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Useful information about waste collection in 2017

HAMILTON, ON , March 2, 2017 – The City of Hamilton is sharing some useful information for residents about waste collection for the 2017 calendar year. Residents can download a new mobile and/or online app for free, and can expect the annual residential Recycling & Garbage Guide and new trash tags to arrive in their mailbox within the coming days.

New app

A mobile and/or online app is now available to help residents remember their collection day, search for specific items to see what belongs in the green bin, blue box or garbage, stay informed about community events and even get information about impacts inclement weather may be having on waste collection.

Residents can find the app by searching for “Recycle Coach” in the App Store or on Google Play, and can customize it by entering their address and selecting what types of reminders they want to receive and how often. The service is also available on the City of Hamilton’s website where residents can sign up for email reminders instead of downloading the app.

Residential Recycling & Garbage Guide

Each year the City distributes a residential Recycling and Garbage guide to all single-family homes to remind residents about the recycling and waste collection programs in the city. It comes with a holiday collection schedule, a quick reference guide for what goes in the green bin, paper recycling and container recycling boxes, information about the Community Recycling Centres, and useful tips on managing waste. The guide will be arriving via Canada Post in the coming days.

Trash tags

Residents in single-family homes can put out one bag of garbage per week, weighing no more than 23 kilograms (50 pounds). Any resident who needs to put out extra garbage can attach a trash tag to each additional bag. Every house hold receives 12 trash tags in the mail each year.

The new pink trash tags are effective as of April 1, 2017 and should be delivered to all single-family homes within the coming days.

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