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Update on Cart Delivery

With such a large geographical area, some homes may still be waiting for cart delivery after November 1. In the interim, if your household has not received carts, please place your materials at the curb using your blue boxes and containers as you've done for years. Our new contractor will conduct manual collection for select homes for a limited time.​



Setting out your cart​​

Have your materials at the road/curb by 7 a.m. of your new collection day. Collection times may continue to change for some time while new routes are optimized

Place carts on a level surface within eight feet of the traveled portion of the road, avoiding low hanging branches

Remember the Rule of 2: Set out carts 2 feet apart, with 2 feet between your cart and any other objects

Point the arrows on the carts towards the street and handles towards your house

Do not over-stuff carts, fill loosely, ensure lid is fully closed

Do not use bungee cords or other items to keep the cart lids closed


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Public Information Centre Recording

On July 21, 2021 the County hosted a virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) for residents to learn more about the County's new automated cart collection which begins on November 1, 2021. An FAQ page​ has already been created to answer many of the questions that our residents might have. 

For those unable to attend the live session, please click here to view a recording.

Download the App for general timeline alerts on when your neighbourhood will receive the carts!

Get customized waste management information, including service alerts, collection reminders, waste facility information, the mobile Waste Wizard, and a general timeline on when you will receive your cart​ by downloading the free Simcoe County Collects app:

Get it on Google Play  Download on the App Store

Having trouble receiving your app notifications? Click here for instructions.

Don't want to download the app but want to stay informed? Sign up to receive service alerts & collection reminders via email, text message, phone call, Twitter or iCal by entering your address below and click 'Get a Reminder/Alert'.