The Town of Milton is working toward reducing its impact on the environment. 

Climate change and sustainability actions

Learn about the initiatives that have been put into action in various locations around town.

Clean up days

The Town works with a variety of organizations and schools to host annual spring clean ups in various areas.

Locations

  • Various Woodlots throughout Milton

Community gardens

These gardens are a joint project with Milton & District Horticultural Society and provide gardening plots for residents.

Locations

  • Allendale
  • Sunny Mount Park

Eliminated printing of recreation guide

The recreation guide is available online, eliminating printing over 600,000 pages annually.

Locations

  • Town wide

Green cleaning products

Use of environmentally friendly cleaning products.

Locations

  • All Town facilities

Grey water system

This system collects and stores rain water from the roof for use in water closets.

Locations

  • Milton Sports Centre

Intersection improvements

Improvements include signals/provision of turning lanes; efficient signal phasing and provision of turning lanes improves traffic levels and reduces GHGs. Using environmental friendly products. Signals are actuated and do not run on fixed time.

Locations

  • Road construction around Milton

Low-flow water fixtures

The installation of these fixtures help to conserve water.

Locations

  • All Town facilities

Recycling program

The inclusion of recycling bins and collection to reduce waste.

Locations

  • All Town facilities

Salt management program

This program is based on actual weather monitoring and forecast and utilizes a managed salt application to reduce ground contamination.

Locations

  • Road operations and facilities in Milton

Street sweeping recycling

Sand from roads are collected, screened and stored over the summer to reuse in the winter. 

Locations

  • Road construction around Milton

Sustainable native planting

The use of native drought hearty plant materials eliminated the need for irrigation to conserve water.

Locations

  • Beaty Branch Library 
  • Milton Leisure Centre
  • Milton Sports Centre

Tree planting

The Town of Milton participates in programs and partnerships with companies to plant and restore hundreds of trees annually.

Locations

  • Channel East of Roper Drive
  • East of Drumquin Park in 16 Mile Creek Floodplain
  • Union Gas / Sunny Mount Park / Anne J. MacArthur P.S
  • Various developments

Tree species and stormwater teaching

The Town worked with Boyne P.S. Grade 4 class to provide two teaching tours about parks, tree species identification and stormwater management.

Locations

  • Leiterman Park and SWM Pond

Use of low VOC paints

Instead using environmentally friendly products that reduce volatile organic compounds from entering the atmosphere.

Locations

  • All Town facilities

Use of recycled asphalt pavement (RAP)

Recycling used asphalt from road construction to use for later projects reduces the amount of asphalt needed.

Locations  

  • Mattamy National Cycling Centre
  • Shouldering in rural areas
  • Trails 

Use of “warm” asphalt and recycled material

This helps to save natural gas in order to heat product, reducing GHGs.

Locations

  • Road construction around Milton

Water bottle refill stations

Fill stations promote the use of reusable water bottles and help keep plastic bottles from landfills and recycling streams.

Locations

  • FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton
  • John Tonelli Sports Centre
  • Mattamy National Cycling Centre
  • Memorial Arena
  • Milton Sports Centre
  • Sherwood Community Centre

White roof technology

White roofing material is used to reduce heat gain on building and rejection back to atmosphere.

Locations

  • FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton
  • Mattamy National Cycling Centre 

Get involved

 Explore environmental programs that you can participate in with your family.