Haldimand County is holding a scratch and win contest to win a tour of a garbage and recycling facility, among other prizes. The contest goes alongside the announcement of new curbside garbage and recycling collectors for Haldimand County residents in October 2023 and January 2024, respectively.
Select winners will learn more about where their recycling goes once it leaves their home, how certain items are recycled for other uses, and all of the heavy equipment that helps make it happen. Other prizes include fun items that encourage waste reduction.
Scratch and win cards will be handed out at Household Hazardous Waste Events on Sept. 16 in Dunnville and Oct. 14 in Hagersville, the Trucks to Touch event in Jarvis on Sept. 17, at the Haldimand County Administration Building in Cayuga, and at the Canborough Waste Management Facility.
Cards will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.
The new garbage contractor for Haldimand County, Norfolk Disposal Services Ltd., will begin collection on October 16, 2023.
Responsibility for residential curbside recycling will transition to Circular Materials Ontario, per the Provincial Government, on January 1, 2024.
Residents should note that while their curbside collection day will not change, the time of day for their collection may be different. All garbage and recycling should be curbside before 7 a.m.
When asked why Haldimand County wanted to hold a contest, Brandon Hedges, Haldimand County’s Manager of Environmental Operations, responded “The upcoming changes to curbside collection will affect all residents. Garbage and recycling isn’t always top of mind, so we wanted to do something fun to get people talking about it. We don’t want anyone to miss a collection, which is why we’re urging everyone to make sure their garbage and recycling is out before 7 a.m. on their collection day.”
Prize winners should contact Haldimand County at 905-318-5932 or visit the Haldimand County Administration Building at 53 Thorburn Street South, Cayuga for information on how to collect their prize. For full contest rules and regulations, visit www.haldimandcounty.ca/bluebox.