Merrickville-Wolford encourages and promotes respect for the environment. There are a number of community activities and programs which support this mandate.
The Village of Merrickville-Wolford has a very active Environmental Advisory Committee. 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 Environment Committee Meetings are located under the Agenda and Minutes tab under "Office" on the main webpage.
By-Laws associated with the environment, like the Idling By-Law are located under the By-Law category under the "Residents" tab on the main web page. By-Laws are also located under "Documents Library" under the Office tab.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to recycle. Merrickville Ward residents have bi-weekly curbside collection. Residents of Wolford Ward are required to take their recycling and waste to the landfill site. There is a "Bag-tag" or "Pay as you Throw" plan in place. The landfill site is located at 3512 County Road 16 and is a restricted use site. Only residents of Merrickville-Wolford have access to the site. Identification is required. If you Have questions, please contact the municipal office at 613-269-4791 or by e-mail under the "Contact" tab. Recycling containers are located throughout the municipality for the use of visitors.
The municipality offers electronics recycling, tire collection, a re-use trailer and co-ordinates Household Hazardous Waste Days with the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. Cell phones can be dropped off at the Merrickville and District Community Health and Services Centre on Read Street.
Active community groups include the Merrickville cycle group, Merrickville Goes Green, the Merrickville Trails group. These groups offer local residents an opportunity to become more involved in the community. A number of local restaurants participate in the Buy Local program and area farmers markets encourage residents and businesses to support their local farming network.
Recently the municipality embraced the Yellow Fish program operated by the Girl Guides. Municipal storm drains are painted with a yellow fish icon to remind everyone that storm drains empty into the nearby river.