Recycling Collection Tips:

  • Set out recycling before 7:30 a.m.Image 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
  • Rinse all plastic, metal and glass containers and place loose into the Containers blue box
  • Waste Pick-up Map 2016 (pdf – 712KB)

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

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

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


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Recycling and Garbage Collection Schedule Changes for December 2018 – January 2019 (pdf – 295KB):

Monday, December 24, 2018: garbage and recycling collection as usual
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 → garbage collection moved to Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018: garbage usually collected on Tuesday will be collected today
Thursday, December 27, 2018: recycling collection as usual
Friday, December 28, 2018: garbage and recycling collection as usual

Monday, December 31, 2018: garbage and recycling collection as usual
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 → garbage collection moved to Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019: garbage usually collected on Tuesday will be collected today
Thursday, January 3, 2019 → recycling collection moved to Friday, January 4, 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019 → recycling usually collected on Thursday will be collected today
→ garbage and recycling usually collected today moved to Saturday, January 5, 2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019: garbage and recycling usually collected on Friday will be collected today

Regular recycling collection resumes Monday, January 7, 2019.

Please visit the web pages for Curbside Garbage Collection and the Transfer Station for changes in collection of garbage and hours of operation.


Composting & Digesting Organic Wastes

Residents must divert organic material out of 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.

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.

Leaf and Yard Waste Composting and Collection

Leaf and yard waste 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 special event dates throughout the County including at the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station.

Year-round disposal of household hazardous waste is possible through the City of Peterborough Waste Management Services, Household Hazardous Waste Depot.

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.