NOTICE: Please be advised that contractors will be onsite at South Gower Park and eQuinelle Park tomorrow, Thursday, October 22nd to perform warranty repair work on the play structures. There will be minor interruptions as components are repaired. We thank you for your cooperation.
October 20, 2020
NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Council makes significant improvements to North Grenville’s waste management program.
Changes to residential waste collection in North Grenville will go into effect February 1, 2021 and will include: biweekly solid waste collection; weekly source separated organics collection (food waste, wood chips, kitty litter & dog waste, paper food bags and used pizza boxes); and the introduction of curbside leaf and yard waste collection and bulky item collection (up to 4 events per year).
Recycling collection will remain the same.
“The new waste management program will provide residents of North Grenville with several additional and enhanced services. It also allows the municipality to efficiently respond to expected changes from the province which will ban food waste from landfills in the foreseeable future,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.
“While we understand there will be an adjustment period for many when it comes to food waste, the Municipality will be working in close partnership with the new waste management company to ensure a smooth transition,” added Mayor Peckford.
The new bag tag fee structure will come into effect in February 2021. The new charges include an updated solid waste bag tag fee of ($2.75), a bulky item bag tag fee ($12.50), and a leaf and yard waste bag tag fee ($1.00).
Existing bag tags will continue to be accepted until the new waste program is implemented in fully implemented in 2021. A transition program will be set up in the new year to address the remaining bag tags.
The new bag tag fees are designed to offset the cost of the enhanced waste management program, including organics collection, yard waste and bulky items resulting in no additional tax dollars being utilized for the program.
“Over 50 percent of organic waste in North Grenville currently goes to landfill. The Municipality recognizes an enhanced waste management program will be beneficial for many urban and rural residents,” added Councillor Kristin Strackerjan.
In 2019, the Municipality of North Grenville conducted an extensive public engagement program on the future of waste management in the community, including several public consultations, an online survey, two discussion forums and several compost workshops.
Emterra Environmental, the new waste management contractor will be responsible for all aspects of North Grenville’s curbside program, including waste, recycling, and separated organics. Emterra has an excellent track record in the provision of municipal waste collection services and was awarded Canada’s Greenest Employer in 2018.
While the new waste management contract begins November 1, 2020, changes to products collected at curbside and the change in cost of bag tags will begin February 1, 2021.
For more information visit www.northgrenville.ca.
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NOTICE: Please note that the following local roads will be affected by CP Rail track work: Bolton Road, Donoghue Road, Boundary Road/Townline Road, and Township Road/Boundary Road. Work is expected to begin the week of October 19, 2020.
From the CP Website: "From June 15 to December 15, 2020 CP will be removing sections of the north track between Smiths Falls, ON and Dalhousie, QC. Sections of track will remain as sidings, allowing for efficient train movement through the region. The work will start near Smiths Falls, ON and proceed eastward, however we will need to return to segments multiple times over the course of the project. The majority of the work will take place Monday to Friday between 5:00am and 5:00pm, although some weekend work is expected."
If you have questions about this project, please contact the CP Community Connect team here.
October 16, 2020
NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – The Municipality of North Grenville is encouraging people to be COVID-Smart, not COVID-Scary, this Halloween.
In support of earlier statements made by Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Medical Officer of Heath, Dr. Paula Stewart, Mayor Nancy Peckford is asking North Grenville families wishing to celebrate Halloween to exercise caution this year.
October 16, 2020
NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Council has declared Waste Reduction Week in the Municipality of North Grenville, which runs October 19 – 25, 2020.
Waste Reduction Week in Canada is held annually in October to build awareness on the benefits of sustainable practices and green approaches to waste reduction.
October 8, 2020
NORTH GRENVILLE, ON - The Municipality of North Grenville has begun its 2021 Budget process, which includes a number of opportunities for members of the public, business leaders and community organizations to participate and provide input.
October 8, 2020
NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Today, Enbridge Gas and the North Grenville Fire Service announced they are working to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero.
The North Grenville Fire Service received 216 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms through Project Zero–a public education campaign that will provide 7,500 alarms to residents in 35 municipalities across Ontario.
This year, Enbridge Gas invested $225,000 in Project Zero, and over the past 12 years, the program has provided more than 50,000 alarms to Ontario fire departments.
October 6, 2020
KEMPTVILLE, ONTARIO – On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre (NGCAC) in Kemptville will be transitioning to a full assessment and treatment centre while also changing its hours to 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for added convenience.