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Table 2.0
Partner Municipalities for the MRF Commodity Bale and Residue Audits
Municipality
Green Bin
Organics
Population
Recycling
Cornwall, City
of
45,965
 Effective April 2, 2012 – weekly single stream
collection, same day as garbage,
 Blue box for single family households, mix cart
and blue box for multi-residential building (prior
to April 2, 2012 – program was two-stream
biweekly).
 Accepted materials:
- Glass – clear and coloured
- Metal – Aluminum cans, other aluminum
packaging and foil, steel cans, empty aerosol
cans, empty paint cans
- Plastic – PET Bottles, Mixed (#1 to #7) (no
film, Styrofoam) HDPE, Thermoform PET #1
Clamshells and other clear containers
- Paper – Newsprint, other printed paper,
magazines/catalogues, phone books,
corrugated cardboard, boxboard, gable top*
and tetra pak* cartons (*accepted effective
April 2)
 Weekly solid waste collection, same day as
recycling
 Bag base
 No limit
No
Kingston, City
of
119,711
 Weekly collection, alternating weeks between
blue box and grey box collection.
 Collection may sometimes occur on the same day
as garbage for residents, but not always.
 22 gallon blue boxes and 20 gallon grey boxes.
 Blue box material: steel and aluminum food &
beverage containers, glass food & beverage
containers, all plastic food & beverage
containers & rigid plastic packaging (# 1- #7),
and Styrofoam.
 Grey box material: cardboard, film plastic,
boxboard, gable top & aseptic containers,
newspaper, and fine paper.
 Weekly garbage collection
 Two free garbage container limit (to be
reduced to one container sometime in 2012).
 Additional containers beyond two bags
require $ 2 bag tag.
Yes
London, City of
390,000
(approx)
 Every 6-business days (instead of 5 as for
weekly) – thus 42 collections per year, instead of
52. There are 6 collection zones.
 Same day as garbage collection
 Miller Waste System collection and processes
 Two-stream blue box
 Blue/Clear bags are permitted as containers – but
discouraged
 Materials include:
- Full range of paper products
- Standard MOE required plus:
- All plastics 1 through 7 – except film and #6
foam
- Gable & aseptic
- Paint cans & aerosols & aluminum foil
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No
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Garbage
Same frequency & day as blue box
Bag/can – 4 container limit
Spring & Christmas exemption weeks
Unlimited bulky items on any collection day
No collection on appliances, electronics
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Norfolk, County
of
62,563
 Weekly recycling collection, same day as
garbage
 2 stream recycling, two recycling boxes – tall
box for containers including all cans, glass,
plastics 1 to 6, ps foam, paint cans, aerosols,
aseptic, spiral cans and small box for paper fibres
including newspaper, magazines, phone books,
household paper, boxboard, occ, and plastic bags.
 Weekly garbage collection, same day as
recycling
 6 bag limit (will be reduced to 3 this year)
 No user pay or bag tags.
No
Northumberland,
County of
88,000
 Weekly collection of single stream recycling
and garbage.
 Use spilt collection vehicles.
 Recycling in bags of blue boxes
 Recycling materials – all fibers, Polycoat, glass,
1-7 plastics, film plastic, steel cans, aluminum
cans
 Weekly, curbside
 Full user pay, 3 bag limit, $2.75 per bag tag
No
 Weekly collection of blue box based single
stream recycling
 Weekly collection of cart-based single stream
recycling
 Weekly collection of front-end containerized
single stream recycling.
 Drop off at Community Recycling Centres.
 Following materials are accepted:
- ONP #8
- Mixed Paper and Fibre
- OCC
- Mixed Polycoat
- Tubs and Lids
- Aluminum
- Steel
- HDPE
- PET
- Film
- Glass
- Polystyrene
 Weekly collection of curbside garbage under
a two bag standard program.
 Extra curbside garbage requires a $1
garbage tag for collection
 Twice per week collection of front-end
garbage from multi-residential locations and
municipal facilities
 Twice per week collection of cart-based
garbage from Business Improvement Areas
and small apartments.
Peel, Region of
1,071,514
Quinte Waste
Solutions
140,000
 Four stream blue box based
 Weekly in many locales but bi-weekly &
seasonal in others
 Carts used for multi-res and rural depots
 Usually same day as garbage
 All materials = blue box plus
 MRF receives IC&I and contract municipal blue
box material
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Waterloo,
Region of
534,000
 Weekly blue box collection, some small rural
areas are bi-weekly
 Cart collection primarily in multi-residential and
schools
 Same day as garbage and green bin
 Two stream
- Rigid plastic containers (1-7). No styrofoam
- Drinking boxes, milk and juice cartons
- Glass bottles and jars
- Aerosol and metal paint cans, metal food and
beverage cans, aluminum foil trays and wrap
- Paper, boxboard, corrugated cardboard (shipped
direct)
- Plastic film (primarily grocery and shopping
bags but other film is part of the stream as well)
 Weekly residential waste collection regionwide
 Same day as recycling and green bin
 Bags and/or regular sized waste containers
 10 bag limit in the tri-cities (not enforced),
6 - 2 bag limit depending on the rural area
municipality
 Property tax based
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Various: weekly/bi-weekly
Mostly same day as recycling
Bag or bin based
With limits and tags – some transfer.
Weekly
collection
of green
bin. Cocollected
with
single
stream
recycling.
No
Yes
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York, Region of
1,032,524
 Weekly collection of single stream recyclables.
 Program is blue box based and is on the same
day organics and garbage.
 Acceptable materials are:
- Beverage cartons and boxes
- Metal containers
- Glass bottles and jars
- Plastic bottles, jugs, and jars
- Empty aerosol and paint cans
- Plastic food containers
- Newspaper, boxboard, household paper
- Corrugated cardboard
 Collection is bi-weekly
 Limits/bag tags vary from one local
municipality to the next. For example, there
are different bag limits depending on the
local municipality, and some use bag tags
while others do not.
Yes
More information on the waste programs of the municipalities listed above is available on the web:
Cornwall, City of:
Kingston, City of:
London, City of:
Norfolk, County of:
Northumberland, County of:
Peel, Region of
Quinte Waste Solution:
Waterloo, Region of:
York, Region of
www.cornwall.ca
www.cityofkingston.ca/garbage & www.cityofkingston.ca/recycling
www.london.ca
www.norfolkcounty.ca/living/garbage-and-recycling/
www.northumberlandcounty.ca
www.peelregion.ca/waste
www.quinterecycling.org
www.regionofwaterloo.on.ca/waste
www.york.ca/waste
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