Due to the increase of waste during the holiday season, the City will allow residents to put out a third item garbage with no tag on the first collection date after New Year’s Day.

Check your waste collection calendar or visit: www.thunderbay.ca/Garbage 

Residents are reminded that wrapping paper cannot be recycled because of its high ink content and must be thrown away in the garbage.

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 longer need.
  • Repair: Be handy! Fix items instead of replacing them.
  • Recycle: Recycle everything you can.

For more information, contact the Infrastructure & Operations Dispatch at 625-2195.

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