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Solid Waste Collection for Monday, April 20, 2020

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On Monday, April 20, 2020 one can of garbage and unlimited organics/yard waste will be collected from single family residences in Cumberland.

Solid waste containers can be up to 77 litres in size and when filled must weigh no more than 22 kg (50lb).

Please put your solid waste out by 8 a.m. on collection day. To help reduce human-bear conflicts, store all solid waste containers is a secure location until the morning of collection day.

2020 Solid Waste Collection Schedule

Effective Monday, March 30, 2020 collection day switches to Mondays weekly. View the new schedule.

Organics Waste Prohibited Items Due to COVID-19

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of solid waste collection crews, the following items must be disposed of in your garbage, rather than in your organics container:

  • paper towels,
  • paper napkins,
  • facial tissues

In addition, these items must be placed in a securely tied plastic bag in your garbage:

  • sanitizing wipes, including those marked flushable
  • all personal hygiene products
  • used tissues
  • cleaning cloths
  • face masks
  • gloves

If you are sick or caring for someone who is sick, all personal waste should be double bagged in plastic bags. All garbage bags should be securely tied and then disposed of with regular garbage.

Extra Garbage?

Garbage collection is limited to one garbage can per residential unit. Email to inquire about purchasing additional bag tags.

Organics & Yard Waste Collection

What goes in your organics container:

  • yard waste (see details below)
  • cooked and uncooked meats, poultry and bones, fish and shellfish
  • plate scrapings & food leftovers
  • food-soiled paper and cardboard
  • grains and pasta, including bread, cereals, pizza, pastries & rice
  • dairy products, including cheese, yogurt, sour cream, butter, mayonnaise
  • eggs and shells
  • fruit and vegetable scraps
  • coffee filters, grounds and tea bags

What stays out of your organic container:

  • Plastic, even if labeled biodegradable or compostable
  • Coffee cups and lids
  • Meat trays or other Styrofoam
  • Fruit stickers, bread clips or ties
  • Metal, rubber or glass
  • Diapers or baby wipes
  • Pet waste or kitty litter
  • Dental floss, cotton swabs or balls
  • Dryer sheets or lint
  • Vacuum contents or bags
  • Cigarettes and butts
  • Invasive plants including Himalayan Blackberry, common Morning Glory, Giant Hogweed

Yard Waste

Each week there is unlimited collection of tree and shrub prunings, branches, leaves and grass clippings in your organics containers. Please no sod, soil, rocks or gravel.

Tree and hedge/shrub prunings and branches may be included in your organics container or can be bundled separately. Individual branch diameter cannot exceed 7.6cm (3in).

Bundles must be tied securely with jute or hemp (no nylon). Bundles cannot be longer than 90cm (36in), wider than 60cm (24in) in diameter and weigh more than 22 kg (49 pounds).

Please dispose of invasive species in your garbage and not in your organics container.

Be Bear Aware

Store your solid waste in a secure building or an animal-resistant container until the morning of collection day to help stop bears from becoming food-habituated and destroyed. Putting your garbage out the day before can lead to a minimum fine of $100.

Missed Collection?

The Village of Cumberland contracts Emterra Group Inc. for the curbside collection of garbage, organics and recycling with scheduled pickups taking place on Mondays effective March 30, 2020.

Residents and businesses please have items for pickup to the curb by 8:00 a.m.

Businesses and residents who missed the new collection day please contact Emterra directly at 250-336-8066 to report missed collection.

Thank you to Village residents for their cooperation during this transition.

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