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Cemetery Open House Public Notice

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, the Town of Cochrane invites the public to an open house and presentation to launch the 2019 Cochrane Cemetery Master Plan.

Recycling Program 2019

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENCE

New Recycling & Waste Management System

This system will help save taxpayer dollars and the environment. New, automated technology will help reduce waste collection costs and will increase your recycling efforts so less waste ends up in the Town’s landfill. Download our guide.

Overview

The system allows for one vehicle to pick up both household waste and recyclables at the same time in a split bodied vehicle. An automated arm lifts and empties the waste bin into the vehicle’s waste compartment.

The arm then lifts and empties the recycling bin into the recycling compartment.
At the landfill, the vehicle’s waste compartment is emptied first. Because sorting of recyclables is not necessary with the new system, recycling is much easier. This means less waste in the landfill.

The vehicle then empties the recycling compartment into the transfer station that will then be transported to a municipal recycling transfer station.

Two Bins

Each home has received a green bin for household waste and a larger blue bin for recyclables in 2012.   New build home can purchase bin at the Town Hall.  Should you damage, missing bins or lost you can purchase a new bins and we will make arrangement to delivery.

Step-by-Step Instructions
  1. On your regular weekly waste collection day, take both green waste and blue recycling bins to the curb if they are full.
  2. Take the blue recycling bin to the curb and place it on the left of the green bin.
  3. Make sure to leave at least two feet between the bins.
  4. Make sure to place both bins as shown in the graphic.
  5. Make sure you place both bins facing the street.
  6. Place all acceptable recyclables in the blue bin. Do not pack recyclables tightly in the
    blue bin. Cut down corrugated and cardboard before placing in the blue bin.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will my household waste and recycling be collected?

    Both household waste and recyclables will be collected on a weekly basis on the same day as your regularly scheduled collection day.

  • Do I have to sort my recycling?

    No. Sorting of recyclables is not necessary. However, do not tightly pack recyclables in the blue bin.

    Do cut down corrugated/card board down.

  • Where do I place the bins?

    Place bins at least two feet apart with the blue bin on the left side of the green bin. Make sure both bins are two feet from the curb or gutter line and that both bins are facing the street.  In the winter, place the bins in an open area at the end of your driveway.

  • What do I do if the bins are too heavy for me?

    Bins should be tilted and wheeled to the curb, not carried.

  • Where do I place the bins if I have no driveway?

    Place the bins in front of your home, two feet away from the street.

  • What if I have no recyclables? Do I still have to place the blue bin at the curb?

    No.

  • If my recycling bin is not full, do I still have to bring to the curb?

    You may opt to wait until your recycling bin is full before bringing it to the curb.

Blue Recycling Program

Examples: Glass bottles and jars used for food or drink

Tips

  • Rinse containers
  • Labels can be left on
  • Remove any lids and place both containers and lids in the blue box
  • Do not include drinking glasses, dishes, crystal, window glass or light bulbs

2) Metal Containers and Empty:

Examples: Food cans, chip and nut cans, coffee cans, and also cardboard cans such as frozen juice and refrigerated dough cans.

TIPS:

  • Rinse cans and push lids down inside
  • Remove any plastic or aluminum lids or seals

3) Empty Aerosol Cans:

Examples: Shaving cream, hairspray, cooking sprays, air fresheners

TIPS:

  • Remove plastic lids and dispose of in your household waste

4) Aluminum:

Examples: Soda cans, plates, foil, trays

TIPS:

  • Rinse items before placing them in your blue box
  • Do not crush cans

5) Plastics #1 to #7

Examples:

  • Plastics include drink bottles, peanut butter jars, and mouthwash bottles
  • Plastics include shampoo bottles and liquid laundry and dish detergent bottles
  • Plastics include shrink wrap, garment bags, and coffee can lids
  • Plastics include margarine containers, ketchup bottles, etc.

