Halton’s 2013 Waste Management Guide and Collection Calendar delivered to homes beginning this week

Burlington

Hannah Kim’s winning artwork.

The 2013 Waste Management Guide and Collection Calendar, which has everything you need to know about waste collection in Halton Region, will be delivered to homes starting this week.  The Calendar is effective February 1 and includes a schedule for Blue Box, GreenCart, garbage, bulk and yard waste collection, information on the Halton Waste Management Site and details about upcoming waste collection changes that begin April 1, 2013. Residents can also view their Waste Collection Calendar online at www.halton.ca/waste.

Halton Hills

Allison Scott’s winning artwork.

Review the calendar to learn more about all of the upcoming waste collection changes to assist in increasing our diversion rate to 65%  which will extend the life of Halton’s valuable landfill site and result in long-term savings of $15 million to future taxpayers.If you have not received your 2013 Waste Collection Calendar by January 28, please contact Access Halton by dialling 311 or use the online Service Request Tool at www.halton.ca/wastetools.

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Hannah Kellhammer’s winning artwork.

The 2013 Waste Management Guide and Collection Calendar once again features Halton’s talented young artists who were selected as the Calendar Cover Art Contest winners.  This year marked the fifth annual art contest that ran in the fall of 2012 asking children from kindergarten to grade eight to create the 2013 calendar cover using the theme of “recycle and compost more to make less garbage.” One entry from each of the four Local Municipalities was selected to have their creative design featured on the 2013 calendar cover.  Winners include Hannah Kim from Burlington, Allison Scott from Halton Hills, Hannah Kellhammer from Milton and Zohaa Zafar from Oakville.

Oakville

Zohaa Zafar’s winning artwork.

For more information please contact Access Halton by dialing 311 or 905-825-6000, toll free 1-866-442-5866, TTY 905-827-9833 or visit www.halton.ca. You can also follow Halton Waste Management on Twitter @HaltonRecycles, on Pinterest, visit their blog at www.haltonrecycles.ca and watch HaltonRecycles on YouTube.

As always, if you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton or on Facebook. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report.”