Environmental Services

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.

REMEMBER:  IF YOU AREN'T SURE WHETHER OR NOT IT SHOULD BE IN THE RECYCLING, PLEASE PUT IT IN YOUR WASTE BIN!  NO PLASTIC BAGS OR GARBAGE BAGS ARE PERMITTED IN THE RECYCLING BIN UNLESS YOUR RECYCLING IS IN A BLUE OR CLEAR GARBAGE BAG SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR RECYCLING.  RECYCLING SHOULD BE LOOSE IN THE BIN.

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 residing in an unorganized area can procure a pass for the fee of 50$ per year 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.

NOTICE!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LANDFILL HOURS WILL BE CHANGING AS OF OCTOBER 1ST 2022!

NEW HOURS: THURSDAY 9am to 5pm & SATURDAY 8am to 4pm

WATER AND SEWER

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.

Water

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.

Sewer

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.

WATER QUALITY REPORTS

2018 Fauquier Drinking Water System Annual Report

2019 Fauquier Drinking Water System Annual Report

2020 Fauquier Drinking Water System Annual Report

2019-2025 Drinking Water Financial Plan

2019 Energy Consumption Report