Dysart et al is introducing changes to its landfill hours and practices starting May 1.
The changes affect all five of Haliburton’s landfills and are being introduced with the start of summer hours. Ratepayers will be able to drop off three bags of garbage in clear bags per week at no cost, with each additional bag costing $2. Garbage in opaque bags is $2, but recycling in clear bags remains unlimited.
Staff expect the hourly changes, based on traffic counts, to save Dysart more than $17,000 annually. The new hours include keeping all landfills open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays and holiday Mondays in the summer, in a bid to allow cottagers to dispose of waste later in the day before departing after weekends.
|Haliburton||Harcourt||Kennisis Lake||West Bay||West Guilford|
|SUMMER HOURS (May 1 to September 30)|
|Mon||Closed||9 to 1||Closed||Closed||8 to 5|
|Tues||Closed||9 to 1||Closed||Closed||8 to 5|
|Wed||8 to 5||Closed||10 to 5||10 to 5||Closed|
|Thu||8 to 5||Closed||10 to 5||Closed||Closed|
|Fri||8 to 5||8 to 5||10 to 5||Closed||8 to 5|
|Sat||8 to 5||10 to 5||10 to 5||10 to 5||8 to 5|
|Sun||11 to 7||11 to 7||11 to 7||11 to 7||11 to 7|
|Holiday Mon||11 to 7||11 to 7||11 to 7||11 to 7||11 to 7|
|WINTER HOURS (October 1 to April 30)|
|Mon||Closed||Closed||Closed||Closed||8 to 5|
|Tue||Closed||Closed||Closed||Closed||8 to 5|
|Wed||8 to 5||Closed||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Thu||8 to 5||9 to 2||10 to 5||10 to 5||Closed|
|Fri||8 to 5||Closed||Closed||Closed||8 to 5|
|Sat||8 to 5||Closed||Closed||Closed||8 to 5|
|Sun||10 to 5||12 to 5||10 to 5||10 to 5||10 to 5|
|Holiday Mon||10 to 5||12 to 5||10 to 5||10 to 5||10 to 5|
Other changes include upping fees for construction and demolition waste from $50 per cubic yard to $60. If the waste contains garbage or recycling, the cost is up from $100 per cubic yard to $120. The waste is accepted only a Haliburton, Harcourt and West Guilford landfills. The landfills will not accept asbestos, asbestos-containing materials, soil or large demolition projects.
The municipality is also adding fees to yard waste, also accepted at Haliburton, Harcourt and West Guilford landfills. Yard waste in paper bags is $2 per bag. Loose yard waste under one cubic yard is $15, while over one cubic yard will be $30. Brush remains at $50 per cubic yard. Landfills will not accept yard waste in plastic bags.
The changes were approved by Dysart et al council at its March 23 meeting.