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Bi-Weekly Garbage

​Place your GARBAGE CART OUT BI-WEEKLY ​on your regular collection day ​by 7 am. To see a full list of what belong in your garbage cart, click here


Proper set out is important to ensure the mechanical arm can grab your cart efficiently. To ensure collection,​ place your cart:​

  • With arrows facing the street (handles towards your house)
  • 2 feet apart from other cart or any other object
  • Within 8 feet from the travelled portion of the road 
  • With lid closed (do not overstuff - see below under overflow instructions)

Instructions for Managing Occasional Overflow Garbage:

  • Overflow garbage is anything that doesn't fit into the cart with the lid closed
  • Garbage tags must be affixed to all overflow garbage
  • Garbage tags are $3 per tag sold in sheets of 5 at various retail locations ​
  • Max of 5 tagged bags are permitted on garbage day 
  • Use standard-sized garbage bags (max weight 20 kg, max volume 90 cm x 75 cm)
  • Place 2 feet apart from cart or any other objects, not on top of cart
  • ​Old garbage cans may be used as long as the garbage inside is tagged and bagged as above (limit 1 bag per container to ensure collection)
Participating in organics will free up more space in your garbage cart and reduce the need for overflow.​

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