TIPS:

  • Rinse all containers
  • Look for the recycling symbols to determine which class the plastic belongs to
  • Do not place plastic motor oil containers in your blue box

6) Polystyrene Foam #6:

Examples: Take-out containers, foam meat trays, foam egg cartons, foam plates and cups, white foam packaging used to pack electronics

TIPS:

  • Items have the symbol
  • Ensure material is broken down
  • Do not include any dirty foam, foam peanuts, or treated foam for fire retardant (thermal insulation)

7) NO PLASTIC BAGS OF ANY KIND:

Examples: Grocery bags, vegetable bags, bread bags, dry cleaning bags, milk bags

8) Polycoat Containers:

Examples: Juice, milk and cream cartons

TIPS:

  • Rinse all items before placing them in your blue box

9) Aseptic Containers:

Examples: Packaged milk, juice, soy beverages, sauces, soup broth, cream, wine boxes, liquid meal replacements

TIPS:

  • Aseptic packages are more commonly known as juice or drink boxes
  • Please rinse containers and remove straws

10) Household Papers:

Examples: Newspapers, magazines, phone books, catalogues, flyers, junk mail, office papers, paper bags, greeting cards and paper.

gift wrap – Shiny Christmas wrapping paper is not recyclable.

It is often dyed, laminated or contains nonpaper additives, like gold and silver coloured shapes, glitter or plastics, which can’t be recycled unfortunately.

TIPS:

  • Most wrapping paper fails the scrunch test.   If you scrunch your wrapping paper into a ball and it stays into a ball you can recycle it, but if it expands quite a bit and won’t stay into a ball then it cannot be recycled.

11) Cardboard and Boxboard:

Examples: Cereal, shoe box, toothpaste, pizza, moving, detergent and cracker boxes, paper egg cartons and paper rolls

TIPS:

  • Flatten all cardboard and boxboard
  • Remove any plastic, foil, residue, inserts, and liner bags
  • Please do not include any waxed cardboard

For more information regarding the Town’s new Blue Box Program, please contact the Infrastructure Services Department at 705-272-5086.

ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS AT WORK!

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS

The Town of Cochrane Infrastructure Services wishes to REMIND all RESIDENTS that the GARBAGE BINS (green bins) can only be used to collect bagged domestic household waste.

BLUE RECYCLING BINS can only be used for recyclable materials and should only be placed at roadside when full.

We have come across several types of materials that are “uncollectNOTICE OF CHANGE TO ACCEPTED RECYCLING MATERIALS NOV 20, 2018able” in the recycling bin:

DO NOT place ANY kind of plastic bags in the Recycling BIn

DO NOT place contaminated material in the Recycling Bin

DO NOT put any clothing or blankets of any kind in the Recycling Bin

DO NOT put any type of wiring or extension cords in the Recycling Bin

DO NOT put small appliance of any kind in the Recycling Bin

DO NOT put used paper towels, Kleenex, diapers and toilet paper in the Recycling Bin

DO NOT put used Styrofoam plates, cups or take out containers UNLESS rinsed and cleaned in the Recycling Bin

DO NOT put coffee grinds or food in the Recycling Bin

DO NOT put plastic flowers in the Recycling Bin

DO NOT put animal feces in the Recycling Bin

DO NOT put construction material in the Recycling Bin

DO NOT put ANY PAINT CANS in the Recycling Bin

ALL ACCEPTABLE RECYCLABLE MUST BE CLEANED AND RINSED

 

Paper, Glass, Aluminum, Metal, and Plastic with the following symbols ONLY: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

        

ALL RECYCLABLES MUST BE LOOSE IN THE RECYCLING BIN

Do not put your recycling in bags

All Waste and Recycling bins must be set out no later than 7:00 am.

Infrastructure Services appreciates your cooperation and thanks residents for their patience.

Why Recycle?

BECAUSE IT MAKES DOLLARS AND CENTS

Recycling creates many new jobs and preserves natural resources. Also it takes 10 to 20 times less energy to make new products from recycled rather than raw materials.

BECAUSE IT MAKES SENSE

Half of what we throw out every week is recyclable. Putting it in the garbage is wasteful, costly, and pollutes the environment.

Recycle into what?

Thousands of everyday products are made from recycled materials.

Paper can be turned into a telephone book, egg cartons and even newspaper.

Cardboard is reconverted into cardboard and can also be transformed into facial tissue and paper towels.

Metal reverts back to… metal such as tin cans, aluminum plates and foil.

Glass into… glass such as jars, bottles, but also mineral wool.

Plastic takes on a new life as recycling bins, flower pots, carpets and park benches

TOGETHER, LET’S TAKE AN ADDITIONAL STEP TOWARD A QUALITY ENVIRONMENT

Any additional information, please contact the Municipal Operations Department at (705) 272 5086.

