Starting the week of May 2, 2016, Halton Region will be rolling out a new Wheeled Cart collection program to Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) across Halton. The intent of the program is to improve collection efficiency, increase waste diversion rates, and minimize litter and debris.

Each BIA location will receive a Wheeled Cart for recyclable material to replace their Blue Box and a Wheeled Cart for the placement of garbage for collection. These carts will be provided by Halton Region free of charge to eligible locations. In addition, each business will have the choice of three sizes to allow some customization based on the size of their waste collection areas: 360 litres, 240 litres and 120 litres.

Wheeled Carts will be delivered to all BIA locations in mid to late April 2016. During the transition to the new program, bagged garbage and Blue Boxes placed for curbside collection will continue to be collected as per your usual service.

The new collection services will not impact your current collection schedule. All participating BIAs will continue to receive collection of garbage and recyclable materials placed in Wheeled Carts twice per week. As always, BIA members will receive their 2016 Waste Collection Calendar from their boards in March.

Next steps/Registration

In order to effectively roll out the program, all BIA members must submit a registration form, either online (found at halton.ca/BIAwaste) or by phone by dialing 311. This registration form will be used to confirm collection addresses and to determine the size of carts for each member.

To avoid duplication, if you are a property owner, please confirm with your tenants who will be completing the form. All registrations must be submitted no later than January 31, 2016.