Week of August 10 – 14, 2020: Garbage will be picked up this week as per the usual schedule, but not recyclables. Our recycling truck is under repair.
Residential garbage and recycling is collected from Tuesday to Friday. Both recycling and garbage are picked up on the same day so please ensure you have both bins at the boulevard no later than 7:30 a.m. or your pick up might be missed. Bins are to be set at the curb, at least 1 metre (3 feet) apart and with the wheels facing the house. This is so the truck machinery can pick up the bins.
To find out what your regularly scheduled day is please contact the Village office.
You may search for curbside collection schedule and recycling/disposal information for thousands of items at My Waste Wizard below.
Please note the TNRD can no longer accept plastic bags in its recycling program. Here is what you need to know about Separation of Plastic Bags.
All other items should be directed to either landfill or a facility that can take it (i.e. electronics). To find out where you can recycle almost anything visit the Recyclepedia site.
For items that cannot be recycled the nearest Eco-depot is located in Pritchard at 1595 Martin Prairie Road.
Composters can be used to break down yard and garden waste plus household kitchen scraps including fruit/veggies, coffee/tea grounds, filters, egg shells, paper and grains. Keep out meat, bones, dairy, greasy/oily food and pet waste.
Rain barrels offer an alternate source of water for watering plants in and around the home. They have been around for a long time, but have become very trendy over the past few years. Rain barrels are low maintenance, easy to use and the water collected is chlorine-free with a natural temperature that won’t shock plants. Using a rain barrel means that less water needs to be treated, reducing demand on our water treatment facility, which in the end saves us all money. A small investment in rain barrels could help save you a lot of money in a short amount of time.
By harvesting water, you can:
- Lower your water bill
- Use water on your own schedule
- Improve your soil’s pH balance
- Help protect rivers, streams, lakes and the environment