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Bi-Weekly Recycling

​ Place your RECYCLING CART OUT BI-WEEKLY your regular collection day by 7 am!


​Proper set out is important to ensure the mechanical arm can grab your cart efficiently. To ensure collection, place your cart:​

  • with arrows facing the street (handles towards your house)
  • 2 feet apart from other cart or any other object
  • within 8 feet from the travelled portion of the road 
  • with lids closed (do not overstuff - see below under overflow instructions)

See below for more important cart information:

  • ​To see a full list of recyclable materials click here​
  • For occasional overflow recycling that does not fit in your cart, place material in blue boxes or clear bags (2 feet apart from cart or any other object)
  • Old recycling bins can be repurposed for occasional overflow, to consolidate material before placing in your cart or used​ to contain yard waste, firewood, etc ​
Click here​ for more info on carts (including storage & maintenance tips) what to do if your cart is damaged and information about cart exchanges.

More info about recycling:

  • Rinse food residue from conta​iners and remove and include lids
  • Recyclables should go in the recycling cart loose (except shredded paper)

  • Please ensure to shred sensitive documents; shredded paper must be bagged using a clear bag.

New Automated Cart Collection Starts November 1 - click here​ for more info!

Can't find an item? Search our Waste Wizard​
To see your customized collection schedule and receive notifications directly download the free Simcoe County Collects app:
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