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Weed Control

Poison Ivy Plants


The Township of Selwyn uses Peterborough County Weed Inspectors to investigate and spray any noxious weeds reported on township or county land, including road allowances. 

In accordance with the Weed Control Act, R.S.O., property owners are responsible for spraying and removing noxious weeds on their property. The Township does not spray or pay for the spraying of noxious weeds on private property or private roads.

Notice from County of Peterborough

If a private road or property has an issue with noxious weeds such as poison ivy, it is recommended that the neighbourhood association coordinate the spraying either with the county or independently at their expense. If the property is owned independently, the sole owner(s) is responsible.

On April 14, 2015, By-law No. 2015-033 was passed, and Weed Inspectors from the County of Peterborough were appointed as the Municipal Weed Inspectors for the Township of Selwyn.

Municipal Weed Inspectors:

  • Grant Ashton
  • Bill Stacey
  •  Donnie Johnston

The Municipal Weed Inspector(s) shall perform all duties required by the Weed Control Act and regulations.

If you have questions related to pesticide use please contact the Ministry of Environment at 1-800-565-4923 or visit the Ministry of Environment website.

To contact a Weed Inspector, or if you require more information, please contact the County of Peterborough at 705-742-4862 or email and they'll be pleased to assist you.