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Recycling & Garbage Collection Calendar

Collection Guide

www.aurora.ca | 1.866.421.5625 (Turtle Island's Call Centre)

2012


Message from the Mayor Dear residents, Thank you for demonstrating your continued care and concern for our Town and surrounding communities. Our residents embrace the concept of preserving the environment and are active participants in Aurora’s Waste and Recycling program. Our success in this program is a direct reflection of our community’s commitment to participating in waste reduction activities and green initiatives.

Geoffrey Dawe

The Town of Aurora takes pride in its environmental stewardship and long-term commitment to the protection of our natural surroundings. With our five-year Corporate Environmental Action Plan (CEAP) in place, the Town is taking the necessary steps to improve its environmental performance and impact the sustainability of Aurora for future generations. Please keep a look out for our first CEAP progress report to be released in January 2012. To learn more about the CEAP, please visit www.aurora.ca/ceap. Together, we can preserve our environment and maintain a safe, vibrant and beautiful community. Sincerely, Mayor Geoffrey Dawe Town of Aurora


Curbside Collection Reminders Place garbage, green bins, blue boxes and yard waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled pick-up 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.

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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)

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”

YARD WASTE

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.

Leaf & Yard Waste

Bring your damaged Aurora blue/ green bins to Town Hall (100 John West Way) 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.

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MATERIALS ACCEPTED AT THIS LOCATION Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) (see September 2012 for details) Electronic equipment (see October 2012 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 Cash only.

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

WASTE TRANSFER STATION 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).

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) (see September 2012 for details) NOTE: No charge for residents of York Region (small residential quantities only) Transfer Station Residential household garbage & clean fill .................. $100.00/ tonne (min charge $10.00) – 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 (see October 2012 for details) Cash, Visa and debit card accepted

1.877.449.9675 www.york.ca/waste

York Region's Community Environmental Centres (CEC)

Community Environmental Centres provide York Region residents with a convenient location to drop off a wide range of items for reuse, recycling and disposal. York Region has partnered with Goodwill Industries and Habitat for Humanity York Region to collect gently used, reusable goods at the CEC, such as clothing, household goods and building materials. The CEC also accepts the following for recycling: ■ Blue Box recyclables (loose, not bagged) ■ Compact fluorescent light bulbs ■ Small household batteries ■ Shredded paper (in clear plastic bags) ■ Large metal appliances* ■ Electronics ■ Drywall ■ Scrap metal ■ Non-treated lumber ■ Tires


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

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) (see September 2012 for details) Electronic equipment (see October 2012 for details) NOTE: No charge for residents of York Region (small residential quantities only)

■ Clean fill / soil ■ Concrete and rubble * Fee of $20 per unit if containing CFCs. Hours open: Thursday to Monday, including Saturdays and Sundays • 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and statutory holidays. Open Thursdays until 7 p.m. from April 1 to October 31. Locations:

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) (see September 2012 for details) Electronic equipment (see October 2012 for details) NOTE: No charge for residents of York Region (small residential quantities only) 1124 Elgin Mills Road East, Town of Richmond Hill

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.

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.

130 McCleary Court, City of Vaughan

For more information please contact York Region at 1.877.449.9675 or visit www.york.ca/waste. Click on The Bin-dicator for a complete list of what goes where.

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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Top 10 Collection Tips Follow these handy “Do’s and Don’ts” to ensure your items are collected every time. • DO set out a recommended 3 item limit of garbage cans, bags and bulky items. • DON’T secure your cans or bags with bungee cords, wires or other restraints. • DON’T put any recyclables in your garbage; place in your Blue Box instead. See inside back cover for your Recycling Guide. • DO bundle branches with non-plastic twine or string; max 3 feet long and 4 inches in diameter. • DON’T place any household hazardous waste (HHW) or other banned items out for collection. • DO place large or bulky items out on your regular garbage collection days. • DON’T place construction material out on the curb for regular garbage collection. • DON’T place large amounts of shredded paper 'loose' in your Blue Box; please place in your garbage. Small amounts can go in your green bin. • DO ensure that any broken glass is placed in a sealed box labelled ‘Broken Glass’ and put out with your garbage. • DON’T put out any collection materials or containers heavier than 23 kg (50 lbs) each. Each truck (and its crew) collects from hundreds of households each day. Following these tips will help ensure they are able to collect your items smoothly and efficiently, every time.


Every ‘litter’ bit counts! Litter can quickly become an unhealthy, unsightly and expensive problem. A little effort to prevent litter goes a long way to keep our city clean and keep costs down.

