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Recycling and Waste

The County of Simcoe oversees the curbside collection of waste and recycling for its 16 member municipalities, which includes the Township of Ramara.

Waste Collection Impacts 2019

Collection impacts are communicated to the public through messaging on, social media, as well as directly to subscribers to the new ‘Simcoe County Collects’ mobile app.  Residents may download the free app through Google Play or the App Store.  Residents can also subscribe for waste collection alerts at  Residents may contact the County’s Customer Service Centre at 1-800-263-3199 or for additional information if required.  
Residents may visit for general information regarding collection impacts.

Curbside Collections in 2020

The County of Simcoe is changing curbside waste collections to bring consistency and predictability back to pick-up schedules and support the growth of the County’s green bin program.

Starting February 3, 2020, garbage and recycling collection will occur on alternating weeks, while green bin collection will continue every week. During the week of February 3 to 7, residents will receive garbage and green bin collection only. The following week (February 10 to 14), residents will receive recycling and green bin collection only. Collections will alternate on this schedule moving forward.
What this means starting February 3, 2020:​
No change to your regular collection day. Collection times will change, so have your materials out by 7 a.m. on your collection day
Green bin collection will continue to occur every week
Garbage and recycling collection will alternate every other week (one week garbage the next week recycling)
Residents can set out two bags/containers of garbage every other week (weight and size restrictions still apply)
Recycling no longer needs to be separated into different bins.  Materials will be sorted later in the process
Excess recyclables can be placed in bins, cardboard boxes or see-through plastic bags 
The County is hopeful this change will address the labour challenges experienced by its waste collection contractor throughout 2019 by reducing the number of collection vehicles required each day. This change will also support the environment and encourage residents to positively adjust their waste habits. 

The County recognizes that this is a significant change for residents. For more information on how the County is helping households manage this transition, visit​ or call 1-800-263-3199.​
For further information, please read the FAQs sheet​ from the County.

Mara Landfill Site

Location:  5200 Country Road 169, Township of Ramara

Mara Transfer Station - map to 5200 County Road 169 and hours - Mon-Wed 8:30am-4:30pm & Sat 8am-4pm

Please note that landfill vouchers have been discontinued as of January 1, 2013.

Hazardous Materials Disposal

County of Simcoe Household Hazardous Waste

City of Orillia Hazardous Waste Depot

Hazardous materials such as household cleaning products, paints, pesticides, batteries, fluorescent tubes (limit 30 per visit), solvents, disinfectants, propane tanks, etc., may be taken to the Hazardous Waste Depot at the City of Orillia Landfill Site, 100 Kitchener Street - For more information call 705-325-3522 or Email: