2013 Waste Management Calendar - Town of Georgina

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2013 Waste Management Calendar - Town of Georgina

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Green for Life

1.866.421.5625

Town of Georgina

www.georgina.ca

Please visit our website for

all your waste management needs:

What goes

Where

2013


A Message from the Mayor

On behalf of the Council of the Town of Georgina,

I am pleased to present our 2013 Municipal Waste

and Recycling calendar.

The theme of this year’s calendar is waste

reduction. Helpful tips about how to reduce the

amount of waste that goes to the curb can be

found throughout the calendar as we continue to

strive to reduce our impact on the environment.

We, as a community, have done a great job of

reducing our waste so far and I hope we continue

to make every effort to keep this trend going.

Reducing waste doesn’t just mean producing less

garbage; it means looking at our lives and finding

ways of being more efficient.

The Town aims to always improve upon the

waste management programs and services that

are delivered throughout Georgina and you’ll find

everything you need to know about these services

within this calendar.

We all know how beautiful Georgina is and I

know we all want it to stay that way. Let’s keep

working together to keep our town clean!

Yours truly,

Robert Grossi

Mayor


Reduce Waste

Make a New Year's resolution that benefits you, your family

and our environment! Every little action can make a difference.

• Use reusable shopping bags or bins when shopping.

• Say no to coffee cups and bottled water; take a reusable mug or bottle when going out.

• Choose purchases wisely: buy local products, and those with less packaging

• Reduce household waste: recycle, compost and donate for re-use.

• Investigate composting and natural yard care so you’ll be ready for a green spring.

• Choose reusable lunch bags or containers.

Ring in the New Year with smart choices that save money, reduce waste,

and both conserve energy and water. You’ll create a more positive future for

our shared environment!

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Waste Collection Information and Collection Map

BLUE BOX PROGRAM

To assist in the continued success of the Town’s

Recycling Program, and to ensure your blue box

material is picked up, we kindly remind you of

the following:

• Size of acceptable container 50cm (20 inches) in

height and 50cm (20 inches) in width or length

• Sorting of materials is not necessary

• Place recyclables in blue box container, properly

wash containers before putting into blue box

• Make sure your blue box is easily visible at curbside.

Do not stack garbage bags or containers on top

• Place at curbside no later than 7 a.m. on your

designated collection date. Time of the day for

collection in your area may be changed at

anytime, without notice

• No garbage or food shall be put in the blue box

• Blue boxes and green bins can be purchased at

all municipal libraries and at the Civic Centre.

Please remember you must bring in your broken/damaged

blue box or green bin to ensure

replacement at no charge. Rinse all containers

prior to returning them

USER PAY GARBAGE PROGRAM

Our User Pay Garbage Program has changed to

allow each household to place one bag or rigid

container out for collection every other week

without a garbage tag. Each additional item

requires a bag tag prominently displayed.

Some points to remember when putting out

your garbage:

• All items must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on the

day of collection or no earlier than 8 p.m. the

night before collection

• Disposable bags designed and sold for the

purpose of containing garbage SHALL NOT

EXCEED THE SIZE OF 75 cm (30”) by 100 cm

(48”). Rigid refuse containers are to be reusable

metal or plastic, and SHALL NOT EXCEED THE

SIZE OF 50 cm (20”) in diameter and 90 cm

(36”) in height and also must have handles

and a lid

• TOTAL WEIGHT OF ANY FULL CAN,

CONTAINER OR BAG cannot exceed

22 kgs (50 lbs)

YARD WASTE PROGRAM

As of January 1, 2005, the Town of Georgina has

banned the use of plastic bags for yard waste

collection as required by the Region of York.

Approved containers are open topped, rigid,

reusable containers or kraft paper bags intended

for that purpose. Twigs and branches shall be tied

and bundled (with string only) in lengths no greater

than 90cm (3'). Kraft paper bags, unlike plastic

bags, can be composted along with the yard waste

and produces a much higher quality compost.

No Grass Clippings.

Yard waste can be delivered to the York Region

Transfer Station at 23068 Warden Avenue or to

the Miller Compost Site in Richmond Hill at

1351 Bloomington Road.

WHITE GOODS

AND METAL ITEMS PICKUP

WHITE GOODS PICKUP: Residents must call

Green For Life at 1.866.421.5625 to arrange

for pickup. Each item requires a garbage tag

prominently displayed.


You can now recycle more materials using your

blue box. In addition to the existing plastics,

fibres, metals and glass that are collected,

Georgina will now accept:

• Aluminum foil, trays and plates

• EMPTY metal paint cans (lid removed)

• EMPTY aerosol cans

• Gable top containers such as milk cartons

• Aseptic packaging including juice boxes

• All rigid plastic food and household

cleaning product containers (Home Hazardous Waste)

• TAGS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR: the blue box,

bag tag exemption days (limit of 5), leaf and yard

waste days, and Christmas tree pickup days

SEAWEED

Seaweed will now be collected bi-weekly as yard

waste.

