October 17, 2005

York Region makes alternate arrangements for residents to drop off yard waste

 
NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York has made alternate arrangements for residents to drop off their yard waste, as Halton Recycling in Newmarket will no longer be accepting this material after October 22nd.
 
On October 12th, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) issued an order to Halton Recycling to desist yard municipal waste collection operations after October 14th.  With this order, Halton has decided to close its public drop off as well.
 
All York Region residents who wish to drop off their yard waste may do so, free of charge, at:
 
• The Waste Management Facility in East Gwillimbury (starting on October 29th):
100 Garfield Wright Boulevard (near the northeast corner of Davis Drive and Woodbine Avenue), East Gwillimbury
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. —Saturdays only
 
• The Georgina Transfer Station (starting October 24th – fees waived until Feb. 28, 2006):
23068 Warden Avenue (1 km north of Ravenshoe Road), Town of Georgina
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Monday to Saturday (closed on Statutory Holidays)
 
King Township residents who wish to drop off their yard waste may do so, free of charge, at:
 
• King-Miller Sideroad Landfill site:
1476 Miller Sideroad, King Township
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
 
These facilities are for residential customers only.  Municipal collection for yard waste will not be affected by this change.
 
Spring yard waste and residential drop-off will be processed at the Miller Waste Facility on Bloomington Road starting April 2006.
 
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Media Contact:   Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region
- (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1232
- Email: Michael.kemp@york.ca

 
 
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