If you aren’t used to London’s new three container garbage limit, you have one week to comply.
The container limit has technically been in place for four months, but the grace period will end next Monday, January 16th.
Starting next week, if you want to put a fourth container of garbage at the curb, you will need to purchase a tag.
“We think this change that’s about to occur on the enforcement side will be easily accommodated by most Londoners,” said Jay Stanford, manager of Environmental Services at the City of London.
“Some might be caught by surprise, but we think most Londoners are well aware and are already doing this.”
Stanford says a “container” is defined as “one lift” for a garbage person, either a single plastic or metal container, or a garbage bag, filled with smaller bags. Containers cannot weigh more than 20 kilograms (44 pounds), and must be at least 30 litres in size and no larger than 125 litres.
There are ten locations across London were garbage tags can be bought for $1.50.
The following locations will sell garbage tags starting in January:
- North London Optimist Centre – 1345 Cheapside Street, 519-661-5198
- South London Community Pool – 585 Bradley Ave, 519-661-0920
- Canada Games Aquatic Centre –1045 Wonderland Road N, 519-661-4455
- Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre – 656 Elizabeth St, 519-661-2523
- Kiwanis Seniors’ Community Centre – 78 Riverside Drive, 519-661-5740
- City Hall – 300 Dufferin Ave, 519-661-4570
- Four EnviroDepots:
- Oxford Street EnviroDepot: 1450 Oxford St West (reduced winter hours)
- Clarke Road EnviroDepot: 28 Clarke Road (reduced winter hours)
- Try Recycling Depot North (under City contract): 21463 Clarke Road, Arva
- W12A Landfill: 3502 Manning Drive
For more information on garbage collection in London, visit the City’s website.