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2014 Township of Rideau Lakes Calendar

You can view the calendar on this website by using the links above, and/or you can view/download the entire calendar as a PDF file:
2014 Township of Rideau Lakes Calendar
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This is the 6th annual calendar provided by your Township to keep you informed of waste & recycling regulations, collection schedules, hours of operation, events, meetings and much more. If we’ve missed something please let us know by calling the Public Works Dept at 1-800-928-2250 x230.

The Municipal Office is located at 1439 County Rd 8 in Chantry (see map on inside back cover). Our mailing address is 1439 County Rd 8, Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0. Contact numbers: 613-928-2251, 1-800-928-2250, Tax Office 1-866-677-4577, After-Hours Service 1-877-798-5725. Office hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am–4:30pm. The Office is closed on statutory and civic holidays.


Garbage: Curbside collection is for household bagged garbage only – Households have weekly garbage collection with a 2 bag limit. Garbage must be in a clear bag (no colour) with a current Rideau Lakes’ bag tag attached, weighing no more than 40 lbs. 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 1 tag to the top of each bag (not the side of the bag or wrapped around the handles). During hot weather, freeze decaying material, as bags will not be picked up if worms are present. Large items are not collected at curbside and must be disposed of at the Portland Transfer Station (see tipping fees below). Garbage bags containing recycling material will not be collected as we encourage everyone to recycle. Dark bags will not be picked up. Bags may be placed inside a garbage container. If placed in a can/bin ensure the tag(s) is visible at the top.

Recycling: Households have free 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. All recycling must be clean. Dirty/contaminated 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. No tag is required for recycling.

Businesses do not receive curbside collection and 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:

Chantry Municipal Office   Crosby Rideau Lakes Building Centre
Delta Delta Country Market   Elgin Gordanier Freshmart
Newboro Public Library   Portland Portland Foodmarket, Portland Ultramar & Portland Transfer Station
Rideau Ferry Covell Building Supply   Smiths Falls Andress’ Independent Grocer & Bill’s Small Engine Repair Shop
Westport Kudrinko’s Country Grocer, Lower Mountain Mercantile, Westport Home Hardware      

Thank you to these businesses that sell our bag tags.

When there is a holiday, the collection schedule changes. When the holiday is on a Monday the collection schedule is one day later than normal (Tuesday through Saturday). Only the week in which the holiday falls in is affected. When a holiday falls on a Wednesday (collection will take place Thursday through Saturday). When the holiday falls on a Friday, collection will take place on Saturday. Check the calendar for Christmas/New Year’s.

The Township provides a Sunday depot service at 8 locations for residents to dispose of their household 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 4:00pm–8:00pm 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 3:30pm to 3:45pm only. Please note that from September 7th to October 12th the hours of service decrease to 4:00pm–6:00pm, due to decreased use & daylight hours. After Labour Day from 4:00pm–6:00pm drop your properly tagged/sorted garbage & recycling at one of these areas and it will be collected after 6pm. Trucks will be parked at Newboro & Portland Harbours, but will stop by all other locations after 6:00pm to collect what is left on Sundays only.

Location: 4427H Old Kingston Rd, north of the Village of Portland
Hours: Wednesday & Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
All vehicles entering the site MUST enter over the weigh scales. Please obey the traffic lights.

Tipping Fees:
All waste entering the Portland Transfer Station (PTS) is chargeable at a rate of $210/tonne, with a minimum charge of $10. Bag tags are not valid at the PTS, 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, carpet & flooring, etc). Demolition material is not accepted. The Township reserves the right to limit the quantity of material brought into the PTS at any one time. All bagged waste MUST BE IN CLEAR BAGS – dark bags are not accepted. The PTS 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), compost including leaves/grass clippings in compostable or paper bags (MUST empty pails and/or plastic bags) and Christmas trees.

Brush Coupon Program:
Again in 2014, each household is entitled to one FREE half ton truck load of brush at the Portland Transfer Station. Contact Amy at Ext 285 to receive your voucher number or email

Household Hazardous Waste Days (FREE):
Hazardous material such as batteries, paint, solvent, oil, fluorescent light bulbs must be disposed of at our Hazardous Waste Days. Never put hazardous waste in your garbage. The PTS will be accepting Household Hazardous Waste (please see back pages for a list of acceptable items) free of charge, at 4 events this year from 9:00am–3:00pm. See calendar for dates (April, June, August & October). Open to residents of Rideau Lakes & Westport (businesses not accepted). Go to for more options.

