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Recycling & Garbage Collection Calendar

Collection Guide www.e-aurora.ca | 1.866.421.5625 (Turtle Island's Call Centre)

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Message from the CAO Dear residents, On behalf of Town of Aurora staff, I’d like to thank you for working together to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to our environment. Your active participation in various environmental campaigns is continuing to make a difference. To date, the Town has taken part in several waste-reduction programs and green initiatives. These include the Green Bin program, energy retrofits in our Town facilities, our investment in renewable energy through Bullfrog Power® and the installation of idle-free zones at Town-owned facilities.

Neil Garbe

I am happy to report that resident participation in our weekly Green Bin and Blue Box programs – as well as Turtle Island Recycling’s Metal Item Scheduled Pickup program – continues to increase, improving our Town’s waste diversion, while proving the benefits of sustainable alternatives within our community. With our five-year Corporate Environmental Action Plan (CEAP) now in place, the Town will strive to implement new, and maintain existing, green initiatives that protect and enhance the natural environment, promote environmental sustainability and conserve resources. Working together as environmental stewards will not only improve, but preserve the cleanliness of our community, ensuring a greener Aurora for future generations. Sincerely, Neil Garbe Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)


Curbside Collection Reminders Place garbage, green bins, blue boxes and yard waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled day and by 6 a.m. on Yonge Street and Industrial Parkway. Do not put waste or recycling at the curb earlier than 4 p.m. the night before. We recommend a limit of three bags/ cans/ items of garbage every two weeks. Bulky items are included in your scheduled biweekly garbage pickup.

Acceptable Containers Metal or plastic garbage cans • Must have 2 handles and a secure lid • Do not use ties/ bungee cord • Maximum 98 litres (3.5 cu ft) • Maximum weight 22 kg (50 lbs)

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Plastic garbage bags • Must be securely tied • No loose grocery/ kitchen catcher bags • Do not place sharp objects inside bags - place sharp materials in a separate, sealed and labeled cardboard box • Maximum weight 22 kg (50 lbs)

Waste materials will only be collected if proper containers are used. 0.5m /19”

18 g - 22 g max. 0.9m /35”

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Blue Box (Recycling)

Green Bin (Organics)

Residual Waste (Garbage)

Items that will NOT be picked up include: Hazardous and biomedical waste; household paints, solvents and pesticides; syringes and needles; car parts and tires; propane tanks and; construction/ demolition waste. Disposal information for these items can be found within this calendar, or by calling 1.877.464.9675.

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Bring your damaged Aurora blue/ green bins to Town Hall (1 Municipal Drive) for a complimentary replacement.

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Drop off Depots LOCATION

HHW & RECYCLING DEPOT 225 Garfield Wright Blvd. East Gwillimbury Hours open*: Thursday to Monday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. including Saturdays and Sundays Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

LOCATION MAP

MATERIALS ACCEPTED AT THIS LOCATION Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) (see September 2011 for details) Electronic equipment (see October 2011 for details) Blue box recyclables NOTE: No charge for residents of York Region (small residential quantities only) Scrap metal and metal appliances Metal appliances with CFCs ..................$20 per unit

HHW DEPOT 23068 Warden Ave., Georgina Hours open*: Every Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) (see September 2011 for details) NOTE: No charge for residents of York Region (small residential quantities only)

23068 Warden Ave., Georgina Hours open*: Monday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Disposal rates are for residents of York Region (small residential quantities only). Cash, Visa and

Transfer Station Residential household garbage & clean fill .............. $95.00/ tonne (min charge $7.00) – not to exceed 500 kg. Tires ........................................................ No charge Blue box recyclables.................................... No charge Scrap metal.................................................... No charge Metal appliances without CFCs...................... No charge Metal appliances with CFCs .................... $20 per unit Yard waste .................................................... No charge Electronic equipment .................................. No charge

debit card are accepted.

(see October 2011 for details)

WASTE TRANSFER STATION

1.877.464.9675 www.york.ca/waste

McCleary Court Community Environmental Centre What is a Community Environmental Centre?

