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2017-Waste-Collection-Calendar---FINAL

January – December

2017

Curbside Green Bin, Recycling,

Yard Waste & Garbage Collection Calendar

Mobile App

now available! See back cover for details.

Please keep

plastic bags and Styrofoam

packaging out of the blue box

for a problem free collection.

Drivers will not collect

blue boxes that contain

these materials.

905-640-1900 or

1-855-642-TOWN (8696)

townofws.ca


Waste Collection Calendar 2017

A message from the Mayor

Dear Residents,

We are pleased to provide you with the 2017 Recycling and

Waste Collection Calendar. This publication contains valuable

information about garbage collection, green bin program,

blue box/recycling, yard waste, metal item recycling & bulky

(large) item pick, York Region Household & Hazardous Waste

& Recycling Depots and community events.

Thank you for making environmentally conscious choices by

participating in our waste diversion programs and keeping

our Town green and sustainable. Please keep this publication

in a handy location for reference throughout the year.

Please pay close attention to set-out times, container size

restrictions, and permitted items. Your co-operation will

ensure that recycling and waste collection service continues

to be provided in the most cost-effective way possible.

The Town, in partnership with the Region, has embarked

on the SM4RT Living Plan for waste management which

encourages the four pillars of waste reduction: Reduce,

Reuse, Recycle and Energy Recovery. For more information

on the SM4RT plan and how you can do your part, visit

sm4rtliving.ca

We also encourage residents to download our waste

collection smartphone app from our website at

www.townofws.ca. This handy app gives residents

information such as collection schedule, set collection

reminders, and sign up for notifications for special events

or program changes, “What Goes Where?” search function,

Reduce & Reuse Tips and much more!

If you have any questions about the Town’s waste and

recycling initiatives, please contact our Customer Service

Department at 905-640-1900 or 1-855-642-TOWN (8696).

Justin Altmann,

Mayor


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 5 p.m. the

night before. There is a maximum three (3) bag limit every two weeks.

Additional bags will also be collected provided a “Garbage Bag Tag”

is affixed to each bag. Tags may be purchased at a cost of $2 (plus HST)

each at the following locations:

MOVING?

Please leave blue and

green bins behind. New

bins will be provided for

your new house.

• Stouffville – B.J.’s Gift & Variety, 6416 Main Street

• Musselman’s Lake – Sunny’s Variety, 14635 Ninth Line

• Vandorf – Petro-Canada Station (Wesley Corners), 15288 Woodbine Avenue

Acceptable Containers for Garbage

Metal or plastic cans

• Must have open handle(s) and a secure

removable lid

• Do not use ties/bungee cords

• Maximum 125 litres (4.4 cu ft)

• Maximum weight 23 kg (50 lbs)

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

is not responsible for non-approved

containers being collected or

returned after collection.

Plastic bags

• Must be securely tied

• No loose grocery/kitchen catcher bags

• Do not place sharp objects inside bags.

Place these materials in a separate,

sealed and labeled cardboard box

• Maximum weight 23 kg (50 lbs)

• Broken Glass should be put out

for collection in a sealed cardboard

box and clearly marked as

to its contents

These items are NOT picked up:

Hazardous and biomedical waste; household paints,

solvents and 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 1-866-665-6752.

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York Region

Waste Depots

Markham and Vaughan

Household Hazardous

Waste Depots

Rodick Road, South of Miller Avenue, City of Markham

2840 Rutherford Road, City of Vaughan

ACCEPTED:

• Electronic waste

• Household hazardous waste (limits apply)

• Liquid cooking oil (maximum 4L container)

• Pharmaceuticals

• Sharps (in puncture-proof container)

FEES: No charge, but limits apply

HOURS:

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

Tuesday and Wednesday: Closed

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

(Open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays from April 1 to October 31)

Closed civic and statutory holidays

East Gwillimbury

Household Hazardous Waste

and Recycling Depot

225 Garfield Wright Boulevard, Town of East Gwillimbury

ACCEPTED:

• Blue box recyclables

• Electronic waste

• Household hazardous waste (limits apply)

• Liquid cooking oil (maximum 4L container)

• Metal appliances

• Pharmaceuticals

• Refrigerated appliances*

• Scrap metal

• Sharps (in puncture-proof container)

*FEES:

Refrigerated appliances:

With a CFC removal sticker: $0

Without a CFC removal sticker: $20

Cash only.

