Niagara Region has declared a state of emergency which means you should stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Placing large amounts of garbage at the curb, over and above the one bag / can of garbage, puts a strain on the waste collectors during these unprecedented times. Do your part and help make sure our front line workers can get home safely and in a reasonable time to be with their families.
Landfills and drop-off depots are fully operational. Residents are still encouraged to only use the sites if necessary.
Use curbside collection programs where possible, such as:
|Item||Information / Changes|
Batteries are hazardous and can't go in the garbage or recycling. Incorrect disposal can pose a threat to worker safety and the environment.
|Curbside recycling containers||
Container distribution locations are closed. Until they re-open, use an alternate, acceptable container for organics and recycling.
Alternate containers must be obvious to collection staff (i.e. clearly labelled or have an open top so sorted materials are visible), otherwise material may be left behind. Alternate containers should have handles and must not exceed: 91 cm (36 inches) tall, 61 cm (24 inches) wide or 22.7 kg (50 pounds) when full.
Any concerns or questions regarding recycling / organics containers should be directed to the Waste Info-Line at 905-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542.
|Compost||The compost giveaway is postponed and a new date will be announced. Compost isn't available at any of our sites at this time.|
Collection of waste electronic equipment at participating multi-residential buildings (apartments with seven or more residential units) are not being collected.
Residents are asked to hold onto their waste electronic equipment until collection resumes.
|Garbage||Garbage must be bagged and not loose in containers. Several smaller kitchen sized garbage bags may be used and placed inside a garbage container.|
|Large household items / bulk goods||
Curbside collection of large household item / bulk goods is suspended until May 30.
Large items brought to Walker Environmental in Thorold require a disposal fee.
|Leash-free dog parks||
Starting Saturday, May 16, the Regional leash-free dog parks in Port Colborne and Pelham will reopen. Residents should continue to keep a physical distance of two metres from others. Use at your own risk, Niagara Region is not disinfecting the sites.
|Naturalization sites||Starting Saturday, May 16, the Regional naturalization sites in Port Colborne, St. Catharines and Wainfleet will reopen. Residents should continue to keep a physical distance of two metres from others. Use at your own risk, Niagara Region is not disinfecting the sites.|
|Organics||Place used tissues and other organic material in paper bags or certified compostable bags. Bags must be tied before being placed in the Green Bin so nothing falls out.|
|Recyclables (drop-off)||Walker Environmental Drop-off Depot isn't accepting material for recycling. All recyclable items brought to the site, except for scrap metal, will be placed in open garbage containers. Disposal fees will apply.|
|Recycling cart delivery||Deliveries of purchased recycling and organics carts are on hold. While cart order requests are being accepted, cart deliveries will be scheduled in order of receipt once the delivery service resumes.|
Reusable Goods Depots at Niagara Road 12 and Humberstone Landfill are closed. Residents are encouraged to hold on to donations during this temporary suspension.
Textile donation bins at drop-off depots are closed for donation or recycling as the bins are not being serviced by the contractor.
Collection of textiles at participating multi-residential buildings (apartments with seven or more residential units) are not being collected.
Hold onto clothing donations during this temporary suspension.
The following locations and amenities are closed until further notice: