Norfolk County has issued its game plan for this spring’s collection of bulky household waste items.
The collection begins in Simcoe Monday, June 1 and ends in west Norfolk near the end of June.
Residents are asked to limit the amount of waste put curbside to what will fit in the box of a typical pickup truck. If two average adults cannot lift a given item, it will not be accepted. Items greater than 10 feet in length will also go uncollected.
The bulky-item collection schedule, by ward, is as follows:
Simcoe-area Ward 5 has been designated as Zone A. The bulky pickup in Ward 5 will occur from Monday, June 1 through Friday, June 5.
Port Dover-area Ward 6 and Waterford-area Ward 7 have been designated as Zone B. The bulky pickup in Ward 6 and Ward 7 will occur from Monday, June 8 through Friday, June 12.
Delhi-area Ward 3 and Windham-Charlotteville area Ward 4 have been designated as Zone C. The bulky pickup in these wards will occur from Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19.
Port Rowan-area Ward 1 and Langton-area Ward 2 have been designated as Zone D. The bulky pickup in these wards will occur from Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26.
Households are asked to place their items curbside on the Monday of their designated pickup week. The collection of bulky items will not necessarily occur the day of a household’s regular collection.
Waste items that will be accepted include:
Appliances such as stoves, microwaves and refrigerators. Refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and any other item containing freon refrigerant must be affixed with an ozone depletion prevention tag.
Furniture such as sofas, couches, desks, chairs, tables, rugs, patio furniture, bedsprings, mattresses and bed frames.
Fixtures such as bathtubs, toilets and sinks.
Household items such as water heaters, bicycles, barbecues (without propane tanks), and any other large article which would normally come from a household.
Carpet or pool covers, rolled and tied. The maximum length allowable for these items is four feet by two feet wide. Again, items cannot be heavier than what two people can reasonably lift.
Hot tubs and pianos, provided they are broken into manageable pieces.
Waste items that will not be collected include:
Farm machinery or equipment parts.
Large trees, large limbs and branches.
Animal carcasses and animal waste.
Automotive bodies or parts.
Household fuel oil tanks or items with gasoline tanks.
Drums, fire barrels.
Liquid waste, motor oil, paints, solvents, propane tanks, fertilizer, pesticides.
Paint cans, glass jars or other recyclables.
Business, commercial, agricultural and construction material.
Small items not grouped together, loose refuse, and other rubbish.
Construction material, masonry, demolition waste, or any rubble or refuse from building repairs or construction, including glass, windows, doors, siding, drywall, concrete, stone, asphalt, bricks, fencing.
Manufacturing, industrial or commercial materials, agricultural waste, fencing, crates, skids, or plastic materials from farm-related activities.