Monthly Archives: December 2020

Real Christmas Tree Disposal

Residents can dispose of real Christmas trees for free at numerous depots across Peterborough County. Please ensure all decorations and tree stands have been removed. Artificial trees and those decorated with fake snow cannot be accepted. For more details, as well as tips on how to dispose of other holiday decorations and wrapping, please visit… Read more »

Douro-Dummer Facility Closures & Restrictions – Updated Jan 5, 2021

On December 21, 2020, the government of Ontario announced a province-wide shut down to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The shutdown started Saturday, December 26, 2020 at midnight, and restrictions will be in place for our region until Saturday, January 23, 2021. For information on the shutdown including workplace safety measures and restrictions, please… Read more »

Draft Animal Control By-law

The Township of Douro-Dummer has been reviewing its Animal Control and Dog Licensing By-laws with its partner agency, Peterborough Humane Society. A proposed By-law for Animal Control is to be reviewed at a public meeting, as part of the Council meeting being held electronically starting at 5pm on January 5th, 2021. This By-law is an… Read more »

2021 Burn Permits Available Starting December 20th!

2021 Douro-Dummer burn permits will be available starting December 20, 2020 and can be used immediately upon purchase. Permits are available online 24/7 at or they can be obtained over the phone or in-person from the Township Office in Warsaw during regular business hours (the office will be closed over the holidays.) Please visit… Read more »

Roadside Brushing Maintenance – Douro Ward

The Township will be performing roadside clearing of brush and trees in the Douro Ward (on Township roads from Division Road to County Road 4). Work is anticipated to commence on December 18, 2020 and will be completed by approximately December 31, 2020. Work will involve a contractor using a roadside brushing machine to remove… Read more »

Municipal Office Holiday Closure and Waste Collection Schedule

The Municipal Office will be closed from Thursday, December 24, 2020 to Sunday, January 3, 2021 for the holidays. Residents will be able to access services from the Municipal Office via phone and e-mail starting January 4, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. The municipal office will be closed to the public. For questions regarding garbage collection,… Read more »


Help the Township of Douro-Dummer build a great, new website through this quick and easy navigation exercise! Join us in completing a few real-world web tasks to help find any problem areas in Township’s new website structure (also known as navigation tree testing). Have you ever felt frustrated by not being able to find what… Read more »

Animal Control and Dog Licensing

The Township of Douro-Dummer has been reviewing its Animal Control and Dog Licensing By-laws with its partner agency, Peterborough Humane Society. In June 2019 there were changes to the enforcement landscape when the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was no longer designated as the police authority for animal control issues. The… Read more »

Using Your Seasonal Residence During COVID-19

Residents who own seasonal properties in the Township of Douro-Dummer are an important part of our community and like everyone, have an important role to play to help curb the spread of COVID-19. The provincially recommended, and safest, option is to stay at home in your primary residence, and avoid all nonessential travel, especially to… Read more »