City working with curbside collection contractor to keep workers safe

(Barrie, ON) In an effort to keep curbside collection drivers safe during this time, the City is asking residents to place facial tissues, paper towels and napkins in a securely tied garbage bag instead of the green bin.

We also remind residents to sort garbage, green bin and recycling material properly, and ensure that cleaning wipes go in the garbage. They cannot go in the green bin and should not be flushed. If not sure where an item goes, check the City's online look up tool atwww.barrie.ca/WhereDoesItGo.  

All collection trucks are equipped with sanitizer and the contractor has masks and gloves available for all collectors.

In addition, the City's annualSpring into Clean events that happen in late April have been cancelled.

The City will continually update its website atbarrie.ca/StayHome as the situation changes. For updates and information on COVID-19, visitsimcoemuskokahealth.org/.

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Media Contact
Scott LaMantia
Senior Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4529
scott.lamantia@barrie.ca