January 15, 2008
Media Release

York Region waste disposal user fee changes for 2008

New fees for solid waste, tires and metal appliances at Georgina and East Gwillimbury facilities
 
NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York has revised 2008 waste disposal fees for solid waste, tires and metal appliances dropped off at the Waste Transfer Station in the Town of Georgina.  The new metal appliance fee also applies at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depot in the Town of East Gwillimbury.
 
The change in fees addresses rising service delivery costs and the introduction of new waste services and programs in 2008.  Residents can continue to dispose of regular household wastes, recyclables and green bin material free-of-charge at the curb.  The 2008 waste disposal user fee changes are as follows:
 

Material

Georgina Waste Transfer Station

East Gwillimbury

HHW Depot

Cost for residents

Industrial/Commercial/

Institutional cost

Costs for residents

(residential use only)

Solid Waste

$89 per tonne

$90 per tonne

Items not accepted at

this facility

Tires

 

 

·         Car and light truck

 (unchanged)

$4 each

·         Heavy truck (off rim)

$25 each

$25 each

·         Heavy truck (on rim)

$30 each

$30 each

·         Farm tractor (off rim)

$350 per tonne

$350 per tonne

·         Farm tractor (on rim)

$400 per tonne

$400 per tonne

CFC (chlorofluorocarbon)

appliances without CFC removal tag

$20 per unit

$20 per unit

$20 per unit

Large metal non CFC appliances or CFC appliances with approved CFC removal tag

No charge (unchanged)

$10 per unit

No charge

(unchanged)

 

Disposal fees for scrap metal, HHW and electronic waste remain unchanged at both facilities.  Fees for yard waste and blue box recyclables remain unchanged at the Georgina location (not accepted in East Gwillimbury).
 
Some local municipalities offer pick-up service for metal appliances.  Residents are advised to refer to their local waste calendars for collection details.
 
The Georgina and East Gwillimbury waste facilities can be found at these locations:
 

York Region Waste Transfer Station

York Region Household Hazardous Waste Depot

23068 Warden Avenue, Town of Georgina

Open Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Forms of payment accepted: cash, VISA, Interac

225 Garfield Wright Boulevard, Town of East Gwillimbury

Open Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and

Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Form of payment accepted: cash only

 

For more information on York Region’s waste management facilities, programs and waste disposal fees, please call 1- 877- 464 -9675 or visit www.york.ca/waste
 
For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca
 

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Media Contact: Kim Sinclair, Communications Specialist, York Region
 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1209 or Cell: 905 251-6412
 Email: kim.sinclair@york.ca

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