HOURS:

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

Tuesday and Wednesday: Closed

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

(Open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays from April 1 to October 31)

Closed civic and statutory holidays

Bloomington Yard Waste Depot

Miller Compost Bloomington Facility

1351 Bloomington Road East, Town of Richmond Hill

ACCEPTED:

• Flowers and garden plants

• Grass clippings

• Hay (clean, small quantities)

• Leaves

• Shrubs and branches

• Sod (small residential

quantities, dirt removed)

• Weeds

Yard waste in plastic bags must

be emptied.

FEES:

Residential loads less than one cubic yard: $0

Loads over one cubic yard: $65 per tonne

Cash, debit and credit cards accepted.

HOURS:

April 1 – November 30

Monday to Saturday:

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Closed civic and statutory holidays

NOT ACCEPTED:

• Animal droppings

• Branches larger than

15 centimetres (six inches)

in diameter or 1.8 metres

(six feet) in length

• Kitchen and food waste

• Rocks

• Root balls and stumps

• Soil

December 1 – March 31

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed


Georgina Transfer Station

23068 Warden Avenue, Town of Georgina

ACCEPTED:

• Blue box recyclables

• Cardboard

• Concrete*

• Electronic waste

• Garbage*

• Household hazardous waste

(limits apply) (Saturdays only)

*FEES:

Concrete, Garbage and Yard Waste:

$100 per tonne ($10 minimum charge)

Refrigerated appliances:

With a CFC removal sticker: $0

Without a CFC removal sticker: $20

Cash, debit, credit cards and commercial billing

account accepted.

TRANSFER STATION HOURS:

Monday to Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

DEPOT HOURS:

Saturday only 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed civic and statutory holidays

• Liquid cooking oil

(maximum 4L container)

• Metal appliances

• Refrigerated appliances*

• Scrap metal

• Tires (limit of four per day)

• Yard waste*

Elgin Mills and McCleary Court

Community Environmental Centres

1124 Elgin Mills Road East, Town of Richmond Hill

130 McCleary Court, City of Vaughan (Highway 7 and Creditstone Road)

ACCEPTED:

• Liquid cooking oil

• Blue box recyclables

(maximum 4L container)

• Cardboard

• Large, clean polystyrene foam

• Compact fluorescent light bulbs (no meat trays or packing

• Drywall

peanuts)

• Electronic waste

• Metal appliances

• Garbage*

• Refrigerated appliances*

• Rubble and concrete

• Scrap metal

• Shredded paper

• Small household batteries

• Tires (limit of four per day)

• Wood (treated)*

• Wood (untreated)

*FEES: Residential Small Business

Waste disposal: Car or minivan $10 $28

Car or minivan + small utility trailer $13 $28

Car or minivan + large utility trailer $23 $28

Pick-up truck $30 $35

12 or 14-foot cube van $89 $90

Refrigerated appliances: With a CFC removal sticker $0 $10

Without a CFC removal sticker $20 $20

Cash, debit and credit cards accepted.

Maximum vehicle cube size permitted is 14 feet. Vehicles with hydraulic lifts, not permitted.

HOURS:

Monday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday: Closed

Thursday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(Open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays from April 1 to October 31)

Closed civic and statutory holidays

ENHANCEMENTS

IN PROGRESS

York Region is constructing

new features at Georgina

Transfer Station, Elgin Mills and

McCleary Court Community

Environmental Centres.

Depots are open

during construction.

Please expect delays.

Waste depots are

for York Region

residents only.

Proof of residency required.

Fees and hours subject to

change without notice.

Prices include all

applicable taxes.

For more information visit

york.ca/wastedepots or

call 1-866-665-6752.

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OOPS!

