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Living with Your Carts

 

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Storing Your Carts​

Carts add vertical storage space, so that they take up the same or less floor  space compared to an equivalent volume of waste in various bins, boxes and bags. In many instances, residents may see their waste storage space decrease as much as 50% with the cart system.

​Helpful tips:

Store carts where you normally store your waste; if you don't have a garage or don't have space there, you can store carts in a convenient and secure place such as: ​

  • ​​​​​​​​​outdoors against your house, garage or fence

   

  • ​​​​​inside your garage or shed

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  • ​​​for those with a long driveway, consider leaving carts closer to the end and wheeling to the curb on collection da​y

Remember:​

  • The lids and the locking system on the organics cart will protect against inclement weather conditions and animals.
  • Rural communities across Ontario, including Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, and Southgate Township are already utilizing carts successfully. 

​ ​  General Cart Care​
  • Write your address in the white space on side of the carts
  • Store carts securely, on your own property
  • Cart serial numbers are assigned to the specific address they're dropped-off to, do NOT exchange carts with others
You are responsible ​for keeping carts clean steps you can take include:
  • Sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of carts
  • Rinse carts with a hose



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Broken Carts

Carts are durable and high quality, constructed using recycled materials and have an anticipated lifespan of more than 10 years.  If your cart should be damaged, contact service@simcoe.ca or 1-800-263-3199, provide the serial number located on the front of the cart.


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Missing Carts

  • Write your address in the white space on side of the carts
  • Cart serial numbers are assigned to the specific address they're dropped-off to, do NOT exchange carts with others
  • Carts remain the property of the County of Simcoe and must remain with the home or business they were issued to​
  • Report a missing or found cart to service@simcoe.ca or 1-800-263-3199

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Moving, Report Lost or Stolen Cart 

  • Carts remain the property of the County of Simcoe and must remain with the home or business they were issued to
  • Cart serial numbers are assigned to the specific address they're dropped-off to, do NOT move carts to another address or exchange carts with others
  • Report a broken, lost or found cart to service@simcoe.ca or 1-800-263-3199


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New Construction

  • Submit a request for carts to service@simcoe.ca or 1-800-263-3199 or no earlier than 14 days before your move-in date to determine eligibility
  • Carts are provided at no charge and will be delivered​