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Aquatic Weeds

Contacts

Township of Selwyn
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 270, Bridgenorth, ON
K0L 1H0

Physical Address:
1310 Centre Line, Selwyn, ON
K9J 6X5

Phone: 705 292-9507
or 877 213-7419
Public Works After Hours - Emergencies Only 705-740-6036
Email Township


Landfill Fees Waived for Aquatic Weed Disposal

At the August 9th, 2016 meeting of Selwyn Township Council, a resolution was passed with respect to Aquatic Weeds in the township.

It was resolved that aquatic weeds and wild rice compost may be deposited at the Landfill free of charge, regardless of weight, commencing from August 12, 2016 to December 31, 2016 with the requirement that the material be separated from any other leaf and yard compost and with no option for retroactive reimbursement for fees paid prior to August 12, 2016. 

Since this time, Council has resolved to continue to waive landfill fees for the disposal of aquatic weeds.

  • Residents of Selwyn Township can take aquatic weeds/wild rice to the Landfill located at 1480 8th Line (County Road 18), Selwyn.
  • Please keep aquatic weeds/wild rice separate from other leaf and yard waste.
  • There is No Charge to bring this material to the Landfill.

Weed Harvesting

Wild Celery PlantWeed harvesting can take place from July until the end of August.Parks Canada/TSW issues permits annually to mechanical weed harvesters. These harvesters are large machines which cut the weeds, and permit mandates that the harvester is required to remove the cut weeds from the water.

If you are hiring a company to remove weeds with a mechanical harvester, ensure that they have a permit from Parks Canada/TSW and make sure you ask about their process. Also ensure that they remove the weeds from the water, for if they do not, they are operating illegally and creating further problems for you and your neighbours.

If you witness a harvester or anyone leaving cut weeds in the water, please note the details of the incident (date, time, location, description of the harvester etc...). Take a picture too!

Send the information to Beth McEachern at Parks Canada/TSW - mailto:beth.mceachern@pc.gc.ca

Parks Canada/TSW is very concerned about illegal mechanical weed harvesting and appreciates any information that may assist them to address illegal operations taking place on our lakes.