2018
Waste Management Calendar
NEW
•Changes to Garbage Limits (Pg.3)
•Textile Collection (Pg. 9)
•Electronics Collection (Pg.12)
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CAO’S MESSAGE
Mark Aitken
CAO
County of Simcoe
Our residents continue to do a great job
at participating in our curbside collection
programs. We are among provincial
leaders in recycling capture rates and
overall waste diversion. Of course, we still
have room for improvement. In 2017 we
placed an increased focus on promoting
awareness about the benefits of using
the green bin organics program. As a
result of marketing and public relations
initiatives with our “Feed Your Green Bin,
Not Your Garbage” campaign, as well as
our summer Green Bin to Win Contest and
community tour we’re seeing increased
participation rates and education levels.
In 2018, we will be introducing new
services and changes that hold true to our
commitment to increasing our diversion.
We will be introducing a special curbside
collection of clothing and textiles in
June and a new curbside collection of
electronics and small electrical items will
occur during September. These convenient
programs will operate similar to our
successful battery collection program and
should make a dent in keeping these items
out of the garbage.
We are also reducing the number of
tagged bags permitted for curbside
collection from a maximum of 7 to 3
tagged bags. This won’t have any impact
on the majority of our residents who
only set out one untagged bag each
week. Additionally we are removing our
double up days during the Victoria and
Thanksgiving holiday collection weeks,
while it will remain the week following
Christmas. These steps align with our
diversion targets and efforts to reduce
garbage.
Our Solid Waste Management team
will be busy throughout the year with a
number of planned waste diversion facility
improvement projects. Development of
our Environmental Resource Recovery
Centre at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road
West, Springwater, continues. A preliminary
business case was presented to County
Council in fall 2017 and staff continues to
work through this process as we plan for
the future of waste management in Simcoe
County.
Thank you for your participation and
efforts to reduce your garbage, separate
your materials properly, and feed
your green bin. Let’s keep the positive
momentum going in 2018!
Sincerely,
Mark Aitken
CAO, County of Simcoe
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CALENDAR
HIGHLIGHTS
CAO's Message and ERRC Update ...............
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Waste Management Facilities ........................
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Green Bin and Garbage Requirements .........
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January - Recycling Requirements ..................
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February - Winter Reminders .........................
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March - Feed Your Green Bin .........................
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April - Yard Waste Collection .......................
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May - Bulky Item Collection ............................ 8
June - Textile Collection ................................. 9
July - Household Hazardous Waste ............. 10
August - Landfill Tips ..................................... 11
September - Electronics Collection .............. 12
October - Special Collection Zones ............ 13
November - Battery Collection Week ............ 14
December - Create Memories, Not Waste ..... 15
January 2019 - Christmas Tree Collection ... 16
Sorting Guide .................................................. 17
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE
RECOVERY CENTRE
Development of our Environmental Resource Recovery Centre
at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Springwater, continues.
This location will house the Materials Management
Facility (MMF), Organics Processing Facility (OPF), Solid
Waste Management truck servicing area, and public
education area.
Continuing the County’s commitment to diversion,
this proposed facility will offer a solution to
securely manage our own waste, control transfer
and processing costs, and help to reduce our
waste disposal by creating our own organics
processing capacity. Applications for land use
planning approvals are currently being reviewed
by both the Township of Springwater and the
County of Simcoe, following the process outlined
in the Planning Act. A comprehensive series of
technical studies are currently under review and the
Project Team is working to address both agency and
public comments regarding the applications. Work will
continue this year on furthering this process.
For updates on this key project, staff and consultant reports (including business case information),
and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), visit:
simcoe.ca/ERRC
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1 - CAO’s Message and ERRC Update
WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES
Disposal fees by common material types are identified below (prices subject to change):
Free
$75/tonne
No minimum charge
Recyclables
Drywall (clean)
Residential Organics
Wood (limitations apply)
Concrete Rubble
Shingles (clean)
Propane Tanks
Commercial and
Residential Brush
Materials must be separated to
avoid additional charges.
$155/tonne
Materials not sorted properly into
the designated diversion areas
cause your load to be charged at
the mixed waste rate.
