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WASTE MANAGEMENT GUIDE



Residents and businesses are mailed copies of the Waste Management Guide Annually. This guide is a summary of the Waste Management Initiatives provided by the Municipality.

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LEAF AND YARD WASTE

LEAF AND YARD WASTE FACILITY


THE MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD LEAF AND YARD WASTE FACILITY IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON.

Drop off your yard waste free! The Municipality of Meaford Leaf and Yard Waste Facility is  located at 157859, 7th Line.

Hours of Operation:                         Contact: 519-538-1060 ext.1315 (Operations Centre)
Fridays 12:00pm until 5:00pm
Saturdays 9:00am until 2:00 pm

Accepted Yard Waste Not Accepted
• leaves
• grass
• weeds
• sawdust
• woodchips
• plants
• small shrubs
• brush and branches up to 6 inch
diameter
• stumps
• branches  greater than 6" diameter


Commercial Fees are applicable

Municipal Compost and Mulch for Sale

Compost material generated from Municipality of  Meaford's  Leaf and Yard Composting Facility waste collection program is for sale at the site Fire #157859 7th Line during normal operating hours. Fridays 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Compost Facility Material Rates

Finished Compost/Mulch-  Large load up to 1.5 cubic metres

$10 (tax included)

Finished Compost/Mulch- Small load up to 0.3 cubic metres

$5  (tax included)

Commercial and Non-resident

$15 minimum (tax included)

 Please remember to bring a shovel and containers for loading your own compost and wear appropriate footwear.

The Municipality will not sell any other materials that are located on-site including all aggregates and screened topsoil. 

The Municipality has the right to limit all quantities of material taken off-site.

GARBAGE

 

Garbage Collection

Garbage is picked-up bi-weekly everywhere in the Municipality. Each bag must have a Garbage Tag /  Sticker affixed.
Bag Tags cost $2 each. See below for locations to buy Bag Tags.
 
 
Where to get Garbage tags:
SYDENHAM
AREA
Rockford Service Centre, Rockford
Steve & Kim's Food Basics, Owen Sound
Annan Post Office, Annan
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library, Owen Sound
MEAFORD
URBAN AREA
Bill's Valumart
Mac's Convenience
Foodland
Municipal Office
Meaford & District Chamber of Commerce
Meaford Public Library
Zet Variety
Home Hardware (2 locations)
Meaford Convenience Plus
Meaford Convenience & Pet Stop

RECYCLING

 
Recycling is picked up weekly. Urban residents can now put out cardboard with their weekly pick up.
 
Need another blue box? Come to the administration office at 21 Trowbridge St., Meaford.
What is collected in our municipality:
PAPER FIBRES DO NOT INCLUDE
household paper
• mail, computer paper, coloured paper, envelopes
newspapers, flyers and telephone books
magazines, catalogues, books
• remove hardcovers and place with boxboard
boxboard
corrugated cardboard
• remove food residue, liners from pizza boxes, flatten and bundle no larger than 24" x 24" x 8"
soiled paper or boxes
waxed paper or boxes
foil coated paper or boxes
paper towel / tissues
• these go in your compost
wine boxes
CONTAINERS
DO NOT INCLUDE
For all containers, rinse off food residue
 
glass bottles and jars
• remove but include lids
food and beverage cans
empty paint cans
aluminum foil and aluminum containers
plastic bottles, jugs, tubs and lids marked 1,2,3,4,5,7
light bulbs
window glass
drinking glasses
ceramics
children's toys
plastic clamshell packaging (unless shows recycle number)
plastic bags
plastic film (saran wrap)
plastic wrappers
flower pots
styrofoam
unmarked plastic bottles, jugs, TV dinner trays
motor oil containers
plastic jugs over 4L / 1 gal
paint cans with paint still inside


COMPOST



Save your money - COMPOST!

