Residential Tipping Fee Holiday at Local Landfill and Waste Diversion Sites September 21-26

4-Sep-2015

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Friday, September 4, 2015 

The City of Greater Sudbury would like to remind citizens that residential tipping fees will be waived at all Greater Sudbury landfill and waste diversion sites from Monday, September 21, to Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Greater Sudbury residents can deliver discarded household items to local landfill sites free of charge during the above-noted week. 

The residential tipping fee holiday week includes disposal of up to eight passenger/light truck tires (maximum 34 inches with rims removed) each day. There are no limits on other household waste.

Residents are asked to sort their loads for proper disposal and recycling prior to arriving at the landfill site. Examples of proper sorting categories include blue box recyclables, scrap metal and appliances, furniture, electronics, concrete, leaf and yard trimmings, and regular household garbage.

Fees for household waste and tires will be waived if they are delivered in a private motor vehicle. Residents, who choose to rent a vehicle or borrow a commercial pickup truck to deliver their household waste, must complete a Rental Vehicle Approval Form or a Commercial Pickup Truck Approval Form. This form must be submitted to the City for approval at least one week prior to the beginning of the tipping fee holiday, by September 14, 2015.

Non-residents of Greater Sudbury are not permitted access to City landfill sites. Proof of address may be required.

The City also asks residents to prevent littering by covering trailers and truck beds when transporting waste.

Please note, as of October 1, 2015, winter hours of operation will be in effect at all sites, as follows:

Sudbury, Azilda and Hanmer sites:

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

• Sunday and most statutory holidays: CLOSED

Walden Small Vehicle Transfer Site:

• Monday to Friday: noon to 5 p.m.

• Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Sunday and most statutory holidays: CLOSED

Due to increased landfill traffic during the tipping fee holiday week, residents are advised to expect delays. For more information, call the City of Greater Sudbury at 3-1-1 or visit www.greatersudbury.ca/wastemanagement.

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