Garbage Collection 

Curbside Waste & Recycling collection day for Fauquier-Strickland is on Thursdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm for all the residents.  Please ensure to have your bins on the side of the road by 7:00 am. 


For a list of recyclable materials, please download our recyclable material form.


Landfill Site

The Landfill Site is situated on the Indian/Sand Lake Road North, Departure Lake, ON. A landfill pass is sent out to our residents every two years. Non-residents can procure a pass for the fee of 50$ by contacting the municipal office. 

For the landfill site operating hours and tipping fees, please click here.

At Fauquier-Strickland we can recycle!!

 What is recycling? Recycling is reutilizing products for the same purpose or to make something else.

 We all want to resolve environmental problems, at least we want to do our share, but where do we start?


Here is a list of recyclable items that are accepted and items that are not accepted: (Click here)

Your participation will make the recycling program a success and we will all be winners.

There is currently no market for Plastic Bags and other Films. The material has been baled and accumulated with tons and tons of material and nowhere to ship it to. It’s not just us, it’s an issue on a global scale.

We now offer the service to recycle your electronics for free. The recycling container for electronics is found at the landfill site.

For more information, contact the municipal office at (705)339-2521

You can recycle your batteries and cell phones, we now have a box at the municipal office

Water Conservation 

Water conservation measures are in effect for the months of June, July, August and September for each calendar year.   No one who derives benefits from the Fauquier Water Treatment Plant may be permitted to water his/her lawn and/or vegetable garden with outdoor watering systems outside the hours of 6:00am through 8:00am and 8:00pm through 10:00pm.

(Reference to By-law No. 2008-07) 



All of us in Ontario have a role to play in the protection of our fresh water.  Our lives depend on it as much as the air we breathe and the soil we till.  The government’s aim is to protect both our drinking water and our fresh water resources from pollution.  The village of Fauquier is served by communal water and waste water system.


We draw our raw water from the Groundhog River up to the maximum capacity of 545 m3 / day.  The raw water is gravity fed from the intake into a wet well.  The water is then pumped from the wet well located near the river, to our treatment plant.

A magnetic flow meter measures the raw water coming into the treatment plant. Soda ash used for pH adjustments and aluminum used in the coagulation and flocculation process, are injected.  The water is then divided and enters two Neptune Waterboy treatment package plants, consisting of a flocculation tank, clarifier and a multimedia gravity filter.  The filtered water from both package plants merge into a common discharge pipe where sodium hypochlorite is added, before entering two interconnected baffled clearwells.

The Fauquier water distribution system consists of approximately 4.5 kilometers of 6” iron ductile pipes with 153 service connections.  The distribution system supplies residential and commercial users but no industrial facilities.

Improvements to our water treatment plant were made at the cost of approximately $ 400, 000.00 to bring our system in line with the new Ontario Regulations.  The municipality has invested in the treatment plant every year since then to optimize the operations.


The municipal sewage collection and treatment system, consisting of gravity sewers outletting to pumping stations and then to a single cell waste stabilization basin (sewage lagoon) serves a population of approximately 325 people.  The sewage lagoon is located north of the village.

The lagoon is to be discharged in the spring and fall when stream flows are high.  The discharge for the lagoon is to a small creek which flows northerly to the Groundhog River.

The Township received funding for an improvement project to increase the capacity of the treatment

system in order to solve our exceedance problem and allow for growth.


2018 Fauquier Drinking Water System Annual Report

2019 Fauquier Drinking Water System Annual Report

2020 Fauquier Drinking Water System Annual Report