Late Set-Out

Materials are to be placed on the curb or pavement edge no later than 7 a.m. on the day of collection. Waste collection is not a scheduled service and collection times can vary between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (with the exception of unforeseen events which may cause collection to be later).

Please remove your materials from the curb and set out next week for collection or bring your Blue Bin materials to the East Gwillimbury Household Hazardous Waste & Recycling Depot for proper disposal.

Overweight

The total weight of any receptacle shall not exceed 22 kg (50 lb).

Please adjust your materials to the appropriate weight, remove from the curb and set out next week for collection or bring your Blue Bin materials to the East Gwillimbury Household Hazardous Waste & Recycling Depot for proper disposal.

Unacceptable Container

Blue Bins must have open tops (no lids, bungee cords, tape or ties) and be easily identifiable as containing Blue Bin materials. They also must be capable of containing materials without spillage and shall not exceed 50 cm (20 in) in height and 50 cm (20 in) in width and 66 cm (26 in) in length.

Note: Blue Bin materials are not accepted in plastic bags.

Please remove your materials from the curb and set out next week for collection or bring your Blue Bin materials to the East Gwillimbury Household Hazardous Waste & Recycling Depot for proper disposal.

Broken Container

Any receptacle placed out for collection which is broken or which breaks when lifted will not be collected. Please remove your materials from the curb and set out next week for collection with a new container.

Town-issued damaged Blue Bins and Green Bins will be replaced, at no cost, provided that the damaged bin is available for exchange. Broken Town-issued Blue Bins or Green Bins can be exchanged by calling 1-866-421-5625 to arrange for a replacement.

Container Placement

Containers shall be placed as close as possible to the curb or pavement edge of the road without obstructing vehicular traffic or street maintenance. Containers shall not be placed on top of snow banks or blocked by any obstructions including parked cars and moving trucks.

Please remove your materials from the curb and set out next week for collection or bring your Blue Bin materials to the East Gwillimbury Household Hazardous Waste & Recycling Depot.

Unacceptable Materials

  • Plastic Bags/Wrap: Grocery, bread, produce and frozen vegetable bags, newspaper bags and other plastic film/wrap items.
  • Polystyrene Foam: Plastic form egg cartons, protective packaging, styrofoam and foam take-out food containers.
  • Glass & Ceramic: Drinking glasses, cups, dishes, cookware, ceramics, mirrors and light bulbs.
  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW): Aerosol cans (full or partially full), anti-freeze, brake fluid, fertilizers, gasoline, glues and adhesives, motor oils, motor vehicle batteries, oil filters, paints (liquid or solid), paint thinner and varnish, pesticides, insecticides and herbicides, pool chemicals, propane cylinders, bleach, detergents, batteries, disinfectants, energy efficient bulbs (fluorescent bulbs), household cleaners, scouring powder, solvents, mothballs, rat poison, hair dye, hair spray, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, mildew remover, nail polish remover, needles and syringes (must be in puncture-proof container), perfume/cologne and pharmaceuticals.
  • Paper & Thin Plastic Items: Shredded paper, facial tissues, paper towels, cookie bags, and potato chip bags.
  • Odd Plastic Items: Coat hangers, kitchen utensils, plastic utensils, plastic toys, lawn furniture, diapers, wax paper, garden hose, rope, pots, pans, wood and construction materials.

If your Blue Bin was contaminated with one or more materials listed above, please remove your materials from the curb and set out next week for collection following these guidelines or bring your Blue Bin materials to the East Gwillimbury Household Hazardous Waste & Recycling Depot for proper disposal.

Other

Are you still unsure as to why your materials were not collected? Please contact GFL Customer Service at 1.866.421.5625 or Aurora’s Customer Service at 905.727.1375.