Effective Wednesday, May 13, restrictions at Niagara Region’s landfill and drop-off depot sites will be removed and sites will be fully operational, although residents are still encouraged to only use the sites if necessary.
Niagara Region warns residents that longer than usual wait times should be expected as changes have been implemented to ensure physical distancing on drop-off pads. Niagara Region also anticipates there will be an increase in traffic volumes with restrictions now removed.
The preferred method of payment at all landfill sites remains debit and credit, using the tap option.
Residents should also utilize curbside collection programs where possible, including the following:
- Garbage tags for additional household garbage bags above the one bag limit. Garbage bags without garbage tags will not be collected.
- Unlimited Blue / Grey Box and Green Bin collection at the curb
- Spring branch collection happening on your regular collection day until May 29
- Curbside leaf and yard waste collection with a five bag / can limit
Other temporary closures at landfill and drop-off depots that will continue as a result of COVID-19:
- Niagara Road 12 and Humberstone Reusable Goods Depots remain closed as charity organizations are not accepting material due to COVID-19. Residents are asked to continue to hold onto donations during this temporary suspension.
- Textiles donation bins at Drop-off Depots remain closed for donation or recycling, as the donation bins are not currently being serviced by the contractor. Residents are asked to continue to hold onto clothing donations during this temporary suspension.
- Walker Environmental Drop-off Depot is not accepting material for recycling. All recyclable items brought to the site (except for scrap metal) will be placed in open garbage containers. Disposal fees will apply.
- All Regional locations selling / distributing recycling or composting containers remain closed due to COVID-19. Residents are being asked to use any rigid plastic container for organics and recycling, so long as the material is sorted correctly. Visit our website for information on acceptable container size and weights.
- Compost giveaway, scheduled for May 4-9 as part of Compost Awareness Week, has been postponed due to COVID-19. Compost is not available at any of the sites at this time.
Niagara Region wishes to thank all residents for their understanding and patience during these times of uncertainty.
Visit our website for more information on temporary service disruptions as a result of COVID-19.