Rigid containers can be used. Drill holes in bottom

to drain water.

Examples of White Goods are:

Refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, metal

bathtubs, hot water heaters, freezers, barbecues

(no propane tanks), swing sets , bicycles, lawn

mowers. Call Green For Life 1.866.421.5625

OTHER LARGE ARTICLES such as chesterfields,

chairs, tables, desks, etc. (non-metallic) shall be

placed at the curb on your regular garbage day

prior to the 7 a.m. guideline with a garbage tag

prominently displayed.

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Drop off Depots

1.877.449.9675

www.york.ca/waste

LOCATION

HHW & RECYCLING DEPOT

225 Garfield Wright Blvd.

East Gwillimbury

Hours open*:

Thursday to Monday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

including Saturdays and Sundays

Closed Tuesdays and

Wednesdays.

HHW DEPOT

23068 Warden Ave., Georgina

Hours open*:

Every Saturday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WASTE TRANSFER

STATION

23068 Warden Ave., Georgina

Hours open*:

Monday to Saturday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Disposal rates are for residents

of York Region (small residential

quantities only).

LOCATION MAP

MATERIALS ACCEPTED AT THIS LOCATION

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

(see September 2013 for details)

Electronics (see October 2013 for details)

Blue box recyclables

Liquid cooking oil (Max. 4L container)

Scrap metal and metal appliances

NOTE: Household materials above are accepted at no

charge from York Region residents.

Metal appliances with CFCs..................$20 per unit

Cash only.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

(see September 2013 for details)

NOTE: No charge for residents of York Region

(small residential quantities only)

Transfer Station

Household garbage, yard waste & clean fill

$100.00/ tonne (min charge $10.00)

– not to exceed 500 kg.

Tires .................................................... No charge

Blue box recyclables .......................... No charge

Scrap metal .......................................... No charge

Metal appliances without CFCs ............ No charge

Metal appliances with CFCs .......... $20 per unit

Liquid cooking oil. (Max. 4L container) ..No charge

Electronics.................................................... No charge

(see October 2013 for details) Cash, Visa and debit card accepted

York Region Community

Environmental Centres (CEC)

CECs provide York Region residents with a convenient

location to drop off a wide range of items for reuse,

recycling and disposal. York Region has partnered with

Goodwill Industries and Habitat for Humanity York

Region to collect gently used, reusable goods at the

CEC, such as household goods and building materials.

The CEC also accepts the following:

■ Blue Box recyclables (loose, not bagged)

■ Compact fluorescent light bulbs

■ Small household batteries

■ Shredded paper (in clear plastic bags)

■ Polystyrene foam (i.e. Styrofoam)

■ Liquid cooking oil (McCleary Court CEC only)

■ Large metal appliances*

■ Electronics

■ Drywall

■ Scrap metal

■ Non-treated lumber

■ Tires

■ Garbage*


HHW DEPOT

Rodick Rd.,

South of Miller Ave., Markham

Hours open*:

Thursday to Monday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

including Saturdays and Sundays

Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

HHW DEPOT

2840 Rutherford Rd., Vaughan

Hours open*:

Thursday to Monday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

(see September 2013 for details)

Electronics

(see October 2013 for details)

Liquid cooking oil (Max. 4L container)

NOTE: No charge for residents of York Region

(small residential quantities only)

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

(see September 2013 for details)

Electronics

(see October 2013 for details)

Liquid cooking oil (Max. 4L container)

■ Clean fill / soil

■ Concrete and rubble

* For current fees visit www.york.ca/waste

Hours open:

Thursday to Monday, including Saturdays and

Sundays • 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Closed

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and statutory holidays.

Open extended hours on Thursdays until

7 p.m. from April 1 to October 31.

Locations:

including Saturdays and Sundays

Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

NOTE: No charge for residents of York Region

(small residential quantities only)

1124 Elgin Mills Road East, Town of Richmond Hill

YARD WASTE DROP-OFF

Miller Waste Systems

1351 Bloomington Rd.

Richmond Hill

Hours open* (Winter):

Dec. 1 - Mar. 31

Monday to Friday

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hours open* (Summer):

Apr. 1 - Nov. 30

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday

7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Yard waste – leaves, grass clippings, shrubs,

branches, weeds, flowers, sod, hay, etc.

NO PLASTIC BAGS.

These items are NOT accepted:

Tree branches & brush larger than 15 cm (6”) in

diameter and 1.8 m (6’) long, stumps & root balls,

driveway & road sweepings, kitchen & food waste,

animal droppings, rock, stone, dirt, topsoil and

non-organic items such as flower pots.

NOTE: No charge for loads less than 1 cubic yard.

