March 29, 2004

Free yard waste drop-off for York Region residents


NEWMARKET As of April 1, 2004, York Region residents can drop off their yard waste free of charge.  The drop-off location, operated by Halton Recycling Ltd., is located at 395 Harry Walker Parkway South in Newmarket.
The Halton facility will be accepting public yard waste drop-off in the place of Miller Waste Systems' facility on Bloomington Road in Richmond Hill.
Hours of Operation (April 1 to November 30, 2004):
 Monday-Friday (except statutory holidays)  8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 Evenings  (Tuesdays only)            until 8:00 p.m.
 Saturdays  (except statutory holidays)  8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Items accepted include:
 grass clippings
 branches (up to 152 mm (6 inches) in diameter and 1.8 m (6 feet long))
 fruits, vegetables and pumpkins
 flowers and garden plants
 small quantities of sod
For more yard waste drop-off information, please visit the York Region Web site at
Media Contact:   Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region
- (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1232
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The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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