Educating a New Generation of Beekeepers

The Kawartha Junior Beekeepers Program was established in 2017 and is a hands-on program for children aged 9 to 14 years who are interested in learning about beekeeping. The program follows the beekeepers’ year – from equipment preparation to honey harvesting.  Each month, from February to October, the students learn… Continue reading

New Waste Management Contract Incentivizes Better Recycling Practice

On November 1st, the new waste management contractor began collecting and selling recycling for Peterborough County through a joint contract with the City of Peterborough which owns the Material Recovery Facility on Pido Road. The City and County have an agreement where the County is permitted to deliver Blue Box… Continue reading

Kawartha Lakes Clear Bag Program Boosts Recyclables by 20% in First Month

During the first month of the new Clear Bag waste program results were double what was expected. During the month of January 2017, the City collected 20% more recyclables compared with January last year.  This could have a significant impact on our landfills, a 20% decrease in waste means 4,000… Continue reading