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Wicked winter weather leads to waste collection issues


Midhurst/December 30, 2016 – Bad weather and poor driving conditions, combined with high waste volumes over the holidays, have been impacting waste collection services in the County of Simcoe. 

Service providers have been struggling to keep pace, and as a result, a limited number of residents in the County have gone without garbage or recycling collection.

Please be advised that crews will be working Saturday, December 31 in the Alcona area, mainly north of Innisfil Beach Road, to collect garbage, organics and recycling in order to alleviate some of the backlogged volume before the regularly scheduled collection on Monday, January 2. If you live in this area, please have your garbage, organics, and recyclables curbside by 7 a.m.

All residents are reminded that waste must be curbside by 7 a.m. and, during this busy time, collections may occur as late as 8 p.m. Visit for more information.

Residents can also contact the County of Simcoe call centre at 1-866-893-9300 Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m or by email at The call centre is closed Monday, January 2, 2017.

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



Allan Greenwood
Director, Corporate Communications 
705-726-9300 ext. 1230
705-794-9301 (mobile)

Joe Mercer
Communications Co-ordinator
705-726-9300 ext. 1035
705-790-9559 (mobile)