Temporary Waste Collection Changes due to COVID-19

Niagara Region is making some temporary changes to waste collection, as a result of COVID-19 and to assist in stopping the spread of infection.

Curbside Collection

Large household item suspension

As of March 25, Waste Management has suspended curbside collection of large household item / bulk goods for single family homes and apartments with six units of less until April 17 as a proactive measure and to redeploy collection staff to prioritize regular curbside collection of waste, recycling and organics.

During this temporary service change, residents are encouraged to hold on to their large household items until the service has resumed. For residents who need to dispose of their large item, they can be brought to a Region landfill site for disposal, free of charge. Be prepared to provide your address to confirm your property is eligible for this service.

Large items brought to Walker Environmental will require a disposal fee.

Bag organic / garbage material before placing at the curb

As of March 25, residents are required to:

  • 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 they don't fall out
  • Garbage shouldn't be loose in garbage containers and should be bagged. Several smaller kitchen sized garbage bags may be used and placed inside a garbage container for placement at the curb

Landfill

The preferred methods of payment at all of our landfills are debit and credit, using the tap option.

There is a limit on the number of people allowed on the drop-off pad at one time to ensure we comply with physical distancing, so there may be delays at the site.

If your visit to the drop-off depot can wait, we recommend postponing until a later date.

To ensure the safety of others, if you are currently practising self-isolation or have any flu-like symptoms, you are not permitted to enter any landfill site.

Residential Drop-off Depots

No recycling at Walker Environmental Drop-off Depot

Until further notice, Walker Environmental Drop-off Depot is no longer accepting drop-off for recycling. All items (except for scrap metal) will be placed in open garbage containers.

These items are still being accepted in large open recycling containers for drop-off at the following locations:

Niagara Road 12 Reusable Goods Depot closed

Grimsby Benevolent Fund Reusable Goods Depot at Niagara Road 12 is closed.

Residents are asked to hold onto reusable goods for donation or look for other donation bins in your community.

Textiles

Effective immediately, textiles are no longer being accepted at Residential Drop-off Depots for donation or recycling, as the donation bins are no longer being serviced by the contractor.

Residents are asked to hold onto clothing donations during this temporary suspension.

Naturalization Sites

Leash-free Dog Park closure

Until further notice, all Regional leash-free dog parks are closed.

Glenridge Naturalization Site restrictions

The site will remains open for trail use only.

Residents are asked to:

  • Practice physical distancing
  • Keep your distance from all on-site structures and educational displays.

Multi-residential Buildings

Textiles and electronics collection

Collection of waste electronic equipment and textiles at participating multi-residential buildings (apartments with seven or more residential units) are currently not being collected.

Residents are being asked to hold onto their waste electronic equipment and textiles until collections can be resumed.

Recycling Centre

Until further notice, resident won't be able to purchase recycling containers or bring in-office paper to have shredded at the offices located at 4935 Kent Ave.

The drop-off depot at 5030 Montrose Rd. remains open.

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