Cardboard
Residential Tires
Minimum charge $5/load
Textiles
Garbage
Leaf and Yard Waste
Bulky Rigid Plastics
Electronics
Pressure Treated Wood
Scrap Metal
Residential HHW
Mattresses or Boxsprings
$10 each plus weight
Commercial Organics
Window Glass
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$310/tonne
Minimum charge $10/load
Mixed waste,
improperly separated
and difficult waste
WEST GWILLIMBURY
TRANSFER STATION
NORTH SIMCOE
TRANSFER STATION
2960 Line 12,
Bradford L3Z 2M4
Mon – Fri:
Sat:
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
MATCHEDASH
TRANSFER STATION
CASH ONLY
OPEN:
ACCEPTS
HOUSEHOLD
HAZARDOUS
WASTE
Yonge St.
ACCEPTS
HOUSEHOLD
HAZARDOUS
WASTE
MARA
TRANSFER STATION
• EASTER MONDAY
• VICTORIA DAY
• JULY 2ND
• CIVIC HOLIDAY
• LABOUR DAY
• THANKSGIVING DAY
1700 Golf Link Road,
Midland L0L 2J0
5200 County Road 169,
Udney L3V 6H7
4546 Upper Big Chute Road,
Coldwater L0K 1E0
Mon – Fri:
Sat:
Mon - Wed: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat:
Mon:
Sun (winter):
Sun (summer):
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Hours of operation are subject to change. Sites are closed on statutory holidays unless otherwise noted.
Payment methods include cash, debit, Visa, and MasterCard (except where noted).
NOTTAWASAGA
LANDFILL
ORO
LANDFILL
Mon – Fri:
Sat:
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
TOSORONTIO
TRANSFER STATION
ACCEPTS
HOUSEHOLD
HAZARDOUS
WASTE
ACCEPTS
HOUSEHOLD
HAZARDOUS
WASTE
610 Old Barrie Road West,
Edgar LOL 2E0
COLLINGWOOD
LANDFILL
5715 County Road 64,
Stayner L0M 1S0
Mon – Fri:
Sat:
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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470 10th Line,
Collingwood L9Y 3Z2
Mon – Fri:
Sat:
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
6815 Concession Road 4,
Everett L0M 1J0
Mon – Fri:
Sat:
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
2 - Waste Management Facilities
GREEN BIN AND
GARBAGE REQUIREMENTS
Step One
Remove plastic packaging from food and place food scraps in
the mini bin.
Step Two
Empty mini bin into the green bin frequently. Rinse to prevent
insects and odours or use certified compostable liners.
Step Three
Place securely-latched green bin at the curb by 7 a.m. on
your collection day.
GREEN BIN REQUIREMENTS
HAVE PROBLEMS WITH
CRITTERS?
We can help,
call Customer Service
at 800-263-3199
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Maximum weight limit per container is 20 kg (44 lbs).
For more information, please see the sorting guide on page 17.
Plastic bags are not permitted in the green bin.
Wrap organics in newspaper or use paper and/or certified compostable bags
sold at major grocery and retail stores throughout the County.
Look for these symbols:
GREEN BIN AND
GARBAGE REQUIREMENTS
GARBAGE LIMITS
GARBAGE TAGS
County of Simcoe
County of Simcoe
WEIGHT and
VOLUME PER CONTAINER
Garbage
Tag
Garbage
Tag
123456
123456
GARBAGE ABOVE
THE ONE-BAG LIMIT
1 untagged bag and up to 3 tagged bags
for a maximum of
4 bags or containers
NEW
LIMITS
weekly per property.
Must have a County garbage tag
affixed to each additional bag/container.
Maximum size is 80 L or 90 x 75 cm bag.
TAG PLACEMENT
Maximum weight per container is
20 kg. or 44 lbs.
Place tag on the uppermost article
inside the container or place tag around
the neck of the bag.
DOUBLE-UP
DAYS
PRICE PER GARBAGE TAG
County of Simcoe
Two untagged garbage containers the
1st collection after
NEW
LIMITS
Christmas ONLY
$3
Garbage
Tag
TO ENSURE COLLECTION,
WE RECOMMEND...
OPTION 2
OPTION 1
OR
MAXIMUM:
20 kg
and
90 x 75 cm
MAXIMUM:
20 kg
and
80 L
123456
per tag sold in
sheets of 5
For a list of tag outlets, visit simcoe.ca
or contact Customer Service
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NEW
LIMITS
For additional waste, garbage tags must be affixed.
