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Victoria Day Holiday Reminder - 2022https://www.simcoe.ca/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Victoria-Day-Holiday-Reminder---2022.aspx5/16/2022 3:47:35 PMVictoria Day Holiday Reminder - 2022<p></p><span lang="EN-US">​<span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Waste Collections</span>:</span><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"></font><p><span lang="EN-US">There will be <strong>no change to your regular waste collection </strong>schedule. To ensure collection, have your materials to the curb by 7:00 AM on your normal collection day. </span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"></font><p style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><span lang="EN-US">Waste Facility Hours:</span></p><ul><li><span lang="EN-US"><strong>Monday, May 23 (Victoria Day) </strong>- All County Waste Facilities will be <span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>CLOSED</strong></span> with the exception of Matchedash​​</span></li></ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"></font><p><span lang="EN-US">To receive direct notifications and view your collection schedule we encourage you to download free Simcoe County Collects app:</span></p><p><span lang="EN-US"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-3"><strong><a title="get it on Google play" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.simcoe.recollect.waste" target="_blank"><img src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/google%20play.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:132px;height:39px;" /></a></strong></span> <a title="Download on the app store " href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1460808130" target="_blank" style="color:#000000;"><img src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/NEW%20APP%20LOGO.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:134px;height:40px;" /></a></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"></font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"></font><p><span lang="EN-US">For more information please contact Customer Service at <a>service@simcoe.ca</a> or call 1-800-263-3199.​</span></p><p>​</p>
Spring Compost Sale - 2022https://www.simcoe.ca/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Spring-Compost-Sale---2022.aspx4/21/2022 2:36:48 PMSpring Compost Sale - 2022<p>​<span style="font-size:1em;">Spring compost sales will be held at all County </span><a target="_blank" href="http://rco.io/Q7XL7" style="font-size:1em;">Waste Facilities</a><span style="font-size:1em;"> starting May 9th​ until May 28th. While quantities last, residents can purchase this nutrient-rich soil amendment for $5 per carload or $20 per truck or trailer load. </span><span style="font-size:1em;">​ The compost is produced in-house using leaf and yard waste collected curbside and dropped off at County Waste Facilities.</span></p><p>Compost is a soil amendment used in gardens to add nutrients, or as a top dressing for lawns to help retain moisture. Compost sales are self-service, and residents should bring their shovels to load bins, truck beds, or trailers.  COVID-19 restrictions and public health measures are still in effect at County waste facilities. Please remember to distance yourself from others, and, where applicable, we encourage visitors to wear a mask.  </p><p>Mulch is also available at County waste facilities . Mulch can be applied to soil surfaces, around trees, paths, flower beds, slopes and erosion prone areas, and as top dressing for flower and vegetable gardens. Mulch retains moisture, regulates soil temperatures, and suppresses​ weed growth.<br></p><p>​<br><br></p>
Spring Yard Waste Collectionhttps://www.simcoe.ca/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Spring-Yard-Waste-Collection-.aspx4/5/2022 1:55:57 PMSpring Yard Waste Collection<p></p><p>Spring leaf and yard waste collection begins April 11th (Zone 1) and April 18th (Zone 2) and runs biweekly until June 3rd. ​ To determine your yard waste collection schedule, download the free Simcoe County Collects app:</p><p><span lang="EN-US"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-3"><strong><a title="get it on Google play" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.simcoe.recollect.waste" target="_blank"><img src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/google%20play.jpg" alt="" style="border-style:initial;border-color:currentcolor;margin:5px;width:132px;height:39px;" /></a></strong></span> <a title="Download on the app store " href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1460808130" target="_blank" style="color:#000000;"><img src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/NEW%20APP%20LOGO.jpg" alt="" style="border-style:initial;border-color:currentcolor;margin:5px;width:134px;height:40px;" /></a></span></p><p>Alternatively, <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=348e3758-5c06-4462-9458-e200b2908da6"><font color="#0066cc">click here </font></a>to view/print your full, customized collection schedule and sign up for reminders.