Community Environmental Centres (CECs) provide residents with a convenient location to drop off a variety of materials, including those not easily managed through the current waste collection programs. York Region has partnered with Goodwill Industries and Habitat for Humanity York Region to collect reusable goods at the CEC, such as clothing, household goods and building materials. Some other materials accepted: ■ Blue box recyclables ■ Drywall ■ Electronics ■ Energy efficient light bulbs


HHW DEPOT Rodick Rd., South of Miller Ave., Markham Hours open*: Thursday to Monday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. including Saturdays and Sundays Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

HHW DEPOT 2840 Rutherford Rd., Vaughan Hours open*: Thursday to Monday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. including Saturdays and Sundays Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

YARD WASTE DROP-OFF Miller Waste Systems 1351 Bloomington Rd. Richmond Hill Hours open* (Winter): Dec. 1 - Mar. 31 Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hours open* (Summer): Apr. 1 - Nov. 30 Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) (see September 2011 for details) Electronic equipment (see October 2011 for details) NOTE: No charge for residents of York Region (small residential quantities only)

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) (see September 2011 for details) Electronic equipment (see October 2011 for details) NOTE: No charge for residents of York Region (small residential quantities only)

■ Metal appliances* ■ Non-treated lumber ■ Scrap metal ■ Shredded paper (in clear bags) ■ Small household batteries * Fee of $20 per unit if containing CFCs. Location: 130 McCleary Court, City of Vaughan Hours open: Thursday to Monday, including Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. From April 1st to October 31st the CEC will be open extended hours until 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings.

Yard waste – leaves, grass clippings, shrubs, branches, weeds, flowers, sod, hay, etc. NO PLASTIC BAGS. These items are NOT accepted: Tree branches & brush larger than 15 cm (6”) in diameter and 1.8 m (6’) long, stumps & root balls, driveway & road sweepings, kitchen & food waste, animal droppings, rocks/ stones, dirt/ topsoil and non organic items such as flower pots. NOTE: No charge for loads less than 1 cubic yard. Loads greater than 1 cubic yard are subject to a tipping fee.

For more information please contact York Region at 1.877.464.9675 or visit www.york.ca/waste.

HHW Summer Hours: East Gwillimbury, Markham and Vaughan depots will be open Thursdays until 7 p.m. from April 1st to October 31st . *Closed Statutory Holidays Note: Fees and hours subject to change without notice.

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Respect your community; be a good neighbour When it comes to managing your waste and recycling, please be considerate and helpful to others. Take these steps to make your street tidier and safer: • Secure garbage and recyclables so nothing blows loose and becomes litter. • Be vigilant in securing waste and recyclables against animals. • Offer to carry bags and bins to the curb for neighbours who have difficulty doing so. • Place bags and bins carefully at the curb so that pedestrians using wheelchairs, walkers or strollers can pass safely on the sidewalks. • Remove emptied bins from the sidewalk as soon as you can. • Offer to accept organic waste from neighbours for your backyard composter. • If you don’t compost, offer your fall leaves to a neighbour who does, or start a local gardening project for any public areas in the neighbourhood. • If an item was not collected as expected, please do not leave it at the curb while you resolve the problem.

Don't know what waste goes where? Aren't sure how to get rid of odds and ends? Check out www.e-aurora.ca/wasteandrecycling for helpful hints and Sorting Guidelines.


Construction & demolition waste Construction and demolition waste is NOT collected at the curbside in our municipality.

Help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in a landfill by recycling your leftover building supplies at York Region's Community Environmental Centre in the City of Vaughan. What you can do to help our environment: • Donate construction and demolition materials that you don’t need to a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity or a similar organization. • Check with local salvagers before purchasing new products. Used or excess building supplies such as lumber, cabinets, doors, windows and flooring in good condition are available for greatly reduced prices. • Consider renovating your space instead of completely gutting and rebuilding it.

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Construction and demolition waste consists mainly of concrete, brick, asphalt, metals, wood and gypsum (drywall). Guided by the 4R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover), you can help lessen the impact on the environment by diverting some of this waste through our various programs.

See page 3 for the waste depot location map, hours of operation and disposal rates. 4


What We Do York Region staff is committed to providing cost effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities. Regional services we provide include: • • • • • • •

Court Services Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Family and Children’s Services Housing Long Term Care Planning and Economic Development Police Services

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Public Health Regional Roads Social Assistance Solid Waste Management York Region Transit and Viva Rapid Transit • Water/Wastewater

Committed to Excellence York Region staff take great pride in our workplace and in a job well done. This is reflected in providing top-notch customer service to York Region residents, businesses and visitors in everything we do.

For more information, please call: 905 830-4444 (toll free at 1-877-464-9675)

www.york.ca

The Regional Municipality of York: Working for you


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CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION IS ON JANUARY 17 ONLY. Remove ALL decorations, nails, tree stands and plastic tree bags. Please note: Crews will not dig out a tree or climb a snow bank to retrieve one. 2

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January 2011 SUNDAY

Return your glass, plastic, aluminum, bag-in-box and Tetra Pak containers from the LCBO to The Beer Store and get your full deposit refund.

