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Waste Collection Impacts - Tuesday, June 30https://www.simcoe.ca/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Waste-Collection-Impacts---Tuesday,-June-30.aspx6/30/2020 10:29:08 PMWaste Collection Impacts - Tuesday, June 30<p>​<span style="font-size:1em;">T</span><span style="font-size:1em;">he Coun</span><span style="font-size:1em;">ty's </span><span style="font-size:1em;">waste collection contractor </span><span style="font-size:1em;">has advised that they are experiencing extremely high volumes of recyclables, which has which resulted in some routes not being serviced for recycling and organics today.  Impacted areas will be collected tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1st and include portions of the following areas:</span></p><p>Township of Ramara:</p><p><ul><li><span style="font-size:1em;">​Rama Rd. to County Rd. 169 (between Monck Rd. and Switch Rd.)</span></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;"></span>Lakeshore Dr. to Hwy 12 (between Simcoe Rd. and Bayview Drive/Stone Gate Rd)​<br></li></ul></p><p>Collection impacts are communicated to the public through messaging on simcoe.ca, as well as directly to subscribers to the 'Simcoe County Collects' mobile app. Residents can download the free app through Google Play or the App Store. <br></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-3"><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.simcoe.recollect.waste" target="_blank" style="color:#3f4e5b;text-decoration-line:none;"><img src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/google%20play.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:132px;height:39px;" /></a></strong></span><strong style="color:#2a9cfe;"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1460808130" target="_blank" style="color:#000000;"><img src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/NEW%20APP%20LOGO.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:134px;height:40px;" /></a></strong> ​<br></p><p>Alternatively, r<span style="font-size:1em;">esidents ca</span><span style="font-size:1em;">n also subscribe for waste collection alerts at </span><a href="http://www.simcoe.ca/wastereminder" style="font-size:1em;">www.simcoe.ca/wastereminder</a><span style="font-size:1em;">. For tips on dealing with extra recycling including how to bundle cardboard properly, <a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/containers.aspx">click here​</a>. </span><span style="font-size:1em;">C</span><span style="font-size:1em;">ontac</span><span style="font-size:1em;">t</span><span style="font-size:1em;"> </span><span style="font-size:1em;">the County's Customer Service Centre at 1-800-26</span><span style="font-size:1em;">3-3199 or </span><a href="mailto:info@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">info@simcoe.ca</a><span style="font-size:1em;"> for additional information if required. </span></p><p><br></p>
Waste Collection Impacts - Monday, June 29https://www.simcoe.ca/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Waste-Collection-Impacts---Monday,-June-29.aspx6/29/2020 11:58:59 PMWaste Collection Impacts - Monday, June 29<p>​<span style="font-size:1em;">​​​T</span><span style="font-size:1em;">he Coun</span><span style="font-size:1em;">ty's </span><span style="font-size:1em;">waste collection contractor </span><span style="font-size:1em;">has advised that they are experiencing extremely high volumes of recyclables, which has which resulted in some routes not being serviced for recycling and organics today.  Impacted areas will be collected tomorrow, Tuesday June 30th and include portions of the following areas:</span></p><p>Town of Innisfil:</p><ul><li>​​25th Sideroad between 9th Line and 10th Line</li><li>Rose Lane to Trinity Street and 25th Sideroad east to the shoreline</li><li>6th Line to 7th Line and Angus Street East to the shoreline</li></ul><p>Collection impacts are communicated to the public through messaging on simcoe.ca, as well as directly to subscribers to the 'Simcoe County Collects' mobile app. Residents can download the free app through Google Play or the App Store. <br></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-3"><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.simcoe.recollect.waste" target="_blank" style="color:#3f4e5b;text-decoration-line:none;"><img src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/google%20play.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:132px;height:39px;" /></a></strong></span><strong style="color:#2a9cfe;"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1460808130" target="_blank" style="color:#000000;"><img src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/NEW%20APP%20LOGO.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:134px;height:40px;" /></a></strong> ​<br></p><p>Alternatively, r<span style="font-size:1em;">esidents ca</span><span style="font-size:1em;">n also subscribe for waste collection alerts at </span><a href="http://www.simcoe.ca/wastereminder" style="font-size:1em;">www.simcoe.ca/wastereminder</a><span style="font-size:1em;">. For tips on dealing with extra recycling including how to bundle cardboard properly, <a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/containers.aspx">click here​</a>. </span><span style="font-size:1em;">C</span><span style="font-size:1em;">ontac</span><span style="font-size:1em;">t</span><span style="font-size:1em;"> </span><span style="font-size:1em;">the County's Customer Service Centre at 1-800-26</span><span style="font-size:1em;">3-3199 or </span><a href="mailto:info@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">info@simcoe.ca</a><span style="font-size:1em;"> for additional information if required. </span></p><p>​ </p><p><br></p>