<br></p><p>Place material out on the <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Monday of your collection week</strong></span>. Use Kraft paper yard waste bags, compostable bags, cardboard boxes, or open-ended rigid containers. Brush must be bundled and tied. Bundles must be no larger than 30 cm in width and no longer than 2 metres. Individual branches cannot exceed 7 cm in diameter. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">DO NOT</span> place yard waste in your green cart.​<br></p><p>To ensure collection, leaf bags, rigid containers and bundles of brush must be visible and fall within the County's weight limit of 20 kgs per container. </p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"></font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"></font><p style="font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-US">For more information please contact Customer Service at <a>service@simcoe.ca</a> or <br></span>​call 1-800-263-3199.​<br></p><p>​</p>
LINX Transit bus driver tests positive for COVID-19https://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/linx-transit-bus-driver-tests-positive-for-covid-19.aspx11/12/2021 11:13:40 PMLINX Transit bus driver tests positive for COVID-19<p></p><p><strong>Mi</strong><strong>d</strong><strong>h</strong><strong>u</strong><strong>r</strong><strong>s</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>/</strong><strong> November 12</strong><strong>, 2021 </strong><strong>–</strong><strong> </strong>Today, the County of Simcoe was notified that a bus driver has tested positive for COVID-19. The bus driver is now self-isolating at home, and the County continues to follow necessary PPE and cleaning precautions to protect staff and riders. </p><p>Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, LINX Transit has prioritized the health and wellbeing of transit users and staff, and no transmission has been linked to this single positive case. These measures include:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Mandatory vaccination policy, with operators receiving second dose by November 1, 2021</li><li>Daily active screening of all employees for COVID-19 symptoms</li><li>A minimum of six feet between the driver and the first seat on the bus</li><li>Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting practices on our vehicles</li><li>Mandatory masks or face covering requirements and hand sanitizer on our vehicles</li><li>Protocols in place that eliminate the requirement for physical contact between drivers and riders</li><li>Signage onboard notifying that masks should cover your nose and mouth and be worn correctly for the duration of your travels, forming a tight seal between the mask and your face</li><li>Signage onboard notifying that passengers should not remove your mask to eat, drink or talk on your cell phone when on the bus</li><li>Modified seating capacity to promote physical distancing</li><li>One-way travel onboard the bus with rear-door exit only</li></ul><p>The County encourages anyone in the community who is experiencing any COVID symptoms to get tested. For information on all the symptoms associated with COVID, and the current restrictions related to the pandemic, visit smdhu.org/. Remember to stay home when sick, wear a mask in public places, wash and sanitize your hands frequently and observe physical distancing.<br></p><p>As an essential service, LINX Transit operations will continue under our enhanced safety measures. A reminder that transit service during the pandemic is to transport residents for essential matters only, including travel for front-line and healthcare workers, or if you need critical supplies during the stay at home order. </p><p>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 <strong>s</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>mco</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>.</strong><strong>ca</strong>.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>- 30 -</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:1em;"><strong>CONTACTS</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:1em;">Chris Hedley<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">Public Relations Consultant<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Services Simcoe Branch<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705</span><span style="font-size:1em;">-</span><span style="font-size:1em;">715-7654 </span><span style="font-size:1em;">(</span><span style="font-size:1em;">m</span><span style="font-size:1em;">o</span><span style="font-size:1em;">b</span><span style="font-size:1em;">i</span><span style="font-size:1em;">le</span><span style="font-size:1em;">)<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">Chris.Hedley@</span><span style="font-size:1em;">s</span><span style="font-size:1em;">i</span><span style="font-size:1em;">mc</span><span style="font-size:1em;">o</span><span style="font-size:1em;">e</span><span style="font-size:1em;">.</span><span style="font-size:1em;">c</span><span style="font-size:1em;">a ​</span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:1em;text-align:right;">Collin Matanowitsch<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;text-align:right;">Manager, Public Relations<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;text-align:right;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;text-align:right;">705-734-8386 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;text-align:right;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></p>
