As part of its commitment to keeping the community safe and clean for everyone, the City of Richmond Hill is reminding residents not to leave waste at the curb outside of scheduled collection days.
The City receives regular complaints from the community about others leaving uncollected waste at the curb for prolonged periods of time. Items often left at the curb outside of waste collection days include, but are not limited to furniture, toilets, garbage bags, construction material, hazardous and electronic waste. Typically, this is a result of a move out, renovations or upgrading items in the home.
When complaints are received, City staff will investigate the property and provide the resident with an educational notice (in the form of a door hanger) noting that the waste must be removed from the curb immediately. If the resident does not comply within 48 hours, they could be subject to a fine of up to $100 for being in contravention of the City’s Waste By-law.
Residents are reminded that:
· Waste must be placed at the curb no earlier than 6 p.m. on the evening prior to collection and any uncollected waste and empty containers must be removed from the curb by 9 p.m. on collection day.
· Richmond Hill’s current garbage limit is three bags or items per collection day. If you have more than three items, you must use garbage tags for the extra items to be collected. Garbage tags can be purchased at the Operations Centre and all Richmond Hill libraries during modified business hours.
· A garbage item means a garbage bag, bundle, garbage can (max. 125L or 33G) or a piece of furniture (max. 150lbs and/or 1.83m in length).
· Electronic, hazardous and construction waste is not accepted in the curbside collection program. These materials must be taken to a York Region depot for disposal. Visit York.ca/WasteDepots for locations, hours of operation and a list of what’s accepted.
· Large appliances are collected for free by appointment. Call 905-771-8800 or book online at RichmondHill.ca/Appliance.
· For safety reasons, toilets set out at the curb must be separated into two pieces (tank and bowl) unless it is a one piece toilet and separation is not possible.
Visit RichmondHill.ca/Waste for more information about Richmond Hill’s waste collection program.