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Restricted Landfill Operations in Effect

Posted on Friday, May 01, 2020 04:20 PM

Additional safety measures are being implemented at landfills throughout Highlands East in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bulk material limits

Effective Wednesday, May 6, 2020...

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Use our Waste Wizard to learn how to dispose and recycle properly

Posted on Friday, May 01, 2020 12:02 PM

Our Waste Wizard web app lets you quickly and easily learn how to dispose of your waste the proper way. Just type in what you need to get rid of and it will tell you where,...

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Beware of phone scam where criminals stay on the line after you hang up

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020 07:42 PM

Police are warning citizens of a new type of phone scam that involves suspects using "line-trapping" technology to remain connected to your line after you hang up with them.


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Changes to landfill tipping fee payments

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020 04:17 PM

In order to provide enhanced safety and to increase social distancing efforts for the public, municipal staff and their families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, effective...

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Drop off payments during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020 02:35 PM

The Municipal Office is closed to the public during the coronavirus pandemic but you can still drop off your property tax payments by placing your cheque or money order into the...

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Highlands East Emergency Operations Centre Activated

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 01:45 PM

Effective March 18, 2020 and as part of the close monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Municipality of Highlands East has activated its Emergency Operations Centre...

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Welcome to the new and improved

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2019 09:30 AM

We have always taken pride in having a website that was attractive, accessible, easy to use and provided excellent information to ratepayers and visitors alike.

On Tuesday, December...

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Composters and Digesters Available for Sale

Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2019 01:53 PM

The Municipality of Highlands East has composters and the digesters available for sale. Limited quantities will be stored at the Visitor Information Centre in Wilberforce where...