Protect Your Collector – Do Not Place Loose PPE Items in Garbage Cans

Posted On Monday December 07, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Thunder Bay residents are reminded to “Protect Your Collector” and not place loose items – especially used personal protective equipment (PPE) such as disposable masks and gloves –in trash cans.

“Our waste collection crews have encountered loose PPE items in garbage cans,” said Jason Sherband, the City’s Manager of Solid Waste and Recycling Services. “Although it is tempting to toss items straight into the can, this poses a significant health and safety risk for waste collection staff.”

The City asks residents to please bag and seal all garbage that is put out for collection for the safety of everyone. 



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Contact:  Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services, 625-3851

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