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According to Newmarket Waste Collection Bylaw 2007-77
Residents who set out their waste in oversized, non-bylaw compliant cans will receive a neon green sticker affixed to the can. As a result of this oversize bin, the waste will not be emptied.
Q: Why are oversize containers a problem?
A: SAFETY - Containers larger than 98 litres increase the risk of injury to collectors. Such cans easily hold more than the allowed 22 kg (50 lbs), making it unsafe for collectors to handle.
Recycle Bin Size Example:
Bylaw 2007-77 Sect 7.2
Blue boxes must be "open topped plastic crates, or plastic pails that are clearly and easily identifiable as containing Blue Box Recyclables, and which shall be capable of containing all materials without spillage and which shall not exceed 50 cm (20 inches) in height and 50 cm (20 inches) in width and 66 cm (26 inches) in length."
Newmarket has three sizes of blue bins is use; the 16 gallon, 18 gallon and the recent 22 gallon. Blue Bins purchased from the Town are replaced free of charge if damaged or broken.
Garbage Bin Size Example:
Bylaw 2007-77 Sect 7.1
Garbage must be placed in bags or containers that do not exceed 98 litres (3.5 cubic ft) and do not weigh more than 50 pounds (22 kilograms).
2013 Recycling and Waste Calendar
Next Curbside Giveaway Day is June 29, 2013.
Simply place unwanted items at your curb between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. marked "FREE" to invite residents to help themselves to your disposed goods. All articles must be removed from the curb by 6 p.m. For more information, call the Customer Service Centre at 905-895-5193
** The Green Bin program moves to a new phase and will be more environmentally friendly effective May 1, 2011. Compostable bags will be mandatory. York Region Media Release
Missed Collections: Green for Life 1-866-421-5625
The Town of Newmarket has gone to a different colour sticker for each item for un-collected material.
The following items must not be included for garbage collection:
*Corrugated cardboard boxes are banned from the landfill and may not be used as a garbage container, EXCEPT FOR BROKEN GLASS.
Broken glass poses a hazard for pedestrians and collection workers. Place broken glass and other sharp items in a cardboard box, seal the box and label it "BROKEN GLASS". Recycle all other cardboard.
Carpet and linoleum will be picked up on your biweekly garbage day, provided it is cut up and securely tied in bundles weighing no more than 20 kg (44 lbs). Maximum length is 1.2 m (4 feet). Each bundle counts as one item towards the weekly bag limit. Additional rolls require a bag tag.
Did you know?
Garbage trucks have tanks that hold the liquid that escapes from garbage cans and bags. However, if the tank fills before the truck is finished its collection, the liquid spills onto the roadway. You can help by making sure that non-recyclable containers placed in garbage cans and bags are emptied of their liquid contents and that rain water is emptied or kept out of garbage cans.