Missed collections are upsetting, but there is usually a reason why material was not collected as expected.

In order for your materials to be collected, please ensure they are:

• In acceptable containers, recyclables will NOT be collected in plastic bags or

cardboard boxes. Please do not cover the container with a net or lid.

Please see page 7 for approved container sizes.

• Out by 7 a.m.

• Within the weight limit of 23 kg (50 lbs)

• Not hidden behind a vehicle, snow bank, or other obstruction

• Non-recyclable item in Blue Box, including Styrofoam takeout trays/

containers, plastic bags/film plastic (including plastic around water/

pop cases). Please ensure the plastic is removed from these items

• Recyclables were not rinsed. Containers that have food/liquid residue left in them

attract animals and bees/wasps and pose a health and safety risk to drivers. Please

rinse all food and beverage containers before placing in your blue box

• Plastic bags in the green bin, all items must be placed in compostable bags

• Grass clippings were found in yard waste bags/containers

• Items were placed too far away from curb/shoulder or exceeds bag/container limit

• Cardboard was not bundled or bundles were too large. Loose cardboard should

be bundled no larger than 90 cm x 90 cm x 30 cm (36” x 36”x 12”)

• Plastic bags must be removed from newspapers

• Furnace filters are not recyclable

• Free of prohibited content (e.g. hazardous or construction/

renovation waste/medical waste)

• Lids of green bins should be closed and locked. Green bins

with materials overflowing will not be collected. Additional

bins can be purchased at the Municipal Offices

TO THE CURB BY 7 A.M.

Other reasons for missed collections are:

keep plastic bags out of bins

• Blue box was too large, blue box recycling materials will be collected only in a

molded rigid open top container not exceeding 65 cm (26 inches) in length, 50 cm

(20 inches) in width and 50 cm (20 inches) in height. Recyclables will not be

accepted for collection if they are in oversized (approx 128 litre) containers with

wheels and lid which are sold at some local improvement stores. The overall weight,

size and durability of these containers prevent safe and effective collection

• Yard Waste was placed out in plastic bags. Yard waste is only collected in paper bags or

re-useable open top containers (No blue boxes or cardboard boxes)

• Shredded paper is only collected in the green bin, blue boxes containing shredded

paper will not be collected

• Electronic Waste must be recycled. Please take these items to one of the

Region’s Electronic Recycling Depots listed on Page 3 or to one of the

Town’s Electronic Recycling Events held in May and October. Electronic

Waste can also be dropped off at The Care and Share Thrift Shop, 33

Ringwood Drive, Stouffville. Please call 905-640-1410 for more information.

If an item is not collected for reasons other than the above, please call 1-866-421-5625.


Tips for a Problem Free Collection!

Please see

page 7 for approved

container sizes.

Styrofoam meat trays

and takeout containers

are not recyclable. Please

remove these items and

place in the garbage.

Please do not put recyclables

in cardboard boxes. This poses

a safety hazard for collection staff

as cardboard boxes are not very

sturdy especially after sitting out in

the rain and snow. All recyclable

material should be in a Town

issued blue box and cardboard

should be flattened and bundled

no larger than 90 cm x 90 cm x

30 cm (36” x 36” x 12”).

Please remove all bungee cords before setting green bin out for collection.

Please remove all film

plastic wrapping and

plastic bags. This includes

the plastic bags that the

newspaper arrives in.

Please do not throw large

piles of material at the curb.

This is dangerous for collectors.

Please ensure all material is

bagged properly and bulk items

are set neatly beside them.

Tags for additional bags can

be purchased at the locations

stated on page 1 of this

calendar.

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YORK REGION

Paramedic

AMBULANCE


January 2017

Have a question?

Consult the back cover.

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

1 New Year’s Day 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Maximum

6’ (1.8 m)

- cut in pieces

if necessary

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29 30 31

CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION IS THE WEEK OF JANUARY 16 ONLY ON YOUR

REGULAR COLLECTION DAY. 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.

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Garbage

Collection Week

Green Bin

Collection

Blue Box

Collection

Christmas Tree

Collection Day

Green Bins and Blue Boxes are collected WEEKLY.

