Halton's 2013 Waste Management Guide and Collection Calendar delivered to homes next week

Halton's 2013 Waste Management Guide and Collection Calendar delivered to homes next week

Release Date: Jan 7, 2013

The 2013 Waste Management Guide and Collection Calendar, which has everything you need to know about waste collection in Halton Region, will be delivered to homes starting the week of January 14. The Calendar is effective February 1 and includes a schedule for Blue Box, GreenCart, garbage, bulk and yard waste collection, information on the Halton Waste Management Site and details about upcoming waste collection changes that begin April 1, 2013. Residents can also view their Waste Collection Calendar online at www.halton.ca/waste.

“The 2013 Waste Management Guide and Collection Calendar is a quick reference tool for residents to locate important information about all of Halton’s Waste Management programs,” said Gary Carr, Halton’s Regional Chair. “I encourage everyone to review the calendar to learn more about the upcoming waste collection changes that will assist in increasing our diversion rate, which will extend the life of our landfill and save future taxpayers $15 million.”

The 2013 Waste Management Guide and Collection Calendar once again features Halton’s talented young artists who were selected as the Calendar Cover Art Contest winners. This year marked the fifth annual art contest that ran in the fall of 2012 asking children from kindergarten to grade eight to create the 2013 calendar cover using the theme of “recycle and compost more to make less garbage.” One entry from each of the four Local Municipalities was selected to have their creative design featured on the 2013 calendar cover. Winners include Hannah Kim from Burlington, Allison Scott from Halton Hills, Hannah Kellhammer from Milton and Zohaa Zafar from Oakville. The four winners will be recognized late January at a small event with Halton’s Regional Chair, Gary Carr.

If you have not received your 2013 Waste Collection Calendar by January 28, please contact Access Halton by dialling 311 or use the online Service Request Tool at www.halton.ca/wastetools. You can also follow Halton Waste Management on Twitter @HaltonRecycles, on Pinterest, visit their blog at www.haltonrecycles.ca and watch HaltonRecycles on YouTube.

For more information contact Halton Region by dialing 311 or 905-825-6000, toll free 1-866-442-5866, TTY 905-827-9833 or visit www.halton.ca.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; emergency medical services; waste management; public health; Ontario Works (formerly social assistance); children’s and seniors’ services; social/non-profit housing; heritage programs; emergency management and business development. For more information, dial 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at www.halton.ca.


Media Contact:

Sharon Will
Communications Specialist
Halton Region
905-825-6000 x 7490