Pour renseignements en français composez le (705) 272-5086.

Spring is here and so are ice ruts on roads and potholes

The Town is encouraging drivers to use extra caution when going through puddles and slow down as road conditions change in this type of weather.

With daytime melting, ice may form overnight and cause slippery roads and sidewalks.

What to watch for

The Town reminds residents in order for crews to take full advantage of the warm weather, and complete rut-shaving on as many streets as soon as possible they remind people to avoid street parking in residential areas.

Graders, loaders and steam crews will be keeping catch basins clear and cutting out as much ice as possible when weather permits, we ask residents to please be patient. These snow pack conditions formed over months and will it will take time to get to bare road conditions.

During the rut-shaving work, many other roadway and drainage programs will continue:

  • Monitoring and salting/sanding
  • Pothole patching with cold mix
  • Catch basin defrosting to relieve large puddles
  • Utility cut maintenance until gravel can be permanently patched with hot mix asphalt
  • Snow removal on high-traffic priority streets
  • Sidewalk/pathway snow clearingThe Town also reminds residents how they can help during the spring melt:
  • How to help
  • Slow down when encountering a pool of water to avoid the possibility of vehicle damage and splashing pedestrians.
  • Be extra cautious on sidewalks where ice may form.
  • Watch for blue and amber flashing lights on maintenance equipment. If you encounter equipment on the road, slow down, remain at least 15 metres (2.5 car lengths) behind, and be ready to stop.
  • Report pot holes via our Community Voice feature on the website: www.cochraneontario.com/community-voice

Thank you for your co-operation and patience.

Afin d’obtenir de l’information en français, veuillez communiquer au 705-272-5086.

2019 Water & Wastewater Budget | Report

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

WATER AND WASTEWATER 2019 BUDGET

NOTICE is hereby given that the Corporation of the Town of Cochrane intends to pass the 2019 Budget for the Water and Wastewater Services at their regular Council meeting on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019. 

To obtain further information, please contact our Director of Corporate Services, Monika Malherbe at (705) 272-4361 ext. 225.

Afin d’obtenir de l’information en français, veuillez communiquer au 705-272-4361 poste 225.

View the Budget

AffordAbility Fund Trust

The AffordAbility Fund Trust (AFT) is a fund, supported by funding from the Government of Ontario, for Ontarians who do not qualify for low-income conservation programs but who want to conserve energy as a way to reduce their electricity bills now and in the future.

SPRING MELT

With the significant amount of rain expected over the next few days, there is the potential for significant snow melt, icy and messy road conditions.

Infrastructure services will be doing its best to control the situation.

Staff will be out prioritizing the areas and doing the best they can to ensure roads urban and rural are passable, please be patient as we do the best we can to deal with the rain system and melting snow.

This system can potentially cause ponding, isolated flooding and impassable roads.

The country areas are buried in snow and water may become trapped on the road as the ditches are all full of snow. 

Staff will be using heavy equipment and steamers to expose and open catch basins in the urban areas and ditches in the rural areas to get the water off the roads.

Winter Safety Concerns

WINTER SAFETY CONCERN

 

WITH THE RECENT ACCUMULATION OF SNOW, OUR BANKS IN TOWN ARE MUCH LARGER THAN USUAL.

INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES IS ASKING THAT YOU TALK TO YOUR LITTLE ONES ABOUT STAYING CLEAR FROM SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT AND PLAYING ON OR IN SNOWBANKS ADJACENT TO THE STREET.

WE HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS OF CHILDREN MAKING TUNNELS IN THE SNOWBANKS, SLIDING OFF THE SNOWBANKS INTO THE STREET AND EVEN REACHING FOR HYDRO AND TELEPHONE WIRES WHILE ON TOP OF THE SNOWBANKS.

AS WELL, WE HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS OF CHILDREN PLAYING AROUND SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS. THIS CREATES A DANGEROUS SITUATION DUE TO THE BLIND SPOTS ASSOCIATED WITH HEAVY EQUIPMENT.

PLEASE REMIND YOUR CHILDREN TO STAY CLEAR OF HEAVY EQUPMENT AT ALL TIMES OF YEAR.

