Less is the New More!
A long weekend is a great time to sort through clutter. Before you start to throw things out, here are some great tips and handy reminders.
✓ When in doubt, check out our Our What Goes Where? tool which can answer your sorting questions!
✓ Handle each material ONCE. Make the decision:
- Do I want to KEEP it?
- Can I DONATE it?
- Could I SELL it?
- Can it be RECYCLED?
- Does this go out with GARBAGE?
✓ Understand your bi-weekly curbside collection limits and use them to your advantage!
✓ Hire only licensed and reputable companies if you need material taken to the Waste Management Centre. Ask for a copy of the weigh ticket so you know your material arrived where it should—and not illegally dumped.
✓ Material taken to the Waste Management Centre by residents directly still need to be:
- Weighed in and out at the Scale House,
- Have materials separated properly, and
- Be secured with tie-downs and tarps to ensure everything makes the trip
✓ Residential household hazardous waste can be delivered to the Waste Management Centre, Monday to Saturday year-round. If the Centre is too far to travel, you can drop-off at the mobile community events; Household Hazardous Waste and Paper Shred Event.
✓ Managing private paper documents can include using a shredder and then placing the material in a recycling bag for curbside collection. If you have a lot of documents to be shredded come to the mobile community paper shred events; Household Hazardous Waste and Paper Shred Event. Free, fast and secure!