2017-2018 Waste & Recycling Guide - Haldimand County

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2017-2018 Waste�& Recycling Guide

Congratulations to Caitlin, grade 8 - winner of our Caledonia Fair "Waste Management Calendar Cover" contest. Great Job Caitlin!

Mayor�Ken�Hewitt's�Message Through� Haldimand� County’s� new� Rethink� Your Waste� promotion� strategy,� staff� are� encouraging residents� to� make� better� disposal� decisions� by avoiding� the� garbage� can� and� considering� how waste� can� be� reduced,� reused� or� recycled� instead. Whether� it� be� using� the� blue� and� black� box� for recycling�paper�and�containers,�buying�only�what�you need� from� the� grocery� store,� raking� leaves� into� a yard� waste� bag,� setting� up� a� backyard� composter, attending�a�hazardous�waste�event,�or�even�recycling a� computer–� there� are� many� methods� that� can prevent�waste�from�going�to�landfill.�Reducing�our consumption,�recycling�more,�reusing�what�we�can�and�disposing�less�is�the�mentality that�will�help�preserve�our�soils,�air�and�ecosystems�for�our�children,�grandchildren�and future�generations. Please�welcome�Modern�Corporation,�our�County’s�new�Waste�and�Recycling�Hauler since�October�2016.�If�you�have�a�question�about�your�garbage�or�recycling�or�want�to book�a�residential�bulky�item�pick�up,�please�give�Modern�a�call�and�they�will�help�you with�your�curbside�waste�and�recycling�needs.�Overall,�the�company�has�done�a�great job�transitioning�into�their�new�role�and�will�continue�to�work�closely�with�our�Waste Management�division�to�make�services�more�efficient�and�improve�the�way�Haldimand reduces�its�waste.�In�addition�to�Modern,�the�County’s�Solid�Waste�Operations�Division can�also�be�contacted�to�assist�with�your�waste�and�recycling�needs. The�true�measurement�of�our�success�is�how�we�embrace�change�and�what�we�do�with it�in�the�future.�Thank�you�for�continuing�to�keep�Haldimand�County�a�beautiful�place to�live,�work�and�play.

Ken�Hewitt,�Mayor,�Haldimand�County

A Message from the General Manager of Public Works 2016�was�a�busy�year�for�the�County,�especially�in�Waste�Management.�Staff�worked�diligently to�roll�out�a�new�Rethink�Your�Waste�promotion�strategy,�facilitate�the�introduction�of�a�new waste�and�recycling�curbside�collector�(Modern�Corporation),�and�develop�new�ways�of�reducing our�eco-footprint. Rethink�Your�Waste�promotions�–�delivered�to�residents�through�brochures,�newspaper�ads, social�media,�placed�on�truck�placards,� and�more�–�provided�information�on�reduction�initiatives and�key�changes�to�assist �residents�in�diverting�waste�from�landfills. �In�conjunction�with�the new�collection�contract,�Haldimand�has�been�working�with�multi-residential�buildings�in�an attempt�to�service�more�residents�and�divert�more�waste. In�November,�Haldimand�County�Council�passed�a�new�by-law�(1736-16)�for�The�Collection of� Waste,� Recyclables� and� Other� Materials.� Waste� Management� staff� worked� diligently� to implement�the�by-law,�to�protect�the�health�and�welfare�of�people,�and�decrease�nuisances by�regulating�and�monitoring�the�collection,�handling�and�disposal�of�waste�and�recyclable material�throughout�the�County.

  Staff�have�continued�with�the�closure�activities�related�to�the�Tom�Howe�Landfill�and�residents will�notice�a�diversion�center�at�the�Canborough�Transfer�Station�to�promote�and�allow�for�more waste�diversion�than�ever�before.

  The� waste� industry� in� Ontario� has� seen� significant� changes� in� the� recent� year� and more� are� expected.� The� County� will� do� its� best� to� communicate� changes� to� the� waste management� program� as� they� happen.� Questions� about� our� strategy,� or� curious� about waste�initiatives?�We�encourage�you�to�contact�us�at�905-318-5932�or�visit�our�website�at www.haldimandcounty.on.ca.� For� questions� regarding� you� garbage,� recycling� or� residential bulky�pick-ups,�please�call�Modern�Corporation�at�1-844-624-3126.

Paul�Mungar,�General�Manager,�Public�Works�Department

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