In the spring of 2016, the Band established that there would no longer be a pickup of large garbage items during the week following the May long weekend. This was based on evidence that a significant number of cottage owners were bringing large items from home to be disposed of here, presumably to avoid paying a disposal fee at home.

Many cottagers failed to read notice of this change on the flyer issued by Land Management which goes out each spring with the invoice for annual maintenance fees. This resulted in many large garbage items being set at the road for pickup and subsequently being left there, some for many weeks.

 

The 2017 flyer once again notes that there will be only one large item garbage pickup which will occur during the week following Labour Day weekend. The flyer also notes that large items like furniture and appliances can be taken to the Landfill for a $20 fee. For those unable to take a large item to the dump, the Works Department, if called, will come with a truck and two men to pick it up and dispose of the item for $40.

Most people set items they no longer need at the road so others may take them if they choose.
Beginning this year, if large items are left at the road for more than a week, the Works Department will dispatch a crew to pick them up and will charge the cottage owner $100.
It is hoped that this will provide sufficient incentive for cottage owners to either call for a pickup ($40) or take the item to the dump ($20).

The Band would also like cottagers to refrain from putting large garbage items at the roadside during the week before the Labour Day weekend.

Large items placed at the road in the fall after large garbage pickup will be collected and the Cottagers charged the $100 fee.

 

For full details about garbage issues, please refer to All About Garbage

only one large item garbage pickup which will occur during the week following Labour Day weekend

Large items left at the road for more than a week, will be picked up and cottager owner charged  $100

Large items placed at the road in the fall after large garbage pickup will be collected and the Cottagers charged the $100 fee.