The region is making a few temporary changes to waste collection, effective March 30.
In a release, officials said they are doing so, "To help reduce the burden of work for these essential frontline teams," - while being mindful of the limited resources and personal health of our waste collection crews.
The changes are as follows:
- Yard waste collection will not start, and will be postponed until further notice
- Bulky and large item collection (any garbage that does not fit into a regular garbage bag or can) will be cancelled beginning March 30 until further notice
- The every-second-week garbage bag/can limit will be temporarily extended from four to six bags beginning March 30 until further notice. This is to assist residents unable to drop off diapers at the transfer station, and to allow anyone who is sick to put recyclables that have touched their face in the garbage. Small apartments will have their limit increased from 10 to 12 bags
Even with extended garbage limits, residents are being asked to limit the number of bags of waste they put out as much as possible.
Regular recycling and green bin collection will continue as normal.
A list of private transfer stations currently accepting residential and/or business waste is available on the Region's Waste Collection Issues page.