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Good Friday & Easter Holiday Informationhttps://www.simcoe.ca/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Good-Friday-&-Easter-Holiday-Information.aspx4/6/2020 2:08:33 PMGood Friday & Easter Holiday Information<p style="text-decoration:underline;">​Waste Collections:</p><p>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-10, <a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Waste-Facilities-Closed-to-the-Public.aspx">click here</a>.</p><p style="text-decoration:underline;">Waste Facility Hours:</p><p>All County Waste Facilities will be closed from Good Friday (April 10) through to and including Easter Monday (April 13). Only select waste facilities will be re-opened on Tuesday, April 14. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=ab133ec8-4c3e-4f4e-8bf2-818b544120a0">Click here for more info </a>on which facilities are open to the public.</p><p>To receive direct notifications and view your collection schedule we encourage you to download free Simcoe County Collects app:</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"><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> </p><p>For more information please contact Customer Service at <a href="mailto:service@simcoe.ca"><font color="#0066cc">service@simcoe.ca</font></a> or call 1-800-263-3199.</p>
Yard Waste Collection to Start April 6, 2020https://www.simcoe.ca/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Yard-Waste-Collection-to-Start-April-6,-2020.aspx4/3/2020 7:51:51 PMYard Waste Collection to Start April 6, 2020<p>April 3, 2020 - Waste facilities are currently experiencing an increase in yard waste drop-offs despite being open for <span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">urgent disposal needs only</span>.  </p><p>In an effort to meet the needs of residents conducting spring yard clean-up and to remove non-critical visits to waste facilities for yard waste drop offs, the County will be starting its Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection early on Monday, April 6<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>The early start means a reduced crew but will provide service to as many households as possible focusing on high-volume urban areas.  Collection will begin in Zone 1 the week of April 6 and Zone 2 the week of April 13. Regular, bi-weekly yard waste collection will start on April 20 with a set schedule running until mid- June. </p><p>Yard waste must be at the curb by Monday at 7 a.m. of your collection week; collection will occur at some time during the week and does not necessarily coincide with your garbage collection day. </p><p>Yard waste must be placed in:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li> Kraft paper yard waste bags</li><li> Compostable bags</li><li> Cardboard boxes </li><li> Open-ended rigid containers</li></ul><p>Plastic bags are not permitted. Brush must be contained as above or bundled securely with string, be no larger than 2 meters in length and 30 centimeters in diameter. The County reserves the right to limit quantities. Leaf and yard waste may also be taken to County waste management facilities during regular operating hours at no charge.</p><p>To determine your yard waste collection schedule, <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=348e3758-5c06-4462-9458-e200b2908da6"> click here </a>, check your curbside collection calendar or download the free Simcoe County Collects app to receive direct notifications:</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"><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> </p><p>For more information please contact Customer Service at <a href="mailto:service@simcoe.ca">service@simcoe.ca</a> or call 1-800-263-3199.</p>
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><strong>Update - March 26, 2020 </strong>- The County of Simcoe is re-opening a select number of waste facilities in a limited capacity to support <strong>urgent disposal needs only </strong>for local businesses and residents effective Monday, March 30. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=ab133ec8-4c3e-4f4e-8bf2-818b544120a0">Click here for more details</a>.</p><p>Curbside waste collections are continuing however collection times and operations may fluctuate based on staffing levels. We encourage residents to download the free <strong>Simcoe County Collects app</strong> available on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.simcoe.recollect.waste">Google Play</a> or the <a href="https://apps.apple.com/app/id1460808130">App Store</a> to receive live updates pertaining to important waste management news as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. </p><p>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:<br></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><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 diapers in clear, sealed bags on their garbage day without additional bag tags</li><li>Exercise physical distancing with collection operators </li></ul><p>*<em>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.</em> </p><p>Service Simcoe will continue to be operational for Phone or Email service, <a href="mailto:service@simcoe.ca">service@simcoe.ca</a> or 800-263-3199. </p><p><a href="/CorporateCommunications/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx">Click here </a>for more information about COVID-19 as it pertains to other County of Simcoe Services. </p>