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Update on Clothing and Electronics Collections


Midhurst/August 12, 2020 – Due to continued labour challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the County is prioritizing regular curbside waste collection services to meet the needs of residents and cancelling Clothing and Electronics Collections for 2020.

The special collections were set to occur between August 31 and September 25. (On June 23, Council voted to postpone clothing collection from its original June date)

The County has also been informed by our contracted clothing processor that they have limited capacity at this time as they continue to adapt service levels due to COVID-19. As a result, on August 11, Council approved the decision to cancel both the Clothing Collection and the Electronics Collection. ​

Residents are reminded to donate usable clothing and apparel whenever possible. Despite local donation programs, approximately 85 per cent of unwanted textiles end up in County Waste Management sites. Electronics are accepted at North Simcoe, West Gwillimbury, Tosorontio, Oro and Nottawasaga Waste Facilities free of charge.

For waste-related updates and more information on how to dispose of household waste items, as well as Waste Facility hours of operation, download our free Simcoe County Collects app through the AppStore or GooglePlay. Details on all County services that have been impacted by COVID-19 are available at simcoe.ca/covid19.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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Chris Hedley
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-715-7654 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-734-8386 (mobile)
Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca ​