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COVID-19 Update

Posted On: Monday, March 16, 2020

A dedicated webpage regarding COVID-19 has been created for the Town of The Blue Mountains. To view the webpage, please visit: www.thebluemountains.ca/covid-19.cfm

Municipal News

Although it may be convenient to flush household items and trash down the toilet, doing so creates clogs, backups and damage to the pipes, your property and the Town’s infrastructure. Ensuring the safe operation of the system is extremely important. Please only flush safe items such as standard toilet paper, and never use your toilet as a trash can. 

Items that Aren’t Safe to Flush:

  • Wipes of any kind, including those that claim to be “flushable”
  • Hair
  • Floss
  • Pills/ Medication
  • Paper Towels
  • Cigarette Butts
  • Cotton Balls, Pads & Swabs
  • Tissues or Napkins
  • Food Waste/ Dressings & Sauces
  • Fats, Grease or Oil
  • Paint and hazardous waste
  • Cat Litter
  • Bandages
  • Fabric Items
  • Deceased fish or pets
  • Diapers
  • Pads, Tampons and Applicators


For more information please contact:
Manager of Water and Wastewater
Town of The Blue Mountains, Operations Department
Phone: 519-599-3131 x 226

The Proposed 2020 Town Budget includes an increase in Disposal Site tipping fees. The focus of the fee increase is to put an incentive on waste sorting and recycling in both the residential and commercial sectors. The most significant increase in fees will be on unsorted loads of construction and demolition materials.

Link to Schedule of current and proposed fees https://www.thebluemountains.ca/document_viewer.cfm?doc=1170 (pages 322 and 323)

For more information contact:
Operations Department
519-599-3131 ext. 238

There will be no changes to curbside garbage collection for Family Day February 17, 2020. Collection of garbage, recycling, green bin and yard waste is as usual for the holiday and for the entire week. 

For more information, please visit: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/solid-waste.cfm

Public Notices

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