Bluewater Automated Collection System Update

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Effective June 1, 2020, the new automated system will come into effect. The new wheelie bins are being delivered to households now. Each property will receive one small refuse and one small recycling bin. If you see one at a neighbour, who is not able to get to their property, could you move them from the roadside and onto their property. Bag tags will no longer be required and any unused ones can be returned for a refund.
Please click 2020 Collection Dates for the latest pick up schedule.

Lake Huron Centre hosts series of webinars

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The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation is launching the second year of its Summer Coastal Webinar Series this Wednesday.

“All the topics will be covered in a one-hour webinar, so one webinar per topic and they run every two weeks from May until August and these topics have been the questions that we’ve received the most often, things like invasive species, species at risk, lake levels, coastal processes,” says Stewardship Coordinator, Hannah Cann.

She says this year’s webinar series presented through the Green Ribbon Champion program and is sponsored Nuclear Waste Management Organization and the Coast Watchers Citizen Science program, sponsored in 2020 by Bruce Power and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

The first webinar runs from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 20th. A complete schedule of the webinars can be found on the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation website.
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Wheelie bins coming to Municipality of Bluewater in 2020

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The Municipality of Bluewater will be adopting automated co-collection bins, commonly known as Wheelie Bins, for solid waste and recycling collection in 2020. The Bluewater Recycling Association (BRA) will supply each household with one small waste bin and one large recyclables bin in the summer of 2020; larger waste containers will be available upon request, subject to an additional fee.

BRA will be providing educational materials to residents related to bin size, placement at the roadside, and acceptable materials prior to the implementation of the automated Wheelie Bin collection service.

Under the new system, weekly collection will be available to residents of Bayfield, Dashwood, Hensall, Zurich and the Lakeshore (Hay West and Stanley West wards) while Hay East and Stanley East will continue to be serviced bi-weekly (with the exception of Dashwood).


Details of the program can be found on the following document, Automated Garbage Collection 2020, which also includes a link to the full details of the program, including a number of forms for specific exemptions/changes from the program for residents.

Installing Shoreline Protection Under The New Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority Guidelines.

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Shoreline resident Sid Huff has shared with the BSRA a document that outlines his experiences working with the new guidelines to facilitate the construction of a seawall protection structure and has allowed BSRA to post this document. The document will be of interest to anyone who is contemplating the development of any shoreline protection. Click Installing shoreline protection under the new ABCA guidelines to view the material.

BSRA would like to thank Sid for taking the time to document his experience.