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What to do with Downed Trees, Limbs

As you clean up fallen trees and leaves from Hurricane Dorian you’re probably wondering where you can take this material. You can take the fallen trees and limbs to any of our transfer stations in the following locations: 

Advocate        -     4472 Highway 209, Advocate Harbour, Friday & Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm weekly 

Pugwash        -     395 Irishtown Rd, Pugwash, Tuesday & Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm and Sept. 15, 2019 8:30am-4:30pm 

River Hebert    -   142 Dump Rd, River Hebert, Friday & Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm weekly 

Parrsboro        -    Swan Creek Rd Landfill, Parrsboro, 1 Day Only - September 13, 2019 8am-5pm  

Materials can also be taken to the Cumberland Central Landfill at 2052 Little Forks Road, Little ForksMonday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday – 8:00 a.m. - Noon

To offer assistance to those residents who have lost food items as a result of hurricane Dorian, Miller Waste will be accepting, in addition to the compost cart, one compostable bag for leaf and yard waste per residence. 

The following shall apply:

Maximum weight of 100kg (220 pounds) per cart•       

One compostable bag per residence for leaf and yard waste, maximum weight of 25kg (55 pounds) per bag•       

No brush, limbs or tree parts, other than leaves will be accepted

Please Note:  All food waste should go in the compost cart in order to keep the smaller animals from ripping a bag open. 

All food waste must be clear of all non-compostable packing materials prior to placing in the compost cart, or the cart will be rejected. 

Maximum weights are important and we remind you that the compostable bag cannot be overweight since someone is required to lift it into the truck. 

The compostable material must fit into the truck and must be acceptable at the compost facility, so therefore no brush, limbs or tree parts, other than leaves, will be collected.  Leaf and yard waste means leaves, small twigs, and grass clippings.

Summary: Summer Camps and Programs

A very action-packed and fun-filled summer was had in our summer camps and programs. Read more about the successful summer programs held in Parrsboro and Springhill.

Summer Camp Summary

Parrsboro Sewer Rate Adjustment Process

Staff are currently working through the steps to ensure a timely and accurate process to adjust any changes approved at the June 19th Council Meeting.

A full process will be made available this week. Thank you for your patience. 

Changes made to the Parrsboro Sewer Rate

Municipal Council reviewed a report from staff regarding public concerns over the Parrsboro Sewer Rate at their regular meeting tonight.

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Pride flag raised in the Municipality of Cumberland

The Municipality of Cumberland in partnership with Cumberland Pride held an official flag raising ceremony to celebrate Pride Week in the Cumberland region. This is the first time such a ceremony has been held to raise a special interest flag in the municipality.

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Parrsboro Sewer Rate

Last year construction was completed for the expansion of the Parrsboro sewage collection system and new sewage treatment plant. The total cost of this project was $12.675 million dollars. Sixty-five percent of the total cost was paid for by Provincial and Federal Grants, leaving $4.4 million to be paid for by the residents in the service area. This amount was borrowed in the fall of 2018 and will be recovered from the residents in the service area over the next 20 years.

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Media Release - Pugwash Water System – Water now flowing

Residents of the Village of Pugwash and surrounding areas are now able to connect to the Residents of the Village of Pugwash and surrounding areas are now able to connect to the Pugwash Water Supply.

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2019-2020 Budget Approved by Council

The Municipality of the County of Cumberland has approved its 2019/2020 operations budget in the amount of $30.41 million and its 2019/2020 capital budget in the amount of $7.6 million. Council’s approved 5 Year Capital Investment Plan totals approximately $16.4 million.

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