Curbside Large Item Pick-Up

The “Curbside Large Item Pick-Up” program provides residents with an opportunity to dispose of large household items directly at the curb.

Dates for 2020

June 15 to 19: Zone A

June 22 to 26: Zone B

GUIDELINES

  • Maximum of two (2) large items per house (no exceptions)
    • Only those items deemed ‘acceptable’ will be collected for disposal. Please see the list of ‘acceptable’ and ‘unacceptable’ below
  • Unlimited electronic items will also be accepted 
    • Items such as TVs and stereos are acceptable; however, residents are advised against placing electronics at the curb that could contain sensitive information, such as computers and tablets
  • All items must be less than six feet by three feet (1.8 metres x 0.9 metres) and weigh less than 200 lbs (90 kg) unless deemed 'acceptable' (e.g. mattress)
  • "Extra garbage" tags are not required to dispose of large items
  • This program is only available to households who receive waste collection services from the City

HOW TO PLACE LARGE ITEMS FOR PICK-UP

  • Leave the large items at the curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your Brown Garbage Cart collection day
  • Remember to provide enough space between your carts/bags, and the large items for collection. Minimum of one (1) metre (three feet) distance from all obstacles. Generally, an arm's length is a good distance marker
  • Items will be collected by different trucks (garbage, electronics, scrap metal, etc.) at different times.  Please leave all material out during the event until collected

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS  
check mark  Stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer check mark  Lawn furniture (e.g. patio sets, playground equipment)
check mark  Electronics (items containing sensitive information should be brought to the Recycling Depot) check mark  Toilet
check mark  Television and stereo check mark  Barbecue (no propane tanks)
check mark  Mattress and box spring check mark  Lawnmower (all fluids drained)
check mark  Furniture (e.g. sofas, couches, tables) check mark  Snowblower (all fluids drained)
check mark  Desk (with drawers) check mark  Wheelbarrow
check mark  Sink check mark  Rain barrel
UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS  
xmark  Fridges, freezers, water coolers or anything containing freon/coolant xmark  Automobiles (e.g. recreation vehicles, personal vehicles, etc.)
xmark  Car parts (e.g. tires, auto body parts, etc.) xmark  Household hazardous waste (e.g. propane tanks, paint, etc.)
xmark  Assembled swing sets xmark  Items that are larger than 6 feet by 3 feet (1.8 metres x 0.9 metres) or weigh more than 200 lbs.

SPECIAL NOTES (BACK ALLEYS,  FUEL/TANKS, COMMON ITEMS, SAFETY)

  • Houses with back alleys must put large items out at the front of your property for collection
  • Items with fuel or oil tanks (barbecues, lawnmowers, etc.) must have fuel or oil tanks drained, or they will not be collected
  • Put a note on items you'd like picked up (e.g. old basketball and hockey nets, lawnmowers, wheelbarrows, rain barrels, bicycles, etc.) to help identify it as being out for the event. This will assist the staff
    • Print our note/sign and attach it onto your large item
  • Please help the staff by deconstructing, compressing and compacting all large items as best as possible. Consider staff’s safety when preparing large items for collection (including watching for sharps and weight of items)

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Last edited: December 6, 2019