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NOTICE | STYROFOAM RECYCLING TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AT HANOVER - WALKERTON LANDFILL SITE

Please be advised that, effective June 2017, the acceptance of styrofoam at the recycling depot has been temporarily suspended. The Hanover - Walkerton Waste Management Committee is working to locate an alternative service provider for styrofoam collection.

In the meantime, styrofoam can be either placed within tagged household garbage for collection curbside, or taken to the Landfill Site. A $10.00 minimum charge will apply. Thank you for your cooperation.

Weekly curbside collection of household garbage is available to all residential dwellings and apartments not more than five units. Collection service is provided by Bruce Service Sales and Rentals of Chesley based upon the following schedule:

  • Collection for north of 10th Street, including the north side of 10th Street – Thursdays
  • Collection for south of 10th Street, including the south side of 10th Street – Fridays

REMINDER

  • Place garbage beside road or curb before or by 6:00am on your scheduled day to ensure pickup.
  • All bags must be tagged for collection by wrapping the bag tag around the neck of the bag.
  • If you are using a garbage container, wrap the bag tag on the top bag in the container so that it is visible when the lid is lifted.

Clear Garbage Bag Policy

The outer bag for containment of waste shall be clear & transparent (non-tinted). Bags shall be no larger than 26” x 36” and can be placed in a waste container for collection. Each bag placed at the curb for collection shall weigh no more than 50 pounds (23 kg). Unlimited clear kitchen catcher size (20" x 22") bags may be placed inside the larger clear bag. If your waste is not collected, a sticker indicating the reason why will be attached to the bag. Town of Hanover bag tags are required to be wrapped around the neck of the bag. To address privacy of personal items, one solid colour “privacy bag” no larger than 20” x 22” (the size of a kitchen catcher or grocery bag) inside each clear bag is permitted.

  • Unlimited clear kitchen catcher size (20” x 22”) bags may be placed inside the larger bag.
  • If your waste is not collected, a sticker indicating the reason why will be attached to the bag.
  • Town of Hanover bag tags are still required to be wrapped around the neck of the “clear bag”.

Bag Tag Purchase

Bag tags are sold at a cost of $2.00 per tag. Tags are available at the following locations:

C. E. MacTavish Gas Bar | 595 10th St. Monday to Friday | 6:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday | 7:00am to 10:00pm | Sunday | 8:00am to 10:00pm
LocationHours
Municipal Office | 341 10th St. Monday to Friday | 8:30am to 4:30pm
Hanover Public Library | 451 10th Ave. Monday to Friday | 10:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Mac’s Convenience | 189 10th St. Open 24 hours/7 days
Mac's Convenience | 464 10th St. Open 6:00am to midnight
Mac's Convenience | 10/4 Junction Open 24 hours/7 days
Pioneer Gas Bar | 857 10th St. Open 24 hours/7 days

2017 Recycling Schedule - Click to open

Bi-weekly curbside collection of recyclables and cardboard is provided to all residential, commercial and institutional properties by Waste Management of Canada Corporation of Mount Forest.

REMINDER

  • Flatten and bundle all corrugated cardboard a maximum size of 30”X30”X8”.
  • If you wish to utilize clear plastic bags, please ensure that each bag only contains one type of recyclable product (i.e. paper or cans or plastics).
  • Place recyclables adjacent to road or curb the night before or by 6:00am on your designated collection day.

The Hanover/Walkerton Landfill Site services the Town of Hanover and the Town of Walkerton only.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Tuesday to Saturday 8:00am to 3:00pm | Closed on Statutory Holidays

Sorting of Materials

Please ensure that waste is separated and placed in the following designated areas:

  • steel area for metal and appliances
  • wood area for brush and non-manufactured wood only
  • shingle area for asphalt shingles when depot bin is available
  • drywall area for new non-painted drywall

Materials accepted for recycling and composting

  • Blue Box Recyclables including Cardboard
  • Clothing - Drop-off bin provided in recycling area
  • Compost such as grass clippings, leaves, yard waste and small articles of brush. These items should be delivered to the site in either reusable containers or compostable bags.
  • Restricted Waste such as paint, propane cylinders, hazardous materials
  • Styrofoam - Temporarily Suspended

Materials accepted for electronic waste recycling

  • computers, monitors, hard drives, DVD players, CD players, radios, projectors, televisons, answering machines, MP3 players, projectors, pagers, cordless & rotary telephones and printing devices
  • household appliances are NOT accepted and must be included with your household waste
  • ensure that no electronic waste is contained in any loads delivered to the landfill site for disposal

Film Plastics

Brockton and Hanover Officially Launch Film Plastics Recycling Pilot Project June 2, 2014. Film plastics make up a large portion of the household waste that we send to our landfills. Recycling them closes the loop, recycling consumer packaging that can then be remanufactured into new materials. To reduce your use of these plastics, avoid using what cannot be recycled in Hanover. Bring your own container for bulk or take-out foods and encourage food producers, manufacturers and retailers to switch to reusable, recyclable or compostable alternatives.