Pedestrians: • Put trash into a garbage can. If there’s not one in sight, hang on to your garbage until you find one. • Speak up. If you see someone littering, ask them politely to use a garbage can. People are less likely to litter if they think others are noticing. Drivers: • Keep a bag for garbage in your car. Households: • Ensure your Blue Box items are secure so they don’t blow away. • Choose products with less packaging, or with recyclable packaging. Communities and Workplaces: • Volunteer for the Mayor's Anti Litter Day in Aurora to help clean-up our community. For more information, please contact Info Aurora at 905.727.8214. *Source: Keep America Beautiful, July 2007

www.recyclingcalendars.com

Studies show that once the first piece of litter appears, people feel they “have permission” to litter regularly*. Take steps to ensure the first piece never appears!

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Have a question? PASS IT ON: Sort through the toy box with your children and donate good quality items and books to local, charitable organizations. Consult the back cover.

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Pick up today only max. 6ft (1.8m) cut into pieces if necessary

Garbage collection week

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

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. 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.

www.recyclingcalendars.com

January 2012

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Have a question? DID YOU KNOW? One recycled glass container saves enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours. Consult the back cover.

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FACT: Soft drink cans contain an average of 52% recycled aluminum. Garbage collection week

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

Recycling Guide inside back cover

www.recyclingcalendars.com

DID YOU KNOW? Canadians take home more than 55 million plastic bags each week.

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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).


Have a question? DID YOU KNOW? The 3 R's of Reduce, Re-Use and Recycle are in order of importance. Consult the back cover.

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FACT: Recycling tires so they don't end up in landfills or in our ditches is one more way we can each contribute to a cleaner, greener community.

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www.recyclingcalendars.com

March 2012

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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 per your specific collection day (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’)

22 kg (50 lbs)

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10 cm (4” ) dia. Acceptable Containers: Place weeds, plant trimmings and leaves in paper yard waste 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.


Have a question? DID YOU KNOW? Check the enviro-friendly claims on product labels to be sure that the truth isn't 'greenwashed.' Consult the back cover.

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www.recyclingcalendars.com

Last Friday's collection moved to today

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FACT: Walking, biking, carpooling and taking public transit are good ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Garbage collection week

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

Yard waste collection day

Recycling Guide inside back cover

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When in doubt, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t throw it out Our homes are ďŹ lled with many municipal hazardous or special waste (MHSW) materials that need extra care when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve reached the end of their useful lives â&#x20AC;&#x201D; things like paints, solvents* and batteries. Throwing them in the garbage or pouring them down the drain can be dangerous to our families and our environment. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re encouraging Ontarians to follow the BUD rule: Buy only what you need Use it all up Drop off the rest and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll recycle, reprocess or safely dispose of it

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These materials can be taken to local Orange Drop collection events, municipal recycling depots or retail drop zones.

Visit makethedrop.ca to ďŹ nd out more! Solvents should never be poured down the sink or INCLUDEDINREGULARGARBAGE0LEASETAKETHEMTOA municipal recycling depot for safe disposal. Never combine solvents into a single container. Store them in a cool, well-ventilated area and transport them in the trunk of a vehicle, if possible.


Have a question? FACT: Mulch acts like an insulating barrier against heat, cold and wind. Consult the back cover.

May 2012 SUNDAY

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FACT: Compost is like a multivitamin for your soil. 6

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Consult map on page 2 for your zone

FACT: Canadians produce approximately 7 million tonnes of organic waste each year. Yard waste collection day

Recycling Guide inside back cover

www.recyclingcalendars.com

Aurora Art Show & Sale

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Is your landscape ready for the summer heat? Creating a healthy, water-efficient landscape is easy and will save time and water.

1. Aerate

2. Top dress with good, screened compost

3. Overseed with grass seed or clover

4. Add mulch to your gardens

Need more advice? adviice? Visit www.waterfortomorrow.ca or call 1-888-967-5426 for more information.

5. Choose waterefficient plants

6. Water only once each week


Have a question? FACT: Low-flush toilets can cut water use by 50 - 80 per cent per flush. Consult the back cover.

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www.recyclingcalendars.com

Canadian Environment Week

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Garbage collection week

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

Yard waste collection day

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: Please note as of May 2011, it is mandatory to line your green bin with certified compostable bags instead of using plastic bags. This will help the environment. For more information, please call York Region at 1.877.464.9675.


Have a question? DID YOU KNOW? Grass is sturdy and can survive many days of sun and no rain. Consult the back cover.

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DID YOU KNOW? Grasscycling (leaving clippings in place) helps discourage growth of lawn weeds by denying them light and air. Garbage collection week

www.recyclingcalendars.com

Concerts in the Park

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

Yard waste collection day

Recycling Guide inside back cover

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West Nile virus Spoil a mosquitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dinner plans

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Have a question? DID YOU KNOW? Avoid using major appliances during heat waves and smog alerts. Consult the back cover.

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FACT: Installing ENERGY STAR windows, doors or skylights can reduce your home energy costs by 7 to 12 per cent. 5

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Movies in the Park

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Movies in the Park

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

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FACT: Use a programmable thermostat to save energy. Recycling Guide inside back cover

www.recyclingcalendars.com

Concerts in the Park

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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 1.877.449.9675 for further information or visit www.york.ca/waste. Click on The Bin-dicator for a complete list of what goes where.


