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2014 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

The following events are being held for residents of the Municipality of Highlands East:

Tory Hill Landfill Site

Saturday, June 28th from 10:00AM through 2:00PM
19178 Highway 118 between Wilberforce & Tory Hill.

Gooderham Transfer Station

Saturday, August 16th from 1:00PM through 4:00PM
1042 McColl's Road just east of Gooderham.

Tory Hill Landfill Site

Saturday, November 1st from 10:00AM through 2:00PM
19178 Highway 118 between Wilberforce & Tory Hill.

Residents of Highlands East can also attend the following HHW events being held at the Faraday Public Works Yard at 29860 Hwy. 28 South (across from the intersection of Monck Road and Hwy. 28) from 10:00AM through 3:00PM:

  • May 10th, 2014
  • June 14th, 2014
  • July 5th, 2014
  • August 9th, 2014
  • September 20th, 2014

Be sure to bring your landfill disposal card with you to these events.

Contact the Environmental Department at 613-339-2442 for more information or download our helpful flyer: What can I bring to HHW Events?

Tipping Fees for Waste Sites

The following items are not accepted at Highlands East Landfills:

  • Propane Tanks
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Paint

The following items are accepted at no charge:

  • Household Garbage (under 1 cubic-yard)
  • Recyclable Material
  • Scrap Metal
  • Tires (off rim)
  • Tagged or Untagged CFC (Freon) Appliance
  • Brush
  • Oil Tank (empty, dry and cut in half)
  • E-Waste
     

The following items are accepted with a fee:

  • $20/cubic-yard: Bulk Garbage (over 1 cubic-yard)
  • $30/cubic-yard: Construction Materials and Shingles (sorted)
  • $50/cubic-yard: Construction Materials (unsorted)
  • $50/cubic-yard: Contaminated Soil (soil must meet all regulatory guidelines for acceptance at landfills)
  • $10/unit: Non-CFC (Freon Appliance)
  • $10/unit: Furniture, Mattress, Box Spring
  • $4/ft: Boat with motor & gas tank removed and not stripped of metal
  • $2/ft: Boat with motor & gas tank removed and stripped of metal

Invasive Species: What’s that alien doing in your garden?

By: Katherine Hills 
Environment Canada defines an alien species as a species that has “become established in areas outside of their natural range”. These species can come from across the world, or from another region in Canada. Very often, alien species do not pose a significant risk to the health and biodiversity of our ecosystems and may actually be beneficial (for example, honeybees were introduced to North America in the 1600s via English settlers but are key pollinators of our crops and wild flowers). However, when the introduction or spread of an alien species threatens the environment, economy, or society, including human health, that species is considered invasive.

Dog Strangling Vine

The issue of invasive alien species is nothing new in Canada. Many people are well aware, and may have even personally experienced the effects, of the threat posed by dozens of plants, animals and pathogens, such as the zebra mussel, round goby, sea lamprey, emerald ash borer, invasive phragmites (European common reed), dog strangling vine, and beech bark disease, as they gradually (or rapidly) make their way across Ontario.

It is becoming common knowledge now that you must clean your boat before using it in a new water body, avoid transporting firewood as it could contain invasive insects, plant seeds or pathogens, and never dump or release unwanted exotic plants and animals into the wild (namely critters used for bait or those kept in an aquarium at home).

But as spring time rolls around, do you know what aliens might be lurking in your garden or along your shoreline?

Each spring, people enjoy visiting their local garden centre to pick out some new hardy and colourful exotic or ornamental plants to spruce up their garden or waterfront. What many do not realize, including plant nursery staff, is that some of these plants, although beautiful, can spread like wildfire through forests, ravines, wetlands and along shorelines, as a result of mechanisms such as root runners and seed transport via wind or birds.

Because these exotic plants rarely have natural pathogens, pests or predators to keep their growth in check, native plants are overwhelmed and eliminated, creating a less diverse plant population which can have far-reaching harmful effects within an ecosystem (insect numbers drop which means less pollination and food for birds and other wildlife).

So before planting that winged euonymus (burning bush) or yellow flag iris on your property, it is worth taking a look at Grow Me Instead – A Guide for Southern Ontario and Grow Me Instead – A Guide for Northern Ontario.

These online guides have been created by the Ontario Invasive Plant Council to help avid gardeners identify popular garden invasives and offer native or non-invasive plant alternatives, in addition to outlining the benefits of using native plant species over exotics and providing tips for invasive plant species management.

By taking the time to educate yourself on the do’s and don’ts of invasive plant management, your garden can not only look wonderful, but can also provide a flourishing habitat for the creatures needed for a healthy ecosystem. Remember, we all share this space so let’s work together to keep it ecologically diverse and beautiful. To learn more about invasive species in general, check out the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and Ministry of Natural Resources’ Invading Species Awareness Program website: invadingspecies.com

Cardiff & Dyno Estate Drinking Water Systems Financial Report 2012

Landfill Locations & Hours

There are four landfill sites and one transfer station in Highlands East and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days are held throughout the year. The Ward you live in determines where you take your garbage. ID cards are required to use these locations.

For tipping rules and fees for Highlands East Landfills click here.

