Ontario has transitioned into the recovery phase with the new Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act. While the provincial declaration of emergency has ended, the new act will provide the province with the necessary flexibility to address the ongoing risks and effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Peterborough Public Health COVID-19 Workplace Toolkit COVID-19 for businesses and workplaces

Effective August 1, 2020, Peterborough Public Health  directive for mandatory face coverings including the Municipality of Trent Lakes. More info...

Peterborough Public Health Unit  Where to get COVID-19 tested info.

Report Covid-19 non-compliance to OPP at 1-888-310-1122.  Report after hours By-Law complaint to 705-738-3800, ext. 311.

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Waste & Recycling

Due to the circumstances of COVID-19, Peterborough County has cancelled all Environment Days until further notice.

The Municipality of Trent Lakes has an ongoing commitment to provide our residents with environmentally responsible and cost effective solid waste management services.

Transfer Stations (Hours and locations)
Electronic Recycling
Green Bin Composting
Household Hazardous Waste
Info Sheet: Blue Box Items
Recycling Products
Trent Lakes Waste Audit Report (November 2015)
Upcoming Waste and Recycling Events

Waste reduction and recycling support programs have been established at four transfer sites at key geographical locations to encourage sustainable waste management practices and enhance municipal waste diversion activities. Many of the programs are through partnership with the County of Peterborough and allow us to offer a diversity of waste reduction programs to our residents in compliance with the Ministry of Environment Certificates of Approval unique to each site.

Waste management efficiency and practices are regularly reviewed as the Municipality of Trent Lakes continues in its commitment to environmental protection and preservation.

How to Use the Trent Lakes Waste & Recycling App

Waste Wizard is a handy database if you are unsure how to dispose of an item. Just type the item your unsure of into the What do you want to recycle? box.

Select Collection Requirement at the bottom centre of the module and you will be taken to a list of headings on the following: Recycling Programs, Garbage Program, Transfer Stations hours and locations, Household Hazardous Waste, Leaf and Yard, Environment Event Days. By clicking on each heading you will be provided with information on that item specific to Trent Lakes.

At anytime you can select the home icon in the upper right corner of the module to reset the module for a new search.

For information on

Photo of Amazon Alexa beside a Google Assistant hands free voice devicesRecycle Coach Voice App

Recycling and waste information is now available on Amazon Assistant or Amazon Alexa using the County Recycle Coach program. Get localized disposal information for thousands of common, and not so common, household items easily and conveniently by voice.

Photo of two smart phones. The first one is leaning against the second so that its screen can be seen displaying the My Waste App.Smartphone My Waste App

You can also download the My Waste app with complete waste and recycling information in County of Peterborough on your smartphone from the Apple App Store or the Android Google Play App.

Waste Transfer Sites and bear populations

All Waste Transfer Sites use bear-proof bins for household waste that could be an attractant to bears. Waste Transfer Sites will temporarily close if there is a black bear on the site during hours of operation.  This is to protect public safety.

For more information on bears please check our Animal Control page or The Ministry of Natural Resources Bear Wise page

Emergency encounters: Call 911
Non-emergency encounters call the Bear Wise reporting line: 1-866-514-2327 (April 1st to November 30)