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Residents Invited to Celebrate National Public Works Week

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 07:45 AM

Residents are invited to celebrate National Public Works Week at a free open house this weekend that will highlight and celebrate the work that public servants do to keep our city running. 

The open house for residents will take place on Saturday, May 25, from 11 am – 2 pm at the Mountdale Public Works Yard, 410 Mountdale Ave. The open house will feature: 

  • Vehicle displays of a garbage truck, snow plow, tree truck, excavator, front-end      loader, transit bus, the Python 5000, and more
  • Barbecue...

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One Extra Item of Garbage Allowed Next Week

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 09:30 AM

The City will allow residents to put out a third item of garbage with no tag on the first collection date after the Victoria Day holiday.

Residents are reminded to still try and reduce waste by using the six R’s:

  • Rethink: Think about waste before you buy. Avoid ‘disposable’ products.
  • Refuse: Say no to plastic bags in stores – bring your own instead.
  • Reduce: Take reusable containers and bags instead of disposable ones.
  • Reuse: Charitable organizations and thrift shops can take reusable items you no...

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Free Compost Available to Residents Beginning Tomorrow

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 06:30 AM

Weather permitting, free compost is available tomorrow to all residents at the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility while quantities last.

Access to the compost pick-up area is located east of the old landfill entrance on John Street Road. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am - 5 pm, and Saturday from 9 am - 4 pm.

“We’re happy to again offer free compost to all residents,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “Leaf and yard waste that’s picked up during...

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City Announces First-Ever Tech and Gaming Event

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2019 06:00 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is inviting everyone to ‘Quest: Thunder Bay's First Annual Tech & Gaming Event’, presented by Ontario Power Generation.

The free, family-friendly event takes place on May 31 from 6 – 10 pm, and June 1 from 10 am – 7 pm at the Fort William Gardens, and offers eSports tournaments, tech and gaming activities, entertainment, and concessions.

“Quest represents something totally new for us,” said Leah Prentice, Manager – Community & Cultural Development. “It’s a great opportunity...

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Leaf & Yard Waste Collection Takes Place Between May 14-24

Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2019 11:00 AM

The City of Thunder Bay’s spring curbside collection of organic leaf and yard waste will take place from May 14 - 24, on resident’s regular recycling days.

Homeowners must use Kraft paper bags for leaf and yard waste. Kraft bags are available at most hardware and grocery stores. Regular bag weight limits of 18 kg/40 lbs or less apply.

Branches and brush may also be left at the curb for collection. Bundles of branches must be less than one metre (39 inches) long and no more than 61 cm or (24 inches)...