YOUR COOPERATION IN THIS MATTER IS GREATLY APPREACIATED AS SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE CONCERN.

2019 Budget: Public Input Session

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

2019 BUDGET: PUBLIC INPUT SESSION

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Corporation of the Town of Cochrane will be facilitating a final public input session for the 2019 budget on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. held at the Town Hall, Council Chambers.  All persons interested in participating are welcome.

AND THAT the Corporation of the Town of Cochrane wishes to advise of the intent to pass the 2019 Municipal Budget at their Regular Council meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019.

2019 TAX-BASED BUDGET

SECTION 1 – RECAPS

SECTION 2 – REPORT

SECTION 3 – DETAILS BY DEPARTMENT

SECTION 4 – CAPITAL BUDGET

To obtain further information, please contact our Director of Corporate Services, Monika Malherbe at (705) 272-4361ext. 225.

Afin d’obtenir de l’information en français, veuillez communiquer au 705-272-4361 poste 225.

Special Council Meetings – February 19th and 20th, 2019

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING - February 19th and 20th - 5 pm

TAKE NOTE THAT a Special Council meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 5 p.m. to discuss litigation matters pertaining to the recount in closed session; and on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 5 p.m. to discuss trade secret matters pertaining to the Cochrane Telecom Services Financials in closed session.

To obtain further information, please contact the Municipal Office at (705) 272-4361.

Afin d’obtenir de l’information en français, veuillez communiquer au (705) 272-4361.  

Municipal Office and Garage Closed on Family Day

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

MUNICIPAL OFFICE & GARAGE CLOSED FOR FAMILY DAY (FEB 18 2019)

Please note that the Municipal Office and Municipal Garage will be closed on Family Day, Monday February 18th 2019.

Council and staff wish you a safe and great Family Day!

 

 To obtain further information, please contact the Municipal Office at (705) 272-4361. Afin d’obtenir de l’information en français, veuillez communiquer au (705) 272-4361.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION & PUBLIC MEETING | ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

TOWN-INITIATED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT

Please find attached a Notice of Complete Application and Notice of Public Meeting regarding the above noted application for a Zoning By-Law Amendment from the Corporation of the Town of Cochrane. Additional information is available for review at the Protective Services Department (23 Fifth Street) and Town Hall (171 Fourth Avenue). To obtain further information, please contact the Secretary/Treasurer of the Cochrane and Suburban Planning Board, Richard Vallée at (705) 272-4262. Afin d’obtenir de l’information en français, veuillez communiquer au (705) 272-4262.

Notice of Complete Application and Notice of Statutory Public Meeting

Ratepayers Tax Bill Due Dates 2019

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

NOTICE TO RATEPAYERS

The 2019 Interim Tax Bills have been mailed. The installment due dates are:

February 28th, 2019

April 30th, 2019

If you do not receive your tax bill by February 15th, 2019, please contact the Town Hall at 272-4361 ext. 226

To obtain further information, please contact the Municipal Office at (705) 272-4361. Afin d’obtenir de l’information en français, veuillez communiquer au (705) 272-4361.

INVITATION TO APPLY FOR PROVINCIAL APPOINTMENT: COCHRANE AND SUBURBAN PLANNING BOARD

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

COCHRANE AND SUBURBAN PLANNING BOARD

MSO-North has opened up competitions to recruit and appoint a provincial representative to represent the unincorporated territories on the Cochrane and Suburban Planning Board. Individuals interested in serving as a provincial representative will need to apply through the Provincial Appointment Secretariat (PAS) website: www.ontario.ca/publicappointments. The positions will close on February 1, 2019.

To obtain further information, please contact the Secretary-Treasurer of the Cochrane and Suburban Planning Board, Richard Vallée at (705) 272-4262. Afin d’obtenir de l’information en français, veuillez communiquer au (705) 272-4262.

INVITATION TO APPLY

WATER NOTICE FROM INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2018

Water Notice from Infrastructure Services of the Town of Cochrane

Maintenance to the lime system at the Water Treatment Plant has now been completed.

Residents should start to notice softer water in the coming days ahead.

For additional questions, contact the department at (705) 272-5067

Thank you for your co-operation and patience.

Afin d’obtenir de l’information en français, veuillez communiquer au 705-272-5086.

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