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Direction received from MECP that bin sites must be removed
The District of Muskoka received direction from the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) that bin sites in Muskoka must be removed.
A phased transition plan was requested to detail how this would be accomplished and be submitted to the MECP to ensure compliance.
Bin Site Transition Plan (draft) presented to EPW Committee
Alternate Servicing Study - Scope of Work
The District of Muskoka recognizes the removal of bin sites involves a service level change that may require additional facilities or waste collection alternatives to be implemented.
There are (11) high priority bin site locations that must be removed at the direction of the MECP in 2020, due to the close proximity to water and/or environmental risks that are associated with their locations.
The District received support from EPW Committee in December, 2019 to move forward with an Alternate Servicing Study to review the impacted communities, through a spring/summer 2020 consultation process.
April 27 2020
Removal of 13 High Priority Bin Sites
Deadline to remove 13 high priority bin sites at the direction of the MECP. More info: https://www.engagemuskoka.ca/11039/documents/23121
May → July 2020
Community Consultation Sessions - Alternate Servicing Study
Stay tuned for confirmed dates on the Alternate Servicing Study. They will be scheduled soon.
November 28 2020
Submission of final Bin Site Transition Plan to MECP
The submission of the final Bin Site Transition Plan is being deferred until November 30, 2020 to allow for additional study and consultation on alternative waste collection service for impacted communities.
April 30 2023
Deadline to transition all 88 bin sites
The District of Muskoka received direction by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) that all bin sites must be removed by April 30, 2023.