Garbage collection delays continue across Niagara

Cold weather, staffing and vehicle issues continue to delay the collection of garbage, recycling and organics in municipalities around the region.

“As a result of the cold weather, collection contractor staffing and vehicle issues, curbside garbage, recycling and organics collection continues to be delayed across Niagara,” a press release from Niagara Region said Tuesday Jan. 2/2018. “The collection contractor, Emterra Environmental, was unable to complete all of Friday’s garbage, recycling and organics collection across the region despite their efforts.”

Residents in Niagara Falls whose regular recycling collection day is Friday are being asked to place their recyclable material out for collection on Saturday Jan. 6/2018 by 7 a.m.

Residents in Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Thorold whose regular collection day is Friday for garbage and organics are being asked to put out their garbage/organics by 7 a.m. Saturday Jan. 6/2018.

“Residents in the affected areas will be permitted to place four (4) garbage bags or containers curbside for collection on Saturday, January 6, 2018,” the release said. “There is no limit to the amount of organic material that residents can place curbside for collection. If your Green Bin is full, residents may use a rigid container or yard waste bags to place organics at the curb.”

Residents are asked to refer to the websiteTwitter or Facebook for updates on the status of collection.



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