Loads greater than 1 cubic yard are subject to a

tipping fee.

130 McCleary Court, City of Vaughan

For more information please contact

York Region at 1.877.449.9675 ext. 3000 or visit

www.york.ca/waste. Click on The Bin-dicator

for a complete list of what goes where.

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HHW Summer Hours: East Gwillimbury, Markham and Vaughan depots will be open Thursdays until 7 p.m. from April 1 st to October 31 st .

*Closed Statutory Holidays

Note: Fees and hours subject to change without notice.


Curbside Collection Reminders

Place garbage, green bins, blue boxes and yard waste at the curb by

7 a.m. on your scheduled day, but not earlier than 8 p.m.

the night before.

Maximum one (1) bag/can/item of garbage every two weeks, with up

to an additional four (4) bags/containers or items may be placed out

but must have a Garbage Bag Tag affixed and prominently displayed.

Tags may be purchased at a cost of $1.00 each at the Civic Centre,

your local library, most grocery and convenience stores. For complete

list of bag tag distributors please visit our website.

OOPS we may have tagged your garbage because:

• It did not have the appropriate garbage tag attached

• Overweight items - weight exceeds 50 lbs. (22kg)

• Non-collectable material (Hazardous waste, construction/renovation waste)

• Unacceptable containers (oversized)

These items are NOT picked up:

hazardous and biomedical waste; household paints, solvents & pesticides; syringes

and needles; car parts and tires; propane tanks; and construction/demolition waste.

Disposal information for these items can be found throughout this calendar, or by

calling 1.877.449.9675 ext. 3000.

“OOPS”


Blue Boxes and Green Bins

are Collected Every Week

for purchase at all libraries and at the Civic Centre.

Visit our website to find out “What Goes Where”.

Take the “Whole Home” approach to diversion. Every room in your

house that has a garbage can has materials that can be separated

for green bin and blue box. Please consider using reusable bags and

travel mugs to reduce waste.

Accepted

• Blue boxes (Blue boxes purchased at retail outlets

must be similar to those offered

by the Municipality in

dimension and size).

• Materials bundled appropriately

beside the blue box

Return used plastic bags to

participating retailers for recycling.

Compostable bags are to be used

as of May 2011 for the green bin.

Not Accepted

• Semi-opaque garbage bag

• Blue garbage containers

• Containers with attached lids

• Wheeled containers

• Other like containers


www.recyclingcalendars.com

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January 2013

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION IS ON

JANUARY 7 ONLY.

Remove ALL decorations, nails, tree

stands and plastic tree bags. Please

note crews will not dig out a tree or

climb a snow bank to retrieve one.

Have a question

Consult the back cover.

Many families spend over $260 each year on paper towels and napkins.

Switch to cloth napkins, sponges and towels.

1 New Year’s Day 2 3 4 5

Collection is one

day later ths week.

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Maximum 1.8m (6')

- cut in pieces

if necessary

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

27 28 29 30 31

Before you replace something old with

something new, attempt to have it

repaired. This could save you some

money as well as reduce waste.

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Garbage

Collection Week

Consult Map on Page 2

for your zone

Christmas Tree

Collection Day

Green Bin and Blue Box are collected WEEKLY.

Garbage is picked up BI-WEEKLY on your regular day in the

weeks that begin with the purple indicator.


What Goes in the Green Bin

Food and food scraps

If you can eat it, it goes in the green bin, as well as fish/meat bones, shells, fat, grease

and lard (solidified), small amounts of cooking oil can be place in milk cartons, baking

supplies, dairy products, egg shells, coffee filters/grounds and tea bags, corn cobs/husks

and nuts/shells.

Soiled or shredded paper

Shredded paper may be placed in the green bin in small amounts. Other paper

products that go in the green bin include; butcher (no waxed or plastic liner) and cheese

paper, moulded pulp take-out trays, ice cream boxes, microwave popcorn bags, flour and

sugar bags, muffin paper, paper plates, paper towels and tissues, paper

serviettes, paper candy wrappers and any paper or cardboard that contains food residue

(sauce, cheese, etc). NO waxed paper.

Personal Care items

Diapers, hair, nail clippings, sanitary products, tampons, incontinence products, tissues.

Pet products

Animal bedding, pet waste, kitty litter, bird seed, pet food, pet fur, feathers and

sawdust (wood sources only).

Houseplants and flowers (no yard waste)

Green Bin Tip: Lining your green bin with compostable bags is now

mandatory, please refrain from using plastic bags to ensure collection.


February 2013

Have a question

Consult the back cover.

Donations to charitable organizations are a great way to avoid sending

reusable items to landfill.

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

Donate gently used household items to local ”Not for Profit” organizations for reuse – it will

not only reduce landfill but will help support worthwhile organizations within our community.

