County instituting special waste disposal measures following recent weather event

Cobourg, ON – May 25, 2022 – Northumberland County is instituting special temporary waste disposal measures to support community clean-up following the significant storm system that caused damage across southern Ontario on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

  • Tipping Fee Rebate: Effective immediately, until June 30, residents can apply for a Tipping Fee Rebate to offset any waste disposal-related costs incurred at County Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) as a direct result of Saturday’s wind storm. Residents can apply for the rebate on fees paid at CRCs by submitting a Redemption Request Form, available at, along with a copy of weigh scale receipts. Residents are also reminded that leaf and yard waste can be disposed of at any County CRC with no charge for loads weighing less than 500 kg (1,100 lbs).
  • Temporary increase in garbage set-out limits: Until June 3rd, garbage limits for curbside collection will increase from 2 bags to 4 bags. Bag weights will remain the same, with each bag of garbage able to weigh up to 20 kgs (44lbs). Each bag of garbage set out for collection will require a bag tag.

Leaf and Yard Waste collection will occur as scheduled. To ensure efficient removal, residents are reminded of the following guidelines for leaf and yard waste set-out:

  • Only grass clippings, branches, twigs, leaves, and plant material (all soil removed) are accepted at curbside. Sod, soil, stumps, logs, root balls, rocks, or stones are not accepted.
  • Brush must be tied into bundles no longer than 1 meter in length (3 ft), with materials no larger than 5 cm (2”) in diameter.
  • Each bag or bundle must weigh no more than 20 kg (40 lbs).

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