Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 08:00 AM
As part of Durham’s Vision Zero initiative to work towards preventing severe injuries and fatalities on our roadways, Regional Council has approved two new tools to improve traffic safety. Red-light cameras and automated speed enforcement will be coming to Durham Region in 2020.
Red-light camera programs have proven to improve road safety by influencing driver behaviour. The fine for running a red light in Ontario is $325. With red-light cameras, the Offence Notice is issued to the...
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2019 07:00 AM
Residents are encouraged to bring their household hazardous waste (HHW) to the new Household Special Waste Depot located at 1998 Bowmanville Avenue, free of charge! As Clarington continues to grow, the need for Regional services also grows. This new facility was created to better serve our residents and to help them conveniently dispose of their HHW.
Cleaners, leftover paint, old batteries, motor oil, pool chemicals and propane tanks are part of a long list of items classified as household hazardous...
Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2019 07:30 AM
Durham Region is committed to managing our waste responsibly as we continue to grow faster than just about any place in Ontario. The Regional Municipalities of Durham and York have begun an Environmental Screening Process to increase the amount of waste processed each year at the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) by 20,000 tonnes.
The DYEC, located in Courtice, is Durham Region’s primary long-term disposal option for waste and only processes the household waste remaining after Durham and York...
Posted on Friday, November 08, 2019 08:00 AM
In celebration of Imagine a Day Without Water, the Region has launched a drawing challenge open to Durham residents 18 years of age and under. Draw or paint a picture of what water means to you and your family.
If your drawing is one of the several chosen, your creation may be featured in the Spring 2020 issue of Durham Works, on our website, or in Regional Water reports! Select entries will also receive a copy of the book Why Water’s Worth It.
Challenge entry ends Sunday, December 1.
To enter, email...
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 08:00 AM
Last year, a tunnel boring machine was used at Baseline Road and Courtice Road in the Municipality of Clarington to dig an 817 metre long tunnel for sanitary sewer services to planned development areas. The project was completed in partnership with Ward & Burke Construction Ltd.
This type of trenchless technology involves underground construction work that requires fewer trenches or no continuous trenches and is being used by the Region to install utilities such as water and sanitary sewer pipes....