Sewage Disposal Site

The Municipality of Highlands East owns and operates a Sewage Disposal Site consisting of 36 dewatering trenches, in which hauled domestic sewage is deposited by licensed contractors.

The sites operates within the limits of Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) #2573-9BVJVA issued by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MOECP). Hauled sewage originating from within the Municipality is received and placed into parallel trenches constructed at the site.

Each trench is designed to allow the solids from hauled septage to settle and dewater as the liquid component of the septage infiltrates into the natural soils of the site. Dewatered solids are then removed after a rest period of one (1) year and transferred to a licensed disposal facility.


The ECA requires the site owner to submit a performance report on an annual basis, describing the site operations for the previous calendar year. To obtain a copy of the annual report, please contact the Environmental Office at 613-339-2442.

Operating hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 3:00 p.m., by appointment only.