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About the Carts

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​Cart sizes are universal and were chosen based on the average waste needs per household in the County of Simcoe, accounting for future needs and additions to recycling and organic programs. If you require additional capacity, use your old recycling bins or tagged garbage bags can be placed at the curb.

Between August and the end of October, each eligible location will receive a set of three complimentary carts.

Recycling:​

One large cart with a blue lid for recyclables is equivalent to four of our current recycling bins.  For more information about the County's recycling program, click here.

Garbage:​

One medium-sized cart with a black lid for garbage ­has enough space for two full large black bags. For more information about the County's garbage collection ​program, click here.​

Organic​s:

The new green cart with a gravity locking lid for organics  larger than our current green bins to encourage greater diversion of organics and account for seasonal fluctuations such as for pumpkins, pet waste, turkey carcasses. For more information about the County's Organics program, click here​.​

Cart ​dimensions:

Cart TypeCapacityHeightDepth
Front to Back
Width
Side to Side
Recycling360 litres110.4 cm84.5 cm74.1 cm
Garbage240 litres102.8 cm71.4 cm67.8 cm
Organics120 litres95.2 cm62.2 cm46.9 cm

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Cart Size Exchanges

Starting in mid-January 2022, we will begin accepting cart exchange requests, with deliveries anticipated to begin by the end of February. The program will provide residents with an opportunity to exchange their recycling and garbage carts for smaller options (with the smallest being the same size as the existing organics cart).

Full details about exchanges will be communicated in January, and we ask residents to hold exchange requests until the system is in place early next year. As we wait for the exchange program to begin, please use this time to experience the new carts and confirm your household's waste needs before deciding whether to switch size. ​



What Goes Where

Simply type the item and, just like magic, the wizard will tell you which bin it goes in.

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