1 2

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 Valentine’s Day 15 16

17 18 Family Day 19 20 21 22 23

NO SERVICE

Collection is one day

later this week

24 25 26 27 28

Good Will, Canadian Diabetes

Associations, Habitat for Humanity

Restores and Ontario Federation of

Cerebral Palsy.

www.recyclingcalendars.com

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Garbage

Collection Week

Consult Map on Page 2

for your zone

Green Bin and Blue Box are collected WEEKLY.

Garbage is picked up BI-WEEKLY on your regular day in the

weeks that begin with the purple indicator.


March 2013

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

70% of the heavy metals in our landfills are

from discarded electronics, even thought the

e-waste itself accounts for only 2% of the

total trash by volume.

Have a question

Consult the back cover.

Each year in Canada, more than 1 tonne of

mercury and 4.5 tonnes of cadmium is

disposed of in personal computers alone.

Electronics contain valuable resources such as ferrous metals, aluminum

and copper; however most electronics are currently sent to landfill.

1 2

PERCHIN for MS

www.perchinforms.com

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DST begins

(turn clocks forward one

hour at bedtime)

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

17 St. Patrick’s 18 19 20 First day of 21 22 23 Earth Hour 2013

Day

spring

at 8:30 p.m.

24 25 26 27 28 29 Good Friday 30

31 Easter Sunday

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Garbage

Collection Week

Consult Map on Page 2

for your zone

Yard Waste

Collection

Green Bin and Blue Box are collected WEEKLY.

Garbage is picked up BI-WEEKLY on your regular day in the

weeks that begin with the purple indicator.


Yard Waste

Yard Waste is collected WITH RECYCLING EVERY SECOND

WEEK from April to November, as noted throughout

this calendar (there are some exceptions due to

statutory holidays).

There is no limit on the amount of yard waste that can be placed

for collection, providing that acceptable labeled containers are used

(yard waste stickers available at no charge).

Acceptable Containers:

Place weeds, plant trimmings and leaves in paper yard bags

or any rigid open top container that has handles.

Bundle branches as shown. Use twine only, no ropes please.

60cm

(24” )

90 cm (36”)

Maximum

10cm (4” ) dia.

MAXIMUM

WEIGHT

22 kg

(50 lbs)

No plastic bags please!

Yard

Waste

These items should not be placed with Yard Waste:

Kitchen scraps, grass clippings, rocks, dirt, sod, tree stumps, larger branches,

flower pots/trays, painted or treated wood and animal droppings.


April 2013

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

Litter

– It’s in

your hands.

Have a question

Consult the back cover.

HAVE YOU REGISTERED YET FOR CLEAN UP GEORGINA

1 Easter Monday 2 3 4 5 6

Collection is

ONE DAY LATER

this week

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 Earth Day 23 24 25 26 27

28 29 30

Pitch In Week

It takes 2 to 5 months for paper to biodegrade; 5 years for a plasticcoated

paper cartons; up to 12 years for cigarette butts; 50 to

100 years for tin cans; 200-500 years for aluminum cans; and one

million years for a Styrofoam container or plastic jug.

www.recyclingcalendars.com

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Garbage

Collection Week

Consult Map on Page 2

for your zone

Yard Waste

Collection

Green Bin and Blue Box are collected WEEKLY.

Garbage is picked up BI-WEEKLY on your regular day in the

weeks that begin with the purple indicator.


When in doubt, don’t throw it out




Orange Drop materials*:

paints, coatings, & their containers

solvents, & their containers

single-use dry cell batteries

pressurized containers

fertilizers, pesticides & their containers

antifreeze, & its containers

empty lubricating oil containers — 30L or less

Oil filters


Makethedrop.ca

Managed and paid for by industry




Orange Drop


makethedrop.ca

facebook.com/makethedrop

@Makethedrop

Orange Drop





BUD RULE:

BUY

USE

DROP


May 2013

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

5 billion drink boxes are thrown away each year

in North America, recycle yours today; better yet

still, use Reusable Bottles instead.

Have a question

Consult the back cover.

HAVE YOU BOOKED YOUR SPOT FOR OUR

ANNUAL SWAP AND SELL

1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

1837: Rise To Rebellion

www.georgina.ca

1837: Rise To Rebellion

www.georgina.ca

Georgina Home &

Lifestyle Show

www.georginachamber.com

Annual Swap & Sell

Georgina Home &

Lifestyle Show

www.georginachamber.com

12 Mother’s Day 13 14 15 16 17 18

Georgina Home &

Lifestyle Show

www.georginachamber.com

19 20 Victoria Day 21 22 23 24 25

Collection is ONE

DAY LATER this

week

26 27 28 29 30 31

5th Annual Military Day

www.geoginamilitary

museum.ca

Use a refillable

mug for coffee or

other beverages

on the go.

