In this article, we will take a look at the Waterloo waste collection schedule, and what you can expect as a resident and a business owner.
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Here, we'll go over the weekly collection schedule for Waterloo residents, what to do with hazardous waste, and more. Now, let's take a closer look at the Waterloo waste collection schedule.
Residents living in single and semi-detached homes have their garbage picked up on a weekly basis. The weekly collection includes the following:
To find out when garbage will be collected at your place of residence, use the Region's interactive map (screenshot shown below). Search for your address at the top of the page, or scroll around the map to find your location. The colour-coded map will then tell you which day of the week your garbage pickup occurs, and how frequently collection happens.
Click on the map to find out when your garbage will be collected in the Region of Waterloo.
It's important to note that hazardous waste is not included in your regular household pickup. This is to ensure the health and safety of those working in waste collection, as well as the health and safety of your neighbours.
In order to safely dispose of household hazardous waste in the Waterloo area, you must bring your waste to one of these drop-off locations:
Note: These locations accept waste that has been generated only within Waterloo Region. Waste from other municipalities is not allowed. Additionally, a maximum of 25 litres per household per month of HHW can be dropped off at Regional facilities.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) includes:
There are fees attached to hazardous waste disposal, and you can reduce the amount of hazardous chemicals in your home by using the BUD principle:
Keep any HHW in the original container so that the chemical can be safely identified; if not in the original container, you need to write on the container what it contains. Finally, make sure all containers are sealed and do not leak.
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The Region of Waterloo does not provide garbage collection for large dwelling units (ie: apartments and condominiums), businesses, or commercial buildings. Therefore, if you are a landlord, property manager, or business owner, you must hire a private waste management company.
Panda Environmental, for example, provides the following services:
Hazardous Waste Disposal: This requires specialized waste removal and must not be combined with general waste (it is illegal to do so). Panda is able to provide full hazardous waste removal solutions and consulting.
Panda's waste consultants can help you set up a plan for all of the above. They will let you know how your waste removal system can be improved, and give accurate breakdowns of the exact makeup of your waste. Contact us today to set up an appointment.
Panda Environmental is equipped to handle all garbage collection needs in Waterloo and surrounding areas
Panda Environmental offers a wide variety of commercial waste management programs and services. We understand the benefits of proper waste disposal - both at home and in commercial settings.
Click here to learn more about all of our waste management services in Waterloo and surrounding areas.
Work with Panda today and you will work with a waste management company that cares about recycling and the environment.
Panda has been a leader in responsible waste management and recycling solutions across Ontario for over 15 years. We are able to service all of your business' waste and recycling handling needs, including hazardous waste.
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