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Important COVID-19 NEWS

Update - March 26, 2020 - The County of Simcoe is re-opening a select number of waste facilities in a limited capacity to support urgent disposal needs only for local businesses and residents effective Monday, March 30. Click here for more details.

Curbside waste collections are continuing however collection times and operations may fluctuate based on staffing levels. We encourage residents to download the free Simcoe County Collects app available on Google Play or the App Store to receive live updates pertaining to important waste management news as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following safety measures for curbside collection have been put into effect to ensure the wellbeing of our waste collection operators and limit the spread of COVID-19:

  • All green bin organic materials must be bagged, sealed and placed inside green bins. Compostable bags are preferred; however, plastic bags* are being accepted on a temporary basis to assist residents with this change
  • All garbage must be bagged and sealed properly
  • Residential units may place out diapers in clear, sealed bags on their garbage day without additional bag tags
  • Exercise physical distancing with collection operators

*Note the County's contracted organics processor is temporarily accepting plastic bags and will continue to separate and divert organic materials in support of the environment. All plastic bags (clear, grocery, garbage) will be accepted but must be sealed and placed inside green bins.

Service Simcoe will continue to be operational for Phone or Email service, or 800-263-3199.

Click here for more information about COVID-19 as it pertains to other County of Simcoe Services.