To Our Valued Clients,
Simco Management (Calgary) Inc. would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone on the proper disposal of toiletry products during this unique time, and felt us sharing this information with you could allow you to educate residents on something that is likely a risk that is unknown.
Recently due to the limited availability of toilet paper and increase in residential toilet usage from self-quarantine/distancing protocols, a large increase of non-standard paper products are being utilized, this has caused drainage issues at the point of use for many, and overall issues in the common drainage system within a building, home and the City of Calgary’s wastewater system. Foreign debris in a drainage system can cause blockages, back-up of sewage water and waste, and even failure of system components such as toilets and sump pumps.
Below is a quick listing of items that are NOT meant to be flushed (even if labelled flushable):
On Thursday, March 19, 2020, the head of the Calgary Emergency Management Agency, Tom Sampson, released a statement to this effect. Please see the article below
In addition, the City of Calgary has announced the following changes to the Garbage/Recycling programs:
• Green cart collection will remain on the every-other-week schedule instead of switching to weekly collection in April. Starting Tuesday, no extra bags of yard waste will be picked up.
• Black carts will be picked up every other week, and no extra bags will be picked up starting March 24.
• Blue carts will continue to be picked up every week.
• The city dumps will continue with their six-day weekly schedule, but the three locations (Shepard, East Calgary and Spyhill) will now only accept payment by debit or credit card.