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Expect delays at landfill and public waste and recycling drop off depots during spring cleaning season

As the nice weather begins and we enter the busier months for Niagara Region’s landfills and recycling drop-off depots, residents can expect longer than usual wait times. Wait times are also increased by limits to the number of vehicles permitted on the drop-off pad at a time to ensure physical distancing as an ongoing COVID-19 public safety measure.

To help reduce delays at landfills and public waste and recycling drop-off depots, we are asking residents to:

  • ​Avoid unnecessary visits by utilizing your curbside collection programs where possible, such as:
    • ​Participating in your unlimited weekly Blue/Grey Box collection for recyclables
    • Participating in your unlimited weekly Green Bin and leaf and yard waste programs. Ripped leaf and yard waste bags must be re-bagged or placed in another container to ensure material can be collected.
    • Purchase garbage tags for extra bags/cans of garbage
  • ​Plan your visit to the landfill or public waste and recycling drop-off depot by avoiding the busiest times:
    • ​​The busiest days of the week are Saturdays and the start of the week - Monday and/or Tuesday.
    • The busiest times of the day are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Facilities close at 4 p.m. on Saturdays (one of the busiest days) and with longer lines, residents may be turned away at that time.

For more information about Niagara Region’s waste management services, call the Waste Info-Line at 905-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542, or visit the waste management webpage.

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Mariano Singzon
Niagara Region

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