Have a question? Consult the back cover.

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Garbage collection week

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

Christmas tree collection day

Green bins and blue boxes are collected WEEKLY. Garbage is picked up EVERY OTHER WEEK on your regular day in the weeks that begin with the gold arrow indicator.


Metal, appliances & bulky item disposal Metal Items: Large metal items such as appliances, barbecues (no propane tanks), bed frames, furnaces, hot water heaters, metal bath tubs, storage sheds and bicycles must be recycled. Call Turtle Island Recycling at 1.866.421.5625 to arrange for a special curbside collection. For safety, remove doors from fridges, freezers and ovens. If a special collection is not booked, metal items will not be collected. Bulky Items: Non-metal items such as furniture, mattresses, box springs, plastic lawn furniture, toilets and carpeting etc. will be picked up with your regular waste collection. Bulky items should be placed at the curbside for pick-up on your regular garbage collection day (every other week). Please break down or separate large/ heavy items, if possible. Bundle small loose pieces. Tie carpeting and linoleum in rolls no longer than 1.2 metres (4 ft) and weighing no more than 22 kilograms (50 lbs).


February 2011 SUNDAY

Don’t forget to return your LCBO beverage containers to The Beer Store for a full deposit refund.

Have a question? Consult the back cover.

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Fact: Excessive idling damages modern car engines and wastes fuel.

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Please note: Aurora's major community events are italicized in this calendar. To learn more, please visit www.e-aurora.ca Garbage collection week

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

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Recycling Guide inside back cover


Home grown goodness Buy local! Our region is blessed with some of the best agricultural crops and livestock in the world. When you choose locally-grown food, you not only enjoy the freshest taste, you also support economic growth and protect the environment. From farm to plate, the average North American meal travels over 2400 kilometres (1500 miles)* by fuel-guzzling, emission-spewing trucks and airplanes. By buying locally-grown food, you help reduce pollution, including greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Choose a healthier option - help support our local farming industry by buying local meat, produce and dairy products. Tips for buying local: • Check out the Aurora Farmers’ Market (Open every Saturday from May to October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.). • Visit a “you-pick” farm. • Choose local foods from your local butcher or produce store. • Ask your grocery store to stock more locally-grown food. • Start your own garden. If you’re hungry for better taste and a cleaner environment, simply reach for locally-grown food. *Source: Worldwatch Institute


March 2011 SUNDAY

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Bag it Back Ontario. Return your empty LCBO beverage containers to The Beer Store and get your deposit back.

Have a question? Consult the back cover. TUESDAY

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(turn clocks forward one hour at bedtime)

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Garbage collection week

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

Recycling Guide inside back cover


Yard waste Yard waste is collected WITH RECYCLING EVERY SECOND WEEK from April to November, as noted throughout this calendar (there are some exceptions due to statutory holidays). MAXIMUM WEIGHT

There is no limit on the amount of yard waste that can be placed for collection, 30 cm (12” ) providing that acceptable containers are used. 1 m (3’)

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10 cm (4” ) dia. Acceptable Containers: Place weeds, plant trimmings and leaves in paper yard bags or any rigid open top container that has handles. Bundle branches as shown.

Yard Waste

Paper yard waste bags only, NO plastic bags please! Items that should not be placed with yard waste are: Kitchen scraps, grass clippings, rocks, dirt, sod, tree stumps, larger branches, flower pots/ trays, painted or treated wood and animal droppings.


April 2011 SUNDAY

Do your part for the environment. Return all your LCBO beverage containers to The Beer Store for a full deposit refund.

Have a question? Consult the back cover.

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Garbage collection week

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

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Fact: The cardboard box is one of the most widely recycled items with a national recovery rate of 80%. Cardboard boxes can contain up to 100% recycled fibres.

