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Welcome to the 5th annual calendar provided by your Township to keep you informed of events, hours of operation, collection schedules, meetings and much more. If we missed something, please let us know. For more information call the Public Works Department at 1-800-928-2250 x230.
The Municipal Office is located at 1439 County Rd 8 in Chantry, mailing address is 1439 County Rd 8, Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0. Phone number 613-928-2251, Toll Free 1-800-928-2250, Tax Office Toll Free 1-866-677-4577. Office hours - Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, closed statutory and civic holidays. Township website www.twprideaulakes.on.ca . After-Hours Service 1-877-798-5725.
GARBAGE & RECYCLING COLLECTION ALL BAGS MUST BE OUT BY 7:00 am
Garbage: Household bagged garbage only – Households have weekly garbage collection with a 2 bag limit. Household garbage must be in a clear bag (no colour) with a current Rideau Lakes’ bag tag attached, weighing no more than 40 lbs. During hot weather, freeze decaying material, as bags will not be collected if worms are visible. Large items are not collected at curbside and must be disposed of at the Portland Transfer Station. Garbage bags containing recycling material will not be collected. Please recycle. Black bags will not be picked up. All bags set out for collection must be tied and your bag tag must be clearly visible to the driver. To easily stick your bag tag, turn your tag over (white side up) and find the tabs for easy peeling. Affix tag to the top of each bag (not the side of the bag or wrapped around handles). Bags may be placed inside a garbage container. If placed in a can/bin ensure tag is visible at the top.
Recycling: Households have weekly recycling collection and are permitted to place up to 5 bags of recycling out per week. Properly sorted, clean recycling must be placed in clear blue bags. Refer to the sorting guide at the back of this calendar. All recycling must be clean as dirty recycling will not be collected. Recycling material with food/drink remnants is considered garbage. You may flatten, bundle and tightly tie your cardboard and paper (no bag required). Do not place cardboard loosely in another cardboard box. All papers/fibers must be tied tight. No tag is required for recycling. Businesses must dispose of their waste and recycling at the Portland Transfer Station. See tipping fees below.
Bag Tag Purchase Locations:
You can purchase bag tags for $2.00 each (no tax) in sheets of 5 at the following locations:
Thank you to these businesses that sell our bag tags.
When there is a holiday, the collection schedule changes (except for Sundays). For example – when the holiday is on a Monday the collection schedule is one day later (Tuesday through Saturday). Only the week in which the holiday falls is affected. When a holiday falls on a Wednesday, only Wednesday through Friday is affected (collection will take place Thursday through Saturday). When the holiday falls on a Friday, only the Friday is affected. July 1st and Christmas/New Year’s may vary so check your collection day.
SUNDAY WASTE & RECYCLING DEPOT SERVICE
The Township provides a Sunday depot service at several locations for all residents to dispose of their garbage & recycling. This service is available from the Sunday of Victoria Day weekend to the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. You can dispose of your bagged household waste & recycling from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the following locations: Franklin Drive Boat Launch, Glover Road Boat Launch, Lower Beverley Lake Park Boat Launch, Newboro Harbour, North Crosby Garage, Portland Harbour and South Elmsley Garage. Forresters Landing Boat Launch is serviced from 3:30 pm to 3:45 pm only. Please note that from September 8th to October 13th the hours of service decrease to 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, due to decreased use & daylight hours. After Labour Day drop your properly tagged/sorted garbage & recycling at one of these areas and it will be collected after 6pm. (trucks will only be parked at Newboro & Portland Harbours, but will stop by all other locations after 6:00 pm to collect what is left on Sundays only).
PORTLAND TRANSFER STATION
Location: 4427H Old Kingston Rd, north of the Village of Portland
Hours: Wednesday & Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
New for 2013 - July & August only, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
All waste entering the Portland Transfer Station is charged at a rate of $210/tonne. A minimum charge of $10 per visit applies to dispose of ALL waste. Bag tags are not valid at the Portland Transfer Station, as they are for curbside collection only (as indicated on each tag). Small amounts of construction material are accepted (e.g. drywall, lumber, shingles, insulation, windows/doors & flooring, etc). Demolition material is not accepted. The Township reserves the right to limit the quantity of material brought into the Portland Transfer Station at any one time. All bagged waste MUST BE IN CLEAR BAGS - black bags are not accepted. The Portland Transfer Station accepts cash, debit, mastercard & visa. Personal cheques are not accepted.
Free at the Landfill Site:
Items accepted free of charge at the Landfill Site include – all recycling, electronics (please see the Landfill Page), scrap steel (please see the Landfill Page), tires (clean and off the rim), leaves/grass clippings (MUST empty pails and/or plastic bags), and compost.
Brush Coupon Program:
Again in 2013, each household is entitled to one coupon for one FREE half ton truck load of brush at the Portland Transfer Station. To obtain your coupon, please contact the Office at 1-800-928-2250 x230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have one mailed or pick one up at the Township Office.
Household Hazardous Waste Days (FREE):
Hazardous material such as batteries, paint, solvent, oil, fluorescent light bulbs (please see back pages for a list of acceptable items) must be disposed of at Hazardous Waste Days. The Portland Transfer Station will be accepting Household Hazardous Waste free of charge, on 3 special event days from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. See calendar for dates. (Businesses not accepted). Open to residents of Rideau Lakes & Westport. Go to www.makethedrop.ca for more options.
