Cedar Point Cottagers,
Starting this November, Simcoe County will initiate a new automated garbage cart collection. This will require the use of new bins/carts for organics, recyclables, and garbage. These bins will be substantially bigger than are currently in use. If members are concerned about this change or have questions, please address your concerns to the Township.
See the links below for more information and for details for a public information session being held on July 21, 2021. Questions for the session must be submitted by July 18, 2021.
For convenience, here is the information on the information session:
Simcoe is having a Public Information Centre – July 21, 2021 at 6 p.m.
On July 21, 2021 from 6-7 p.m. the County is hosting a virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) to provide information about the program and instructions on how to use the carts.
Residents are invited to submit questions in advance. The session will be live; however, only those questions submitted in advance will be addressed during the virtual presentation. Please note that in the interest of time, questions received will be grouped and addressed simultaneously within key themes.
To submit a question, please visit https://www.simcoe.ca/automatedcartpic. The deadline to submit a question is July 18, 2021 at 11.59 p.m.
Cedar Point Cottagers Association
PS: Our neighbours in Thunder Beach are also concerned, see copied email below.
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Subject: Re: Simcoe's plan for automated waste cart collection this fall - Timmins Comparison
Hello All - Here's some additional info that may prompt some of your questions to Simcoe before next weeks Public Information Centre on waste collection changes.
Simcoe uses Timmins as one of examples of similar municipalities that use the large carts, BUT
- Timmins has a number of streets that are exempt (https://www.timmins.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=11976429&pageId=13195512) because they are too narrow or congested to use the large truck (they are even bigger than the ones in use now), these streets are allowed to use bags. I would believe this will be similar to collection/placement along Centre Beach Rd
- Some seasonal properties are taxed in a different bracket and they take their garbage to a depot.
Another interesting fact is that Simcoe ranks 9th amongst population by Regions in Ontario and 13th in density, yet amongst those more populated and denser Regions, only two (Toronto and Peel) use automated collection. Ottawa, Durham, Halton, Hamilton, Waterloo and Niagara all use the current method that Simcoe is using for the collection of waste.
I really hope we can use this information to get Simcoe to look at a hybrid solution that involves the use of bags/existing containers in cottage communities. I'm sure we won't see a change in taxes, but we can certainly try and get them to put in community collection depots at the very least.
Again, please do your best to inform others of this change in service and get them ask questions, propose solutions to Simcoe County and Tiny Council by July 18 at please https://www.simcoe.ca/automatedcartpic.