Special Items

COVID-19 Update – July 16, 2021

As of Friday, July 16, Greater Sudbury will enter step three of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen. The roadmap outlines a three-step plan to safely and gradually ease public health measures and reopen the province.
 

The front counter at the Recycling Centre is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon for the purchase of backyard composters, kitchen collectors and Big Blues.

Blue boxes and green carts will continue to be available for home delivery by placing an order through the Waste Wise app, online at www.greatersudbury.ca/wastewise or by contacting 311 by phone or Live Web Chat (311.greatersudbury.ca).

The Reuse Center at the Sudbury Landfill is open. The Household Hazardous Waste Depot will reopen for scheduled drop-off days beginning July 10. The schedule for drop-off days can be accessed through Waste Wise or by contacting 311. The Toxic Taxi will continue to operate for contactless home collection of residential household hazardous waste. To make an appointment, residents can email toxictaxi@greatersudbury.ca or call 705-560-9019.

Landfill sites remain open with limited capacity. Reuse centres at landfill sites are closed. Residents should be prepared for longer than usual wait times. The City has set up a live camera at the Sudbury landfill site so that residents can see how busy it is before they make the trip. The live feed is available at www.greatersudbury.ca/landfill-livestream.

Landfill Livestream

 
 

Procedure for Disposal of Cannabis

Small quantities of non-hazardous solid cannabis generated from households on the City's roadside waste collection system:

  • The non-hazardous solid cannabis must be made unusable and unrecognizable by grinding the cannabis solid waste and mixing it with food waste. The combination waste can then be placed in a certified compostable bag in the Green Cart for roadside collection.

Or

  • The non-hazardous solid cannabis must be made unusable and unrecognizable by grinding the cannabis solid waste and mixing it with leaf & yard trimmings. The combination waste can then be placed in a brown compostable paper leaf & yard trimmings bag for roadside collection.

Small quantities of non-hazardous solid cannabis generated from households or other generators without roadside waste collection services:

  • The non-hazardous solid cannabis must be made unusable and unrecognizable by grinding the cannabis solid waste and mixing it with food waste. The combination waste can then be placed in a certified compostable bag and delivered to a City landfill site and placed in the designated organics bin.

Or

  • The non-hazardous solid cannabis must be made unusable and unrecognizable by grinding the cannabis solid waste and mixing it with leaf & yard trimmings. The combination waste can then be placed in a brown compostable paper leaf & yard trimmings bag and delivered to a City landfill site and placed in the designated leaf & yard trimmings area.

Large quantities of non-hazardous solid cannabis:

  • The non-hazardous solid cannabis must be made unusable and unrecognizable by grinding and double bagging in garbage bags. Large quantities will be treated similar to our asbestos disposal process. The generator must call City Services at 311 to request special disposal services with the City's Environmental Services Division.