Garbage is picked up BIWEEKLY on your regular day

in the weeks that begin with the yellow indicator.


What Goes in the Green Bin?

Food and food scraps

If you can eat it, it goes in the Green Bin. Meat and fish bones and shells,

fat, grease and lard (solidified), small amounts of cooking oil, fruits and

vegetables, 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 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: Only certified compostable bags or paper-based

bags break down completely during the composting process. Look for this

logo on the packaging to be sure you are purchasing the best product for

the environment. Biodegradable bags break down into smaller pieces of

plastic that will not decompose and will become a contaminant in the

finished compost.

Plastic bags are no longer

accepted in the green bin,

all items must be placed in

compostable bags.

Option #1: Recommended

Line your small kitchen container with

a compostable bag. Fill your kitchen

container with organics. Transfer your

tied organic-filled bag into your Green

Bin. Place your Green Bin at the curb on

your collection day.

or

Important!

All organic material, such as food waste, must

be contained in compostable bags that are

securely closed or tied. Organic material placed

loosely in your Green Bin will not be collected.

There are two options:

Option #2:

Line your Green Bin with a compostable

bag. Fill your small kitchen container

with organics (no bag). Empty the loose

organic material from your small kitchen

container into your lined Green Bin.

Tie your Green Bin liner closed. Place your Green Bin at

the curb on your collection day. Please do not double bag

materials.

Do not place

yard waste in

the Green Bin


February 2017

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

When food is disposed in a landfill it quickly rots and becomes a significant

source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas with 21 times the global

warming potential of carbon dioxide. 30-50% of residential waste is

organic matter which could be composted instead of going to landfill.

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Have a question?

Consult the back cover.

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19 20 Family Day 21 22 23 24 25

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Please respect collection crews! Drivers face many challenges every day performing their jobs including

extreme weather, overweight bags/containers, unseen sharp objects, irate residents and parked cars to name a

few. You can help out them out and ensure a problem-free collection day by making sure all of your items are

curbside by 7 am in proper containers and are compliant with the rules as listed on page 4 of this guide. Please

do not approach drivers with questions as they are instructed to carry on with their routes. Residents are asked to

call the number on the back of this guide or on the “oops” sticker for more information. Please remember it is not

the collectors’ fault if an item is non-compliant and has to be left behind, they are doing as they are instructed.

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Garbage

Collection Week

Green Bin

Collection

Blue Box

Collection

Recycling Guide

inside back cover


Reminder to Residents

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Approved Recycling Containers:

Town issued blue boxes, 65 cm (26 inches)

in length, 50 cm (20 inches) in width and

50 cm (20 inches) in height. The Town of

Whitchurch-Stouffville is not responsible

for non-approved containers being

collected or returned after collection.

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Magazines, newspapers,

cardboard and other waste paper

tied securely in bundles:

90 cm x 90 cm x 30 cm

(36 x 36 x 12 inches)

Approved Garbage Containers:

Maximum Size: 90 cm H x 50 cm

diameter (125 litres, 4.4 cu. ft.)

Total Weight: 23 kg (50 lbs)

Note: Collection crews will not collect

containers which do not comply with the

dimensions noted above and in accordance

with the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

By-law #2007-144-GA.

Additional blue boxes and green bins can

be purchased at the Town of Whitchurch-

Stouffville’s Customer Service Centre,

111 Sandiford Drive, Stouffville, Monday

to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


March 2017

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

BROKEN GLASS – Please place broken glass in a sealed cardboard

box and clearly label “Broken Glass”. Broken glass is extremely

dangerous for collection staff.

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Have a question?

Consult the back cover.

DST begins

(turn clocks forward one

hour at bedtime)

12 13 14 15 16 17 St. Patrick’s 18

Day

19 20 First day 21 22 23 24 25

of spring

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Please all have

all items to the

curb by 7 am on

collection day.

