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Setting out your cart​​

Collection green check mark 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

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

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

Collection green check mark Point the arrows on the carts towards the street and handles towards your house

Collection green check mark Do not over-stuff carts, fill loosely, ensure lid is fully closed

Collection green check mark Do not use bungee cords or other items to keep the cart lids closed

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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:

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