Unwanted Items: What to do With Them?

What to do with unwanted items that do not go in the Blue Box or in a garbage bag at the end of the drive?

For years we have been conscious of the need to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  The following is some information to aid in that process.

Household items in good repair can be taken to Thrift Stores etc.  No charge.

Electronic Waste can be taken  to the Restore (Habitat for Humanity) 223017 Grey Rd 17 (Springmount area) Owen Sound, 519-371-6776  Restore

Monday -Saturday 9 am- 5 pm. Sunday 10am -4pm.  No charge.

Staples will also accept Electronic Waste at  1077 10th Street West, Owen Sound  519-372-2228. No charge.

Used cabinets, doors, windows, lighting and plumbing fixtures etc in good condition are accepted at the Restore (Habitat for Humanity).  Information above.  No charge.

Tires are accepted  at Stephen’s Auto Wreckers, 452288 County Road 24, Wiarton 519-534-0258.  Open Monday -Friday 9am – 5 pm.  Stop at the office for direction to disposal site.  No charge.

Metal Recycling can be taken to Stephen’s Auto Wreckers, location as above.  Anything with metal in it even if only partly metal is accepted*.  Stop at office for direction to disposal site.  No charge.
*They will not accept appliances, ie fridges, freezers, dehumidifiers or AC with freon unless item has been tagged that freon has been removed.

Hazardous Waste can be taken to the Owen Sound Public Works Department. 1900 20th Street East, Owen Sound.  On specific dates only.  Check website for dates and list of acceptable product.  No charge.
Owen Sound Garbage and Recycling

Items too large for curb side pickup and not suitable for one of the above locations can be taken to Miller Waste Systems  2085 20th Avenue East, Owen Sound.
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 8am-2pm. 519-372-1855
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Cost is based on weight.
They will accept appliances with freon ie, fridge, freezer and AC for a fixed fee of $39.95
Miller Waste Management

Any items set out at the end of the drive for pick up by interested persons must be removed by 8 pm of the same day according to the Township of Georgian Bluffs.  If items are not picked up in a timely manner the Township of Georgian Bluffs will deal with this through ‘Response Based Complaint’ form.
Call Township of Georgian Bluffs 519-376-2729 or Bylaw Compliance Complaint Form

Let us do our part to keep our beautiful area just that…BEAUTIFUL.

Water Response Team request …

” … The Water Response Team is calling for a voluntary 10% reduction in surface and groundwater use throughout our watershed area until further notice. Non – essential use of water is being discouraged. This may not apply to Municipal Water users whose supply is Lake Huron or Georgian Bay.

Continued dry weather may lead to more extreme low water conditions. Additional restrictions on water use may be requested if this occurs. …”

For more information:
John Bittorf, Water Resources Co-ordinator 519-376-3076

See full article: https://www.georgianbluffs.ca//modules/news/index.aspx?newsId=77cbffc7-47d3-4314-a5ce-57d5a481ea3a