City Landfills Temporarily Closed to Public to Support Social (Physical) Distancing

26-Mar-2020

In consultation with Public Health Sudbury & Districts, the City of Greater Sudbury is temporarily closing public access to Landfill sites (Sudbury, Azilda and Hanmer Landfills, and Walden Small Vehicle Transfer Station), effective immediately. With landfill residential traffic steadily increasing over the past few days, these closures will further support important social (physical) distancing measures recommended by Public Health.

To assist residents with the closures of these facilities, the residential garbage bag limit has been temporarily increased to four bags, effective immediately. Blue Box recycling, Green Cart organics and leaf and yard trimmings residential roadside collection remains unlimited. Residents without roadside pickup service, who use drop-off sites for disposal, are unaffected by these closures.

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Depot drop off days scheduled to be open on Saturdays in April will be suspended until further notice. Please use the Toxic Taxi service for pickup of these items. Please note that due to an increase in requests, wait times for pickup may be longer than usual.

https://www.greatersudbury.ca/live/garbage-and-recycling/household-hazardous-waste/toxic-taxi/.

Large Furniture, Appliances and Electronic pickup

The City offers roadside collection of certain large furniture, appliances and electronics items. Please note that due to an increase in requests, wait times for pickup may be longer than usual. For more information on eligible items or to schedule pickup, visit https://www.greatersudbury.ca/live/garbage-and-recycling/furniture-and-appliances/.

Residents are encouraged to defer requests for scheduled pickup of non-essential household hazardous waste and large furniture, appliances and electronic items pickups if possible.

Residents experiencing unusual or challenging situations as a result of the Landfill site closures can call 311 to discuss available options.

Landfill sites will be accessible to commercial, industrial, and City and contracted residential roadside waste service vehicles only.

Download the Waste Wise app to receive pick-up day reminders, schedule large furniture, appliance or electronic item pickups, search the what-goes-where database, and much more. The app is available on the Google Play or App Store by searching for “Greater Sudbury Waste Wise”.

Please monitor the City’s website at www.greatersudbury.ca/covid, and social media accounts at www.facebook.com/GreaterSudbury or www.twitter.com/GreaterSudbury.

The City of Greater Sudbury, through decisions of City Council, and with guidance from Public Health Sudbury & Districts, continues to take additional steps to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 in the community.

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