After many meetings, including a public meeting, a bylaw has been passed about using shipping containers for storage in Algonquin Highlands.

Reeve Carol Moffatt says anyone who does have a container already must remove it or apply for a zoning permit.

The bylaw states shipping containers can be used in rural, highway commercial, general commercial, general industrial, extractive industrial and waste disposal industrial.

Containers must be placed at least five metres apart from all other structures. They must be 100 metres from the high-water mark too.

The limit is two shipping containers per property, but commercial self-storage facilities and waste disposal areas can have more than two structures.