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Check your mail: 13,000 residents receiving notice about change to garbage day

The change will not take effect until February 2021
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Some 13,000 Greater Sudbury households will be receiving a notice in the mail in the coming days about a change to their garbage day.

As announced earlier this year, the city will be moving to every-other-week garbage collection in 2021. The notice residents will be receiving will indicate their current collection day of the week and the day it will change to beginning in February.

All residents can confirm their new pickup schedule online by visiting greatersudbury.ca/wastewise, downloading the Greater Sudbury Waste Wise app in the App Store or on Google play, or calling 311.

“As part of City Council’s commitment to an environmentally sustainable community, the extension of the life of our landfills, as well as ongoing efforts to reduce costs and streamline services, weekly collection of one garbage bag/container/bundle and unlimited leaf and yard trimmings will move to two garbage bags/containers/bundles and unlimited leaf and yard trimmings every other week,” the city said in a news release. “Although the frequency of garbage collection is changing, the number of bags/containers/bundles permitted is the same.”

Residents will continue to receive unlimited Blue Box recycling and Green Cart organics collection every week and can also continue to make unlimited requests for large furniture, appliance and electronics pickup.

For more information about the new every other week collection change, including support programs and Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/everyotherweek.