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Windy Days Litter

​Weather... it happens.

Keeping your street free of recycling litter on windy days by following these tips:

  • On windy days please put your recycling bins out for collection on the morning of your collection day rather than the night before
  • Place heavier items on top of lighter items
  • Stack your recycling boxes to prevent papers from blowing away
  • Don't overload your recycling bins
  • Crush large plastic bottles and beverage cartons to save space
  • Flatten small cardboxes (e.g. cereal or tissue boxes), and place securely in the appropriate bin)
  • Fold all aluminum trays
  • Place shredder paper only in clear plastic bags and put in the bin
  • Or put a lid on your recycling bin, lids can be purchased only at Simcoe County Administration Centre for $5.00 or at your nearest store.