Tips - all bags must be:

  • Clean - remove all food residue
  • Dry - if you rinse it, let it dry
  • Empty - remove paper, stickers and receipts

Drop-Off Location - Fill an empty grocery or retail bag with plastics and tie tightly. Place filled bags in the yellow bin at the landfill site.

   
Accepted ItemsOnly bags identified by #2 HDPE (high density polyethylene) or #4 LDPE (low density polyethylene) are accepted.
Retail and Packaging Bags
  • Grocery and Retail Bags
  • Newspaper and Flyer Bags
  • Dry Cleaning Bags
  • Electronic Equipment Bags
Food and Produce Bags
  • Bread Bags
  • Fresh Vegetable and Produce Bags
  • Frozen Vegetable Bags
  • Bulk Goods Bags
  • Milk Outer Bags
Product Packaging and Wrap
  • Water Softener and Salt Bags (Remove rigid plastic handles
  • Toilet Paper, Napkin and Paper Towel Over Wrap
  • Diaper and Feminine Hygiene Product Outer Bags
  • Bottled Water and Soda Case Over Wrap
  • Soil, Mulch etc. Garden Product Bags (clean, dry and empty)
Not Accepted
  • Unclean Items with Food or Dirt Residue
  • Packaging in Contact with Meat
  • Packaging in Contact with Dairy
  • Biodegradeable or Compostable Plastics
  • Crinkly, Non-stretch Wrap, Packaging and Bottle Seals
  • Agricultural Bale, Boat and Shrink Wrap
  • Beverage Rings
  • Stretch Cling Wrap
  • Chip, Cookie, Chocolate and Snack Bar Wrappers
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Zipper Lock and Resealable Bags

 Landfill Tipping Fees (effective January 1, 2017)

   
Type of WasteFee
Residential/Commercial Garbage $110/tonne (minimum charge $10)
Non-Sorted Waste $220/tonne
Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste $220/tonne
Car Tires - Max. 4 free per vehicle per year, all others $5 each
Truck Tires - Max. 4 free per vehicle per year, all others $10/each
Appliances (freon removed) $10/each
Brush (over 2 inch diameter) $110/tonne
Brush (2 inch diameter or less) No Charge
Leaves/Compost No Charge
Recyclables No Charge
Spring Mattresses $15/each

Instead of throwing away unwanted household items...keep them out of the landfill and GIVE THEM AWAY!
FREE TOWN-WIDE “GOODS EXCHANGE” is a great opportunity for everyone to give away those reusable household items, such as furniture, appliances or children’s toys which you no longer use. Just put them at the curb clearly marked that they are FREE. Tour the neighbourhood to see what goods you may find for your family. Residents are reminded not to leave any items near the curb that they don't wish to be mistakenly picked up. Any items left at the curb after Goods Exchange Week must be removed by owner. This is a free exchange, not a yard sale so registration is not required.

Thanks for your co-operation!

2017 Household Hazardous Waste Days

The Household Hazardous Waste Day Events are provided on behalf of the Hanover/Walkerton Waste Management Committee. The events are free to the residents of Hanover and Walkerton.  The Hanover event is Saturday, September 9th and the Walkerton event is Saturday, October 7th. Please click on the link above for more details.

At your Household Hazardous Waste Depot, there will be trained professionals who will receive, package, transport and store the materials safely and in compliance with all regulations. Empty containers are to be recycled or disposed of with your household waste.

The following hazardous waste items will be accepted at no charge throughout the year at the following locations:

PHARMACEUTICALS AND SHARPS (all sharps must be contained in a rigid container)

Pharmacies located at:

  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Grants Your Independent Grocer
  • Pharma Plus
  • Walmart
  • Hanover Pharmasave

USED MOTOR OIL AND OIL FILTERS

  • Jiffy Lube
  • Canadian Tire (automotive)

PAINT AND STAINS

  • Cuneo Interiors
  • Hanover Home Hardware
  • Hanover Rona Building Centre

Please do not mix paint/stain materials together. All paint and stain must be in original containers and not dried out. Empty paint containers can be placed in your blue box for regular recycling pick up. Please remove lid before placing in box.

ALKALINE BATTERIES

  • Hanover Municipal Office
  • Landfill Site trailer
  • Hanover Home Hardware
  • Hanover Rona Building Centre
  • Hanover Public Library

RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

  • Hanover Municipal Office
  • Landfill Site trailer
  • Hanover Rona Building Centre
  • Hanover Public Library

COMPACT ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHT BULBS

  • Canadian Tire
  • Hanover Rona Building Centre

CELL PHONES

  • Hanover Public Library

Public Works staff will start leaf collection the week of October 16th, 2017 and continue as time permits. Leaves must be placed at the curb in bags (paper preferred, but tinted or clear plastic bags will be accepted). Twigs and small branches are not collected but may be taken to the landfill site free of charge throughout the year during regular landfill hours, Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00am to 3:00pm.