News & Notices

Mayor's Message

With many students well into their school year, and the cooler fall weather making more of us want to find indoor activities, I want to take a moment to remind everyone that it is more important than ever to remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19.

With cases in Renfrew County, increasing, the Renfrew County District Health Unit (RCDHU) is reminding us to stay determined in our efforts to prevent spreading of this disease. We are still in the midst of a pandemic, and we absolutely cannot afford to become complacent in how we are handling this situation.

Each of us needs to ensure that we continue to follow public health guidelines if we have any hope of slowing the spread in our community. This means wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently, maintaining social distancing at all times, staying home if you are sick, and getting tested if you develop symptoms. Please remember that COVID-19 can mimic many other sicknesses, so if you are sick, please be responsible and stay home. Let’s keep everyone safe by letting our health professionals make a proper diagnosis.

Halloween is coming quickly, and with so much changing day to day, at this time we can only recommend that you follow any and all guidelines provided by the RCDHU. We all miss the experiences had with these holidays in the past, and the hope is that if we all work together, they will soon be able to return to what we remember them being.

I would also like to encourage all of Renfrew’s residents to get out and explore their own backyards during a time when our travel is limited. Exploring your own backyard can easily include gathering your immediate family, and getting out for a drive to take in the wonderful colours and scenery around our town. When doing so, all we ask is that you limit your stops along the way, or employ the RCDHU’s safety recommendations when you do stop.

Thank you to each and every one of you doing your part to keep our residents and town safe.

Mayor Don Eady

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October & November Newsletters

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ATV Safety Tips & Regulations - OPP Renfrew Detachment

The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), continue to be concerned with All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) usage and people failing to obey the laws concerning their use. Recent incidents in the region prove that off-road vehicles can be extremely dangerous if not used in a safe and responsible manner.

Please see the attached documents for rules that apply to ATVs operated on approved roads:

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NEW Curbside Recycling Collection Program

As of August, a NEW curbside recycling collection program will be starting within the Town of Renfrew. Beginning the week of August 3-7, recycling will begin a weekly rotation of Co-mingled and Fibre collection. There are NO changes to the weekly garbage collection schedule which will remain weekly with a 2 bag/bin residential limit. Please ensure garbage and recycling are curbside by 7:00 a.m. your day of pick up.  

August 3-7 - Co-mingled Container Collection

August 10-14 - Fibre Collection

August 17-21 - Co-mingled Container Collection

August 24-28 - Fibre Collection 

**Only the designated recycling material for that week will be collected.

Click link for full 2020 Waste Collection Calendar


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For More COVID-19 Information & Resources:

COVID-19 Provincial Self Assessment Web Tool  -

Federal Updates

Provincial Updates

Public Health Ontario

Renfrew County Virtual Triage Centre:

Renfrew County Virtual Triage Centre - "How It Works"

Renfrew County & District Health Unit

COVID-19 Business Information Line

Town of Renfrew Media Releases

Radio Updates can be heard on the following local radio stations:

MYFM  Renfrew 96.1FM at 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Municipal Minute Segment)

Valley Heritage Radio 98.7 FM in late morning 

Social Media Updates can be found by following:

Facebook: Corporation of the Town of Renfrew

Instagram: @TownofRenfrew

Twitter: @TownRenfrew

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2020 Burn Permits are Available!

Interested in enjoying a back yard fire in 2020?

The annual outdoor Recreational Open Air Burning permits are available for 2020. They cover the calendar year for the low price of $100.00. If you are interested in appling for a permit click here!

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No Wipes in the Pipes!!

Important Notice

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