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City household waste, recycling collection not impacted by stay-at-home order

Leaf and yard waste collection begins in May
File photo. David Helwig/SooToday

As announced yesterday, a provincewide stay-at-home came into effect today.

In a news release issued today, the City of Sault Ste. Marie is reminding residents that household waste and recycling collection will not be impacted.

Hours of operation for the Household Hazardous Waste Depot and landfill sites are outlined in the release below:

The City’s Public Works and Engineering department provides the following reminders regarding waste management during the provincial stay-at-home order:

  • Waste and recycling collection and spring operations will not be impacted
  • The city’s Household Hazardous Waste Depot (HHW) is open for the season
    • Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Items such as paint, varnishes, pesticides, pool chemicals, drain cleaners, motor oil, antifreeze, propane cylinders and electronics are accepted. For a complete list of acceptable waste visit here. All services provided by the HHW are free of charge to Algoma District residents with no gate fee required.
  • The city’s landfill located at 402 Fifth Line East is open for the season.
    • Monday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. An $11 gate fee applies to all loads. Visit here for more information.
    • For the safety of staff and visitors, security will be on-site enforcing social distancing and public health recommendations including mandatory mask wearing. Expect vehicle lineups as space at drop-off bins is being limited.
  • Leaf and yard waste begins May 3 for Collection A and May 10 for Collection B. To view the leaf and yard waste collection calendar visit here.

The City of Sault Ste. Marie thanks the public for their participation in these programs and looks forward to serving you this season.