Weekly curbside collection of household garbage is available to all residential dwellings and apartments with not more than five units. Collection service is provided on the following schedule:
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.
Bag Tag Purchase
Bag tags are sold at a cost of $2.00 per tag. Tags are available at the following locations:
|Municipal Office | 341 10th St.||Monday to Friday | 8:30am to 4:30pm|
|Public Library | 451 10th Ave.||Monday to Thursday | 10:00am to 8:00pm
Friday & 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 24 hours/7 days|
|Mac's Convenience | 10/4 Junction||Open 24 hours/7 days|
|Pioneer Gas Bar | 857 10th St.||Open 24 hours/7 days|
|Canadian Tire Gas Bar | 896 10th St.||Monday to Saturday | 6:30am to 10pm
Sunday | 7:30am to 10pm
|Giant Tiger | 880 10th St.||Monday to Saturday | 8:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday | 9:00am to 6:00pm
|C. E. MacTavish Gas Bar | 595 10th St.||Monday to Friday | 6:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday | 7:00am to 9:00pm | Sunday | 8:00am to 9:00pm
NOTICE - RESIDENTIAL CLEAN-UP PASS
A clean-up pass will be available, free of charge, for each residential property/roll number that is provided with garbage collection (i.e. residential properties with not more than five units).
The PROPERTY OWNER may obtain their pass at the Municipal Office. The pass entitles property owners to deposit the following items, up to a maximum weight of 200 kg, at the Hanover/Walkerton Landfill Site:
• brush and tree trimmings over 2” diameter
• small articles of refuse, including scrap metal
Applicable fees will be charged for loads exceeding 200 kg, and for the following items regardless of weight:
• appliances, water heaters, tires, spring mattresses
• construction materials including roofing and drywall
• residential garbage
Bi-weekly curbside collection of recyclables and cardboard is provided to all residential, commercial and institutional properties.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday | 8:00am to 3:00pm
Closed on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and all statutory holidays.
Please ensure that waste is separated and placed in the following designated areas:
Types of Bags Accepted
Types of Overwrap Accepted
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 Items||Only bags identified by #2 HDPE (high density polyethylene) or #4 LDPE (low density polyethylene) are accepted.|
|Retail and Packaging Bags||
|Food and Produce Bags||
|Product Packaging and Wrap||
|Type of Waste||Fee|
|Residential/Commercial Garbage||$120/tonne (minimum charge $10)|
|Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste||$240/tonne|
|Car Tires - Max. 10 free, each additional||$5 each|
|Truck Tires - Max. 10 free, each additional||$10/each|
|Appliances (freon removed)||$10/each|
|Brush (over 2 inch diameter)||$120/tonne|
|Brush (2 inch diameter or less)||No Charge|
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!
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. Further details regarding dates and locations will be advertised in The Post and online at hanover.ca/events.
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:
USED MOTOR OIL AND OIL FILTERS
PAINT AND STAINS
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.
COMPACT ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHT BULBS
Commencing the week of October 21, 2019 to the end of November Public Works staff will collect leaves once a week on either Monday or Tuesday. Leaves should be placed at the curb by Monday morning.