Simcoe County raises RBC Race for the Kids flag at administration officehttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/Simcoe-County-raises-RBC-Race-for-the-Kids-flag-at-administration-office.aspx10/14/2021 5:07:08 PMSimcoe County raises RBC Race for the Kids flag at administration office<p><br></p><p>With as many as 1 in 5 children and youth in Ontario struggling as they experience some form of mental health problem, the County of Simcoe is honoured to raise the RBC Race for the Kids flag at the County administration office from October 14-17, 2021. The global race will be coming to Simcoe Muskoka for the first time on October 16 and 17, 2021 to benefit the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) child and youth mental health services program. For more information on the RBC Race for the Kids, visit <a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http://www.rbcraceforthekids.ca/&data=04%7c01%7cAndrea.Walasek%40simcoe.ca%7c1b51029ef7a4404f1f7a08d98e70a899%7cbaae52565a7340f28c4d76f3ae971463%7c1%7c0%7c637697436778088731%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c1000&sdata=QjCbdmux3QCiMqBkB%2BGJEWcccv/syPSkGtDDjeDFdvk%3D&reserved=0"><strong>www.rbcraceforthekids.ca</strong></a></p><p>Through funding to the Simcoe County Hospital Alliance, the County of Simcoe has been pleased to support the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Child and Youth Mental Health program at RVH and continues to support children and youth in our community.​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/CorporateCommunications/PublishingImages/Pages/Simcoe-County-raises-RBC-Race-for-the-Kids-flag-at-administration-office/IMG_0749.JPG" alt="IMG_0734.MOV" class="ms-rtePosition-4" style="margin:5px;width:550px;height:734px;" /><br></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;">​</span></p>
County of Simcoe raises Every Child Matters flag at administration officehttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/County-of-Simcoe-raises-Every-Child-Matters-flag.aspx9/7/2021 3:17:43 PMCounty of Simcoe raises Every Child Matters flag at administration office<p><br></p><div style="font-family:inherit;"><div dir="auto" style="font-family:inherit;"><div class="ecm0bbzt hv4rvrfc ihqw7lf3 dati1w0a" data-ad-comet-preview="message" data-ad-preview="message" style="padding:4px 16px 16px;font-family:inherit;"><div class="j83agx80 cbu4d94t ew0dbk1b irj2b8pg" style="flex-direction:column;margin-bottom:-5px;margin-top:-5px;display:flex;font-family:inherit;"><div class="qzhwtbm6 knvmm38d" style="margin-top:5px;margin-bottom:5px;font-family:inherit;"><span class="d2edcug0 hpfvmrgz qv66sw1b c1et5uql lr9zc1uh a8c37x1j keod5gw0 nxhoafnm aigsh9s9 d3f4x2em fe6kdd0r mau55g9w c8b282yb iv3no6db jq4qci2q a3bd9o3v b1v8xokw oo9gr5id hzawbc8m" dir="auto" style="line-height:1.3333;display:block;max-width:100%;min-width:0px;font-size:0.9375rem;font-family:inherit;word-break:break-word;"><div class="kvgmc6g5 cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q" style="margin:0px;white-space:pre-wrap;font-family:inherit;"><div dir="auto" style="font-family:inherit;">Joining in solidarity with Indigenous communities and municipalities across Ontario, as of September 1st we have raised the Every Child Matters flag at the County Administration Office until the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th.<br></div><div dir="auto" style="font-family:inherit;"><br></div><div dir="auto" style="font-family:inherit;">​<img src="/PublishingImages/IMG_0235%20(3).JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br></div></div></span></div></div></div></div></div>
Temporary Waste Transfer Facilityhttps://www.simcoe.ca/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Temporary-Materials-Management-Facility.aspx1/26/2021 3:29:22 PMTemporary Waste Transfer Facility<p>​<br></p><p>On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, County Council approved a staff report that provided direction for staff to design and build a temporary materials transfer facility centrally located in the middle of Simcoe County, at the Oro Waste Management Facility. </p><p><strong>About the facility:​</strong></p><ul><li>The facility will be developed at the existing Oro Waste Management Facility on Old Barrie Road</li><li>Once complete, it will receive materials from curbside collection vehicles, where staff will consolidate and load materials into larger haulage vehicles and transport items for processing/disposal</li><li>There will be two buildings constructed:</li><ul><li>Main