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Garbage

Collection Week

Green Bin

Collection

Blue Box

Collection

Recycling Guide

inside back cover


Yard Waste

Yard Waste is collected ON YOUR REGULAR COLLECTION DAY

EVERY SECOND WEEK from April to November,

as noted throughout this calendar (there are some exceptions

due to statutory holidays).

There is no limit to the amount of yard waste that can be placed for collection,

providing that acceptable bags and/or containers are used.

Acceptable Containers:

Place weeds, plant trimmings and leaves in paper yard waste bags or an open-top garbage

can labelled “Yard Waste” (stickers available from the Municipal Offices). Blue boxes

are for recycling material only and will not be accepted for yard waste collection. Bundle

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

No plastic bags please!

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.

NO plastic

bags

please!

NO BLUE BOXES OR

CARDBOARD BOXES


April 2017

Have a question?

Consult the back cover.

YOUR YARD

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

THINKING OF DOING WORK TO YOUR PROPERTY THIS SUMMER?

Residents and/or contractors are required to obtain a road occupancy permit before any work is done on the Town Boulevards including the

installation of gardens, interlocking brick work, concrete and wood curbs, driveway widening or alterations and/or the installation of irrigation

systems. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 905-640-1910 or 1-855-642-TOWS(8697) ext. 4268.

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Collection has moved to

Saturday this week

16 Easter Sunday 17 Easter Monday 18 19 20 21 22 Earth Day

2017

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Garbage

Collection Week

Green Bin

Collection

Blue Box

Collection

Yard Waste Collection Day

Recycling Guide

inside back cover


May 2017

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

Please all have

all items to the

curb by 7 am on

collection day.

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14 Mother’s Day 15 16 17 18 19 20

Have a question?

Consult the back cover.

Electronic Recycling

Event. Details at

townofws.ca

21 22 Victoria Day 23 24 25 26 27

Compost

Giveaway

Day! Details

at townofws.ca

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Outdoor water restrictions are in effect beginning May 15 to

September 30. For more information on the Town’s Outdoor

Water Use By-law, please visit townofws.ca

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Garbage

Collection Week

Green Bin

Collection

Blue Box

Collection

Yard Waste Collection Day

Recycling Guide

inside back cover


Fight the bite!

Protect yourself against

Lyme disease

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

Reduce your risk:

• Cover up when you go outside • Check yourself and your children for ticks

• Use insect repellent when outdoors


June 2017

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

Donations to charitable organizations are a great way to avoid sending

reusable items to landfill. For a list of local charities, please refer to our

website at townofws.ca and visit the garbage and recycling page.

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Have a question?

Consult the back cover.

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18 Father’s Day 19 20 21 First day 22 23 24

of summer

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Please all have

all items to the

curb by 7 am on

collection day.

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Garbage

Collection Week

Green Bin

Collection

Blue Box

Collection

Yard Waste Collection Day

Recycling Guide

inside back cover


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every step of the way; from

funding assistance, to

planning and planting, to

tending your growing forest.

A forest is a gift that grows

for generations.

Contact us to find out more.

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Let us help you create the backyard you’ve always

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tree planting and garden options.

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July 2017

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

Have You Checked Your Hot Water Tank? Due to the characteristics of the water supply, some hot water tanks in households

with low water usage may require periodic maintenance. When groundwater is heated, it has the tendency to leave iron deposits in the

bottom of your hot water tank. Therefore, it is recommended that periodic flushing of your hot water tank be carried out in order to

avoid brown water. Please visit the Town’s website at townofws.ca for more details.

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Have a question?

Consult the back cover.

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Garbage

Collection Week

Green Bin

Collection

Blue Box

Collection

Yard Waste Collection Day

Recycling Guide

inside back cover


Fight the bite!

Protect yourself against

West Nile virus

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

Reduce your risk:

• Clean up standing water around your home • Cover up when you go outside

• Use insect repellent when outdoors


August 2017

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

Please all have all items to the curb

by 7 am on collection day.

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Have a question?

Consult the back cover.

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BASKETBALL NETS ON THE ROAD/BOULEVARDS –

Did you know that that basketball nets are not

permitted on any road or boulevard within the Town of

Whitchurch-Stouffville? These nets are a safety hazard

to other residents/vehicles and interfere with Town

operations such as waste collection.

