Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 10:15 AM

RDO To Open for Bagged Household Garbage and Metal May 11

green bin at robin hood bay residential drop off

The Residential Drop Off (RDO) at Robin Hood Bay will reopen on Monday, May 11 for bagged household garbage and metal only; this is phase one of a planned reopening for all services by the end of the month.

It is expected that the number of visitors to this facility will be very high so please visit the RDO only if necessary. Defer spring cleaning if you can to avoid overloading of the facility. To control the expected number of visitors, we ask that users of the site visit on the designated day based on the first letter of their surname:

  • MONDAY                    Surnames A-E
  • TUESDAY                   Surnames F-J
  • WEDNESDAY             Surnames K-O
  • THURSDAY                Surnames P-T
  • FRIDAY                       Surnames U-Z

Hours of operation will be Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours Thursdays between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for users with any surname that cannot make it during regular business hours. The site will remain closed on Saturdays.

Please note:

  • Access will be restricted to respect physical distancing requirements, so expect delays.
  • The facility will only accept bagged garbage during the first phase to allow the maximum number of users through the facility in the shortest amount of time.
  • For the respect of other users, please limit the size of loads such that they can be unloaded in less than five minutes.
  • Metal wastes can be dropped off directly to the metal recycling facility located on site.
  • Store bulky wastes, recyclable wastes, household hazardous wastes and yard wastes at home until these facilities become available May 25, 2020. 

Remember, if you are unwell, please stay home. While on site, maintain safe physical distancing from staff and others of 6ft (2m).

Please note as of May 25, most wastes will be accepted as per normal operations; any exceptions, if required, will be announced.