Waste Reduction Tips

Reduction is the highest priority component of the 3 R’s Approach (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). The following are just a few of the easy ways to reduce you waste output.

  1. Take your own shopping bags to the grocery store. Keep a couple in the car just in case.
  2. Write lists or notes on the back of scrap paper.
  3. Choose cloth diapers over disposables.
  4. Take a lunch box or reusable bag, instead of a paper or plastic bag.

Tire Recycling

Ontario Launched a Used Tires Program on September 1st, 2009. The Used Tire Plan is a free tire disposal program for Ontario Residents to recycle their used tires. There are a number of Collection facilities available across Ontario where the public can drop off their used tires. Below are frequently asked questions:

What types of tires are included?

All on-road and off-road passenger and commercial motorized vehicle tires including:

  • Motorcycle tires
  • Truck and bus tires
  • Mobile home/trailer tires
  • Earth-moving and road building vehicle tires
  • Mining, logging and agricultural use vehicle tires
  • Any industrial and other vehicle tires to provide mobility.

Garbage Collection

Garbage Bag Limits

  • 4 bags of garbage per household
  • 8 bags of garbage per commercial unit

Set-out Tips

  • Have your material at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day to ensure that your material is picked up
  • Place your material at the edge of the curb on your property either on the grass or on your driveway, not on the road way
  • Keep areas adjacent to collection areas clear of obstacles like basketball and hockey nets
  • In the winter, be sure material is visable and not hidden by snow banks

Unacceptable Waste

  • Liquid wastes of any type will NOT be accepted.

Leaf and Yard Waste

New for 2020! The program will now run continually from April 6 until October 2, by urban zones as listed, below.

Zone 1: Long Point & Simcoe
Zone 2: Port Dover, Langton, Port Rowan
Zone 3: Turkey Point, Vittoria, St. Williams, Courtland, Delhi, Waterford

Refer to your 2020 Waste Calendar or view the calendars shown below to learn which weeks are associated with your zone.

Recycling FAQ’s

Here, you can find answers to a variety of questions involving Norfolk’s ‘Simple Sort’ recycling program.

What is the new two-box recycling program all about?

The County has a new way of setting recyclables at the curb for collection. Instead of separating paper, boxboard and containers inside or beside the current box, the ‘Simple Sort’ system requires that materials be sorted into two separate boxes. All paper products like newspapers, flyers, cereal and tissue boxes, magazines and small corrugated cardboard boxes, plus the bag of plastic bags go into the existing black (or blue) recycling box.