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Garbage

Collection Week

Green Bin

Collection

Blue Box

Collection

Yard Waste Collection Day

Recycling Guide

inside back cover


What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household hazardous waste (HHW) is anything in your

home that is corrosive, explosive, flammable, or poisonous

and is no longer needed. It should be brought to a HHW

depot where it will be disposed of safely.

What is Electronic Waste?

Electronic waste (e-waste) is any electronic equipment in

your home that no longer works and cannot be repaired.

E-waste should not be thrown in the garbage as these items

contain materials considered to be hazardous.

Examples of HHW include:

HHW Depots:

East Gwillimbury HHW

and Recycling Depot

225 Garfield Wright Boulevard

East Gwillimbury

Georgina Transfer Station

23068 Warden Avenue

Georgina

Markham HHW Depot

Rodick Road,

South of Miller Avenue

Markham

Vaughan HHW Depot

2840 Rutherford Road, Vaughan

E-waste Depots:

East Gwillimbury HHW

and Recycling Depot

225 Garfield Wright

Boulevard

East Gwillimbury

• Aerosol cans (full

or partially full)

• Batteries

• Compact fluorescent

light bulbs

• Gasoline

• Glues and adhesives

• Cleaning products

• Fertilizers

• Hydrogen peroxide

• Rubbing alcohol

Limits apply.

• Nail polish and polish

remover

• Paints (liquid and solid)

• Paint thinner and varnish

remover

• Perfume and cologne

• Pesticides, insecticides

and herbicides

• Pharmaceuticals

• Propane tanks

• Used motor oil and filters

Examples of e-waste include:

• Cameras

• Cellphones, telephones, pagers and

fax machines

• Computers, modems, keyboards

and mice

• Monitors, hard drives, and laptops

(limit of four per day)

• Printers and scanners

• Televisions (limit of two per day)

• VCRs, DVD players, radios, stereos

and speakers

Limits apply

Elgin Mills CEC

1124 Elgin Mills Road East

Richmond Hill

Georgina Transfer

Station

23068 Warden Avenue

Georgina

Markham HHW Depot

Rodick Road,

South of Miller Avenue

Markham

McCleary Court CEC

130 McCleary Court

Vaughan

Vaughan HHW Depot

2840 Rutherford Road

Vaughan

Disassembled electronics will not be accepted.

For more information visit york.ca/waste or call 1-866-665-6752


September 2017

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SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

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school supplies. Above all, protect young lungs, never idle in a school zone!

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17 18 19 20 21 22 First day 23

of fall

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

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Garbage

Collection Week

Green Bin

Collection

Blue Box

Collection

Yard Waste Collection Day

Recycling Guide

inside back cover


York Region’s

Discover tips for planning healthy

family meals at york.ca/goodfood

5 ways

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For many families, shopping and preparing

meals comes with a lot of food waste.

On average, York Region households

throw away $1,500 worth of food each

year. Here are some simple tips to reduce

food waste and save time and money:

Plan ahead and shop with a list (check

your cupboards in advance to avoid

buying duplicates)

Buy only what you need; bulk buying

or buying on sale is only cost effective

if the product is actually used

Choose recipes you can make ahead,

giving you more time with your family

and friends

Serve smaller portions; preparing or

setting out more than they can eat is

more food wasted

Freeze leftovers to enjoy later; soups,

stews, pasta and casseroles freeze well

#PlanPrepareEnjoy

to save time,

money and

reduce waste

SCRAPE THE DISHES

BEFORE YOU WASH.

DON’T POUR

FATS, OILS

OR GREASE

DOWN THE DRAIN.

Fats, oils and grease can have a serious impact

on your home and the environment.

When poured down the sink, drain or toilet,

they can clog your pipes and our sewers.

Fats, oils and grease are byproducts of cooking, including:

butter and margarine, cooking oils (including deep frying oils), meat

fats, salad dressings, sauces, gravies, shortening and lard.

