The County of Simcoe is talking trash with details about the rollout of a new automated waste collection system.
Starting November 1, the county will begin using an automated cart system it says is an easy and safe solution for residents to manage their waste each week. To help residents with the transition, the county has set up a new site at Carts.Simcoe.ca, featuring information about automated collection, size of carts, instructions on setting out trash, and a FAQ section.
Between August and October, eligible locations will receive three complimentary carts, one each for garbage, recycling, and organics. Residents should continue using their current bins until November 1.
“On behalf of County Council, we look forward to enhancing waste services starting November 1, 2021, joining leading municipalities across North America that have successfully switched to this improved collection system,” said Warden George Cornell. “We’re confident that residents will find the easy to wheel carts to be a far more convenient solution than carrying and storing multiple bags, containers and open bins each week. We know that the switch to bi-weekly collections in early 2020 was challenging for residents, and with increased vertical storage the cart system will be a significant improvement. We’re here to assist residents with this change and pleased to introduce carts.simcoe.ca as one of our main tools to help residents as we shift to the future of waste collection services.”
The County points out that it will move to a four-day collection schedule in November. As a result, some residents will see their waste collection date and time change, however, the frequency of collection will remain bi-weekly.
The new collection system does not apply to Barrie or Orillia.