Starting January 2nd, 2018, the Township of Douro-Dummer will be implementing a Clear Garbage Bag Program. Important details about this program include:

  • Both curbside collection and transfer station drop-offs must be made using clear garbage bags.Clear Garbage Bag
  • 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.
  • One (1) 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 after the start date. Residents and businesses are encouraged to use up their opaque garbage bags before the start date. The Township of Douro-Dummer is alerting local retailers about the Clear Garbage Bag Program so that clear garbage bags will be readily available.

For more detailed information about the program please read the Clear Garbage Bag Information Sheets (pdf – 1MB) and the 2017-50 – Garbage By-law (pdf – 136KB).

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 – 331KB) *updated January 17th, 2018*  is also available, this list changes as new questions are asked so please check back periodically. If you have more questions or need clarification please let us know!

Clear Garbage Bag Program Quick Guide (717KB)

More information will be posted as it becomes available. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Recycling Collection Tips:

  • Set out recycling before 7:30 a.m.Paper and cardboard in a blue recycling bin.
  • Place cardboard and boxboard loose in Fibres blue box or bundle
  • Place film plastics in one bag and tie, tuck securely into Fibres blue box
  • Rinse all plastic, metal and glass containers and place loose into Containers blue box

Now accepting: Empty paint cans (lids removed) and Empty aerosol containers

Blue Boxes are available at the Municipal Office for $5 + HST each

Recycling, electronic and hazardous waste is managed by the County of Peterborough.

Composting & Digesting Organic Wastes

Peterborough County Residents can help divert organic material out of landfill sites and into nutrient rich compost by breaking down organic material in their own backyards! Douro-Dummer residents can also take organic material to the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station 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. **The “Garbage to Garden” Program is full for 2017, any new applicants will be added to a wait list** 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.

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 can be dropped off in the organic bins (Organic Material for Compost (pdf – 145KB):

  • bread, grains, rice
  • cooked food
  • coffee grounds, filters, tea bags, and tea leaves
  • dryer lint
  • dairy products
  • eggs and shells
  • fruit and vegetables
  • hair and fur
  • meat, fish, fat, and bones
  • limited paper towels, napkins, tissues
  • plant trimmings
  • soiled newspaper
  • sawdust from untreated wood
  • wax paper
  • wood ash from cold, untreated wood

Please do NOT include any plastics of any kind including those marketed as biodegradable.

Leaf and Yard Composting and Collection

Leaf and yard composting is available throughout Peterborough County. Yard material can be dropped off at the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station. Regular tipping fees apply.

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:

-Warsaw Municipal Building, 894 South Street, Warsaw
-Douro-Dummer Library, 425 Douro Fourth Line, Douro
-Halls Glen Transfer Station, 1951 County Road 6, Douro-Dummer
-Douro Community Centre, 2893 Highway 28, Douro-Dummer
-Warsaw Community Centre, 93 Ford Street, Warsaw

County Environmental Days

Please visit Peterborough County’s Recycling & Garbage Events page for dates throughout the County including the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station.

Year Round Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW)

Location: 400 Pido Road, Peterborough

Phone: 705-876-1600
Winter Hours (October 1 to April 30): Wednesday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Summer Hours (May 1 to September 30): Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.