Bicroft Landfill Site
Address: Highway 118 Approximately 5 minutes outside of townsite of Cardif.

Summer Hours (Wednesday prior to July 1st to the Monday Labour Day Weekend)
Wednesday 2 - 4 pm
Saturday 10 - 6 pm
Sunday 10 - 6 pm
Open Statutory Holiday Mondays

Winter Hours: (Commencing Saturday following Labour Day Weekend)
Saturday 10 - 4 pm
Sunday 10 - 4 pm
Open Statutory Holiday Mondays
 

Glamorgan Landfill Site
Address: McColl's Road one mile outside of Gooderham.

Transfer Station for Household Waste only. Building materials et cetera are to be taken to Monmouth Landfill in Tory Hill (Ward 4).

Please Note: Residents of Ward 3 may also use the Ingoldsby landfill site as well as the Irondale/Snowdon landfill site, both located in the Township of Minden Hills. Visit www.minden.on.ca or phone 613-339-2442 during regular office hours for more information on these sites.

Summer Hours (Commencing the last Saturday prior to Victoria Day)
Monday 10 - 6 pm
Wednesday 10 - 6 pm
Saturday 10 - 6 pm
Sunday 10 - 6 pm
Open Statutory Holiday Mondays

Winter Hours (Commencing the Saturday following Thanksgiving)
Monday 10 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10 - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10 - 4:30 pm
Sunday 10 - 4:30 pm
Open Statutory Holiday Mondays
 

Highway 28 Landfill Site
Address: Highway 28 (Heading south on Highway 28, next driveway past Eels Lake Landing sign on same side of road.)

Summer Hours (Commencing Friday prior to Victoria Day Weekend)
Friday 10 - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10 - 5:30 pm
Sunday 10 - 8 pm (Long weekends 10 - 5:30 pm)
Monday 10 - 5:30 pm (Long weekends 10 - 8 pm)
Tuesday 10 - 5:30 pm

Winter Hours (Commencing the last Monday of September)
Friday 9 - 4 pm
Sunday 9 - 4 pm
Monday 9 - 4 pm
 

Monmouth Landfill Site
Address: Highway 118 between Wilberforce and Tory Hill

Summer Hours (Commencing the last Saturday prior to Victoria Day)
Monday 10 - 6 pm (Long weekends 10 - 6 pm)
Wednesday 10 - 6 pm
Saturday 10 - 6 pm
Sunday 10 - 8 pm (Long weekends 10 - 6 pm)
Open Statutory Holiday Mondays

Winter Hours (Commencing the Saturday following Thanksgiving)
Monday 10 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10 - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10 - 4:30 pm
Sunday 10 - 4:30 pm
Open Statutory Holiday Mondays
 

Mumford Road Landfill Site
Address: Mumford Road off County Road 648

Summer Hours (Commencing Friday prior to Victoria Day Long Weekend)
Saturday 10 - 6 pm
Sunday 10 - 6 pm
Wednesday 10 - 6 pm

Winter Hours (Commencing the last Monday in September)
Saturday 9 - 4 pm
Tuesday 9 - 4 pm

Haliburton Highlands Land Trust: Protecting our lands for generations to come.

Crimson Grey by Lyn Winans

Haliburton Highlands Land Trust is a non-profit, non-governmental, registered environmental charity. Its mission is to protect the natural heritage of Haliburton County for future generations.

To get involved, and for more information visit www.haliburtonlandtrust.ca

Gooderham Uranium Level Report

The report available for download below shows uranium levels in the water collected at the public water tap at the Gooderham Post Office. The Maximum Acceptable Concentration is 20 ug/L and the report shows that the water tested has 1.83 ug/L.

Download file: 2011.07.11_gooderham_uranium_level_report.pdf

Waste Management 'Cottage Kits' For Seasonal Residents Now Available

In order to simplify the management of garbage and recycling for seasonal residents and visitors to Highlands East, we have created the Cottage Kit. 

Included in the the Cottage Kit is everything you'll need to dispose of your garbage safely and in accordance with Municipal By-Laws:

  • A map showing the location of each of Highlands East's landfill sites, the hours of operation for each and a list of disposal fees.
  • A Landfill Pass that will allow you a one-time admission to one of our landfill sites.
  • One clear bag (for garbage).
  • Two clear, blue recycling bags (for containers) and one, sturdy paper bag (for fibres).
  • Recycling & Disposal Information and Safelty Guidelines

Kits are available for $3 each or 10 for $25 and can be purchased at any of Highlands East's Municipal Offices in Wilberforce, Cardiff or Gooderham.

For more information please download the 2011 Cottage Kit Welcome Letter.

Haliburton County Municipal Waste Recycling Strategy, DRAFT

The municipalities of Haliburton County have made available the draft version of the Municipal Waste Recycling Strategy for the public to review and provide comments.

Residents of the Municipality of Highlands East may direct their questions, comments and concerns to:

Glen Covert, Environment/Property Supervisor
Phone: 613-339-2442
Fax: 613-339-1028
Email: [email protected]

Comments will be accepted until December 10, 2010.

Download file: haliburton_county_mwrs_draft.pdf

Recycling Information

Information sheet outlining recycling categories and requirements.

Download file: 2009.county_recycling_guide.pdf

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