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

During the Christmas week, residents are reminded the standard bag tag system is still in place for any additional items.

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.
  • Recycling: Recycle everything you can.

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

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