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Garbage

Collection Week

Consult Map on Page 2

for your zone

Yard Waste

Collection

Green Bin and Blue Box are collected WEEKLY.

Garbage is picked up BI-WEEKLY on your regular day in the

weeks that begin with the purple indicator.


Fight the bite!

Protect yourself against

Lyme disease

Lyme disease can be passed to humans through the bite of an infected black-legged tick.




What you can do...

Cover up when you go outside

Check yourself and your children for ticks

Use insect repellent when outdoors

For more information on Lyme disease visit www.york.ca or call Health Connection 1-800-361-5653, TTY 1-866-252-9933


June 2013

Have a question

Consult the back cover.

Tap water has the lowest water footprint and the lowest carbon footprint of

any beverage. Invest in a high-quality, BPA-free, reusable water bottle and

take it with you everywhere.

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

Think fuel is expensive A litre of tap waste costs an average of 0.0005 cents, while a litre of bottled water

sells for approximately $2.00. That’s a markup of 4000%!

1

Curbside

Giveaway

Day

2 3 4 5 Clean Air Day 6 7 8

Bag Tag Exemption Week

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 Father’s Day 17 18 19 20 21 First day of 22

summer Music In The Streets Festival

www.connorsmusic.ca

23 Youth-A-Palooza 24 25 26 27 28 29

www.georgina.ca

30

Canadian Environment Week

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Garbage

Collection Week

Consult Map on Page 2

for your zone

Yard Waste

Collection

Green Bin and Blue Box are collected WEEKLY.

Garbage is picked up BI-WEEKLY on your regular day in the

weeks that begin with the purple indicator.


Is your landscape

ready for the

summer heat

Creating a healthy, water-efficient landscape

is easy and will save time and water.

1. Aerate

2. Top dress with

good, screened

compost

3. Overseed with

grass seed or

clover

4. Add mulch to

your gardens

5. Choose waterefficient

plants

6. Water only

once each

week

Need more advice

di

Visit www.waterfortomorrow.ca or call 1-888-967-5426 for more information.


July 2013

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

Composting your

kitchen waste can

help reduce your

ecological footprint.

Have a question

Consult the back cover.

Locally-grown produce is usually sold within 24 hours of being harvested – meaning

better flavor!

1 Canada Day 2 3 4 5 6

www.georgina.ca

NO SERVICE

Collection is one day

later this week

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Purple Turtle Arts Festival

www.purpleturtlearts.ca

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Purple Turtle Arts Festival

www.purpleturtlearts.ca

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

28 29 30 31

3 great ways to reduce your carbon footprint: eat local

food; reduce driving by walking, carpooling or using public

transit; and adjust your thermostat and water heater.

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Garbage

Collection Week

Consult Map on Page 2

for your zone

Yard Waste

Collection

Green Bin and Blue Box are collected WEEKLY.

Garbage is picked up BI-WEEKLY on your regular day in the

weeks that begin with the purple indicator.


Fight the bite!

Protect yourself against

West Nile virus

West Nile virus can be passed to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.

What you can do...

Clean up standing water around your home

Cover up when you go outside

Use insect repellent when outdoors

For more information on West Nile virus visit www.york.ca or call Health Connection 1-800-361-5653, TTY 1-866-252-9933


August 2013

Have a question

Consult the back cover.

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

Idling for 10 minutes a day can produce a 1quarter tonne of

CO 2 emissions each year. If you stop for more than 10 seconds,

except in traffic, turn off your engine.

Collection is ONE DAY

LATER this week

Back to school Use reusable containers for lunches; carpool or bike instead

of driving; reuse binders and school supplies. Above all, protect young

lungs: never idle in a school zone.

1 2 3

4 5 Civic Holiday 6 7 8 9 10

Sutton Fair and Horse Show Sutton Fair and Horse Show

www.suttonfair.com www.suttonfair.com

Sutton Fair and Horse Show

www.suttonfair.com

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Sutton Fair

and Horse Show

www.suttonfair.com

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Eaglewood Folk Festival

www.eaglewoodfolk.com

25 Eaglewood

Folk Festival

26 27 28 29 30 31

www.eaglewoodfolk.com

Eaglewood Folk Festival

www.eaglewoodfolk.com

Doors Open Georgina

www.georgina.ca

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Garbage

Collection Week

Consult Map on Page 2

for your zone

Yard Waste

Collection

Green Bin and Blue Box are collected WEEKLY.

Garbage is picked up BI-WEEKLY on your regular day in the

weeks that begin with the purple indicator.


Household Hazardous Waste

(HHW)

Hazardous materials are identified with one or more

of these symbols.

