The City of Hamilton has shut down its community recycling centres and a waste transfer station this weekend as it works to settle a money dispute with a contractor.
The centres are normally places where residents can drop off waste that isn’t collected at the curb. Transfer stations are for commercial customers and garbage collection trucks to drop off waste.
The closures mean residents and other users will have to hold on to their trash and recyclables until the dispute is resolved.
According to the City, the dispute is related to payment for increased work because of COVID-19 and the contractor’s claim that residents clearing out their yards, homes and garages has resulted in increased tonnages.
The centres are located on Olympic Dr., Kenora Ave. and Kilbride Rd.
In a released statement, the City said it is working to implement contingency plans and hopes to reopen all the facilities as soon as possible.
For residents or commercial customers who need to immediately dispose of waste or recycling during the service disruption, the City of Hamilton advises there are several private transfer stations available in the Hamilton and Burlington areas. There are costs for disposing of materials at these locations..