County of Simcoe to reopen some landfills for essential use only

Four facilities to open five days a week

The County of Simcoe will reopen four of its landfills and transfer stations for essential use only.

The County waste sites in North Simcoe, West Gwillimbury, Nottawasaga, and Oro are scheduled to reopen on March 30th. The four facilities will be fully operational Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm only. Sites will be closed on Saturdays while all other county waste facilities will remain closed to the public.

“We made the initial decision to close these sites to the public in order to comply with public health and safety recommendations, as well as in response to an alarming number of non-essential visits to the sites by residents who were in clear violation of public health recommendations to stay home,” said Warden George Cornell. “We can’t stress enough how important it is for residents to stay at home to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 by limiting the spread of this virus. If you are self-isolating due to any symptoms or have recently returned from travel outside the country, please don’t put our staff, other residents and our communities at risk. Stay home, utilize our continuing curbside collections and do your best to find a place to store non-urgent household items that require diverting or disposal until we return to regular operations.”