Common HHW items include:

• Propane tanks/ cylinders

• Batteries (household, rechargeable,

and automotive)

• Paints, varnish, solvents, caulking and glue

• Household cleaners, such as bleach,

oven cleaners and drain cleaners

• Energy efficient bulbs and fluorescent tubes/ bulbs

• Hair dye, nail polish and nail polish remover

• Pharmaceuticals

• Syringes (place in a rigid, puncture

resistant container)

• Thermostats containing mercury

• Fuels, antifreeze and brake fluid

• Used motor oil and filters

Disposal instructions:

DO NOT put hazardous materials in the garbage, down a drain or on the

ground. DO NOT put hazardous material in your Blue Box or Green Bin.

Take them to one of York Region's Household Hazardous Waste

Depots, free of charge, listed on page 3. Residential sources only.

Please follow these safety requirements:

• Keep materials in original containers or ensure that the

contents are clearly labelled

• Don’t mix different types of paint or products together

• No ammunition, PCBs, asbestos, radioactive wastes or

explosives accepted (other than aerosols and propane cylinders)

• Tightly cap all containers

Call 1.877.449.9675 ext. 3000 for further information or visit

www.york.ca/waste.

Click on The Bin-dicator for a complete list of what goes where.


September 2013

Have a question

Consult the back cover.

By programming your thermostat to 20 degrees (Celsius) when you're at home and 17

degrees when you're out or asleep you can save up to 15% on your home heating

bills, and roughly 500kg of greenhouse gas emissions per year. That's like cutting out

a 2,360 km drive - from Montreal to Winnipeg!

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

1 2 Labour Day 3 4 5 6 7

Collection is

ONE DAY LATER

this week

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Sep. 12-Oct. 3, 2013

Georgina Senior Games

www.georgina.ca

Keswick Model Aircraft Club

Aircraft Show

www.keswickmac.ca

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Curbside

Giveaway

Day

Uptown Keswick Business

Association

Harvest Festival

www.georgina.ca

22 First day 23 24 25 26 27 28

of fall

Biindigen “Welcome”

BAG TAG EXEMPTION WEEK - PUT OUT UP TO 5 ITEMS UNTAGGED.

2nd Annual Festival

All Nation Arts & Artists

www.gacag.com

Culture Days

www.georgina.ca

29 30

Culture Days

www.georgina.ca

The average Canadian home has 25 or more products using standby power—devices that

are consuming electricity 24 hours a day, 365 days a year even when turned “off”.

These devices can add 10% to your annual electricity use!

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Garbage

Collection Week

Consult Map on Page 2

for your zone

Yard Waste

Collection

Green Bin and Blue Box are collected WEEKLY.

Garbage is picked up BI-WEEKLY on your regular day in the

weeks that begin with the purple indicator.


Electronic Recycling

Many electronics are accepted for recycling at selected depots listed on page 3 (free-of-charge for

York Region residents). Residential quantities only.

For more information on York Region's programs and policies, please call 1.877.449.9675 ext. 3000

or visit www.york.ca/waste. Click on The Bin-dicator for a complete list of what goes where.

ACCEPTED:

• Up to four computers and/ or monitors per depot visit (e.g. 1 monitor

+ 2 hard drives + 1 laptop = 4 units). Other peripherals such as modems,

cables, keyboards and software can be included with the computer

equipment and are not counted in this limit.

• Up to six units of other electronic equipment per depot visit

• Printers, scanners and electronic games (e.g. Nintendo)

• Telephones, cell phones, answering machines, pagers and fax machines

• VCRs, DVD players, radios, stereos

• Cameras, video cameras and automobile “computer” modules

• Electronic thermostats without mercury (with mercury is HHW)

• Up to two televisions per depot visit. Do not disassemble as they

contain hazardous materials.

NOT ACCEPTED:

• Power tools* • Microwave ovens*

• Large and small appliances*

• Thermostats with mercury (see page 13 on HHW)

* Accepted as scrap metal (see page 3)

IMPORTANT!

Remove all packaging

and batteries before

delivering items to a

depot listed on page 3.

Most household batteries,

including dry cell,

rechargeable, lithium and

automotive batteries are

accepted at HHW Depots

(see page 3).


October 2013

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

Canadians produce approximately

7 million tonnes of organic waste

each year.

Have a question

Consult the back cover.

Canadian households generate 12 million tonnes of waste each year.

That’s more than a kilogram per person per day!

1 2 3 September 12 4 5

-October 3, 2013

Georgina Senior Games

www.georgina.ca

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

13 14 Thanksgiving 15 16 17 18 19

Day

Collection is ONE DAY

LATER this week

Waste Reduction Week 2013

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

27 28 29 30 31 Halloween

Pumpkins, straw, cornstalks and

leaves are collected with

yard waste. Please do not put

these materials in the garbage.

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Garbage

Collection Week

Consult Map on Page 2

for your zone

Yard Waste

Collection

Green Bin and Blue Box are collected WEEKLY.

Garbage is picked up BI-WEEKLY on your regular day in the

weeks that begin with the purple indicator.


