Lakeside Waste Collection Pilot for Water-Access and Island Residents to Start July 5, 2020

Lakeside Waste Collection Pilot for Water-Access and Island Residents to Start July 5, 2020

June 26, 2020 (Muskoka, ON) – The District of Muskoka is moving forward with a waste collection pilot project to service water-access and island residents in the Township of Muskoka Lakes who have been impacted by the Bin Site Transition Plan.

During the pilot project this summer, collection trucks will be at three locations (Foot’s Bay, Windermere, and Beaumaris) on Sundays for scheduled 1.5 hour periods to accept household bagged garbage and sorted recycling.  This special collection is intended for residents whose homes are accessible by boat. This pilot is not intended for residents who receive curbside collection or for bulky/large items.

For more information on the Lakeside Waste Collection Pilot, including when and where the trucks will stop this summer, please visit www.EngageMuskoka.ca.


About the Bin Site Transition Plan

On June 14, 2019, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks (MECP) formally directed the District to remove and decommission all unlicensed bin dumpster sites by April 30, 2023.

The District has been working closely with partners and the MECP for approved alternatives to waste collection for water-access and island residents. District of Muskoka staff will be on-site during pilot project alternatives to understand if these will be viable options to service Muskoka’s unique communities while planning for long-term solutions.

For more information and to stay updated on the Bin Site Transition Plan, visit www.EngageMuskoka.ca