Hamilton’s waste transfer stations and two of its three recycling centres will reopen Monday (Nov. 2) following a brief closure over the weekend due to a contract dispute.
The centres located on Olympic Drive, Kenora Avenue and Kilbride Road closed on Saturday after the operator requested more funds from the City of Hamilton.
In a press release sent out over the weekend, the City says that with the pandemic, the number of residents cleaning out their garages and closets increased dramatically resulting in an increase in the waste being handled at its waste and recycling centres.
On Saturday, the City said they were working towards building a contingency plan that would allow for the centres to reopen to the public as soon as possible.
Community Recycling Centres are places for residents to drop off waste that isn’t collected at the curb. Waste Transfer Stations are for commercial customers and city garbage trucks to drop off waste.
“At this time, residents will not be able to pick up or exchange damaged green bins or blue boxes at the Community Recycling Centres,” the release said.
“Residents can still pick up or exchange blue boxes only at any of the Municipal Service Centres during regular business hours, green bins will be unavailable until further notice.”
- The Community Recycling Centres on Kenora Avenue and Kilbride Road will reopen at 12 p.m. on Monday, November 2.
- The Community Recycling Centre on Olympic Drive will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, November 3.
- All three Waste Transfer Stations will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 2.