HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF DAY October 10, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m Rear of the Morden Fire Hall (194 Thornhill Street, Morden) See the list of items to be collected. All containers should be clearly labelled. Please leave materials In the original containers if possible. Only domestic quantities of hazardous waste from householders will be […]
Morden Community Compost Site
The compost site is located at Wilcocks Road – Southeast of Huron Windows. This site is for grass clippings, leaves and garden refuse – branches only – all to be placed in marked areas. Wood chips and compost material is available for Morden Residents (hand loading only). PLEASE empty your bags and place them in the containers provided.
Morden residents are among the highest recycling users in the province!Did you know that over 80% of Morden residents recycle and we have one of the lowest contamination rates in the province (5%); that currently almost 40% of our current waste to landfill is compostable material that could be re-used and in doing so divert >700,000 kg of waste from our landfill? In fact there’s more... The Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM) 2014 audit puts the recycling participation rate for Morden’s single-family dwellings at 84% and 71% for multiple-family dwellings. And, in 2014 Morden residents diverted over 90 kg per person of recyclables—up from 68.5 kg in 2013--that’s a 32% increase! And it is among one of the highest diversion rates in Manitoba and one of the largest year-over-year increases in per capita diversion.
With autumn officially only a week away, the City of Morden would like to remind residents that plastic bags will not be collected in the 2015 Fall Compost Clean-Up Week — October 19 – 23, 2015. This annual program offers one week of free curb side compost pickup during regular garbage collection days for residential compost, garden refuse, […]
[caption id="attachment_9419" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo of Her Majesty posted today by the @BritishMonarchy Official Twitter account.[/caption]
(The following excerpt is a speech prepared by Morden resident, Linda Butler, at today's event for 'The Acknowledgement & Recognition of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as the Longest Reigning Monarch in Modern History'.)Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen--it's my honour to pay tribute to Her Majesty on her special day. Princess Elizabeth Alexandria Mary was born on 21 April 1926. She is now 89 years-old. Upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952, Princess Elizabeth, aged 25, became our Queen. We are gathered here today to mark the Queen's reign as Monarch of Canada, having become the longest in Modern History. Today she surpasses that of her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria by one day. Our Queen has ruled over us for 63 years, seven months and three days. With each other, our fellow Canadians, and many of her subjects throughout the Commonwealth, we honour a Monarch who embodies the Canadian state, and a woman of faith and principle whom we deeply admire. As our Monarch, the Queen is part of Parliament, ensuring that we are a nation governed by law and not by the whims of a dictator, nor even of an elected leader subject to the shifting sands of popularity; for their power is lent by the Crown, on behalf of us all, and according to the rules we have made. She guarantees a neutral justice system and enhances national identity in countless ways. Her image appears on all our coinage, as well as many stamps and banknotes. She sets a tone of stability; one reinforced as we look forward in the fullness of time to the reigns of her successors: Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince George. Entrenched in our Constitution, she is at once a human being and the incarnation of a bedrock institution of Canada, giving authority to both the federal government and the provincial governments. She is the fount of honour, recognizing Canadians for their good deeds and encouraging other to do the same. The Queen exemplifies the ideal of service, freely given. As a figure of unity, she denies herself the expression of personal opinions in favour of listening to what we have to say. She is a trusted ally of our First Nations people. She defies stereotypes of age, continuing to show (at age 89) that a busy schedule, interest in others, and engagement with communities is a recipe for happiness and longevity. She does not follow style nor seek to be a personality--she is herself. She has been and remains a central part of every significant occasion in our national life, from the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959, to Expo'67, to the Montreal Olympics, the final patriation of our Constitution, Canada's 125th celebration, the anniversaries of D-Day and Vimy Ridge and recently of Ypres. We sincerely hope she will be able to join us for the celebration of Canada's 150th in 2017. First coming to Canada as a princess in 1951--Vincent Massey was the Governer General and Louis St. Laurent the Prime Minister. She has known all their successors. Many who have met Her Majesty have experienced the mysterious enchantment of the Monarchy. She is a hard-working, down-to-earth woman who is greatly admired. Although she is a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she continues to be a mother of our Confederation and constant companian in the ups and downs of our nation's life. She once stated on Parliament Hill: "I am no fair weather friend." She is the only Monarch that most people have ever known. She presents a challenge to all of her fellow Canadians: that we might live our lives inspired by her good example. And that's why we are gathered here today--to say thank you Your Majesty, and well done! May god bless her and keep her! God save the Queen.
City of Morden Council. residents and monarchy enthusiasts gathered today to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who today surpassed the record set by Queen Victoria as the longest reigning monarch in modern history. The Morden Civic Centre hosted a ceremony to commemorate the record-setting milestone of Her Majesty–one of many accomplishments she […]
The City of Morden would like to inform its residents of plans to basal spray American elm trees within the city for control of elm bark beetles. This prevents the overwintering of elm bark beetles, which may be carrying Dutch elm disease fungal spores. The basal spraying program is part of the City’s Dutch Elm […]
It’s time to get your bikes tuned-up. This week the City of Morden will host the grand opening of the Wardrop Street bicycle route—the first designated bike lanes for Morden. “It is exciting to see more options for active transportation in the City of Morden. This new bike route design will promote safety and active […]