If you use a larger container,
use a standard size garbage bag (90 x 75 cm)
to avoid exceeding volume and weight limits.
3 - Green Bin and Garbage Requirements
RECYCLING REQUIREMENTS
CONTAINERS AND PAPER
Two-stream Collection
Separate paper from containers
Containers
Go in the blue box. Rinse food residue from containers and
remove and include lids. Place containers loose in the blue box
Papers
Go into a separate box from your containers
Recyclables
Must be curbside by 7 a.m. on your collection day
Don't Know Where Things Go?
simcoe.ca/wastewizard
• Only use the larger blue box for containers, not for paper, due to weight restrictions
• Do not overload recycling boxes. To reduce wind-blown litter, boxes may be stacked
• Cardboard should be flattened and tied in bundles (max. 75 cm x 75 cm x 20 cm)
• Extra/overflow recycling may be put in blue or clear bags with paper separate from containers
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Christmas trees must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday of your collection week.
See map on page 13 to determine your week. View set-out requirements on page 16.
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Christmas Tree Collection Zone 1
Christmas Tree Collection Zone 2
4 - Recycling Requirements
WINTER REMINDERS
• Place waste in a visible
location at the end of your
driveway, not on a snowbank.
If necessary, clear a small
area
• To prevent material from
freezing, try lining your green
bin with newspaper and keep
recyclables in a dry location
• Stack recycling boxes and
do not overfill to prevent
materials from blowing out
• If materials are hit by snowremoval equipment or are
filled with snow prior to
collection, it is the resident’s
responsibility to clean up the
materials
• If inclement weather or poor
road conditions result in the
cancellation of collection
services, the normal practice
is to collect double the
following week. Blue or clear
bags can be used for extra
recycling
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Haven’t
you heard?
Weather may affect your waste
collection! Sign up for alerts at:
simcoe.ca/wastereminder
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PAPER COFFEE CUPS go in the green bin
PLASTIC CUP LIDS go in the blue bin
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STYROFOAM CUPS go in the garbage
5 - Winter Reminders
FEED YOUR GREEN BIN
40
%
of residential
Garbage is still comprised of food waste, tissues, paper towel, paper
cups, plates and other organic waste that should go into the green bin.
When these items breakdown in the landfill they produce methane,
a greenhouse gas 20 times stronger than CO2, and contribute to the
production of leachate, which can negatively impact groundwater
resources.
When organic material is placed in the green bin, it gets turned into
compost. Feed your green bin, not your garbage!
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Plastic bags are not allowed
in the green bin.
Please wrap organics in
newspaper or use
CERTIFIED
COMPOSTABLE
bags in your green bin
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Good Friday
Waste facilities closed
Waste collection
is occurring
over-wrap from toilet paper, water and soft drinks
I frozen fruit/vegetable bags I milk/bread/sandwich bags
I fruit/yogurt pouches I dry cleaning bags
I Newspaper/flyers bags I bulk/produce bags
6 - Feed Your Green Bin
ACCEPTABLE
MATERIALS
YARD WASTE COLLECTION
Bi-weekly yard waste collection takes place during specific weeks in the spring
and fall. Consult the map on page 13 to determine the collection week for
your area.
Place material out for collection by 7 a.m. on Monday of your collection week.
Collection will occur during the week, not necessarily on your garbage day.
2 m (6.5 ft)
12 cm
(5 in)
Bundle with string, maximum 2 m long
and 30 cm in diameter
30 cm
(12 in)
Use kraft paper yard waste bags, compostable bags,
cardboard boxes, or open-ended rigid containers.
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Grass
Garden waste
Cornstalks
Brush
Straw bales
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Pet waste
Flower pots
Rocks
Stumps
Plastic bags
Kitchen waste
Lumber
Dirt
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Don't know
where things go?
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Simply type the item, and just like magic,
the Wizard will tell you what bin it goes in.
www.simcoe.ca/wastewizard
7 - Yard Waste Collection
Be in the
know zone
BULKY ITEM COLLECTION
5 $40
items
for
Available June through to the last week of September.
Call 1-800-263-3199. Maximum of five items per scheduled collection.
Material must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled bulky collection day.
Payment and a list of items to be collected are required at the time of booking.
Appointments must be booked in advance.
This service is subject to availability, book early to avoid disappointment.
