Garbage and Recycling Services Review

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About the Project

The County of Brant will review garbage and recycling service options in preparation for future contracts. The purpose is to review existing services and identify potential new services for upcoming contracts, considering the costs to taxpayers and the needs of residents.

The County of Brant currently provides the following garbage and recycling services:

  • Weekly curbside collection and disposal of garbage
  • Weekly curbside collection and processing of recyclable materials
  • Operation of Biggars Lane Landfill site and Paris Transfer Station
  • Yard waste collection in urban areas
  • Annual Household Hazardous and Special Waste collection event
  • Curbside collection of Christmas trees

About the Project

The County of Brant will review garbage and recycling service options in preparation for future contracts. The purpose is to review existing services and identify potential new services for upcoming contracts, considering the costs to taxpayers and the needs of residents.

The County of Brant currently provides the following garbage and recycling services:

  • Weekly curbside collection and disposal of garbage
  • Weekly curbside collection and processing of recyclable materials
  • Operation of Biggars Lane Landfill site and Paris Transfer Station
  • Yard waste collection in urban areas
  • Annual Household Hazardous and Special Waste collection event
  • Curbside collection of Christmas trees in January
  • Curbside bulky waste collection by call-in request
  • Subsidized sale of backyard composters

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Thank you for attending the open house, participating in the survey, asking your questions and offering your comments.

Please note, the engagement portion closed on June 29, 2023. Staff are now analyzing your feedback and will report back. To receive updates, subscribe to this project.

The Open House occurred on:

  • May 25, 2023 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Brant Sports Complex, LaFarge Room, 944 Powerline Rd. Paris
  • June 5, 2023 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm - the Cainsville Community Centre, 15 Ewart Ave. Cainsville

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Key things to know!

  • As of January 1, 2025, Producers of the materials recycled through the residential Blue Box program will be responsible for running and funding the program.
  • The Producers will provide the Blue Box program to all residential properties at the same service level as prior to the transition (e.g. weekly curbside collection)
  • As of January 1, 2025 the County will not be involved in the residential Blue Box program, which will no longer be funded through property taxes.
  • Potential savings to the overall Solid Waste Operations Budget that result from removal of the Blue Box funding from property taxes will be placed in an Environmental Management reserve that will fund projects or initiatives to benefit the environment. With Council’s approval, these funds may also be used to offset any increased cost of the solid waste contract.
  • Given these upcoming changes, no Blue Box service options are being considered as part of this Service Review.

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We need to reduce regular garbage bags. We allow way too many bags. BUT I don't think charging for bags is the answer. That doesn't promote recycling at all. Brant County is in the past with the current system. Green bin system and more sophisticated blue box program. ie cardboard and paper in one box, glass, cans in another. Yes people will complain at first. But well worth it.

Sandy Coté 5 months ago

Is it possible to do a mini video at a recycling plant that shows what happens when improper recycle items go through and show it all Paris events and in schools?

Penny 5 months ago
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