Yard waste collection day

Recycling Guide inside back cover


The dirt on backyard composting Composting is a natural process in which organic materials decompose and become a nutrient-rich soil amendment. Your lawn and garden will love it! Composting aids erosion control, promotes soil fertility and stimulates healthy root development. It also cuts down the amount of organic waste going to landfills. Composting can take 3 to 18 months depending on how well the pile is maintained. Compost is ready when its texture is crumbly and has a pleasant earthy smell. To purchase a composter, please visit Aurora's Operation's Yard at 9 Scanlon Court. Composters are $10 each (prices are subject to change). Tips for successful composting: • Keep your compost pile moist, but not wet. • Aerate by turning the pile occasionally. • Avoid thick layers of any one material, such as grass. • Layer “brown” materials (e.g. dried leaves, dead plants and shredded newspaper), with “green” materials (e.g. plant trimmings, fruit and vegetable peels and cores). • A one inch (2.5 cm) layer of finished compost or garden soil spread on top of kitchen scraps will speed things up. • Bury fruit and vegetable trimmings at least 6 inches deep. • Smaller pieces decompose faster. • Never add meat, fish or dairy items. • Compost during winter. The freezing and thawing process helps to break down materials.


May 2011 SUNDAY

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Return your empty LCBO beverage containers to The Beer Store and get your deposit back. It’s a trip worth making.

Have a question? Consult the back cover.

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Aurora’s Art Show & Sale (at Aurora Town Hall)

Fact: Canadian households generate 12 million tonnes of waste each year. That's more than a kilogram per person per day!

Canadian Environment Week Garbage collection week

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

Yard waste collection day

Recycling Guide inside back cover

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Aurora’s Art Show & Sale (at Aurora Town Hall)

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June 2011 SUNDAY

Keep bagging it back for a greener Ontario. Talk about a return on your deposit!

Have a question? Consult the back cover.

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Fact: Only 1% of the world's water supply is usable; 97% is ocean and 2% is frozen ice at the poles.

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Consult map on page 2 for your zone

Celebrate Aurora Celebrate Canada Day event (at Aurora Town Park)

Yard waste collection day

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Canadian Environment Week

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Recycling Guide inside back cover


What goes in the green bin? Food and food scraps If you can eat it, it goes in the green bin. Meat and fish bones; fish shells; fat; grease and lard (solidified); small amounts of cooking oil; baking supplies; dairy products; egg shells; coffee filters/ grounds and tea bags; corn cobs/ husks and; nuts/ shells. When filled, the green bin should not exceed a maximum weight of 22 kg (50 lbs). Soiled or shredded paper Shredded paper may be placed in the green bin in small amounts. Other paper products that go in the green bin include: butcher and cheese paper; moulded pulp take-out trays; ice cream boxes; microwave popcorn bags; flour and sugar bags; muffin paper; paper cups and plates; paper towels and tissues; paper serviettes; paper candy wrappers and; any paper or cardboard that contains food residue (sauce, cheese, etc.). NO waxed paper or plastic wrap. Personal Care items Diapers, hair, nail clippings, sanitary products, tampons, incontinence products and tissues. Pet products Animal bedding, pet waste, kitty litter, bird seed, pet food, pet fur, feathers and sawdust (wood sources only). Houseplants and flowers Green Bin Tip: Lining your green bin with certified compostable bags instead of plastic bags will help the environment.


July 2011 SUNDAY

Return your glass, plastic, aluminum, bag-in-box and Tetra Pak containers from the LCBO to The Beer Store and get your full deposit refund.

Have a question? Consult the back cover.

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Fact: Canadians produce approximately 7 million tonnes of organic waste each year.

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Consult map on page 2 for your zone

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Collection has moved to Saturday of this week

Yard waste collection day

Recycling Guide inside back cover


West Nile virus Spoil a mosquito’s dinner plans

Some mosquitoes carry West Nile virus and their bites may lead to West Nile virus infection. Clean up! The best way to keep mosquitoes away is to clean up areas of standing water around your home where they like to breed.

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For more information on West Nile virus, contact York Region Health Connection

1-800-361-5653 (TTY: 1-866-252-9933) www.york.ca/westnile


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Concerts in the Park (at Aurora Town Park)

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Movies in the Park (at Aurora Town Park)

Garbage collection week

Movies in the Park (at Hickson Park)

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

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Fact: One drop per second from a leaky faucet wastes enough water to fill 16 bathtubs in a year.

Yard waste collection day

Recycling Guide inside back cover

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August 2011 SUNDAY

Don’t forget to return your LCBO beverage containers to The Beer Store for a full deposit refund.

Have a question? Consult the back cover.

