Thank you for reaching out to provide feedback on waste collection in the Kahshe Lake community.
We understand this change is difficult, and we appreciate your feedback about the alternate servicing plan for island property owners.
Direction was received from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) in June 2019 to transition all District unlicensed, unstaffed dumpster sites to alternate waste collection service. This spring, bins servicing the Kahshe Lake Community (Bin Site 21 – Dennes Marina at the office & Bin Site 72 – Rockhaven Resort) will be removed.
Following consultation and a survey in January 2021 seeking feedback from residents utilizing the bin sites around Kahshe Lake, 90% of the 141 respondents preferred Lakeside Waste Collection. A copy of the survey results can be found here.After reviewing the survey results and engaging with the Kahshe Lake Ratepayer’s Association (KLRA), and stakeholders, the Kahshe Lake community will transition to Lakeside Waste Collection starting May 22, 2022.
In consultation with the KLRA, extended summer hours at the Beiers (Gravenhurst) Transfer Station will be in effect from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, starting the Sunday of the May long weekend.
For more information, including a full schedule and times the trucks will arrive – visit our Lakeside Waste Collection project page at https://www.engagemuskoka.ca/lakeside-collection.
We’re here to help – if you have questions, please reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-645-6764.
Project Manager, Solid Waste Management
Phone: (705) 645-2100 x4445
Fax: (705) 645-7599
From: DAVE WHITTAKER [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: May 1, 2022 2:54 PM
To: Waste <Waste@muskoka.on.ca>
Cc: Roy Cottage <Rbotter10@yahoo.ca>; Vicki Rogers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Kahshe Lake garbage pick up
Hi, I am writing to complain about the water access garbage pick up. This is neither helpful or right. I pay huge taxes on my property plus have to pay for docking and parking yet get no services and now you have cut off our garbage service. Funny how road access get services and less taxes than us with water access. I believe the best solution is a 50 percent reduction in taxes.
I have no services and can not use the school system up here yet get forced to pay more.
Please advise what you are going to do to make this proper and right.
Waiting for your explanation why we should stand for this.
KLRA member from 1020 Kahshe lake.