10 Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste

Did you know that Canadians spend about 19.5 million dollars on food they don’t eat Try to imagine 4,286 hulking African elephants

barrelling down Lake Drive East. and you’ll come close to to picturing the quantity of food we throw out each year in Georgina alone.

❶ WRITE A LIST: Plan your meals for the week, check the

ingredients in your fridge and cupboards, then write a

shopping list for just the extras you need.

❷ STICK TO THE LIST: Take your list with you and stick

to it when you’re in the store. Don’t be tempted by offers

and don’t shop when you’re hungry-you’ll come back

with more than you need.

❸ DON’T THROW IT AWAY: Fruit that is just going soft can be made

into smothies or fruit pies. Vegetables that are starting to wilt can be

made into soup.

❹ KEEP A HEALTHY FRIDGE: Check that the seals on your fridge are

good and check the fridge temperature too. Food needs to be stored

between 1-5 degrees celsius for maximum freshness and longevity.

❺ USE UP YOUR LEFTOVERS: Instead of scraping leftovers into the bin,

why not use them for tomorrow’s ingredients A bit of tuna could be added

to pasta and made into a pasta bake. A tablespoon of cooked

vegetables can be the base for the crock pot meal.

❻ ROTATE: When you buy new food from the store, bring all the older

items in your cupboards and fridge to the front. Put the new food towards

the back and you run less risk of finding something moldy at the back of

your food stores!

❼ SERVE SMALL AMOUNTS: Serve samll amounts of

food with the understanding that everybody can

come back for more once they’ve cleared

their plate. This is especially helpful for children,

who rarely estimate how much they can

eat at once. Any leftovers can be cooled, stored

in the fridge and used another day.

❽ BUY WHAT YOU NEED: Buy loose fruits and vegetables instead of

prepacked, then you can buy exactly the amount you need. Choose meats

and cheese from a deli so that you can buy what you want.

❾ FREEZE!: If you only eat a small amount of bread, then freeze it when

you get home and take out a few slices a couple of hours before you need

them. Likewise, batch cook foods so that you have meals ready for those

evenings when you are too tired to cook.

❿ TURN IT INTO GARDEN FOOD: Some food waste is unavoidable,

so why not set up a compost bin for fruit and vegetable peelings

In a few months you will end up with rich, valuable compost for your

plants. If you have cooked food waste, then a kitchen composter

(bokashi bin) will do the trick. Just feed it with your scraps (you can even

put fish and meat in it) sprinkle over a layer of special microbes and leave

to ferment. The resulting product can be used on houseplants

and in the garden.


November 2013

Have a question

Consult the back cover.

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

Don’t forget to compost egg shells, tea bags/leaves, coffee grounds/filters, wood chips, rice,

bread and pasta (no sauce and oil).

A typical Canadian household’s garbage consists of 40% compostables (e.g. food and yard

waste); 40% recyclable materials (e.g. paper, glass, plastics); 10% bulky goods (e.g. appliances,

furniture); 10% other materials (e.g. packaging and household hazardous waste).

1 2 DST ends

(turn clocks back one

hour at bedtime)

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 Remembrance 12 13 14 15 16

Day

Keswick Santa Claus Parade

www.keswickkinsmen.ca

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

Volunteer Award of Merit

www.georgina.ca

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Old-Fashioned Christmas

Festival of Lights

www.georgina.ca

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Garbage

Collection Week

Consult Map on Page 2

for your zone

Yard Waste

Collection

Green Bin and Blue Box are collected WEEKLY.

Garbage is picked up BI-WEEKLY on your regular day in the

weeks that begin with the purple indicator.


Metal Item Recycling

& Bulky Item Pick-up

Large metal items such as appliances, barbecues (no propane tanks), bed frames,

furnaces, hot water heaters, metal bath tubs, storage sheds and bicycles must be

recycled. Call 1.866.421.5625 to arrange for a special curbside collection.

For safety, remove doors from fridges, freezers and ovens, each item requires a

garbage tag prominently displayed.

If a special collection is not booked, metal items will not be collected.

Metal appliances and scrap metal can also be dropped off at select York

Region depots. (see page 3 for details)

Furniture, Mattresses, Box Springs, Plastic Lawn Furniture,

Toilets, Carpeting, etc.

Items to be placed at curbside for pick-up on your regular garbage collection day.

Please break down or separate large/heavy items, if possible. Bundle small loose

pieces. Tie carpeting and linoleum in rolls measuring no longer than 1.2 metres (4 ft)

and weighing less than 20 kilograms (44 lbs). Each piece or bundle counts toward the

one (1) item limit.

Construction & Demolition Waste

Take these materials to one of the York Region Community Environmental Centres.

See page 3 for locations and hours of operation or donate good quality materials

to a charitable organization.


December 2013

Have a question

Consult the back cover.

