There are some temporary changes to the garbage collection service in the Niagara Region due to the current COVID-19 situation. Here are the highlights…
Starting on Wednesday, curbside collection of large household items and bulk goods will be suspended until April 17 at homes and apartment buildings with six units or less to assist in stopping the spread of infection.
Residents are asked to hold onto their large household items until the service starts up again, or, if they prefer they can take it to a Niagara Region landfill site free of charge where they will be required to pay a disposal fee.
The Region said collection staff will be redeployed to prioritize regular curbside collection of waste, recycling and organics.
Special Measures for Curbside Pickup
Residents are asked to help keep waste collection staff safe by making sure their bags are tied.
Things like used tissues and other organic material should be placed in certified compostable bags or paper bags and tied before placed in the green bin. Garbage must also be placed in bags and should not be loose in garbage containers.
Residents who are avoiding grocery stores and getting food delivered in kits are advised that insulation inside the cardboard box needs to be removed before being placed in the grey box.
The Region’s landfill sites have made some changes to what they are accepting and residents are urged to call ahead or visit the website before dropping off materials.
Preferred methods of payment are debit and credit card using the tap option to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.
There may be longer delays at the sites and the Region recommends postponing going until a later date.
More details can be found at the Niagara Region’s website HERE.
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