Recycling Collection Notice - November 14 - 25, 2019

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Peterborough ON - Residents may experience delays in recycling collection until November 25, 2019 while Emterra Environmental works through its transition as the City of Peterborough’s new recycling collection and processing service provider.

During this period, residents are asked to leave out their recycling curbside overnight or put it back out the next morning by 7 a.m. if their recycling isn’t collected on their regular scheduled day due to incomplete collection routes. For recycling collection on Fridays, the next day service would be on Saturday.

Collection takes place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. For more information on the City’s recycling program, please visit

Emterra has been responding to difficulties with its new recycling trucks that it has purchased for the collection service. Emterra is bringing in additional vehicles and staff while it deals with the delays.

The City apologizes for the inconvenience caused by delayed recycling collection as it works through the change in the recycling collection and processing service provider.

For matters related to recycling collection, please call 705-742-3139 for assistance.

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