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Environmental

Leaf & Yard Waste and Brush

Leaf & Yard Waste and Brush will be accepted free of charge from residents of Whitewater Region on the following dates and times based on where you live. Please respect physical distancing measures, keep 6 feet from others, and respect the limit of 5 vehicles in the landfill at one time. You may be required to produce your landfill card or other form of identification to access the premise. No other waste will be accepted.
990 Kohlsmith Road – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
o Beachburg and Former Westmeath Township: Tuesday, May 12
o Cobden and Former Ross Township: Thursday, May 14

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Drinking Water Systems

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The Township of Whitewater Region, in partnership with the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), is committed to providing clean, safe drinking water to all residents, businesses and institutions of Beachburg, Cobden and Haley Town Site who are serviced by drinking water systems.

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Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan

The Corporation of the Township of Whitewater Region will use existing resources and additional resources, if available, to develop and implement an energy management plan that will reduce energy consumption and its related environmental impact.

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Sewage Treatment

The Cobden Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 1 Astrolabe Road, is owned by the Township of Whitewater Region and operated by the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA). The Plant receives and treats raw sewage from the residents, businesses and institutions of the Village of Cobden.

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Solid Waste and Recycling

Waste Management & Recycling for the Township includes the administration of a curb-side waste & blue box collection program as well as waste site operations.

The Township is NOT permitted to accept material generated outside of the municipality per MECP Environmental Compliance Approval certificate. The municipality has the right to refuse any debris and/or person from disposing material within the landfill site.

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Tile Drain Loans

Installing tile drainage is a very common land improvement practice among farmers in Ontario. Corrugated plastic tubing, clay and concrete drain tile are installed beneath the surface of agricultural land to drain excess water from the crop root zone. The benefits of tile drainage for crop productivity, farm efficiency and even for reducing environmental impacts have been studied and are generally well known to farmers.

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