Simcoe’s redesigned waste transfer station.

 

Mar 7 – The public can expect a safer, more environmentally friendly model of waste transfer station in Simcoe going forward.

Norfolk County Public Works will officially unveil a completely redesigned drop-off station to the public May 14 at 1 p.m.

Construction on the $1.1 million project began last year and opens just in time for the county’s $16 days, which allow residents to dispose of up to two metric tons of waste per day.

The station was designed by Walker Environmental based in Niagara Falls and allows for the separation of more material and gives users a safer drop-off area.

“The re-designed drop off area has received positive feedback by users thus far,” said Norfolk County Supervisor of Waste Management Merissa Bokla. “It allows for better traffic flow, the separation of additional materials and a safer drop off area for residents. We hope that residents enjoy using the site.”

Norfolk’s station in South Walsingham has also undergone a redesign. With a price tag of $650k, it opened in July of 2018.

Both stations will be available May 13-18 for $16 days. The Simcoe location (164 Fourteenth Street) is open Monday-Friday from 8a.m.-4:15p.m. and Saturdays from 9a.m.-1p.m.

The South Walsingham station (1180 3rd Concession, Port Rowan) is currently operating on winter hours until the Victoria Day long weekend – Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10a.m.-3:45p.m. and Saturdays from 9a.m.-1p.m.

Accepted items include sofas, couches, desks, chairs, tables, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, stoves, and microwaves.

Items not accepted include farm machinery, electronics, tires, paint cans, and automotive parts.

For the entire list, visit norfolkcounty.ca/living/garbage-and-recycling/furniture-and-appliance-program.