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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Hazardous materials are identified with one or more of these symbols. Common HHW items include: • Propane tanks/ cylinders • Batteries (household, rechargeable, and automotive) • Paints, varnish, solvents, caulking and glue • Household cleaners, such as bleach, oven cleaners and drain cleaners • Energy efficient bulbs and fluorescent tubes/ bulbs • Hair dye, nail polish and nail polish remover • Pharmaceuticals • Syringes (place in a rigid, puncture resistant container) • Thermostats containing mercury • Fuels, antifreeze and brake fluid • Used motor oil and filters

Disposal instructions: DO NOT put hazardous materials in the garbage, down a drain or on the ground. DO NOT put hazardous material in your blue box or green bin. Take them to one of York Region's Household Hazardous Waste Depots, free of charge, listed on page 3. Residential sources only. Please follow these safety requirements: • Keep materials in original containers or ensure that the contents are clearly labelled • Don’t mix different types of paint or products together • No ammunition, PCBs, asbestos, radioactive wastes or explosives accepted (other than aerosols and propane cylinders). • Tightly cap all containers

Call 1.877.464.9675 for further information or visit www.york.ca/waste.


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Fact: More than 272,000 tonnes of electronic waste accumulate in Canadian landfills each year.

Movies in the Park (at Norm Weller Park)

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Aurora's Ribfest (at Machell Park)

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Aurora's Ribfest (at Machell Park)

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Aurora's Ribfest (at Machell Park)

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September 2011

Bag it Back Ontario. Return your empty LCBO beverage containers to The Beer Store and get your deposit back.

Have a question? Consult the back cover.

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Garbage collection week

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

Yard waste collection day

Recycling Guide inside back cover


Electronic equipment recycling Many electronic equipment items are accepted for recycling at selected depots listed on page 3 (free-of-charge for York Region residents). Residential quantities only. Please note depot hours (see page 3). For more information on York Region's programs and policies, please call 1.877.464.9675 or visit www.york.ca/waste IMPORTANT! ACCEPTED: Remove all packaging and • Up to four computers and/ or monitors per depot visit (e.g. 1 monitor batteries before + 2 hard drives + 1 laptop = 4 units). Other peripherals such as modems, delivering items to a depot cables, keyboards and software can be included with the computer listed on page 3. Most equipment and are not counted in this limit. household batteries, • Up to six units of other electronic equipment per depot visit including dry cell, rechargeable, lithium and • Printers, scanners and electronic games (e.g. Nintendo) • Telephones, cell phones, answering machines, pagers and fax machines automotive batteries are accepted at HHW Depots • VCRs, DVD players, radios, stereos (see page 3). • Cameras, video cameras and automobile “computer” modules • Electronic thermostats without mercury (with mercury is HHW) • Up to two televisions per depot visit. Do not disassemble as they contain hazardous materials.

NOT ACCEPTED: • Power tools* • Microwave ovens* • Large and small appliances* • Thermostats with mercury (see page 13 on HHW) * Accepted as scrap metal (see page 3)


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Pumpkins, straw, cornstalks and leaves are collected with yard waste. Please do not put these materials in the garbage.

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Fact: Disposing of cigarette butts responsibly prevents toxic chemicals from contaminating our air and ground water.

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Aurora's Colours of Fall Concert (at Aurora Town Park)

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Aurora's Haunted Forest (at Sheppard's Bush)

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October 2011 SUNDAY

Do your part for the environment. Return all your LCBO beverage containers to The Beer Store for a full deposit refund.

Have a question? Consult the back cover.

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Garbage collection week

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

Yard waste collection day

Recycling Guide inside back cover


Missed collections Missed collections are upsetting, but there is usually a reason why material was not collected as expected. To ensure your materials are collected, please ensure they are: • In acceptable containers (Refer to page 2). • Out at the curb by 7 a.m. • Within the weight limit of 23 kg (50 lbs). • Not hidden behind a vehicle, snow bank or other obstruction. • Free of prohibited content (e.g. hazardous or construction/ renovation waste). Other reasons for missed collections are: • Non-recyclable item in blue box (e.g. in clear plastic bags and Styrofoam). • Garbage not scheduled for collection that particular week. If an item was not collected for reasons other than those mentioned above, please consult the back cover of this calendar. Please do not leave uncollected material(s) at the curb while you are resolving the problem.


November 2011 SUNDAY

MONDAY

Return your empty LCBO beverage containers to The Beer Store and get your deposit back. It’s a trip worth making.

Have a question? Consult the back cover.

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Aurora's Santa Under the Stars Parade (on Yonge Street)

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(turn clocks back one hour at bedtime)

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Garbage collection week

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

Yard waste collection day

Recycling Guide inside back cover


DATED ELECTRONICS? RECYCLE THEM.

