News : Garbage Calls Swamp City's 311 Call Centre
July 4, 2014 -- The City of Windsor's 311 call centre is being swamped by people asking questions about garbage collection.
Operators fielded more than 1,000 calls on Wednesday, the first day of a new garbage bylaw.
The rules state you cannot just put your trash at the curb in bags anymore.
All garbage must be put in hard-sided containers, or it will be left behind.
City officials say they will likely start a strict enforcement blitz in a few weeks. Those who don't follow the rules could be fined.
Containers can be metal or plastic. The bylaw applies to any garbage storage outside a residence.
Special rules apply for oversized containers that hold more than 20 kilograms or 45 pounds.
Oversized carts must have:
A bar 18 inches from the ground.
An upper attachment 33 inches from the ground.
The bar and the upper attachment in good condition.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Windsor is the southernmost city in Canada and is located in Southwestern Ontario at the western end of the heavily populated Quebec City–Windsor Corridor. It is located in Essex County although administratively separated from the county government.
Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2014