County of Simcoe Winter Waste Collection Information

Posted on Wednesday November 24, 2021
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The Town of Penetanguishene continues to receive an abundance of calls regarding the new waste collection carts. As a reminder to residents, waste collection is preformed by the County of Simcoe.  

Information directly from the County of Simcoe site is outlined below.

Setting out ?your ?cart?

  • Starting November 1st, roll-out carts on your new collection day by 7 a.m. Please note collection times will vary for several weeks as routing is optimized.
  • Place carts on a level surface within eight feet of the traveled portion of the road, avoiding low hanging branches
  • Remember the Rule of 2: Set out carts 2 feet apart, with 2 feet between your cart and any other objects
  • Point the arrows on the carts towards the street and handles towards your house
  • ?Set out your locked green cart to deter critters - the latch opens automatically during the collection process
  • Do not over-stuff carts, fill loosely, ensure lid is fully closed
  • Do not use bungee cords or other items to keep the cart lids closed??    ?

Special instructions for winter

  • When shoveling, clear a flat spot at the end of your driveway or at the curb for your carts
  • Place carts within eight feet of the traveled portion of the road, which ensures the automated arm can reach while allowing room for snow clearing? equipment to pass
  • Don't place carts behind or on top of snowbanks????

For a picture reference on how to properly display your carts during winter, please see the attachment picture provided, or visit

If you have more questions regarding the cart collection or waste management provided through the County of Simcoe, please reach out to them directly.

Service Simcoe

Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Local: 705-735-6901 Toll Free: 1-800-263-3199