Reminder: Residential garbage bag limit changing on September 14, 2020, Fall Residential Tipping Fee Holiday at Local Landfill and Waste Diversion Sites

14-Sep-2020

Effective September 14, 2020, the weekly residential garbage bag limit will return to one bag per household.

The City of Greater Sudbury temporarily increased the limit to four bags on March 27 to assist residents during the provincial state of emergency. On June 8, the garbage bag limit was changed to two bags as part of a gradual return to the one-bag limit.

The collection of Blue Box recycling, Green Cart organics, leaf and yard trimmings, and large furniture, appliances and electronics remains unlimited.

Please continue to place garbage in a secure, tied bag. Residents who use garbage containers must place tied bags inside the container. Garbage containers that contain loose or unbagged waste will not be collected. Recyclable items must be placed loosely in the Blue Box.

Fall Residential Tipping Fee Holiday at Local Landfill and Waste Diversion Sites

Residential tipping fees will be waived at all Greater Sudbury landfill and waste diversion sites and the Walden Small Vehicle Transfer Site between Monday, September 21 and Saturday, September 26, 2020.

Greater Sudbury residents can deliver discarded household items to local landfill and waste diversion sites free of charge at the following locations:

Sudbury Landfill and Waste Diversion Site 2870 the Kingsway, Sudbury Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hanmer Landfill and Waste Diversion Site 900 Landfill Site Rd., off Gravel Drive, Hanmer Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Azilda Landfill and Waste Diversion Site Montee Rouleau, Azilda Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walden Small Vehicle Transfer Site 120 McCharles Lake Rd. Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 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 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 end of day on Monday, September 14, 2020.

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

Residents should prevent littering by covering trailers and truck beds when transporting waste.
Due to increased landfill traffic during the tipping fee holiday week, delays may occur.

For more information, including hours of operation, please visit www.greatersudbury.ca/wastemanagement

In order to maintain physical distancing, a limited number of vehicles will be permitted on site at a time. Residents should be prepared for longer than usual wait times at all sites. The City has setup a live camera at the Sudbury landfill site so that residents can see how busy it is before they make the trip. Check out the live feed at www.greatersudbury.ca/landfill-livestream.
Payment by debit or credit card is preferred.

For COVID-19 updates and information related to City services, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/covid or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/GreaterSudbury and www.twitter.com/GreaterSudbury

For the most up-to-date local information on COVID-19, visit the Public Health Sudbury & Districts website at www.phsd.ca/coronavirus.

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