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.

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Depots
Simcoe Facilities Building –  CANCELLED due to COVID-19

591 Norfolk St S,  Simcoe
Saturday, April 25, 2020 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Norfolk County Works Yard

340 Argyle St., Delhi
Saturday, May 23, 2020 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Water Pollution Control Plant

137 Hamilton Plank Rd, Port Dover
Saturday, September 12, 2020 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.