Extra hours to exchange bag tags

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The Municipality of North Grenville is providing weekend office hours for residents to exchange their old garbage bag tags for new ones. The Municipal administrative office will be open to the public on Saturday, March 20 and Saturday, April 10 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm for residents who cannot come during regular office hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm).

The additional Saturday dates are specifically for residents to exchange old bag tags for new ones, or refund only. All other services such as building permit and bill payments will continue to be provided during regular work hours.

“We understand the new waste and organics program is a significant transition for the community and we want it to be as smooth as possible,” said Mayor Peckford. “The additional Saturday office hours are intended to help to accommodate those who cannot come to the Municipal Office during regular office hours.”

The new waste management program began in February and introduced weekly organic collection (green bin) and bi-weekly garbage collection. The cost of garbage bag tags increased to $2.75 per tag, or a bundle of 8 for $22. A 30-day grace was provided for old bag tags to be used. This ended on March 2.

“Please remember that there is no deadline for which to exchange or get a refund on old bag tags,” said Councillor Kristin Strackerjan.

In the first month of the new waste program, the Municipality diverted an average of 3 tons of organic waste per day from the landfill. More information on the waste, organics and recycling program can be found on the Municipal website at: www.NGrecycles.ca.

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