The region cancels garbage collection on Monday due to the winter storm


Local garbage collection was canceled for the rest of the day Monday due to heavy snow and icy road conditions in Waterloo Region.

In a news release, the region said all curbside trash, recycling and organics have been canceled for the remainder of the day to ensure the safety of collection crews and the public.

“The collection team is struggling to keep trucks on the road today and for everyone’s safety, these schedule changes are necessary,” the region said in a statement. “We appreciate your patience and understanding.”

Residents who normally have their garbage picked up on Monday will have their garbage picked up on January 22. Officials are asking residents to have all trash brought to the sidewalk at ground level by 7 a.m. and to brush off snow to help crews with visibility.

Those who need to have their recycling picked up on Monday are asked to keep their blue boxes and green bins until next week.

If collection is not complete by the alternate date, residents can submit a Waterloo Region report online website.

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