When in doubt, don’t throw it out Our homes are filled with many municipal hazardous or special waste (MHSW) materials that need extra care when they’ve reached the end of their useful lives — things like paints, batteries and pharmaceuticals. Throwing them in the garbage or pouring them down the drain can be dangerous to our families and our environment. That’s why we’re encouraging Ontarians to follow the BUD rule:

Buy only what you need Use it all up Drop off the rest and we’ll recycle, To see what’s recyclable, where to drop items off and when other collection events are coming, visit:

recycleyourelectronics.ca

reprocess or safely dispose of it These materials can be taken to Orange Drop locations in retail stores, pharmacies, municipal recycling depots.

Visit makethedrop.ca to find out more!


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CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION IS ON JANUARY 16 ONLY. Remove ALL decorations, nails, tree stands and plastic tree bags. Please note: Crews will not dig out a tree or climb a snow bank to retrieve one.

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First Night (at Aurora Family Leisure Complex)

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Your new calendar will be delivered in early January 2012 Garbage collection week

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

Tree pickup January 16, 2012

Recycling Guide inside back cover

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December 2011

Keep bagging it back for a greener Ontario. Talk about a return on your deposit!

Have a question? Consult the back cover.

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Recycling Guide

Remember recyclables can go into one blue box. Sorting is not required. for more information, visit www.york.ca/waste

MATERIALS ACCEPTED

WHAT TO RECYCLE

HOW TO PREPARE

NOT ACCEPTED

PAPER PRODUCTS

Paper items, such as cereal boxes, newspapers, magazines, telephone books, office paper & junk mail (window envelopes okay).

Remove plastic windows from pasta boxes, etc. Remove covers from hard cover books. Remove plastic sleeves from newspapers and magazines.

No soiled paper, paper towels, tissues, waxed paper, shredded paper, cookie bags, or chip bags. NO plastic bags.

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD

All corrugated cardboard – remove plastic wrap from water bottle trays and pop can cases (staples are okay).

Flatten and tie in bundles no larger than 60cm x 60cm x 30cm (36" x 36" x 12")

No boxes with heavy food or grease stains. (e.g. greasy pizza boxes can go in green bin)

BEVERAGE CARTONS

Tetra Pak® packages and milk/ juice cartons and juice boxes.

Rinse and do NOT flatten.

No plastic wrap or straws. No foil drink pouches. (e.g. Koolaid Jammers)

METAL

All food/ beverage metal cans, empty aerosol cans, empty & dry metal paint cans with lids removed.

Rinse. Do NOT crush cans. Foil needs to be in loose balls of at least 3” diameter.

No coat hangers, pots/ pans, kitchen utensils. No propane cylinders or batteries. (see page 3 for HHW)


CLEAN aluminium foil/ trays/ plates. PLASTIC

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Most rigid plastic household containers including food containers, household cleaners, shampoo bottles and microwave trays.

Rinse, leave lids on.

No toys, plastic bags, plastic film, or bubble wrap, Styrofoam, foam egg trays, lawn furniture, garden hose. No motor oil containers.

All clear or coloured glass bottles and jars.

Rinse, include lids separately.

No glass cookware, light bulbs, window or mirror glass, drinking glasses or ceramics (plates, mugs, etc.).

Refer to LCBO Bag-it-Back ads at the top of each month.

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Who to calli

Information that can be found in this calendar

Collection Inquires 1.866.421.5625 (Turtle Island): · Missed collections · Schedule a metal or appliance pickup

Appliances ..................................6

Green Bin Sorting Guide ...........11

Basic Collection Information .......1

Household Hazardous Waste ...13

Battery Disposal .........................13

Medications and Sharps ...........13

Other Waste Management Questions/ Concerns: 905.727.3123 ext. 3447 www.e-aurora.ca/wasteandrecycling

Broken Bins ..................................1

Recycling Guide ........................17

Bulky Items (appliances, furniture, carpeting, swing sets, etc.) .........6

Tire Recycling ...............................3

Hazardous Materials: 1.877.464.9675 www.york.ca/waste

Christmas Trees ............................5

Waste & Recycling Drop-Off Depot Locations ..........3

Collection Map ............................2

Water Information ......................10

Composting .................................9

Yard Waste ...................................8

Construction/ Demolition Waste ...4

Yard Waste Drop-off Depot ........3

Electronics Recycling ................14 © Municipal Media Inc. www.custombuiltcalendars.com

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