Recycle your batteries during the week of November 8

Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:27 AM

The Regional Municipality of Durham is reminding residents to place their used or unwanted household batteries out for recycling on their blue box collection day, during the week of November 8.

Batteries are not garbage – up to 92 per cent of battery components are recyclable and recoverable. By taking part in the battery collection program, you can help eliminate mercury, cadmium and other heavy metals from entering the environment. Since 2012, Durham residents have diverted more than 311,420 kilograms...

Have your say on the Long-term Waste Management Plan

Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2021 09:58 AM

Durham Region residents can share their thoughts on the draft 2021-2040 Long-term Waste Management Plan (Waste Plan) by completing a 10 to 15 minute survey by October 25. This is an opportunity for residents to provide feedback on the plan’s proposed targets and actions by visiting the virtual public engagement website at

Why do we need a Waste Plan?

The Waste Plan is a roadmap that describes the Region’s vision and objectives for waste management over the next 20 years....

Learn about last wills and testaments at an upcoming virtual seminar

Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2021 01:44 PM

A last will and testament is a legal document used to communicate your final wishes to family or loved ones after you have passed away. Seniors can in Durham Region can join the webinar on Monday, October 18 from 1 to 3 p.m and learn about the importance of a last will and testament from Detective Constable Martin Franssen of Durham Regional Police Service.

Detective Constable Martin Franssen is a senior investigator with the Durham Regional Police Service’s (DRPS) Financial Crimes Unit....

Planks Lane Reconstruction to Continue through October

Posted on Monday, October 04, 2021 04:13 PM

On-going road reconstruction on Planks Lane will continue into October. The road and the sidewalk will be closed on Planks Lane between Franklin St. and Third Ave.

Families heading back to school at Joseph Gould Public School or Uxbridge Secondary School will need to plan their routes to the schools. Planks Lane adjacent to each school can be accessed from 3rd Ave. or from Nelkydd Lane. All other driving and walking routes to and from the school are open and the public is asked to follow directional...

Council Highlights - September 27, 2021

Posted on Monday, October 04, 2021 04:01 PM

Council Highlights for September 27, 2021:

  • Council Proclaims Truth and Reconciliation Day Sept 30th
    The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation flag will fly at half mast at Town Hall on the Sept 30th. Council received a report of activities taking place at the Library and Historic Centre grounds.
  • Cemetery Road Traffic Calming Measures Discussed
    A local resident presented ideas to Council to reduce speeding on Cemetery Road. Traffic calming measures are proposed as part of the road reconstruction...

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