Thank you to the Adopt-A-Road Members for your continued efforts in removing litter from along roadways year round. This program was established years ago as a public service for environmentally conscious citizens, community groups or businesses to contribute to a cleaner and more beautiful Township. If you are interested in becoming an Adopt-A-Road volunteer contact Michelle at Ext 230 for more details.

Clothing Disposal:
There are 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, please do not leave them behind. Gently used clothing and items can also be donated to a local charity that has a 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. For donations of gently used items visit The REAL Deal Store in Smiths Falls (visit for hours of operation).

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 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.

Lions Clubs International Eyeglass Recycling Program:
Drop off used eyeglasses to any of the following locations: 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. This program provides recycled eyewear free of charge to people in developing countries.


Earth Hour 2014:
Residents are encouraged to take part in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 29th from 8:30pm–9:30pm. Earth Hour is an event in which people are asked to turn off their lights for 1 hour to show their support for action on climate change. Go to for more info.

Pitch-In Canada Week: April 20-26, 2014 Celebrating 15 Years with over 200 volunteers!
Pitch-in this year and help celebrate 15 years by picking roadside litter in an effort to continue to make Rideau Lakes a beautiful place to live. In 2000, Rideau Lakes introduced the PITCH-IN program and from there it has grown into an annual event, township wide! Organize a group, plan a barbeque and make a day of it in your community or village on SATURDAY, APRIL 26 –Pitch-In Day. Bags, free disposal and prizes are available! Contact the Township office and register your event This year let’s make it HUGE for 15 years! Bags can be picked up at the Township office or call and they will be delivered to you on our collection day. Give 1 week for delivery.

Trash To Treasures Day: (item give-aways)
Saturday, August 16th, a free day for all residents to place gently used, unwanted items in your yard/driveway for others to drive by and take making your trash their treasures! Any items that are not taken remain the responsibility of the owner and must be removed by Monday, August 18th.


Email Updates:
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 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.

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Dog Licence:
All dogs over 6 months of age 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 licence for $15.00 each. Dog tags have proven to be the most successful means of identification. Purchasing a dog tag can save you re-claim fees.

Burn Permits:
If you are having an outdoor controlled burn you MUST purchase a burn permit for $10. Permits are valid for one calendar year. Stop by the Township Office to purchase yours, call 1-800-928-2250 for a list of businesses near you that sell them or visit our website and click the blue “Fire” tab (left). To check the Fire Condition Hotline call 1-800-928-2250 x600, as a burn ban could go in place at any time.

After-Hours Service:
This service is available to residents with a concern that cannot wait until the next business day. Call 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 service with general inquires, tax questions, for waste & recycling issues, animal control or to report that a road needs grading. In case of an emergency dial 911.

Composters: We are selling backyard composters at a discounted price of $38.00 (taxes included). Also available, while supplies last, are kitchen composters for $8.00. These composters can be purchased at the Township Office at 1439 County Rd #8 in Chantry. Compost includes such items as: garden waste, manure, leaves, grass clippings, pet hair, kitchen scraps, etc. Google “compost” for more information.

Notice is hereby given to the Municipal Electors of The Township of Rideau Lakes that nomination papers for the 2014 Municipal Election may be filed in person or by an agent with the Returning Officer as of January 2, 2014 up to Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Clerk’s Office during regular office hours and on Nomination Day, Friday, September 12, 2014 between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.

The required fee for a Member of Council or School Board Trustee is $100.00 and the required fee for Head of Council is $200.00. The required fee shall be in the form of cash, certified cheque or money order made payable to the Township of Rideau Lakes and must accompany the signed form.

A nomination paper must be certified by the Municipal Clerk before such person becomes a candidate for the office. A nomination paper must be filed prior to accepting campaign contributions or incurring expenses. You are entitled to be an elector and to run for office if you are not disqualified by any Act or Law and on voting day if you are:

1. a resident of the Township of Rideau Lakes; or
2. a non-resident who is an owner or tenant of land in the Township or the spouse of or same sex partner of such an owner or tenant; and
3. a Canadian citizen; and
4. of the full age of 18 years.

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Township of Rideau Lakes, 1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON, K0E 1G0
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Tel: 613-928-2896 or 1-866-677-4577

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