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ACCEPTABLE
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Furniture
Electronics
Appliances
(including CFC)
Metal
Wood Waste
Bath Fixtures
Carpeting bundled
and rolled (Max. 2.5 m
X 30 cm in diameter,
1 bundle = 1 item)
Don't
miss another
collection day!
Sign up for alerts at:
simcoe.ca/wastereminder
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Call now for Bulky Collection
Safety is Everyone's Concern
• Your waste collector lifts approximately 6,000 kgs. every day.
• Don't put sharp objects loose in the waste and never put leftover paint, pressurized cylinders or chemicals out for disposal, they can cause fires.
• Waste collection vehicles stop frequently, remember to keep a safe distance and pass only when it's safe to do so.
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8 - Bulky Item Collection
NEW
TEXTILE COLLECTION
If you already donate used clothing please continue to do so.
Alternatively, help us keep textiles out of the garbage!
A special curbside collection of used clothing and textiles will
occur in June.
Zone 1
Zone 2
Your collection will occur
during the week of June 11th.
Your collection will occur
during the week of June 18th.
Textiles placed out for collection may be torn, stained, have buttons
missing, etc. as these can be made into industrial rags and some textile
fibres can be recycled.
Watch for information and a textile bag in your mail. Sealed bags
must be out on Monday at 7 a.m. of your week (see page 13) as
collection does not necessarily occur on your garbage day.
Extra material should be placed into clear bags for collection.
The County reserves the right to refuse collection if improperly set-out or
over-weight (20 kg).
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ACCEPTABLE
MATERIALS
Must be DRY
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Towels and linens
Coats
Hats and scarves
Belts
Purses, backpacks
and luggage
• Shoes, socks and
mittens in pairs
(wrap with elastic
to hold together).
UNACCEPTABLE
MATERIALS
• Damp/wet items
• Single shoes/
socks/mittens
• Small fabric scraps
• Garbage
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GRASSCYCLE
Cut it and leave it, it's better for your lawn
Clippings contain Phosphorus, Nitrogen and Potassium - three major nutrients for your lawn!
Grass clippings put nutrients back in the soil, they contain 80 - 85 % water and decompose quickly.
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9 - Textile Collection
ACCEPTABLE
MATERIALS
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
See page 2 for facilities where residential
ACCE P TS
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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
materials can be disposed of safely and free of charge.
Ensure containers are clearly labelled, secured, and leakproof.
Never combine products and keep HHW materials separate from other
materials in your load, as explosive or poisonous chemical reactions may occur.
For commercial hazardous waste, please visit:
simcoe.ca/waste
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• Paints and stains
• Oil, transmission, and
antifreeze fluids
• Batteries
• Fire extinguishers
• Oil filters and containers
• Fluorescent bulbs and tubes
• Gasoline (containers cannot
be returned to resident)
• Solvents
• Swimming pool chemicals
• Pharmaceuticals
• Household cleaners
• Mercury thermostats
• Pesticides (fungicides,
herbicides, insecticides)
• Fertilizers
• Propane tanks and cylinders
• Needles and syringes
(in approved containers)
UNACCEPTABLE
MATERIALS
• Explosives
(spent fireworks, flares,
ammunition, gun powder, etc.)
July
2018
Sunday
1
August 2018
June 2018
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Canada Day
Matchedash
transfer station closed
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Waste facilities closed
- except Matchedash
Waste collection
is occurring
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Call for Bulky Collection this month
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BBQ season
is back!
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Putting empty beer, wine, and spirit bottles in the blue box
increases the cost of the recycling program. Instead take your
empties to the Beer Store for a refund.
Remember that propane cylinders don't go in the garbage or recycling.
Instead take them to a waste management facility for FREE.
Remember to identify them to site staff to ensure the safe management of cylinders.
10 - Household Hazardous Waste
Separate materials
in your load
Divertible materials
may be free or qualify for
a reduced fee (see page 2).
