Garbage Collection Schedule 

Curbside garbage pickup takes place every Tuesday.

Household waste that is not recyclable is collected weekly and taken to the landfill.  Only non-recyclable items should be placed in the garbage.  To make certain you are not disposing of items that could be recycled, please check the Recycling section of our website.

Refuse should be curbside before 7:00 a.m. on collection day. Garbage must be placed in plastic bags, drained of all liquids and placed in a maximum of two plastic or metal containers with a secure water tight lid.  Place containers on the ground as close as possible to the roadway, but not on the sidewalk, travelled roadway or on top of snow banks.

No more than two refuse containers may be placed curbside. Containers may not exceed 80 litres or 20 kilograms (44 pounds).

Definition

Garbage means household litter; trash; table and kitchen waste (whether animal or vegetable, fish, fruit, and dairy products); magazines; newsprint and waste paper; boots, shoes, and other wearing apparel; broken glass; crockery and metal; glass and plastic containers not over five gallons in capacity.

Do

  • Place garbage at the curb for collection only on the proper day, and only after 6:00 AM on that day
  • Place all garbage in a proper can with a secure, watertight lid. This means plastic or metal garbage cans designed for this purpose and having sufficient individual or combined capacity to contain all garbage.
  • Store garbage being accumulated over the week in a secure location, such as inside the house, or secure shed, or garage.

Don't

  • Place a can on the curb that weighs more than 20 kgs (44 lb) or is larger than 80 L (17.5 gal)
  • Place 'non-collectable' items or 'landscaping and yard debris' at the curb for collection
  • Place garbage at the curb the night before the collection day
  • Accumulate garbage on your property for longer than 1 week
  • Use private dumpsters belonging to others to dump your garbage. (Reminder: this is a criminal offence)

The City will not pick up the following:

  • Landscape and yard debris - including plant materials such as grass clippings, plant clippings, leaves, roots, and branches
  • Ashes
  • Carcasses or parts of any animal or fowl with the exception of genuine kitchen waste
  • Biochemical waste - including bandages, animal or human tissues or organs, poultices, medicines, syringes, etc.
  • Building materials or building rubbish
  • Compressed gas cylinders, and explosive or incendiary materials of any kind
  • Hay, straw, or manure
  • Human or animal excrement
  • Biological, toxic, or hazardous waste
  • Rags soaked in oil, gasoline, or any other flammable substance
  • Swill, organic matter not drained or wrapped, or liquid waste
  • Automotive parts