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Update to County Waste Collections affected by weather

Collection crews continue to struggle along.  Tuesday’s collection routes in Ramara, Tiny, Tay, Severn, Midland, and Penetanguishene are all being impacted by today’s winter weather.  Crews will be working beyond normal completion times in an effort to get as much material off the streets as possible.  It is difficult to know with certainty where we will be by the end of the day, but at this point, we believe the following areas will be most heavily impacted with misses:

  • Northern Tiny Township (north of Lafontaine Road)
  • Eastern Penetanguishene (east of Fuller Avenue)
  • Northern Midland (area between Vinden St. and Burnell Sideroad – aka Sunnyside)
  • Southern Tay (area east of 93, north of Vinden, south of 12 and west of Gervais)

There will be a variety of other weather related misses throughout Tuesday’s collection areas but the vast majority of homes will have been serviced.  For those whose collections were missed, the normal County process is for double collection limits on the next week. 

Update posted 2017-12-12 4:18pm 

County Waste Collections affected by weather

Winter weather is impacting waste collections this morning (Tuesday collection routes in Wasaga Beach, Tiny, Tay, Severn, Midland, and Penetanguishene).

Full crews are out from Waste Connections and are proceeding cautiously given the conditions.  Most crews have been redeployed into the urban areas where plows have made collections safer.  As the plows catch up in the more rural areas, later in the day, the trucks will again be redeployed in an effort to complete all collections.  At this point it is safe to assume completions of collections will be delayed beyond the normal finish times of 5:00 pm.  Full efforts will be made to complete collections but safety concerns are paramount.

We recommend that if resident’s waste materials are not collected by the normal time that they be left curbside until 8:00 pm to allow for late collections.  As is the normal process, any collection misses will be delayed for one week and double the normal collection limits will apply.  We will update again later in the day when we have a better idea what the impact will be. 

Notifications will be made to residents through the collections reminder tool and public notifications through the County website, Facebook and twitter feeds and press releases should that become necessary.  The most direct way for residents to be informed is through the County’s collections reminder tool found at: Residents can enter their address to find their waste collection day and sign up for reminders and notifications through their email or phone.

Posted 2017-12-12 11:03am

Housing Resources Notice

Effective Jan 1, 2018, Simcoe Community Services will be providing housing resource centre supports at 35 West St, Orillia.  Call 705-739-0485 to book an appointment.
Posted 2017-12-11 10:05am

2018 Proposed Budget Adoption Notice

2018 Proposed Budget

Last update posted 2017-12-11 11:03am
Posted 2017-12-01 3:07pm

2018 Dog Licences

Posted 2017-11-29 2:58pm

Gamebridge Bridge Environmental Assessment - Notice of Study Completion

Project File report for the Environmental Assessment for the Gamebridge Bridge is available for viewing until December 16, 2017.

Posted 2017-11-16 9:15am

Blue-Green Algae - Lake St. John Update - Health notice lifted

Please be advised that the public health notice regarding precautions for blue green algae issued on August 23, 2017 by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) for Lake St. John has been lifted.

Posted 2017-11-10 9:17am

Fire Extinguisher Recall - November 2, 2017

Click the above link to view an article from CTV news regarding a fire extinguisher recall.

2018 Meeting Schedule

Posted 2017-11-01 4:15pm

​Bayshore Village Effluent Spray Fields

Notice of Completion of Class Environmental Assessment Study

Class Environmental Assessment Phases 1 and 2 - Full Report

Pages 1-32 of report
Posted 2017-10-11 1:19pm

Talbot Dam Replacement Update

Please be advised that preliminary work to replace the Talbot Dam at the intersection of County Road 50 and Canal Road near Gamebridge will begin soon.  As a result, there will be some short temporary closures or lane reductions.  To view lock closures and more information about the Talbot Dam replacement, please click on Talbot Dam Replacement Update.

​Last update posted 2017-10-04 11:14am
Posted 2017-10-04 10:05am

2017 Resident Survey Results

Posted 2017-09-28 2:18pm

Vacant Land for Sale - 2612 Concession D-E

Posted 2017-09-26 3:26pm

Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Aids in Trail Feasibility
​Posted 2017-08-08 4:15pm

Industrial Development Charges Waived

On June 26th 2017 Council passed a Bylaw waiving development charges on Industrial Development until 2019*. The County of Simcoe matched the Township of Ramara’s Bylaw, therefore development in the Industrial Park is only subject to School Board Development charges.  *Dates subject to change at the discretion of Council.
​Posted 2017-06-28 9:47am


For information about Garbage and Recycling Collection
please call the County of Simcoe at 705-735-6901
or for 426 or 689 exchanges call toll-free at 1-800-263-3199

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Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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