LANDFILL TIPS
• Busy times are on Saturdays
and early in the week, avoid
these days if possible
• Material not properly sorted
into the designated diversion
area cause your entire load
to be charged at the mixedwaste rate of $310/tonne
• There is a minimum fee for
garbage disposal; avoid
coming to the facility with
small loads
• Pressurized cylinders are
accepted free of charge
but please don’t put them in
the garbage or recycling. It is
vital you notify site staff upon
arrival at the facility as they are
managed differently for health
and safety reasons
• Declare what type of waste
materials you have. If you
have any questions, ask the
attendant
• All vehicles must enter the
scale on a green light, stop at
the attendant’s window, and
roll down your window to talk
to the operator
• Due to health and safety
policies, staff cannnot assist
with the lifting or removal of
waste from vehicles
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• Drive to the designated
unloading area(s) for your
material type(s)
• Prior to leaving the site,
vehicles must return to
the scale. The computerized
weigh scale system calculates
waste disposal charges
• Payment is due prior to
leaving the site
August
2018
Sunday
Monday
September 2018
July 2018
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go in the garbage
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All types of
coffee disks
Civic Holiday
Waste facilities closed
Waste collection
is occurring
1
Call for Bulky Collection this month
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31
1
It's almost back
to school
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Reuse as much
as you can
and
Sort properly when
disposing of items
Don't Know Where
Things Go?
simcoe.ca/wastewizard
11 - Landfill Tips
E-WASTE COLLECTION
NEW ION
T
C
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L
L
O
C
Give your ewaste and upgrade
Don't put
ewaste
in your regular
waste
Electronic waste is one the fastest growing
waste classes in North America
ELECTRONICS COLLECTION
ACCEPTABLE
MATERIALS
Electronics
&
will be picked up:
• Computers
• Monitors
Zone Two
Zone
One
• to
Printers
September 24 to 28
September 17
21
• Televisions
• Cellular phones
• Video gaming consoles
• Small appliances
(toasters, vacuums, kettles,
electric mixers and coffee makers)
• Personal care
(Hair dryers,
shavers
theelectric
map in
page 7 to
and toothbrushes)
determine the collection
• Cords andweek
small corded
for your area.
power tools
Consult
The rapid change in technology has resulted in significant quantities of electronic items requiring
disposal. Audit data indicates that 650,000 kgs. of electronics and electrical items are in the
curbside garbage collected annually in the County.
UNACCEPTABLE
MATERIALS
Help us keep electronic waste out of the landfill. A special collection for electronics
and small electrical items will occur during September (see page 13).
•
•
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•
•
•
•
•
•
Zone 1
Your collection will occur during
the week of September 17th.
Zone 2
Your collection will occur during
the week of September 24th.
Delete all personal data and place bags and larger loose items out at the curb on Monday
at 7 a.m. of your week as collection does not necessarily occur on your garbage day.
The County reserves the right to refuse collection if improperly set-out or over-weight (20 kg).
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Packing material
Manuals
Disk/games
Coffee pots
Light bulbs
Toys
Large appliances
Batteries
Cardboard boxes
September
2018
Sunday
Monday
26
27
2
3
Tuesday
Labour Day
October 2018
August 2018
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Waste facilities closed
Waste collection
is occurring
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Call for Bulky Collection this month
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NEW
Zone 1
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Electronics Collection Week: Zone 2 ONLY, see page 13
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First Day
of Fall
Electronics Collection Week: Zone 1 ONLY, see page 13
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NEW
Zone 2
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18
Last day to
book bulky
collection
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6
Zone 1
Milk, juice, wine and broth cartons
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go in the
blue bin
12 - Electronics Collection
SPECIAL COLLECTION ZONES
Zone 1
PENETANGUISHENE
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
SEVERN
12
MIDLAND
Refer to calendar pages to determine your
collection weeks. Collections do not
necessarily occur on your garbage day.
TINY
TAY
400
RAMARA
93
CHRISTMAS TREES
Zone 2
YARD WASTE
ORO-MEDONTE
NEW
NEW
COLLINGWOOD
26
TEXTILES
WASAGA
BEACH
ELECTRONICS
SPRINGWATER
400
26
Zone 2
CLEARVIEW
BARRIE
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
CFB
BORDEN
Refer to calendar pages to determine your
collection weeks. Collections do not
necessarily occur on your garbage day.
ESSA
Zone 1
89
CHRISTMAS TREES
NEW
TEXTILES
BRADFORD
WEST
GWILLIM BURY
YARD WASTE
NEW
INNISFIL
ADJALA-TOSORONTIO
NEW
TECUMSETH
ELECTRONICS
9
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ORILLIA
11
12
October2018
Sunday
Monday
30
November 2018
September 2018
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Zone 1
7
Waste facilities closed
Waste
collection
is occurring
Zone 2
14
Zone 1
21
Zone 2
28
Zone 1
Yard Waste
Place at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday of your collection week
Yard Waste collection does not necessarily occur on your garbage collection day
See map above to determine your week
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13 - Special Collection Zones
WHERE DO THEY GO WHEN
THEY DIE?