PROPER Disposal

• Fats, oils and grease are organic waste that belong in your green bin

• Wait for fats, oils and grease to cool and harden, then scrape into

the green bin

• Use a small amount of paper towel to help wipe and absorb the

liquid before placing it in your green bin

• Liquid cooking oil can also be dropped off at a York Region waste

depot to be recycled into biodiesel

Cool it, scrape it, green bin it.

visit york.ca/fog


October 2017

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Have a question?

Consult the back cover.

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

8 9 Thanksgiving 10 11 12 13 14

Day

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Electronic Recycling

Event. Details at

townofws.ca

Waste Reduction Week – October 16-22, 2017

22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Waste Reduction Week

29 30 31

Halloween

Electronic Waste must be recycled. Please take these items to one of the Region’s Electronic

Recycling Depots listed on Page 3 or to one of the Town’s Electronic Recycling Events held in

May and October. Electronic Waste can also be dropped off at The Care and Share Thrift Shop,

33 Ringwood Drive, Stouffville. Please call 905-640-1410 for more information.

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Garbage

Collection Week

Green Bin

Collection

Blue Box

Collection

Yard Waste Collection Day

(including pumpkins)

Recycling Guide

inside back cover


Winter Reminders...

To assist the Public Works Department with its winter

maintenance activities residents are reminded of the following:

1) Residents are reminded that in order to facilitate the process of snow removal, no

person shall park any vehicle on any road between the hours of 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.

from December 1 to March 31 of each year as stated in By-law 2008-114-PR. During

the day, to assist with the Town’s plowing operations, we ask that vehicles not be

parked on the street until they have been cleared.

2) Do not push snow from driveways on to the travel portion of the road.

3) When driving, stay well back of snow plows as they are, on occasion, required to back-up

during plowing operations and never pass a snow plow on the right.

4) Residents are requested not to allow children to play on snow piles located on or at the side of

the roads. Snow plow operators may not see children playing in the snow.

5) Please place green bins, blue boxes and garbage bags/containers flat on the ground in

driveways rather than on snow banks or on the road.

The Public Works Department reminds residents that the Town is not responsible for

any damage caused to items such as gardens, fences, posts, interlocking brick work,

concrete and wood curbs that have been placed on Town property.

Removal of these items would aid with the road and sidewalk plowing operations and prevent

damage to these property improvements. The Town, at its discretion, may request the removal of

these obstructions. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at

905-640-1900 or 1-855-642-TOWN (8696).


November 2017

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

Did you know? Broken Town-issued green and blue bins

can be replaced free of charge at the Municipal Offices. Please

bring broken bins to Customer Service to be exchanged. Bins

must have Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville logo to be eligible

for replacement.

1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Have a question?

Consult the back cover.

DST ends

(turn clocks back one

hour at bedtime)

Remembrance

Day

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

26 27 28 29 30

Please all have all items to the

curb by 7 am on collection day.

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Garbage

Collection Week

Green Bin

Collection

Blue Box

Collection

Yard Waste Collection Day

(Pumpkin Collection – Nov 7 – 10)

Recycling Guide

inside back cover


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, dishwashers and ovens.

If a special collection is not booked with the contractor, 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).

Bulky Item (Large Article) Pick-Up is intended for the collection of up to four (4)

large household items per collection, not extra bags or boxes or large amounts

of waste. The Town and GFL reserves the right to refuse collection if the items

put out interfere or impact driver safety (i.e. large piles of materials placed

curbside) or operations.

Residents are asked to take large amounts of waste to one of the Region’s

Community Environmental Centres (see page 3). Most items can be recycled.

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. Bundle

small loose pieces. Tie carpeting and linoleum in rolls measuring no longer than 1.2 metres

(4 ft) and weighing less than 23 kilograms (50 lbs), up to ten (10) rolls per collection.

Construction & Demolition Waste

Construction and demolition waste is not collected curbside. Please 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, refer to our website at

townofws.ca/residents/garbage-recycling-and-composting.asp for a list of local charities near you.


