“Clear bag waste collection has already been implemented in several municipalities across Ontario,” explains David Kerr, Manager of Environmental Services at the City of Kawartha Lakes. “It has been proven to reduce the amount of recyclables entering landfill sites and improve worker safety.”
The City provides a variety of resources to make the transition to clear bag waste collection a smooth one.
Recycling Containers/Bins and Backyard Composters
The City will continue to offer a 50% discount on recycling containers/bins (both blue and green boxes) and a $10 discount on backyard composters, throughout the month of December or while supplies last. Recycling containers and backyard composters are available at all Municipal Service Centres.
2017 Recycling & Waste Collection Calendar
The 2017 Recycling & Waste Collection Calendar is now available at your nearest Municipal Service Centre or library branch, and can be downloaded from the City website. The calendar contains detailed information on City recycling and waste programs, including clear bag waste collection.
Educational booklets have been created to provide information about clear bag waste collection. They can be picked up at your nearest Municipal Service Centre or library branch or downloaded and printed from the Waste and Recycling section of the City’s website.
The Waste and Recycling section of the City website is a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about clear bag waste collection. You can download printable educational materials, read the Clear Bag Fact Sheet and find out where clear bags are sold near you. Visit http://www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/residents/solid-waste-services/clear-garbage-bags-program-1.
My Waste App
The My Waste App can be downloaded for free on your smartphone. It has a search feature that allows you to look up how to correctly dispose of specific items. It can also help you keep track of changes to your regular collection schedule.
Municipal Service Centres
Knowledgeable customer service staff are available to help. If you have questions about clear bag waste collection, you can visit your nearest Municipal Service Centre or call 705-324-9411. Recycling containers, pre-paid tags and backyard composters are available for purchase at all City of Kawartha Lakes Municipal Service Centres (please call ahead to confirm availability).