Unacceptable batteries may be
taken to a Household Hazardous
Waste Facility for free.
ACCEPTABLE
MATERIALS
• AA, AAA, C, D, and 9-Volt
• alkaline-manganese
• carbon zinc
• zinc air dry cell batteries
• button batteries
BATTERY COLLECTION WEEK
WATCH FOR BATTERY RECYCLING BAGS IN YOUR MAIL
COLLECT DRY CELL,
SINGLE-USE, AA, AAA, C, D,
9-Volt and BUTTON BATTERIES
(No rechargeable NiCad, NiMN,
Lithium Ion, car batteries,
battery packs or industrial batteries)
PLACE ACCEPTABLE
BATTERIES INTO
THE BATTERY BAG
AND SEAL
USING THE ZIP TAB
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WALK YOUR DEAD
BATTERIES TO THE CURB,
PLACE BAG BESIDE YOUR
RECYCLING BIN ON YOUR
REGULAR COLLECTION DAY
DURING THE FIRST FULL
WEEK OF NOVEMBER ONLY
UNACCEPTABLE
MATERIALS
• Rechargeable batteries
such as:
- NiCad, NiMH, or Lithium Ion
(cell phones, lap tops, etc.)
• Car batteries
• Industrial batteries
• Battery packs
NOVEMBER 5 - 9, 2018 ONLY
November
2018
Sunday
Monday
28
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October 2018
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Zone 1
4
Battery Collection Week: ALL ZONES November 5 - 9 ONLY
Zone 2
Daylight
Saving Time Ends
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Zone 1
Remembrance Day
18
Zone 2
25
Zone 1
Needles &
other sharps
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are hazardous waste. Please place these items in an
appropriate biohazard container and take them to a HHW facility.
Call Customer Service to obtain your container.
14 - Battery Collection Week
The holiday
season
means increased waste.
CREATE MEMORIES, NOT WASTE
Help us maximize efficiency
by flattening all
boxes and paper.
Sort recycling carefully
and ensure waste is
curbside by 7 a.m.
This holiday season instead of giving more stuff, try giving a shared
experience, such as tickets to a movie, season passes, concert or sporting event.
After the holidays, save and reuse items like boxes, wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbons, cookie tins, and decorations
for next year or for kids' crafts.
Unwanted Christmas light strands (bulb removed) can be taken to any County waste facility for recycling
in the Anything with a Cord program for FREE!
Rethink Your Waste
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December
2018
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
January 2019
November 2018
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Zone 2
First Day
of Winter
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Christmas
Waste facilities closed
Waste facilities
closed at noon
30
31
26
Boxing Day
Waste facilities closed
27
Waste collection
delayed one day
1
New Year’s Day
Waste facilities closed
Waste collection
delayed one day
29
Double-Up Days: December 26 to 31
2
3
Foil-like ribbons and metallic gift wrap
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28
4
5
go in the garbage
15 - Create Memories, Not Waste
CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION
• Remove plastic tree bags, decorations,
and stands
• The maximum size is 2 m;
if longer, cut into smaller sections
• Trees must be out to the curb by
7 a.m. on Monday of your
collection week
• Ensure tree is clearly visible and
not frozen into snowbanks
• Collection will occur during the week,
not necessarily on your garbage day
• Collection crews will not climb
snowbanks to retrieve or
dig out trees
Consult the map on page 13 to determine your collection
weeks or set up personal reminders and alerts by visiting:
simcoe.ca/wastereminders
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January 2019
Sunday
Monday
31
30
Tuesday
1
New Year’s Day
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Waste collection
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Zone 2
Christmas trees must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday of your collection week.
See map on page 13 to determine your week.
