Most Unsupervised Bin Sites Back In Operation This Week
Muskoka residents can expect to see most of their unsupervised bin sites back up and running within the next week.
The District of Muskoka, who operates the sites, delayed putting out the bins as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
However, councilors heard during their Tuesday meeting that most of those bins have now been returned and they expect the remainder to go back into service within the next 10 days.
Councillors heard that the plan was to keep the bins out of service until the end of the provincial emergency declaration, but they hadn’t anticipated how long that would last. Staff also said many of the bins are located at marinas, and because the marinas were closed it was anticipated that use of the bins would be greatly diminished.
There are also 12 bins that will not go back into service this year because the province has mandated that they are too high risk.
With fewer bin sites in service, staff said they will have to ramp up their efforts to help curb illegal dumping.