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 is proud to offer a full scale organics collection program to its residents.
The Green Cart is collected on garbage day on a bi-weekly basis. Green Cart collection occurs on the opposite week as blue box 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.
The articles and information below will help to make it easy for everyone to do their part for our environment.
Green Cart Set Out Requirements
- Cart must be to curbside by 7:00 am on your collection day
- Cart must be within 1 meter (3 feet) of the travelled portion of the road
- The lid of the cart must be completely closed
- Cart and contents can not exceed 100 lbs
- Only material in the 64 gallon Compostainer cart will be collected. Excess organic material outside of the cart in bags/bundles will not be collected
- Material should be loose inside the cart. Plastic bags will not be accepted
- Only bags with the Biodegradable Products Institute logo will be accepted in the Compostainer.
Acceptable Green Cart Materials
- Yard Waste
- Brush (no longer than 40cm(15in.) and have a diameter no larger than 5cm (2in.)
- Flowers (fresh or dried)
- Fruits & Vegetables
- Grains (pasta, bread, cereal)
- Dairy Products(cheese, yogurt)
- Pet Waste & litter
- Coffee Grounds & Filters
- Tea Bags
- Egg Shells
- Meat (including bones)
- Soiled Pizza Boxes
- Paper drink trays
- Used tissues and paper towel
The green cart is the property of the City of St. Thomas and is to remain with the property to which it was assigned. The cart is a chattel of the property and is not to be removed. The City is not responsible for the replacement of a lost or stolen cart.
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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