Published December 18, 2023

County of Simcoe holiday services reminder

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News release - County of Simcoe

The County of Simcoe reminds residents of the following schedule changes during the holiday period, including Christmas tree collection which occurs throughout January 2024.

Curbside waste collection will be bumped one day 

  • Curbside Waste Collection will not occur on Christmas Day (Monday, December 25) or New Year's Day (Monday, January 1)
  • To maintain full service to all households, curbside waste collection is bumped one day during the weeks of December 25 and January 1
    • This means that Monday routes will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday routes on Wednesday, Wednesday routes on Thursday, and Thursday routes on Friday during those weeks
  • Winter weather can impact collections, stay up to date on your collection schedule by downloading the Simcoe County Collects App

Waste Drop-off Facilities

  • Sunday, December 24 – Waste Drop-off Facilities closed except Matchedash (open 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.).
  • All Waste Drop-off Facilities will be closed December 25, 26 and January 1

Curbside Christmas Tree Collection

  • Christmas tree collection runs biweekly by zone on your garbage weeks between January 2-26
  • Place Christmas trees out on the Monday of your garbage week as collection will occur during the week, not necessarily on your regular collection day
  • *Reference the new 2024 Waste Calendar or the Simcoe County Collects App, as dates were modified in the 2023 Calendar due to the move to zones in late 2023

LINX Transit

·       LINX Transit services are not in operation on December 25, 26, and January 1 (except for Route 4)

o   Route 4 only will be operating a Sunday schedule on December 26 and January 1

  • Normal service will resume on all routes from December 27-31 and on January 2

·       Please visit to check schedules

County Administration Centre (Midhurst)

  • The Administration Centre, including the Contact Centre, will be closed to the public on December 25, 26 and January 1

Ontario Works and Children Services Offices

  • All Ontario Works and Children Services offices are closed on December 25, 26 and January 1

Simcoe County Museum

  • The Museum will be closed December 24 to 26 and January 1
  • For information, visit

Simcoe County Archives

  • The Archives will be closed December 25, 26 and January 1

The County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at

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