 GREEN BIN COLLECTION IS WEEKLY AND WILL OCCUR ON THE SAME DAY AS YOUR RECYCLING COLLECTION. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD WASTE MANAGEMENT GUIDE FOR COLLECTION DATES.

Composting is easy!

All residents are encouraged to put out their Green Bin each week beside their recycling.
Compost / Organics pick-up occurs weekly within designated areas on the same day as recycling pick- up.

Put your organics in a "compostable" bag suitable for green waste. These are available at grocery stores, hardware stores, and department stores. You may prefer to utlilize the small plastic lidded container under your sink, with a compostable bag inside for kitchen waste and transfer the waste into a larger green bin.



Acceptable Organics for Municipal Pick-up
  • - vegetable and fruit scraps (cooked or uncooked)
  • - meat, bones (cooked or uncooked)
  • - leftovers (bread, cooked foods etc.)
  • - Kleenex / tissues / paper towels

TRANSFER STATIONS

 

Meaford Waste Transfer Station
There may be disposal fees. Styrofoam is accepted at this facility.
Location: Fire #146024 Miller St. (Grey Rd. 12)
Hours: Friday 12:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Saturday 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
Contact: 519-538-4631
Miller Waste Transfer Station
There may be disposal fees. Styrofoam is accepted at this facility.
Location: 2085 20th Ave. East, Owen Sound
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
Saturday 8:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

Contact: 519-372-1855



HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

This event is open to residents of the City of Owen Sound, the Municipality of Meaford, the Township of Georgian Bluffs, the Municipality of Grey Highlands, Township of West Grey and the Township of Southgate. Please bring identification indicating your home address.

The HHW Drop off location is 1900 - 20th Street East. in the City of Owen Sound.

We regret that we cannot accept any materials generated by businesses, farm operations, institutions or industries. Nor can we accept materials containing PCB's (e.g.: fluorescent light ballasts), infectious wastes (e.g.: old syringes), radioactive wastes (e.g.: smoke detectors), explosives, ammunition or flares. Nor can we accept unidentified wastes, so please make sure that everything you bring is in a container.

2014 Household Hazardous Waste Days:

Hours of Operation: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

April 5, 2014
May 3, 2014
June 7, 2014
July 5, 2014
August 9, 2014
September 6, 2014
October 4, 2014
October 18, 2014 

Household Hazardous Waste Material List

Pharmaceutical

All Drug Formulations

  • Pills
  • Liquids
  • Cough Syrups
  • Cosmetics
  • Nail Polish
  • Inhalers
  • Perfumes
  • Veterinary Drugs

Paint / Household

  • Household Latex Paint
  • Household Oil Paint
 

Aerosols

  • ALL eg.Spray paint, cleaners, polishes etc
  • ALL Propane Cylinders

Pesticides

  • ALL Herbicides, Insecticides
  • 2-4D
  • DDT
  • Black-Leaf 40
  • Sevin
  • Diazinon
  • Malathion
  • Pesticide Aerosols (eg. Raid, Off etc)
  • Weed Killers
  • Round Up
  • Safer's Soap
 

Oxidizers

  • Fertilzers
  • Plant Food
  • Weed and Feed
  • All Nitrates
  • Bleach
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Pool Chlorine
  • Sodium Hypochlorite
  • Nitric Acid
  • Pool Chemical pH Down
  • Pool Chemical pH Up
  • Pool Shock
 

Acid

Formulations containing, or pure compounds of:

  • Sulphuric Acid
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Phosphoric Acid (Rust Remover)
  • Oxalic Acid (Deck Wash)
  • Muriatic Acid
  • Acetic Acid
  • Boric Acid
  • Stop Bath
  • Saniflush
  • CLR
  • Sodium Bisulphate

 

Caustic

Formulations containing, or pure compounds of:

  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Potassium Hydroxide
  • Sodium Metasilicate
  • Sodium Silicate
  • TSP
  • Lime
  • Ammonia (Wax Stripper)
  • Ammonium Chloride
  • Drano
  • Mr. Muscle
  • Easy-Off
  • Lye
  • Photo-chemicals
  • Comet
  • Ajax