December 2017

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

Have an environmentally-friendly holiday season! Use re-usable gift bags instead of wrapping paper to reduce the amount of

recycling. Also, read set-out guidelines on page 4 to ensure a stress-free collection. Please note that extra recyclables cannot be

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set out in plastic bags or cardboard boxes for collection. Crews are instructed to leave any non-compliant items behind, which can

be frustrating. Additional bins can be purchased at the Municipal Offices.

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Have a question?

Consult the back cover.

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 First day of winter 22 23

24 25 Christmas 26 Boxing Day 27 28 29 30

Day

31

JANUARY 2018

Your new calendar will be delivered before the end of December

1 New Year’s 2 3 4 5 6

Day

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

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Garbage

Collection Week

Green Bin

Collection

Blue Box

Collection

Christmas Tree Collection week of January

15th, 2018 on regular collection day.

Recycling Guide

inside back cover


What goes in the blue box?

What does NOT

go in the Blue Box?

PAPER

Cardboard

• Cardboard boxes

(flattened)

• Pizza and shoe boxes

Newsprint

• Flyers

• Magazines

• Newspapers

• Telephone books

Household paper

Calendars and posters

• Envelopes

• Junk mail

• Note paper and

sticky notes

• Office paper and pads

Polycoat containers

• Paper coffee cups (no lids)

• Drink boxes or tetra packs

(no straws)

• Frozen food boxes

• Frozen juice containers

(separate lids)

• Juice and milk cartons

Other paper

• Boxboard (e.g. cereal boxes)

• Bristol board

• Egg cartons/flats

• File folders

• Greeting cards/index cards

• Paper bags

• Paper cups

• Paper packaging

• Paper towel and toilet paper rolls

• Wrapping paper (non-metallic)

All containers must be empty and clean.

Metal lids must be removed and placed in blue

box separately.

PLASTIC (empty containers)

Plastic household containers

• Antifreeze and windshield

washer bottles

• Baby wipe containers

• Detergent bottles

• Household cleaning product containers

• Medicine bottles

(larger than two-inches in diameter)

• Plastic bottles/jugs/pails

• Plastic plant pots/trays

Plastic food and drink containers

• Bakery trays and clamshells

• Microwaveable plastic food trays

• Plastic egg cartons

• Plastic tubs and lids (ice cream,

margarine, yogurt tubs, etc.)

• Take-out food containers

• Water and pop bottles

DON’T KNOW WHERE IT GOES?

Visit york.ca/bindicator

York Region’s online,

easy-to-use waste database

METAL

Steel containers

• Aerosol cans (empty)

• Cookie tins

• Metal food and

soup cans

• Paint cans

(empty, lids off)

Aluminum containers

• Aluminum foil

(rolled into ball)

• Aluminum plates

and trays

• Pop cans

GLASS

• Bottles

• Jars

Batteries

Coffee pods/discs

Dishes/glasses

Foam packaging

Medical waste (needles)

Plastic bags (of any kind)

Propane tanks

For more information, visit

york.ca/waste or call 1-866-665-6752


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Who to Call:

Collection Inquiries:

1-866-421-5625:

• Missed collections

• Damaged blue boxes/green bins

• Schedule a metal item pickup

Other Questions/Inquiries:

905-640-1900 or

1-855-642-TOWN (8696)

Hazardous Materials:

1-866-665-6752

www.york.ca

111 Sandiford Drive

Stouffville, ON L4A 0Z8

townofws.ca

2017

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Appliances ..................................16

Basic Collection Information ........1

Battery Disposal ...........................3

Bulky Items (appliances, furniture,

carpeting, swing sets, etc) ..........16

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

Collection Map .............................2

Construction/Demolition Waste ....3

Electronics Recycling ............13, 14

Green Bin Sorting Guide ...............6

Household Hazardous Waste ..9, 13

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

Medications, Sharps ...........3, 7, 13

Missed Collections ........................4

Recycling Guide ..........................17

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

Waste & Recycling Drop-Off

Depot Locations ............................3

West Nile Virus............................12

Yard Waste ...................................8

Yard Waste Drop-off Depot ..........3

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