Application for Garbage Container Limit Exemption for Group Homes

This confidential application is for group homes, homes for adults with disabilities and homes for assisted living. The current curbside garbage collection limit is two bags/cans of garbage collected every-other-week. In order to qualify to set out additional garbage containers with an approved tag each week, the group home must:

  1. Be a single family home or an apartment building with six or fewer units
  2. Currently receive curbside collection provided by Niagara Region
  3. Operate under provincial funding or otherwise provide documentation to prove that they are operating out of the property address specified
  4. Have eligible group home residents with verifiable medical conditions that result in the generation of additional and unavoidable waste
  5. Not be able to accommodate the additional waste generated from the medical condition within the two garbage container limit collected every-other-week

Download the group home application form or complete the form below.

* = Required

Location Information

Contact Information

Funding Information

* Is the group home funded by the Province?

If the group home provider is private (for example, not provincially funded), provide other documentation which proves that a group home is operating out of the address provided.

Medical Needs Information

The group home waste exemption is for waste generated as a result of a medical condition. No other waste shall be placed in the bag/can. This exemption will increase the garbage container limit by one or two bags/cans of garbage each week, per approved applicant. The corresponding number of tags will be issued.

Provide and attach the group home's medical exemption needs in a letter on agency letterhead providing the number of individuals requiring the exemption and the number of tags required per eligible person, up to a limit of two tags per eligible person. The letter shall be signed by the agency administrator or signing authority and submitted with this group home exemption application.

Medical Waste Tags

If your application is approved, you will be issued special tags to affix to your extra cans/bags of garbage. Tags can be picked up from Niagara Region Headquarters, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or mailed to your home.

Would like to pick up your tags, or have them mailed to you?

Niagara Region will not be held responsible for garbage tags delayed or lost in the mail.

Terms and Conditions

Collection of Personal Information

Personal information requested on this form is collected, used and disclosed as a necessary part of the administration of Waste Management Services under the authority of By-law No. 2017-56. Collection, use and disclosure of the personal information will be in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Personal Health Information Protection Act, and the information will be used for the purpose of verification of eligibility for specialized service programming only. Questions regarding the handling of your personal information should be referred to the Privacy Office at 905-980-6000 ext. 3779 or email the Privacy office.

Notice of Collection

Any personal information or personal health information submitted will be collected, used, and disclosed, where applicable, by members of Regional staff according to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or the Personal Health Information Protection Act. Any information you share will only be used for the intended purpose for which it was provided.

For questions or comments about privacy practices, or for more information about the administration of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act in Niagara Region programs, see Freedom of Information and Open Government.

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