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New waste collection carts will be delivered August to October

August 4, 2021   ·   0 Comments

Beginning on August 3, 2021, eligible County of Simcoe households will start to receive their new waste collection carts.

Almost half a million carts are ready to be delivered across 16 member municipalities in Simcoe County. The carts will be delivered between August and the end of October.

The new automated cart system begins November 1, and enhances collection services with an easy, safe, and convenient solution to managing waste.

The system is widely used across North American and has been very successful.

The County’s contractor will deliver the carts to communities over the course of the three months ensuring that all eligible units will have a trio of carts by November 1.

When you receive your carts, you should store them and use the current containers or bags until the launch of the new system in November.

For the majority of residents, the new carts will be left at the end of your driveway. For rural residents, where possible, the carts will be delivered to the end of individual laneways, however some seasonal locations or other areas that have common neighbourhood collection points may have their carts dropped off at their designated pick-up locations if crews are unable to access roads.

Carts have serial numbers and are assigned to the location where they are dropped off. You should not exchange carts with other residents.

The carts will come with information on how to properly put the carts our for collection.

You can find out when carts are expected to be delivered to your area by accessing the Simcoe County Collects App from the Apple Store or Google Play.

If you have not received you new trio of carts by mid-October, notify the County.

When it comes to storage, if you do not have a garage, the lids and gravity locking systems on organics carts means that they can now be stored outside the home and remain protected from animals and weather.

Cart sizes were determined to meet the needs of the average County household based on the quantity of waste produced by a typical household in Simcoe County.

The carts are expected to last between 10 and 20 years.

The County will be asking residents for feedback in 2022 regarding the program and determine if further enhancements are needed.

By Brian Lockhart
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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