Is a program whereby various groups/individual volunteers assist in providing a cleaner environment and a more scenic roadway, by collecting litter from the side of the road. Rideau Lakes presently has a program and if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Michelle at email@example.com . Thank you to our Adopt-A-Road members for your continued efforts.
There are now several Canadian Diabetes Clothing bins throughout the Township including the Portland Transfer Station. Clothes must be in bags when dropped into the bin and if the bin is full, don’t leave them behind. Gently used clothing can also be donated to a local charity that has a clothing donation program such as: Community Clothing Co-operative in Portland (contact Paul Simpson at 613-359-5196 for hours of operation), Big Brothers/Big Sisters (Jewels Gently Used Clothing) in Smiths Falls, Value Village in Kingston or the GoodWill Store in Brockville.
What do you do with clothing that is garbage? Bag it up in clear bags and dispose of it at the Portland Transfer Station, regular tipping fees apply.
Milk Bags for Haiti & Ethiopia:
The Township is working with the South Crosby Public School to recycle Milk Bags for Haiti. Drop off your clean and folded milk bags during regular business hours at the Township Office or school. Milk bags are used to make sleeping mats and medical bags. It takes about 250 milk bags to make a child sized mat and approx. 500 to make an adult sized mat. Please help keep milk bags out of the landfill by participating in this program.
Eye Glass Depots:
Drop off used eyeglasses to any one of the following locations for the Lions Clubs: The Township Office – Chantry, Rideau Lakes Building Centre – Crosby, Country Roads Community Health Centre – Portland, Newboro Medical Centre, Dr. Radford’s Office – Westport, Murphy’s Barber Shop – Westport, Smiths Falls Optometrists’ Office or give them to any Lions Member.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Residents are encouraged to take part in Earth Hour 2013 on Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30pm – 9:30pm. Earth Hour is a symbolic event in which people from around the world are encouraged to turn off their lights for one hour to show their support for action on climate change. For more information please visit wwf.ca/earthhour/.
Pitch-In Canada Week: April 21-27, 2013:
Pick up your free yellow bags at the Municipal Office, Post Offices, libraries & local businesses. Once you have your yellow bags and have picked up litter from your neighbourhood, place the bags at curbside on your regular garbage day for pickup. No bag tags required for pitch in garbage. Residents are encouraged to get a group of people together to clean up their road or community. Note: Yellow bags are for pitch-in only.
We have created an email list for residents to receive periodic Public Works updates and/or changes via email. If you wish to be on this list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject - PLEASE ADD ME. This email information is not replacing mailings, newspaper notices or posters. It is simply another way to keep our residents informed. This email list is confidential and will not be shared or sold to anyone.
The Township of Rideau Lakes is on Facebook & Twitter. To get daily/weekly reminders, facts or tips about waste & recycling, join us or like us. Like the Rideau Lakes Emergency Management Page on facebook, for important tips on how to prepare for an emergency.
Visit www.twprideaulakes.on.ca for Councillor’s contact information, agendas and minutes, services, permits & forms, tax payment information, employment opportunities, notices/news, upcoming events, photo gallery, grading report, waste & recycling details and frequently asked questions.
FOR SALE -
Composters: ** SOLD OUT - More Stock Arriving Soon **
The Township is selling backyard composters to residents at a discounted price of $35.00 (taxes included). Also available, while supplies last, are kitchen composters for $7.00. Backyard/kitchen composters can be purchased at the Township Office at 1439 County Rd #8 in Chantry. Compost is the end product of the decomposition of organic matter. Organic matter includes: garden waste, kitchen scraps, manure, leaves, grass clippings, pet hair, etc. Google “compost” for more information.
Can crushers are available for $12.00 at the Township Office. One uncrushed can takes up the space of 3 crushed. Save space in your blue bag & on our collection trucks by crushing containers whenever possible.
Clothing & Items:
Looking for a special gift or souvenir from the Township of Rideau Lakes? We have a selection of items for sale such as t-shirts, vests, sweaters, golf shirts (limited sizes & colours), baseball caps, coffee mugs, travel mugs, water bottles, fabric shopping bags and spoons. The Township Office accepts cash, cheque and debit. Unfortunately we do not accept credit cards.
All dogs over 6 months of age within the Township are required to be licenced under By-Law 2004-170. Licence forms can be found in the Community & Leisure Services brochure, on our website or simply stop by the Township Office and purchase a license for $15.00 each. Municipal dog tags have proven to be the most successful means of identification. Purchasing a dog tag can save you re-claim fees.
If you are having an outdoor controlled burn, you are required to get a burn permit first. Burn permits are valid for one calendar year. Stop by the Township Office to pick up your burn permit or call 1-800-928-2250 for a list of businesses near you that issue them. From April 1st to October 31st no daytime burning is allowed. YOU MAY ONLY BURN after 6:00 pm and the burn must be out by 8:00 am. From November 1st until March 31st you may burn during the day if you have a permit and follow the Open-Air Burn By-Law rules. You must check the fire condition hotline at 1-800-928-2250 x600, as climatic changes mean a burn ban could go in place at any time.
Our After-Hours Service is available to residents with a concern that cannot wait until next business day at 1-877-798-5725 (e.g. a tree has fallen down on/over a Township road or a road is flooding). Please do not call this telephone number for general inquires, waste & recycling issues, animal control or to report that a road needs grading.
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Township of Rideau Lakes, 1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON, K0E 1G0
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Tel: 613-928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250 - Fax: 613-928-3097
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Tel: 613-928-2896 or 1-866-677-4577
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