Environment

Bruce County is at one with nature; our environment is both our escape and our attraction - so protecting it and managing our impact on this treasure is our shared responsibility. Learn more about our waste management policies and services, local resource management and related public safety here.

Waste Management
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Highways - Department

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Living Here

Take your time to explore unique towns, villages and lifestyle options in person. Everything else about living here is easy to find in this section of your web site.

A Mountain of Propane Tanks to be Recycled

Help Preserve the Great Outdoors – Keep our Campgrounds Clean & Green

Landfill Sites in Bruce County

Bruce County Forest and Park Lands

Community Programs - Environment

You too can make a difference! To become a volunteer or for more information on the Adopt-A-Highway Program, please contact the Highways Department.
Resource Management focuses on the following areas: Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), County Weed Program, and County Forests. Find information about best management techniques and side effects of Giant Hogweed, good forestry techniques, and Bruce County forestry bi-laws.

Waste Management Services

Bruce County is at one with nature; our environment is both our escape and our attraction - so protecting it and managing our impact on this treasure is our shared responsibility.

Explore the Environment

harzardous waste

Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule

  • October 21, 2017
  • Saugeen Shores
Southampton Works Yard

The Three R's

We all generate waste, but what are we doing to help reduce, reuse and recycle our unwanted items?  A large amount of material is thrown into our garbage bags and goes to our local landfill sites.  In Ontario, we send approximately ten million tonnes of waste to landfill s each year.

Following the 3R’s will reduce the amount of material going to the landfill and preserve our natural resources. 

REDUCE
Reducing the amount of waste you produce in the first place can help to conserve resources and protect the environment.  The best way to reduce waste is to purchase less or buy only what you need.

Tips to help you REDUCE:

  • Buy only what you need
  • Choose products with little or no packaging
  • Buy in bulk
  • Avoid purchasing disposal items
  • Compost
  • Use reusable items
  • Waste Free lunches

 

REUSE
Reusing items can eliminate materials going to the landfill and give a second life to an item. Tips to help you REUSE:

  • Donate unwanted items
  • Buy products in refillable containers
  • Rent items you seldom use
  • Repair broken items instead of replacing them with new

RECYCLE
After we have reduced and reused, the last step is to Recycle.  Recycling should be treated as a resource, as it turns “recyclable waste” into new products.  For example, producing paper with recycled content requires less energy and produces less pollution than producing paper from virgin pulp.