The Searchmont and Area Local Services Board is hosting two information sessions and a public vote.  These sessions and vote are required prior to applying to the minister to vary the powers of the LSB.   The two additional powers are Power of Garbage and Power of Water.  

Public Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, May 08, 2018 @ 7pm
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018 @ 7pm

Public Vote

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 7pm


The Power of Garbage Collection would allow the Local Services Board to establish and maintain a system for the collection and removal of garbage or contract for the collection, removal and disposal of garbage. 

The LSB of Searchmont is part of the Sault North Planning Area which is an unincorporated area north of the City of Sault Ste. Marie encompassing 31 townships (approximately 2600 km2). This area has a population of approximately 10,000 permanent and seasonal residents and has only two active waste disposal sites. The majority of the residents are serviced by the Havilland Waste Disposal Site. 

The Power of Garbage Collection would allow the LSB of Searchmont to collect a levy or fee from the inhabitants that would be used to maintain a sustainable recycling service. The recycling program in the Sault North area has been delivered by the Sault North Waste Management Council since 2006. Residents currently contract garbage collection on a user-pay system directly with a service provider. 


Implementation Options

Central Collection:  

Approximately $2,400 total per year; per month $200; per household per month $0.34

Driveway Pickup: 

Approximately $21,600 total per year; per household $36; per household per month $3 


Historical Participation Levels


Sault North Waste Management Council FAQ