April 12, 2006

York Region residents reminded to use Kraft paper bags or reusable containers for yard waste

 

NEWMARKET – With spring yard waste collection taking place in area municipalities, the Regional Municipality of York would like to remind residents that yard waste is not accepted in plastic bags at Regionally owned and/or contracted facilities.  Yard waste will be accepted in Kraft paper bags or reusable containers with labelled yellow yard waste stickers.

 

Yard waste stickers are available at no charge by calling York Region’s toll-free yard waste number at 1-877-464-9675, Extension 5746.

 

To promote the switch to Kraft paper bags, York Region is partnering for a second consecutive year with Canadian Tire, Home Depot and Home Hardware to offer residents a 10 per-cent discount off the regular retail price of Kraft paper bags during Earth Week – April 22 to 28.  Coupons for the 10 per-cent discount will be available in local newspapers (the York Region Newspaper Group) during the week of April 17th.

 

Residents wishing to drop off their yard waste may do so free-of-charge this summer at:

 

1351 Bloomington Road

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday

 

100 Garfield Wright Boulevard (near the northeast corner of Davis Drive and 

Woodbine Avenue)

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays Only

 

23068 Warden Avenue (1km north of Ravenshoe Road)

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday (closed statutory holidays)

 

King Township residents may also drop off their yard waste free-of-charge this summer at:
           

1476 Miller Sideroad

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday (including statutory holidays)

 

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For more information on the Regional Municipality of York and the services our Region offers, please visit our Web site at: www.york.ca

 

Media Contact:         Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region

                                 Phone:  (905) 830-4444, ext. 1232 or after-hours pager 905-830-3302

                                 Email: michael.kemp@york.ca
 
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