Browser Compatibility Notification
It appears you are trying to access this site using an outdated browser. As a result, parts of the site may not function properly for you. We recommend updating your browser to its most recent version at your earliest convenience.
Decrease Text Size Default Text Size Increase Text Size |
Print Link

Protect waste collection workers from broken glass, syringes and sharp objects

Posted on Thursday June 27, 2019

Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department is reminding residents to keep the health and safety of waste collection operators in mind when they set out their waste for curbside collection.

“We have had a couple close calls recently — waste collection operators can be severely injured when collecting a garbage bag containing pieces of broken glass, unwanted hypodermic needles, syringes or broken porcelain,” said Craig Bartlett, Manager of Waste Operations. “For the protection of the operators, all waste set out for collection must be in compliance with the Region’s Waste Management By-law, or else residents could be fined.”

View all the information on the Region of Durham website.

Website Feedback Customer Service