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Out and about? No need to throw it out. Recycle it!

The Town of Grimsby is pleased to announce its participation in a public space recycling pilot program with Niagara Region, other local municipalities and Refreshments Canada.  In an effort to increase Niagara’s waste diversion rate, the Region, the municipalities of Grimsby, Thorold, Wainfleet and St. Catharines and Refreshments Canada have teamed up to launch “Niagara Recycles…on the go!

Read more: Out and about? No need to throw it out. Recycle it!

Recycling

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Recyclable material is collected every week (Blue and Grey Box) on the same day as your garbage.

Set your Blue and GreyBox out before 7 a.m. on the morning of your collection day. 

Tips for setting out your Blue and Grey Box:

  • Cardboard boxes must be contained inside one larger box or a recycling container. Excess cardboard may be placed next to recycling containers, only if they are flattened and tied to be no larger than 90 cm x 90 cm x 90 cm (3’ x 3’ x 3’).
  • Place all acceptable materials loose inside box. Do not place containers or paper products in plastic grocery bags.
  • Save space and prevent litter. Squeeze pop cans, large plastic bottles and beverage cartons and fill boxboard boxes with other boxboard materials.
  • Secure your recyclables. Stack your Blue Boxes on top of one another to prevent papers from blowing away and place heavier items such as magazines, catalogues or telephone books on top of loose paper.
  • On windy days, place your recycling boxes out for collection on the morning of your collection day by 7 a.m. instead of the night before. This will help to prevent litter on the streets. For general recycling information (not specific to Niagara Region) visit www.blueboxmore.ca. Explore the history of the Blue Box Program in Niagara.
  • Recyclable material is collected every week (Blue and Grey Box) on the same day as your garbage. Set your blue and Grey Box out before 7 a.m. on the morning of your collection day.


For general recycling information (not specific to Niagara Region) visit www.blueboxmore.ca.

Composting

Almost 45 percent of household garbage is made up of food and yard wastes.
 

Compost is an excellent soil conditioner that improves soil structure and fertility. Composting reduces the amount of waste set out for curbside collection. And compared to disposal, composting is much more economical.

Garbage

garbagebinGarbage is collected once every week. On your scheduled collection day, only regular household garbage placed into an acceptable garbage bag or container will be collected.

All materials (garbage, recycling, large household items, and/or leaf and yard waste) must be at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.
 

Organics

organicboxApproximately one-third of your household waste is made up of organic material, including kitchen scraps, leaves, grass clippings and yard trimmings. By participating in Niagara Region’s Green Bin (organic collection) and leaf and yard waste collection program, you are reducing the amount of waste being landfilled.

By using your Green Bin and placing your leaf and yard waste to the curb, you are turning waste into a resource. The organic material is turned into valuable compost that can be used on lawn and gardens.


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