Bag Tags Now Available at City Hall and the Landfill

Posted On Tuesday December 01, 2020

Bag tags are now available for purchase at City Hall and the landfill.

The tags, which will allow residents to set out more bags than the current 4-bag or 2-can limit, are sold in sheets of 10 for $15.00.

City Hall is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 360 Pitt Street. Cash, debit, and credit are accepted as payment.

The landfill is open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and is located at 2590 Cornwall Centre Rd. Cash, debit, and credit are accepted as payment.

 

A Reminder About Bag Limits

The current limit is four bags or two cans per week per household. This limit will not be enforced until February 1, 2021. In the meantime, residents can continue to set out six bags or three cans per week, but they will be approached by the waste management division to discuss waste reduction strategies.

On April 5, 2021, the limit will be further reduced to two bags or one can per week per household.

 

How to Use Bag Tags

Bag tags should be used whenever a household wishes to set out more than the permitted amount of waste. 

On bags, tags should be attached to the bag in a visible manner and in the shape of a flag. Tags should not be cut or altered. They should be securely attached so that they don't blow away and cannot be removed.

Cans:

  • Garbage cans must always have two tags, regardless of contents.
  • Make sure the tags is visible for the contractor and is securely attached so it will not blow away.
  • Loose garbage should have two tags attached to a heavy item at the top.
  • Garbage bags in a can should have two tags attached at the top.
  • Tags should not be stuck directly on the garbage can. 

 

Waste Reduction Strategies

If your household is setting out more than four bags of garbage per week, you may wish to meet with the Waste Management Division to talk about waste reduction strategies. Call 613-937-1777 or email wm@cornwall.ca to set up a meeting or learn more.

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