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Crews busy delivering new waste carts in North Simcoe

Cart delivery coincides with the county's plan to implement automated cart collection, move to a new four-day curbside waste collection Nov. 1

They’re here.

The three carts designed to handle local residents’ compost, garbage and recycling are now being delivered across North Simcoe.

Working out of the back of a moving truck, crews are travelling street to street to drop off the trio of large bins in Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny and Tay.

The cart delivery coincides with the County of Simcoe’s plan to implement automated cart collection and move to a new four-day curbside waste collection schedule November 1.

The much-ballyhooed change also means the majority of residents will have a new collection day and time when they roll their two carts to the curb for the first time this November.

Check out the map to see your collection day since North Simcoe falls into Monday and Tuesday pickup zones.

According to the county, the delivery of a trio of carts to all eligible households continues across the region this month all leading up to the new system’s November 1 rollout. All totalled, nearly 170,000 carts will have been delivered when all is said and done.

Once received, residents should store their new carts and continue to use current containers or bags until the new collection system's launch.

And because each cart has a serial number that corresponds to a specific residential address, residents are reminded not to exchange carts with others. The county also encourages people to write their address in the space provided and if they move, carts must stay with the property.

According to the county, carts will also ensure continuity of collection service and help to reduce potential for widespread collection impacts previously experienced

“Our new automated cart system will provide residents with a reliable and sustainable collection service for years to come,” county Warden George Cornell said in a release.

“We are confident that the automated system will address labour shortages previously experienced under the manual collection program, but weather impacts in the winter and during periods of extreme heat do occur in Simcoe County.”

To that end, Cornell said the new four-day collection schedule is another way that we can help ensure a more consistent service, with the flexibility for vehicles to return to any missed areas on Fridays.

“So residents no longer have to store their materials for an extra week if missed on their regular collection day,” added Cornell, who is also the mayor of Tiny Township.

Cart delivery is expected to continue until late October. Those who have not received a trio of carts by October 22 are asked to email or call (800) 263-3199.

Andrew Philips

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Community Editor Andrew Philips is a multiple award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in some of the country‚Äôs most respected news outlets. Originally from Midland, Philips returned to the area from Québec City a decade ago.
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