COVID-19 is affecting garbage collection, including the suspension of the pick of large household items.
The Niagara Region is also asking us to keep waste collection crews safe, by tying all items in bags, eliminating any loose garbage in containers.
Used tissues, and other organic material, must be in paper or compostable bags, and tied before being put in the green bin. All garbage must be in garbage bags, not loose in garbage containers
Effective Wednesday, March 25, curbside collection of large household item and bulk goods for single family homes, and apartments with six units or less, is suspended until April 17, “to redeploy collection staff to prioritize regular curbside collection of waste, recycling and organics,” the Region says.
All large items currently booked for collection between March 25 and April 17 are cancelled. Pick-up can be rebooked after April 17.
If necessary, those items can be taken to a Niagara Region landfill site, but there are also some changes to what and how landfill sites are accepting garbage.
Call ahead or visit the regional website before making the trip to drop off materials. Updates will be provided on the service closures and disruptions page at https://www.niagararegion.ca/service-disruptions/default.aspx.
“Further changes to curbside collection may be necessary as the situation evolves,” the Region says.