As of January 1, 2017 Tecumseh residents will be required to place waste in hard sided containers. Residents and businesses are responsible for obtaining their own approved hard-sided garbage containers, either purchased from retailers or rented from independent local suppliers for a small monthly fee.
The container must be made of rigid metal or plastic with external handles and a watertight lid. Capacity can not exceed 125 L. See other requirements on the Town of Tecumseh website (http://www.tecumseh.ca/hardsidedcontainers1)
The new regulation was created to discourage urban rodents and other animals. The rule applies to the first waste pick-up scheduled for January 5, 2017. Garbage not placed in a hard-sided container with a watertight lid will not be collected and property owners may be subject to fines.