Residents Can Drop Off Used Sandbags In Huntsville


With water levels receding in Huntsville, both sandbag filling stations will be closed to the public as the Town enters flood clean up. As water recedes, residents and businesses are reminded that sandbags are considered contaminated waste. Residents can drop off used sandbags at Madill Yard (169 Madill Church Road, Huntsville), Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Updates as of April 25, 2023:

  • Residents are advised that properties in flooded areas using well water should assume the water is not safe to drink. Homeowners and property owners are responsible for monitoring their own wells.  Well water sample kits and resources are available at Huntsville Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) office at 34 Chaffey Street, for pick up and drop off.
  • Resident properties that have experienced flooding are reminded to use extreme caution when re-entering their home and assess their property structure to ensure it is structurally safe. Any submersed electrical panels should be reviewed by a qualified electrician. Learn more about what to look for in your home after a flood.
  • Old North Road is open and there are currently no other posted road closures due to flooding. Any immediate repair work to roads have been completed and debris cleanup will begin over the next few days. Please continue to obey all posted signage and drive according to road conditions.
  • Be cautious if traveling on Huntsville waterways due to the large amounts of debris floating in the system. Boat traffic currently risks causing damage to shorelines and to shoreline property with vessel wakes because of the high-water level. Lost property can be reported to the Huntsville O.P.P. either online at or call 705-789-5551.
  • Please refrain from trying to view flooding locations and supervise children and pets closely in these areas. Keep access to flooded areas open for emergency responders. Riverbanks and flowing water are unpredictable at this time.

The Town of Huntsville Emergency Control Group and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) Officials will continue to monitor conditions daily and provide updates and resources as required.  The community is asked to follow for more information.


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