 

 

Automotive/Recreational Vehicle

  • Motor Oil
  • Gasoline
  • Diesel
  • Anti-freeze
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Brake Fluid
  • Batteries
  • Adhesives
  • Autobody Filler
  • Autobody Paint
  • Car Polishes
  • Car Waxes

Miscellaneous Organic

Flammable Organic Compounds including

  • Caulking
  • Cements and Glues
  • Driveway Sealers
  • Drywall Compounds
  • Epoxies
  • Floor Paint
  • Industrial Paint
  • Lacquer
  • Liquid Plastic
  • Marine Paint
  • Paint Stripper
  • Polyfiller
  • Putty
  • Resins
  • Rust Paint (Tremclad)
  • Shellac
  • Silicone Compound
  • Solvents
  • Stain
  • Thinners
  • Urethane
  • Varnish

Batteries

  • All: Car/Vehicle, Dry cell household, etc.
 

Fluorescent Lamps

  • Up to 10 Compact Fluorescent bulbs
  • Up to 4 Four foot Fluorescent tubes

Unacceptable Materials

  • Infectious Waste, including used syringes
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Explosives, ammunition or flares
  • Empty cans, bottles, etc (empty paint and aerosol cans go directly into blue box just as empty plastic bottles do)
  • Cardboard boxes
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION


FREE E-WASTE DEPOT

Habitat for Humanity ReStore and the Municpality of Meaford have partnered to provide a Free E Waste Depot site
.

When:  Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month 9:00am - noon

WhereNEW LOCATION - 87 Stewart Street - Beside Meaford Fire Hall


We will accept

All electronics including: computers, monitors, computers, TVs, stereos, printers, faxes, phones and much more. Working or not.

For a complete list see: www.dowhatyoucan.ca or call the Restore at 519 371 6714.

At Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce’s ReStore we sell both new and used quality surplus home renovation products at a fraction of retail prices. Materials sold by the Habitat ReStore are donated from various sources, for example:

  • Corporate sponsors
  • Contractors
  • Designers and Developers
  • Home Owners
  • E Waste

Proceeds from the ReStore support Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce building program.  In addition to raising funds, the ReStore helps the environment by diverting thousands of tons of usable materials from the landfills.

Store Hours for additional E Waste donation and daily shopping are:

Monday – Thurs 9:00 – 6:00, Fridays till 7:00, Sat. 9:00 - 5:00 and Sun 10:00 - 4:00

For more information about volunteering or donating please call 519-371-6714 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

BALE WRAP RECYCLING


The Municipality of Meaford is working with Switch Energy Corp. from Clinton, Ontario, on a balewrap recycling collection program.

All members of the farming community may participate in this "free" waste diversion initiative.

For collection information, please contact Switch Energy Corp. at 1-519-482-7561

 

 

CURBSIDE SWAP DAY

GOODS EXCHANGE/CURBSIDE SWAP DAY
Saturday May 17, 2014

Place unwanted, but usable items, at the curb or road side for anyone to pick up

(ie. Usable furniture, books, tools, sporting goods, toys, etc.)

·           In order to identify items that are part of the Curb Side Swap Program, use signage stating items are “FREE”, or tie a white plastic bag to one of the items to indicate this.

·         Any leftover items remain your responsibility and must be removed from the curb no later than 7:00 pm on Saturday May 17th, 2014.

·      The Municipality of Meaford will not assume any liability for items lost or removed during Goods Exchange/Curbside Swap Day. Please do not pick up anything unless you are sure that it is a Goods Exchange Day item.

·           Residents are reminded to drive carefully, watch for pedestrians and obey all traffic laws.

For more information, please contact the Municipality of Meaford Operations Centre at

 (519) 538-1060 ext. 1315.