LEAF AND YARD WASTE: There will be two curbside collections of leaf and yard waste this fall. If your regular garbage collection is Monday or Wednesday, your leaf and yard waste will be collected on Friday, Oct. 28 and Friday Nov. 11.If your regular collection day is Tuesday or Thursday, put out your leaf and yard waste for Friday, Oct. 21 and Friday Nov. 4. Material must be contained in brown paper yard waste bags or neatly bundled with string or twine (under 40 lbs. weight). No plastic bags. Grass clippings, sod, soil, stumps or branches over 3 inches thick or three feet long must be brought to a landfill site; charges may apply.
WINTER LANDFILL HOURS: Winter hours are now in effect for CKL landfill sites. They are: Eldon (9-5 Wednesdays; 11-5 Saturdays); Laxton (11-5 Thursdays; noon-4 Sundays); Somerville (11-5 Mondays and Fridays); Lindsay (8-5 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 8-3 Saturdays); Fenelon (9-5 Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays). All landfills will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Sites scheduled to be open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve will only be open to 1 pm.
LAKERS DON’T WANT KC: Many members of the Four Mile Lake Cottagers Association have signed a petition opposing Kawartha Conservation preparing a management plan for the lake and taking over management of the Corben Creek watershed. The association claims the conservation authority “has a conflict of interest in developing the Plan, is not an unbiased party and has a vested interest in being approved jurisdiction over the former Somerville Township” where the watershed is located. They fear increased property taxes and infringement of their “current, legal, non-conforming and other rights over certain aspects of their properties, as well as their ability to seek their councillor's assistance” on these issues. They argue that “an independent third-party, with no vested interest or potential gain, should be preparing a lake management plan.”