transfer (garbage one week recycling the next): 120' X 175' approximate</li><li>Organics transfer: building 34' X 50' approximate with additional outside transfer pad with material being transferred to inside organics storage building at end of every operating day. This is not a processing facility. </li></ul><li><span style="font-size:1em;">Long-term (following completion of the Environmental Resource Recovery Centre – ERRC, estimated at 3-5 years) the facility will be repurposed and likely serve as a vehicle maintenance facility for the Solid Waste Management fleet and for a repair, servicing and distribution hub of the automated carts required for our new curbside waste collection contract starting November 2021</span></li></ul><div><strong style="font-size:1em;">​<br></strong></div><div><strong style="font-size:1em;">Why the County is building the facility:</strong><br><ul><li>The County's current waste collection contractor provides transfer services to the County until November 2021</li><li>Under the County's new collection contract, starting November 2021, the County requires materials transfer services. The collections service and the transfer service had two separate RFPs to enable increased bidding opportunities from the private sector </li><li>Materials transfer facilities are severely limited in available capacity within Simcoe County and the recent RFP for these services provided only one response, which was significantly above the budgeted scope for the work</li><li>This limited capacity and increased cost to contract services provides further justification for the Materials Management portion of the ERRC project, and financial analysis confirmed that there are cost savings associated with the County operating this service in-house</li><li>Long-term, the ERRC project, which is currently being reviewed under the LPAT process, will provide the County with a permanent materials transfer facility (operated and owned by the County)</li><li>With delays in ERRC approvals, this temporary facility at the Oro-site will serve as a transfer site until the ERRC is developed</li><li>The Oro-landfill is centrally located and has pre-existing approvals for managing and transferring wastes.  Additional amendments will be required for the transfer operation and the revised tonnage of material that will be going through this facility.</li></ul><strong style="font-size:1em;">Cost:</strong><br><ul><li>The capital cost for the project is budgeted to cost approximately $5.5 million (capital costs)</li><li>By bringing the transfer service in house, the County estimates a 27% saving over the only proposal received through the single RFP response for this contracted service</li><ul><li>The single RFP response proposed transfer of only 50% of the County's required annual tonnages. Unfortunately, the proposed price (when extended to meet 100% of the County's needs) came in nearly 60% higher than our County budget, based on current costs to provide this service</li></ul><li>If the capital costs for the project are amortized over 20 years (significantly less than the useful life of the buildings) the resulting cost comparison indicates that our temporary transfer costs would be half of our existing operating costs for outside transfer.</li><li>Through consultation with our new waste contractor it has been determined that one larger temporary transfer facility is the most efficient and logistically appropriate approach. The County will also be making minor modifications to other landfill sites with existing budget to accommodate transfer support as needed<br></li></ul><p>​</p></div>
Seeking Sponsorship or Donations for Sunset Manor Courtyard Redevelopment Projecthttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/seeking-sponsorship-or-donations-for-sunset-manor-redevelopment-project.aspx9/21/2020 2:28:06 PMSeeking Sponsorship or Donations for Sunset Manor Courtyard Redevelopment Project<p>In long-term care, outdoor settings and natural elements can provide restorative and stress reducing benefits for residents and incite new opportunities for social interaction among seniors! </p><p>The County of Simcoe is actively seeking sponsorship or donations towards the Sunset Manor courtyard redevelopment project in the way of contributions towards a Gazebo, permanent seating areas/benches, durable planting containers, perennial and annual plantings.</p><p>Any person(s) or businesses interested becoming a sponsor for this project or being involved ongoing, please contact Sharon Youell at 705-726-9300 extension 1286.                 </p><p>Thank you to all<br></p><p></p><p><img src="/CorporateCommunications/PublishingImages/Pages/seeking-sponsorship-or-donations-for-sunset-manor-redevelopment-project/Screen%202.jpg" alt="Screen 2.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br></p><p><img src="/CorporateCommunications/PublishingImages/Pages/seeking-sponsorship-or-donations-for-sunset-manor-redevelopment-project/Screen%20%203.jpg" alt="Screen 3.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br></p><p>​<br><br></p>