Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 07:00 AM
Oversized garbage cans increase the risk of shoulder and back injuries to garbage collectors. These cans easily hold more than the allowed 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of garbage and are difficult to handle, making it unsafe for collectors to lift. Only bylaw-approved garbage cans will be collected by garbage collectors. Each garbage collector picks up from as many as 1,000 households per day!
According to Durham Region’s Waste Management By-law:
- Garbage cans must hold less than 125 litres (30 gallons).
Posted on Monday, July 29, 2019 08:00 AM
The Works Department is making cycling safer on our roads with Durham’s first cyclist detection device. The device has been installed at the intersection of Bonacord Drive and Cochrane Street in Whitby.
This innovative technology detects when bicycles and other vehicles are present at the intersection, and adjusts traffic signal timing accordingly. When bikes are present, the signal time adjusts to allow the cyclist time to safely cross the intersection. When there are no bikes present, the time is...
Posted on Friday, July 19, 2019 07:45 AM
Durham Region has implemented a new Community Safety Zone around the intersection of Simcoe Street and Conlin Road in Oshawa.
The Community Safety Zone limits are on Simcoe Street between Niagara Drive/Selleck Lane and the access to the Campus Ice Centre (which is just north of Conlin Road), in the vicinity of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario Tech University) and Durham College. The purpose of a Community Safety Zone, as designated by municipal bylaw in accordance with Ontario’s...
Posted on Thursday, July 04, 2019 05:30 AM
The Works Department is asking Durham residents to help stop water theft by reporting suspicious activity around hydrants. The Region has plastic rings to help you quickly identify which hydrants are permitted water filling stations.
The plastic ring contains the Regional logo, identifies the hydrant as a permitted filling station, and provides a contact number to report unauthorized use. Every year, thousands of litres of water are illegally taken from Durham Region fire hydrants. Water theft has...
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 05:15 AM
If your wallet was leaking money, you would fix it. So why let toilet leaks drain money from your wallet?
Toilet leaks can quickly amount to thousands of dollars per year. They are the most common source of household leaks and they are hard to detect.
Thankfully, there is a solution. Order our free Dye Test Strips.
Just place a strip in your toilet tank and wait a few minutes. If colour appears in the bowl without flushing, you have a leaking flapper valve or a water level that is set too high....