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Introducing Automated Cart Collection in the County of Simcoe ​​


​​T​he County is rolling out an autom​ated cart collection system on November 1, 2021. This system is an easy and safe solution to curbside waste collection services.
Your carts may arrive as early as August; however,​ remember, do not put your carts out until November 1st.​

On average, these vertical carts use 50% less floor space to store waste (compared to equivalent amounts in current open bin/bag system)​

Consolidate a variety of smaller bins, bags and containers into three​ carts​

Good for the environment with more room for organics​

Lids on all carts protect against windblown litter and impacts from critters

Cut down on lifting and trips to the curb! With wheels and ergonomic handles, just roll out two carts each week

Safer for everyone with touchless automated collection​

Proven and preferred in many other communities 

Carts will also ensure continuity of collection service and help to reduce potential for wide spread collection impacts previously experienced​​​

Reviews​ from Cart Users Across the Province



MAY -Soft Launch - introduction of carts.simcoe.ca, mailer, media relations and municipal kits
JULY - Hard Launch - virtual public information session, advertising begins
AUGUST-OCTOBER - Three carts (recycling, garbage and organics) and detailed information kits will be delivered to each eligible household​
SEPTEMBER - Households receive a new 15-month Waste Collection Calendar to notify you of collection day changes starting November 1
NOVEMBER 1 - New automated cart collection system rolls out with new collection days and times
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.​​