KAWARTHA LAKES-Residential waste collection has returned to the usual two bag limit in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Officials say the three bag limit was put in place during the pandemic to encourage the public to stay at home and minimize their trips to the landfill.
If you would like additional bags picked up at curbside, bag tags can be purchased from the Municipal Service Centres in Lindsay or Coboconk, or a selection of local retailers. One tag is required for each additional bag.
The City says there will be a grace period of two months to ensure everyone has time to adjust to this change. During March and April, three bags per household will still be collected, but notification stickers will be issued in April to remind those who leave three bags.
Starting May 1, any waste above the two bag limit will not be collected unless it has a bag tag.
“Returning to the two bag waste limit is in line with the municipal Waste Management Strategy and supports a healthy environment. It’s imperative that we reduce and divert as much waste as possible, to extend the life of each of our landfill sites,” noted David Kerr, Manager of Environmental Services.
For tips and tricks on how to reduce your waste, please visit the Waste Reduction project on Jump In, Kawartha Lakes.