municipal Properties throughout the township – including the Municipal Building, Warsaw Community Centre, Douro Community Centre, the 5 Fire Stations, Halls Glen Transfer Station, Robert Johnston EcoForest Trail Parking Lot and the Municipal Parking Lot adjacent to Kylie’s Restaurant.

Proposal documents (pdf – 476KB) are available at the Municipal Office. Please note that page 20 was amended August 15, 2018.

Proposals, in writing, on township forms, will be accepted at the Municipal Office, until 12:00 noon on Friday, August 31, 2018.

The successful contractor will be required to provide proof of liability insurance in a minimum amount of $2,000,0000 with the Township as a named insured as well as a clearance certificate from the WSIB.

Lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted and all proposals will be evaluated according to the municipal procurement policy.

For further information, please contact the undersigned.

David Clifford, CAO
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, ON K0L 3A0
705-652-8392 Ext 206
Email Dave Clifford

Enbridge Gas Distribution to announce support for Douro-Dummer Fire Services and the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council

Township of Douro-Dummer, ON, August 8, 2018 – On August 10, 2018, Enbridge Gas Distribution will make an announcement with Douro-Dummer Fire Services and the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council.

In attendance will be Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen; Mayor J. Murray Jones; Doug Christie, Enbridge Gas Distribution; and John Doucet, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management. Other representatives from the fire department and township council will also be on hand for the event.

Media are invited to attend this event.

Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Fire Station 4
910 Water Street
Warsaw, ON K0L 3A0
For more information, please contact:
Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen, Douro-Dummer Fire Services
Tel: (705) 652-8392, ext. 207
Email: Fire Department & Emergency Services

Kathy Ash, Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council
Tel: 1-866-379-6668 ext. 105
Email: Kathy Ash

Vendors Wanted for the Douro-Dummer Automotive Flea Market, Pop-Up Art Gallery and Craft Sale

Registrations for the 2018 Douro-Dummer Automotive Flea Market, Pop-Up Gallery and Craft Sale are open! Vendors are wanted for the flea market(pdf – 1MB),pop-up art gallery and craft sale (PDF – 1MB).

Registration and Terms of Use for Flea Market Vendors (pdf – 212KB)Map and poster to the Douro-Dummer Automotive Flea Market & Car Show - Art & Craft Sale (jpg - 504KB)
The flea market vendor map will be available soon!

Registration and Terms of Use for Art and Craft Vendors (psd – 224KB)
Arena Site Map (pdf – 93KB)
The Harvest Room (pop-up art gallery) vendor map will be available soon!

The Automotive Flea Market and Car Show – Pop-Up Gallery and Craft Sale will take place
September 15th & 16th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily.

Come visit the event with the whole family – $5 admission for adults, kids under 12 are free! Parking is free.

Saturday, September 15th, 2018:
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon: Touch-A-Truck – come see the heavy equipment used in the Township!
All afternoon: Car Show – come cast your ballot for your favourite car for the Viewer’s Choice award!
Flea Market, Art Sale and Craft Sale all day!

Sunday, September 16th, 2018:
(Rain date for Touch-A-Truck and Car Show )
Flea Market, Art Sale and Craft Sale all day!

For more information please contact:

Brian Millet, Manager Parks and Recreation
P: (705) 749-7247
E-mail Brian


Jessyka McArthur, Administrative Assitant
P: (705) 652-8392 x 212
E-mail Jess

August 6th, 2018 Civic Holiday Weekend Waste Collection

Recycling Collection
No changes, collection as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Waste Connections of Canada at 705-742-4268.

Garbage Collection
Monday, August 6th collection will move to Tuesday and Tuesday collection will move to Wednesday.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact M&M Disposals at 705-652-3505.

The Hall’s Glen Transfer Station is open regular hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Township of Douro-Dummer wishes everyone a safe and happy Canada Day long weekend!

August 6th, 2018 Civic Holiday Weekend Waste Collection (pdf – 170KB)

Open Air Fire Ban Lifted – Effective 7:00 p.m. on July 26, 2018

The Township of Douro-Dummer Chief Fire Official has lifted the open air fire ban, effective July 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Although we have not received the amount of precipitation as anticipated this week in many parts of our Township, we are satisfied that conditions have improved enough to remove the open air fire ban today, effective at 19:00, being July 26, 2018.

Please ensure to abide by the regulations for any open air burning as outlined in By-law 2015-05.

All open air fires need to be monitored at all times, a means of extinguishment is readily available and fully extinguished before leaving your fire for the night.

Media Release (pdf – 1MB)

Employment Opportunity: Administrative Assistant (Temporary)

The Township of Douro-Dummer, located in the heart of Peterborough County, with a permanent population of 6900, has a temporary (maximum 1 year term) position available for an Administrative Assistant. This position is an employee of the Township, is part of the Municipal Office Team and reports directly to the Clerk/Planning Coordinator.

The successful candidate will be required to have a Class “G” driver’s licence; a minimum of post secondary education or equivalent with a minimum of three (3) years related secretarial, business or municipal experience; a proven ability to use personal computers and associated software (Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher and Adobe), and word processing experience with accurate keyboarding skills. Familiarity with GIS software would be an asset. Successful completion of the Municipal Administration Program is preferred.

We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual, with excellent communication skills, as well as a proven ability to deal with the public. We also require the successful candidate to have a proven ability to use initiative and judgment and to work without direct supervision.

Applicants are encouraged to review the job description( pdf – 146KB) for this position prior to submitting their application. All submissions shall be in writing and shall include a detailed resume with references. Applications should be marked “APPLICATION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT” and submitted to the Municipal Office by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018.

David Clifford
Township of Douro-Dummer
P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street
Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0
705-652-8392 Ext 206

We thank all applicants, but only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected and will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O., 1990, and will be used for employment purposes only. Applicants submitting a resume containing references are thereby granting the Township of Douro-Dummer permission to check these references.

Fire Ban in Effect

Due to the continued dry conditions in the Township of Douro-Dummer, as well as data from the Wildland Fire Information System, the Township is enabling a fire ban through By-law 2015-05. No open air burning will be allowed, with the exception of campgrounds as defined within the By-law. These campgrounds must meet the requirements set out in the By-law if they choose to utilize the exemption.

Another factor for enacting this fire ban, is that some water sources are no longer available which could lead to shuttling water from further distances, delaying extinguishment.

“We hope that conditions change and we can all enjoy the recreational fires that memories are made from, but until that time please be responsible with all ignition sources, including cigarettes that have already caused fires along the side of roadways” says Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen.

Enforcement of set fires during a fire ban may result in a $500 penalty as well as response to extinguish such fires can be charged at $465.42 per fire apparatus.

For more information contact:

Chuck Pedersen, Douro-Dummer Fire Chief
Tel: (705) 652-8392, ext. 207
Email C.Pedersen