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Christmas Tree Collection Zone 1
Christmas Tree Collection Zone 2
16 - Christmas Tree Collection
SORTING GUIDE
CONTAINERS
Rinse food residue
Remove and include lids
Plastic clamshell
containers
PAPER FIBRES
ORGANICS
GARBAGE
No soiled paper
Use certified compostable bags
Check garbage limits
Corrugated cardboard boxes
•Flatten and tie in
bundles (Max. 75 cm
x 75 cm x 20 cm)
Small yogurt, fruit, and
pudding containers
Plant pots and trays
(no cell packs)
Coffee and tea
plastic lids
Aluminum plates
and foil
Gable top containers
•Milk
•Juice
Spiral-wound containers
Paper
•Catalogues
•Mail and envelopes
•Newspaper and inserts
•Magazines
•Christmas wrap
(no foil or plastic wrap)
•Frozen juice •Nuts
•Hot chocolate •Dough
•Chips
•Iced tea
Plastic bottles, jugs,
tubs and lids marked:
through
(some exceptions apply)
•All coffee disks and
single serve coffee
pods (K-cups)
Food waste
•Bread, grains, and cereals
•Coffee filters and grounds
•Corn cobs and husks
•Dairy products
•Eggs and egg shells
•Fruits and vegetables
•Gravies and sauces
•Grease and fat
•Halloween pumpkins
•Leftovers and plate scrapings
•Meat, fish, and bones
•Nuts and shells
•Pet food
•Salads and dressings
•Shellfish
•Tea bags
•Plastic bags and film
(over wrap)
•Styrofoam packaging
and peanuts
•Pet waste
(double bagged)
•Plastic cutlery
•Baby wipes
•Ceramics
(plates, mugs, etc.)
•Cigarette butts
•Diapers
•Disposable mops,
dusters and wipes
Paper-only products
•Waxed paper
(parchment paper)
•Microwave popcorn bags
•Paper bags
•Paper cups
(loose - not stacked)
•Paper-only takeout containers
•Paper plates
•Paper towels and tissues
•Paper egg cartons
•Fast food drink containers
•Drinking glasses
•Dryer sheets
• Feminine hygiene
products
•Light bulbs
• Plastics without
a number
•Toys
Empty aerosol cans
•Shaving cream
•Hairspray and mousse
•Non-stick spray
•Spray paint
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•Textiles
•Vacuum bags
Vacuum
Bag
•Window glass
(boxed and sealed)
•Wrappers
(foil and plastic)
Tetra-pak containers
OTHER ITEMS
TM
•Drink boxes
•Broth
•Wine
Boxboard
•Cereal boxes
•Cracker boxes
•Shoe boxes
•Paper egg cartons
•Tissue boxes
•Toilet paper tubes
•Paper towel tubes
Glass bottles and jars
Empty paint cans
•Corks
•Cold wood ashes
(wet and in a compostable bag)
•Dryer lint
•Feathers and hair
(Lids removed)
•Pencils and pens
Potato Chips
•Cotton swabs
•Drinking pouches
•Potato chip bags
•House plants
•Butter wrappers
•Popsicle sticks, toothpicks,
and chopsticks
•Blister packaging
•Sawdust
DO NOT INCLUDE
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Light bulbs
Drinking glasses and window glass
Ceramics
Plastic toys
Plastic bags and film
Wrappers (candy and chips)
Styrofoam
Unmarked bottles
Motor oil bottles
LCBO and beer bottles
DO NOT INCLUDE
DO NOT INCLUDE
•
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Paper cups
Soiled paper
Tissues
Waxed cardboard
Waxed or foil-coated paper
Paper towel
•
•
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•
Plastic
Diapers
Pet waste
Cigarette butts
Feminine hygiene products
Leaf and yard waste
Vacuum bags
DO NOT INCLUDE
• Hazardous waste
(medication, batteries, paint, etc.)
• Recyclable and compostable
materials
• Yard waste
Still not sure where things go?
Simply type the item, and just like magic, the Wizard will tell you what bin it goes in.
www.simcoe.ca/wastewizard
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17 - Sorting Guide
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30
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10
17
24
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18
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15
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30
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17
24
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30
September 2019
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29
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22
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15
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2
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6
13
20
27
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14
21
28
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15
22
29
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2
9
16
23
30
S
1
8
15
22
29
Administration Centre
1110 Highway 26 Midhurst, Ontario L9X 1N6
(705) 726-9300
(866) 893-9300 (toll-free)
simcoe.ca
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Customer Service Centre
(705) 735-6901 (local to Midhurst)
(800) 263-3199 (toll-free)
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
info@simcoe.ca
@simcoecounty