Curbside battery collection is November 5 through 9
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018 03:30 AM
Whitby, Ontario – With the upcoming time change and local fire departments’ promotion of changing batteries in smoke alarms, the Region of Durham is reminding residents to save their used or unwanted batteries for recycling during the next curbside battery collection.
When: Battery collection occurs the week of November 5 on Blue Box collection days.
Where: Households across Durham Region who currently receive curbside collection services.
Why: Batteries are not garbage. Up to 92 per cent of battery...
Durham Region's Works Department… working for you!
Posted on Friday, October 26, 2018 03:30 AM
By the time most residents get their day started in the morning, they have used the services provided by public works in many ways. From enjoying a glass of clean drinking water, brushing teeth and flushing toilets to setting their garbage at the curb and driving on a Regional Road—many daily routines are a little easier because of Durham Region’s Works Department.
Your public works department:
- Provides clean, safe municipal water.
- Creates, installs and maintains traffic signs and signals.
Watermain break causes lane restrictions on Durham Highway 2 in Newcastle
Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018 11:15 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to advise residents of lane restrictions on Durham Highway 2 in downtown Newcastle due to a watermain break.
When: The road has been closed since early this morning, and will be re-opening with reduced lanes by noon (October 25). The full repair should be complete, and all lanes re-opened, during the day tomorrow (October 26). Unfavourable weather conditions may influence the work schedule.
Where: Durham Highway 2, just...
John Henry declared elected to Office of Regional Chair
Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018 05:15 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to advise residents that John Henry has officially been declared elected to the Office of Regional Chair. Henry will be sworn in during the inaugural council meeting of the 2018 to 2022 term, which is scheduled for December 5 at 10 a.m. at Regional Headquarters.
Henry is currently the Mayor of the City of Oshawa. Mayor Henry has been involved in municipal politics since 2006. He was first elected as Regional Councillor. He is currently...
Beware of water treatment sales tactics in the Durham and Port Perry area
Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 09:15 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham reminds residents that the Region does not sell or endorse water filters or treatment equipment, after being contacted by residents inquiring about door-to-door salespersons who want to test the water or install water filtering systems.
“The Region provides clean, safe drinking water, which meets provincial water quality standards.” says John Presta, Director of Environmental Services. Our water undergoes daily monitoring and testing and does not...