New automated art collection program set for rollout by County

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The County of Simcoe is rolling out a new automated cart system for curbside waste collection.

Slated to begin on November 1, 2021, the new system will be an easy and safe solution for residents to manage weekly waste.

The County launched a new on-line information resource available at carts.somcoe.ca, that features information about automated collection, and details about the size of the carts, instructions on how to place them curbside, and storage tips.

“On behalf of County Council, we look forward to enhancing waste services starting November 1, 2021, joining leading mu-nicipalities across North America that have successfully switched to this improved collection system,” said Simcoe County 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 improve-ment. 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.”

Between August and October, eligible locations will receive three complementary carts – one each for garbage, recycling, and organics, that will be delivered with instructions.

A new collection provider, Miller Waste Services, will begin to collect waste though the automated system.

It›s possible your collection day and time may change with the new program, however, the frequency of garbage collection and recycling will remain the same.

This new system uses easy-to-use wheeled carts so there is no bending or lifting for the user. arts are emptied using a mechanical arm on the collection vehicle.

The system is already used successfully by several municipalities in Ontario.

The carts are designed to fit the needs of the average household.

The County will provide more information on options to properly re-purpose your old bins and containers after the new system launch-es.

Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times

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