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County continues to roll out new carts until October

August 27, 2021   ·   0 Comments

With the County’s new automated cart collection due to start on November 1, 2021, the delivery of a trio of carts to all eligible households will continue through to the end of October.

Between August and the end of October, almost half-a-million carts will be delivered to area residences and businesses as the County introduces a new, easy, and safe system to collect waste.

Around 60,000 cars have already been delivered in the region.

Once received, residents should store their new carts and continue to use current containers or bags until the launch of the new system in November.

After November 1, carts will be required to place materials curbside and the old system of bags, boxes, and open containers will no longer be accepted, except for overflow materials.

Current boxes can be retained for overflow materials, repurposed for household use, or may be recycled for free at County landfills after November 1.

The new carts offer ergonomic advantages that make it quicker and easier for residents to wheel materials to the curb. In addition, the extra capacity for organics and consolidated recycling will help with diversion and capture rates.

The lids will cut down on windblown litter.

“The delivery of carts is a significant process and we thank our residents for your patience as we deliver carts to approximately 150,000 addresses,” said Warden George Cornell. “We look forward to joining so many other municipalities just like ours in offering automated cart collection to our residents. We know many of our households are looking forward to the added conveniences and benefits of this new system, while we are also confident that this method of collection will limit service delays and misses due to the labour shortages experienced in the past. We are also listening to input from our communities, and will be offering a public feedback program after the program launches to determine if any adjustments are needed to better serve our residents.”

During delivery, for the majority of residents, the new carts will be left at the end of your driveway.

Carts have serial numbers and are assigned to the address where they are dropped off.

Residents are reminded to exchange carts with neighbors, and are encouraged to write their address in the space provided.

By Brian Lockhart
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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