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

Posted to Environmental, Services on Aug 12, 2012

By: Katherine Hills 

Dog Strangling Vine

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.

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Cardiff & Dyno Estate Drinking Water Systems Financial Report 2012

Posted to Downloads, Environmental, Financial Reports, Services on Mar 15, 2012

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

Posted to Environmental, Services on Nov 9, 2011
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

Gooderham Uranium Level Report

Posted to Environmental, Services on Jul 12, 2011

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.

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Waste Management 'Cottage Kits' For Seasonal Residents Now Available

Posted to Administrative, Environmental, Services on May 11, 2011

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

Posted to Downloads, Environmental, Services on Nov 30, 2010

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: gcovert [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

Comments will be accepted until December 10, 2010.

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Recycling Information

Posted to Downloads, Environmental, Services on Oct 20, 2009

Information sheet outlining recycling categories and requirements.

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Septage Trench Disposal Policy & Application

Posted to Applications, Downloads, Environmental, Services on Nov 25, 2005

A policy regarding the disposal of septage waste at the septage trench site for the Municipality Of Highlands East.

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