September 2012 SUNDAY

MONDAY

Have a question? FACT: 5 billion drink boxes are thrown away each year in North America. Recycle yours today or use reusable bottles instead! Consult the back cover.

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Back to school? Use reusable containers for lunches; carpool or bike instead of driving; reuse binders and school supplies. Above all, protect young lungs, never idle in a school zone.

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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. For more information on York Region's programs and policies, please call 1.877.449.9675 or visit www.york.ca/waste. Click on The Bin-dicator for a complete list of what goes where. ACCEPTED: • Up to four computers and/ or monitors per depot visit (e.g. 1 monitor + 2 hard drives + 1 laptop = 4 units). Other peripherals such as modems, cables, keyboards and software can be included with the computer equipment and are not counted in this limit. • Up to six units of other electronic equipment per depot visit • Printers, scanners and electronic games (e.g. Nintendo) • Telephones, cell phones, answering machines, pagers and fax machines • VCRs, DVD players, radios, stereos • 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)

IMPORTANT! Remove all packaging and batteries before delivering items to a depot listed on page 3. Most household batteries, including dry cell, rechargeable, lithium and automotive batteries are accepted at HHW Depots (see page 3).


Have a question? Waste Reduction Week starts on October 15: Consult the back cover. Check your local municipality for activities and tips for reducing waste.

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Consult map on page 2 for your zone

31 Halloween

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

Recycling Guide inside back cover

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Colours of Fall Concert

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If you have a fridge or freezer that is 15 years old or more and in working condition, you should consider how much it costs to operate. By getting rid of that old, energy-guzzling appliance, you will not only conserve energy and help the environment, but you can also save up to $125 a year on your electricity costs.

For more information visit www.powerstream.ca/conservation or call 1-877-797-9473 today.

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Please note the week of November 19th is the last yard waste pick-up date until April 2012. 4

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Yard waste collection day

FACT: Clean your gutters to remove fallen leaves or debris. Recycling Guide inside back cover

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November 2012

Have a question? DID YOU KNOW? Get your backyard composter ready for winter. You can Consult the back cover. compost all year round! For more information, please visit www.rco.on.ca

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Access your Town of Aurora garbage collection schedule on your smartphone or tablet.

Download our my-waste app It’s easy. It’s convenient.

It’s FREE!

(Currently suitable for iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets. Blackberry version coming soon.) • Puts collection information for your zone at your fingertips 24/7 • Set up reminders for regular, holiday and special collections, e.g. yard waste • Find out the proper recycling/disposal procedure for most materials • Look up the locations and hours of the York Region drop-off depots – and more!

Coming soon!

Download Town of Aurora my-waste app for free.

Scan the QR code to the left into your mobile device or go to: www.my-waste.mobi/ Aurora/


December 2012 SUNDAY

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Have a question? DID YOU KNOW? Make sure all cardboard boxes are flattened and tied Consult the back cover. and all Christmas wrappings are recycled or reused. TUESDAY

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Collection is one day later ths week.

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JANUARY 2013 6

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1 New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Collection is one day later ths week.

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Your new calendar will be delivered in early January 2013 Garbage collection week

Consult map on page 2 for your zone

Tree pickup January 14, 2013

Recycling Guide inside back cover


Recycling Guide

Remember recyclables can go into one blue box. Sorting is not required. For a complete list of what goes where visit www.york.ca/waste and click on The Bin-dicator search tool.

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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GLASS

Rigid plastic food and household cleaning containers, such as clear plastic egg cartons, produce and muffin containers, yogurt and margarine tubs, shampoo bottles and dish soap bottles.

Rinse, leave lids on.

No toys, plastic bags, plastic film, or bubble wrap, Styrofoam, foam egg trays, lawn furniture, garden hoses. 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.).

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Town of Aurora 100 John West Way, Box 1000, Aurora, ON L4G 6J1 www.aurora.ca

Who to calli Collection Inquires 1.866.421.5625 (Turtle Island): 路 Missed collections 路 Schedule a metal or appliance pickup Other Waste Management Questions/ Concerns: 905.727.3123 ext. 3447 www.aurora.ca/wasteandrecycling Hazardous Materials: 1.877.464.9675 www.york.ca/waste

Turnkey solutions for effective waste management education & outreach.

Information that can be found in this calendar Appliances ......................................7

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

Basic Collection Information ............1

Household Hazardous Waste ..........13

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

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

Bed Bugs .........................................6

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

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

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

Bulky Items (appliances, furniture, carpeting, swing sets, etc.) ...............7

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

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

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

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

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

Construction/ Demolition Waste ........3

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

Electronics Recycling ......................14

2012 Recycling & Garbage Collection Calendar  

The Town of Aurora (Ontario)'s 2012 Recycling & Garbage Collection Calendar

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