There are approximately 30 to 35 million real Christmas Trees sold in North America every year.

Real Christmas trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. At most farms, up to three seedlings are

planted for every real Christmas tree harvested. Artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics.

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Sutton Santa Claus

Parade of Lights

www.georgina.ca

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

First day

of winter

22 23 24 25 Christmas Day 26 Boxing Day 27 28

Collection is one day

later ths week.

29 30 31

JANUARY 2014

Your new calendar will be delivered in early January 2014

1 New Year’s Day 2 3 4

Collection is one day

later ths week.

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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Garbage

Collection Week

Consult Map on Page 2

for your zone

Tree pickup

January 6, 2014

Green Bin and Blue Box are collected WEEKLY.

Garbage is picked up BI-WEEKLY on your regular day in the

weeks that begin with the purple indicator.


Recycling Guide

Remember recyclables can go into one blue box. Sorting is

not required. For a complete list of what goes where visit

www.york.ca/waste and click on The Bin-dicator search tool.

MATERIALS ACCEPTED WHAT TO RECYCLE HOW TO PREPARE NOT ACCEPTED

PAPER PRODUCTS

Paper items, such

as cereal boxes,

newspapers, magazines,

telephone books, office

paper & junk mail

(window envelopes okay).

Remove plastic windows

from pasta boxes, etc.

Remove covers from hard

cover books.

Remove plastic sleeves

from newspapers and

magazines. Flatten boxes.

No soiled paper, paper

towels, tissues, waxed

paper, shredded paper,

cookie bags, or chip bags.

NO plastic bags.

CORRUGATED

CARDBOARD

All corrugated

cardboard – remove

plastic wrap from water

bottle trays and pop can

cases (staples are okay).

Flatten and tie in

bundles no larger than

90cm x 90cm x 30cm

(36" x 36" x 12")

No boxes with heavy food

or grease stains.

(e.g. greasy pizza boxes can

go in green bin)

BEVERAGE

CARTONS

Tetra Pak ® packages and

milk/ juice cartons and

juice boxes.

Spiral wound, paper-based

cans (eg. frozen juice containers,

coffee cans, chip

cylinders, dough containers).

Rinse and do NOT flatten.

No plastic wrap or straws.

No foil drink pouches.

(e.g. Koolaid Jammers)

METAL

All food/ beverage metal

cans, empty aerosol cans,

empty & dry metal paint

cans with lids removed.

Rinse. Do NOT crush cans.

Foil needs to be in balls of

at least 3” diameter.

No coat hangers, pots/pans,

kitchen utensils.

No propane cylinders or

batteries.

(see page 3 for HHW)


CLEAN aluminium

foil/ trays/ plates.

PLASTIC

1 2 3 4

PETE HDPE V LDPE

5 6 7

PP PS OTHER

Rigid plastic food and

household cleaning

containers, such as clear

plastic egg cartons,

produce and muffin

containers, yogurt and

margarine tubs, shampoo

bottles and dish soap

bottles.

Rinse, leave lids on.

No toys, plastic bags,

plastic film, or bubble wrap,

Styrofoam, foam

egg trays, lawn furniture,

garden hoses.

No motor oil containers.

GLASS

All clear or coloured glass

bottles and jars.

Rinse, include lids

separately.

No glass cookware, light

bulbs, window or mirror

glass, drinking glasses or

dishes (plates, mugs, etc.).

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Department of Operations and Engineering

26557 Civic Centre Road, Keswick,ON L4P 3G1

905.476.4301 ext. 280 or 232

Who to Call:

Collection Inquiries

1.866.421.5625:

· Missed collections

· Damaged blue boxes/green bins

· Schedule a metal item pickup

Other Solid Waste Questions:

905.476.4301 ext.232, ext.280

www.georgina.ca

Hazardous Materials:

1.877.449.9675 ext. 3000

www.york.ca

Information that can be found

in this calendar

Basic Collection Information .............Page 4

Battery Recycling ..............................Page 3

Blue Box Replacements ....................Page 2

Bulky Items (appliances, furniture, carpeting,

swing sets, etc) ...............................Page 16

Christmas Trees ................................Page 5

Curbside Reminders...............................Page 4

Electronics Recycling ...................Page 7, 14

Green Bin .........................................Page 6

Household Hazardous Waste (paint, solvents,

pesticides, etc) ............................Page 9, 13

Items NOT Collected .......................Page 17

Lyme Disease...................................Page 10

Recycling Guide ................Inside back cover

Reduce Food Waste ........................Page 15

Tire Recycling ...................................Page 3

Waste Collection Info and Map .........Page 2

Waste Drop-Off Depot

Locations .........................................Page 3

Water Information ...........................Page 11

West Nile Virus..................................Page 2

Yard Waste, Leaves ...........................Page 8

Turnkey solutions for effective waste

management education & outreach.

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