This week our crews will be out in parts of Penetanguishene, Tiny, Midland, Tay, Springwater, Oro-Medonte and New Tecumseth delivering a trio of carts to eligible units. Rolling out around 500,000 across the county is scheduled to take around 3 months, so don’t worry if you are not among the first recipients. To receive an alert when you are to receive your carts, download our free Simcoe County Collects app through the App store or GooglePlay. Go to carts.simcoe.ca for more details.
Starting August 3, 2021, eligible County of Simcoe households will start to receive their waste collection carts. Almost a half million carts are set to be delivered across the region's 16 member municipalities between August and the end of October. The new automated cart system, which is used across North America, begins November 1 and enhances collection services with an easy, safe and convenient solution to managing waste each week.
Delivery of carts to households
The County's contractor will deliver carts to communities over the course of three months, ensuring that all eligible units have a trio of carts by November 1
- For the majority of residents' carts will be left at the end of your driveway
- For our rural residents, where possible, carts will be delivered to the end of individual laneways
- Some seasonal locations or other areas that have common neighbourhood collection points may have their carts dropped at their designated pick-up locations if crews are unable to access roads
- Residents should store their new carts and continue to use current containers or bags until the launch of the new collection system in November
- Delivery might be a bit noisy but this is expected
- Carts have serial numbers and are assigned to the location where they are dropped off. Residents are reminded not to exchange carts with others. They are encouraged to write their address in the space provided and if they move, carts must stay with the property
- Delivered carts will include information on how to properly set out carts for collection
- Download the app for a general timeline on when you will receive your carts
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:
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'.
What to do with old boxes, bins and containers
County of Simcoe does not collect old, obsolete green bins, blue boxes, grey boxes or plastic resin containers at the curb.
The following options are available to dispose of your old bins and containers:
1. Keep and re-purpose:
- Recycling boxes
- Yard waste, garden trimmings
- Store recycling before consolidating into your cart
- Moving/storing construction material, firewood, etc.
- Garage storage
- Green bins
- Store pet food, bird seed, sand or sidewalk salt
- Garbage cans
- Yard waste, garden trimmings (must remove lid)
- Overflow garbage (must have garbage tag affixed)
- Storing rakes, shovels, hockey sticks
2. As of November 1st, residents can drop off old curbside collection bins for free until March 31, 2022 only at a
County of Simcoe Waste Facility
- Accessible items for recycling include:
- Recycling bins
- Green bins
- Plastic garbage containers