The project is ahead of schedule and will be completed mid May. The contractor is installing the curb and will be starting to pave next week. On Monday, May 1st (weather dependent), lane restrictions at the intersection of Talbot Street and First Avenue will be in place from 9pm until 7:30am the next morning to complete the paving of the intersection. Westbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, Eastbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, and Southbound traffic on First Avenue will be able to turn westbound onto Talbot Street, all other movements will be restricted.
The City of St. Thomas offers a two stream recycling collection program to its residents. This means that paper products must be separated from food containers. Please see below for information on how to sort your materials correctly.
Recyclable boxes (blue and grey) are collected on garbage day on a bi-weekly basis. Recyclable collection occurs on the opposite week as green cart collection. Please refer to the Collection Routes to determine your correct day and what schedule to follow for organics and blue box collection (A or B Schedule). Once you have determined your day and schedule follow along with the Collection Schedule.
Blue Box Set Out Requirements
- Boxes (blue and grey) must be to curbside by 7:00 am on your collection day
- Boxes (blue and grey) must be within 1 meter (3 feet) of the travelled portion of the road
- Box and contents can not weigh more than 20kg (45lbs)
- Residents may use containers that are not City issued blue and grey boxes as long as they are easily identifiable as recyclable material and meet all other guidelines (i.e., can not weigh more than 45lbs).
Accepted Items and How to Sort
Ideally, residents would use 2 separate blue boxes, one for the paper stream and one for the Commingle Container Stream. If 2 blue boxes is not an option for you, please see below for information on how to manage your recyclables.
Metal Food & Beverage Cans
Placed loose into a separate BLUE box.
Place rinsed and loose into GREY box.
Wine and Spirit bottles and containers can be returned to The Beer Store for deposit
Replacement/Extra Blue or Grey Boxes
Replacement or additional blue and grey boxes may be purchased at City Hall - Environmental Services Department for $8.00 each.
Please be advised that construction will start on Elm Street from Centennial Avenue to east of Tyke Road for underground storm sewer installation. The construction will start on Monday, May 1, 2017 with traffic control and lane restriction in place until the end of May 2017. Please follow traffic control signs and personnel on site in order to navigate through the construction zone safely.
The City is excited to announce the Edward Street Road Rehabilitation Project will start in April. The Burwell Road Rehabilitation project will begin after Edward Street has been completed. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Projects page.
The Elgin St. Thomas Age-Friendly Committee is developing a community plan for residents of Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments support and enable older residents to lead healthy, active lives and stay involved in their communities.
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