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Solid Waste Management

Garbage Container Size and Weight Limits

The County of Simcoe has a one bag / container limit currently in effect. For commercial and residential the garbage limits are: 7 tagged bags only and 1 untagged bag.

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Acceptable Garbage Items:

  • Ceramics (Plates, Mugs, etc)
  • Baby wipes
  • Cigarette Butts
  • Diapers
  • Disposable Mops, Dusters & Wipes
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Light Bulbs
  • Plastics not accepted in blue box
  • Textiles
  • Vacuum Bags
  • Window Glass (boxed & sealed)
  • Wrappers
  • Plastic Bags/Film
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Garbage Tags

To find out where you can purchase garbage tags in your municipality as well as instructions on how to apply garbage tags click here.


Double Up Days

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The regular 1 container garbage limit is doubled to 2 untagged containers/bags on your collection day:

  • Victoria Day - May 19, 2014
  • Thanksgiving Day - Oct. 13, 2014
  • Boxing Day - Dec. 26, 2013

Oversized & Overweight Containers

The County of Simcoe notes that County-wide our collection contractors have been encountering increasing difficulties, at some locations, with oversized and overweight containers.  The County's container size and weight restrictions have not changed with the implementation of the one bag limit.  The difficulty with oversized cans is that due to the can's size it is easy to exceed the volume and weight limits.
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