Merrickville-Wolford encourages and promotes respect for and enjoyment of the environment. The village offers a variety of ways to experience the outdoors:
- The Rideau Canal Waterway – Boating, canoeing, kayaking and swimming
- Migratory Bird Sanctuary
- Local Walking and Hiking Trails
- Merrickville’s access to the Rideau Trail
- Trails Master Plan - Documents #1 and #2
There are countless ways that each of us can reduce our carbon footprint and work towards preserving and protecting the local environment. Learn more about what you can do to make a difference.
- Conserving energy – Saving energy for your home
- No Idling By-Law
- Recycling – Recycling is available at our landfill site. A detailed list of items that can be recycled.
- Re-Use Center for Household Items - The landfill site offers a re-use or swap station where residents can drop off and pick up household items such as books, plates, glasses, small furniture, toys and more.
- E-Waste – Electronic recycling is also at the landfill site.
- The Great Refrigerator Roundup - The Ontario Power Authority will come and pick up your old refrigerator, freezer or air conditioner for FREE – they will even haul it out of your basement for you and take care of it in an environmentally-responsible manner. When they are finished recycling and reclaiming material, very little will be sent to the landfill. Check out the link for details.
- Cell phones and Batteries - locations available in our area.
- Composting – information on household composting. As well as here. And here.
In support of our commitment to the environment, the Village of Merrickville-Wolford has a very active Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC). This committee is composed of volunteers from the community who have been appointed by Council to make recommendations to Council on Environmental matters. Agendas for EAC Meetings are available here.
There are a number of community activities and programs which support our mandate to protect the environment:
- Well Aware - Useful healthy well and septic advice.
- Yellow Fish Road - Awareness about pollution entering local water bodies through storm drains.
- Pitch-in Canada – Village clean-up and beautification programs.