Canada Day 2020 - Waste Collections & Facility Hourshttps://www.simcoe.ca/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Canada-Day.aspx6/29/2020 2:48:48 PMCanada Day 2020 - Waste Collections & Facility Hours<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><span lang="EN-US">Waste Collections</span><span lang="EN-US">:</span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US">There will be no change to your regular waste collection schedule. To ensure collection, have your materials to the curb by 7:00 AM on your normal collection day. To view special curbside instructions pertaining to COVID-19, <a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Waste-Facilities-Closed-to-the-Public.aspx">click here</a>.</span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><span lang="EN-US">Waste Facility Hours:</span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US">All County Waste Facilities will be closed on Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1, 2020.  </span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US">To receive direct notifications and view your collection schedule we encourage you to download free Simcoe County Collects app:</span></p><p><span lang="EN-US"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-3"><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.simcoe.recollect.waste" target="_blank"><img src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/google%20play.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:132px;height:39px;" /></a></strong></span> <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1460808130" target="_blank" style="color:#000000;"><img src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/NEW%20APP%20LOGO.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:134px;height:40px;" /></a></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US">For more information please contact Customer Service at <a>service@simcoe.ca</a> or call 1-800-263-3199.</span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US"> </span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"> </font>
Important COVID-19 NEWShttps://www.simcoe.ca/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Waste-Facilities-Closed-to-the-Public.aspx3/17/2020 4:13:12 PMImportant COVID-19 NEWS<p>​The County is taking precautions to help protect our vulnerable residents and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Important instructions and impacts related to waste management programs are listed below and will be updated regularly.</p><p>We encourage residents to download the free Simcoe County Collects app available on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.simcoe.recollect.waste"><font color="#0066cc">Google Play</font></a> or the <a href="https://apps.apple.com/app/id1460808130"><font color="#0066cc">App Store</font></a> to receive live updates as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Service Simcoe will continue to be operational for Phone or Email service, <a href="mailto:service@simcoe.ca"><font color="#0066cc">service@simcoe.ca</font></a> or 800-263-3199. </p><p><a href="/CorporateCommunications/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx"><font color="#0066cc">Click here </font></a>for more information about COVID-19 as it pertains to other County of Simcoe Services. </p><table class="ms-rteTable-2" cellspacing="0" style="width:635px;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-2"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-2" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:117px;height:41px;"><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2B"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-0">Program / Facility</span></h2></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-2" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:408.75px;height:41px;"><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2B"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-0">​​Impact​</span><br></h2></th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" rowspan="1" style="width:117px;"><p><strong><strong>Waste Facilities Restrictions</strong></strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2" rowspan="1" style="width:408.75px;"><p>Additional Waste Facilities re-opened the week of May 25 with modified ​ hours of operation. Restrictions related to ​use of the sites, as well as COVID-19 precautionary measures remain in effect.  <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=ab133ec8-4c3e-4f4e-8bf2-818b544120a0"><font color="#0066cc">Click here for more details</font><font color="#0066cc">.</font></a></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" rowspan="1" style="width:117px;"><p><strong>​Clothing Collection</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2" rowspan="1" style="width:408.75px;"><p>​Clothing collection which was scheduled to occur in Mid-June has been rescheduled to occur as follows: <br></p><ul><li><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:106%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Week 1: August 31 to September 4</span></li><li><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:106%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Week 2: September 7 to September 11</span>​</li></ul></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" rowspan="1" style="width:117px;"><p><strong>Call-in </strong><strong>Bulky Item Collection</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2" rowspan="1" style="width:408.75px;"><p>Call-in Bulky Item Collection that normally runs from June through September has been cancelled for 2020.</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" rowspan="1" style="width:117px;"><p><strong>Spring ​Compost Sales</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2" rowspan="1" style="width:408.75px;"><p>Spring residential & commercial compost sales have been postponed until further notice in order to reduce site traffic and ensure physical distancing.  </p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" rowspan="1" style="width:117px;"><p><strong>Curbside Collection Instructions</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2" rowspan="1" style="width:408.75px;"><p>​​Curbside waste collections are continuing however collection times and operations may fluctuate based on staffing levels. The following safety measures for curbside collection have been put into effect to ensure the wellbeing of our waste collection operators and limit the spread of COVID-19:</p><ol><li>All green bin organic materials <span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">must be bagged</span>, sealed and placed inside green bins. <span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">Compostable bags are preferred</span>; however, *plastic bags are being accepted on a temporary basis to assist residents with this change </li><li>All garbage must be bagged and sealed properly</li><li>Residential units may place out 1 bag of diapers in a clear, sealed bag on their garbage day without additional bag tags </li><li>Exercise physical distancing with collection operators </li></ol><p>*Note the County's contracted organics processor is temporarily accepting plastic bags and will continue to separate and divert organic materials in support of the environment. All plastic bags (clear, grocery, garbage) will be accepted but must be sealed and placed inside green bins. </p></td></tr></tbody></table>