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.

 HaliburtonHarcourtKennisis LakeWest BayWest Guilford
SUMMER HOURS (May 1 to September 30)
MonClosed9 to 1ClosedClosed8 to 5
TuesClosed9 to 1ClosedClosed8 to 5
Wed8 to 5Closed10 to 510 to 5Closed
Thu8 to 5Closed10 to 5ClosedClosed
Fri8 to 58 to 510 to 5Closed8 to 5
Sat8 to 510 to 510 to 510 to 58 to 5
Sun11 to 711 to 711 to 711 to 711 to 7
Holiday Mon11 to 711 to 711 to 711 to 711 to 7
WINTER HOURS (October 1 to April 30)
MonClosedClosedClosedClosed8 to 5
TueClosedClosedClosedClosed8 to 5
Wed8 to 5ClosedClosedClosedClosed
Thu8 to 59 to 210 to 510 to 5Closed
Fri8 to 5ClosedClosedClosed8 to 5
Sat8 to 5ClosedClosedClosed8 to 5
Sun10 to 512 to 510 to 510 to 510 to 5
Holiday Mon10 to 512 to 510 to 510 to 510 to 5
A chart featuring the new hours at Dysart et al’s landfills. Information via Dysart et al.

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.

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