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Tuesday November 1st, 2016

Posted at 11:00am

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Changes are coming to Tecumseh’s waste pick-up rules.

As of January 1st, 2017, waste must be placed at the curb for weekly pick-up in hard-sided containers.

The containers must meet the following requirements:

  • A rigid metal or plastic container having:
    (a) external handles and a watertight lid;
    (b) a lid which is readily separable from the container;
    (c) a capacity of not more than 125 L (33 gallons);
    (d) an external height no greater than 100 centimeters (39 inches);
    (e) an internal width or diameter no greater than 50 centimeters (20 inches); and
    (f) a diameter at the top equal to or greater than the diameter at the bottom or; A 340 L (90
    gallon) Approved Roll-out Cart; or
  • A properly covered metal Bulk Lift Container that is compatible with the collection equipment.

This new regulation was created to discourage the proliferation of urban rodents and other animals by eliminating a major food source.

Residents and businesses are responsible for obtaining their own approved hard-sided garbage containers.

This rule applies to the first waste pick-up scheduled for January 5th, 2017. Any garbage not placed in a hard-sided container with a watertight lid will not be collected and property owners may be subject to fines.

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