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New Cart System

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Automated Cart Collection

Carts are emptied using a mechanical arm on the collection vehicle, which is an efficient touch-free system that helps keep everyone safer.

Carts are used across North America because they are easier, safer and provide better overall service to residents as garbage, recycling, and organic materials are stored and set out at your curb in easy-to-use wheeled carts, so there's no more bending over to lift and carry different boxes, bins and bags to the curb.

 
Easier to use:
Carts offer the added convenience of wheels, lids, and a gravity locking system on organics carts that opens automatically when carts are collected.
 
More space for waste:
Instead of several smaller bins and bags, residents will have just roll two carts to the curb each week.
 
Require less storage space:
You can reduce your storage footprint for your waste by up to 50% by consolidating smaller bins, boxes ​and containers into the larger carts.
 
Safer and more predictable service
As well as being great for residents, the automated system is safer and less strenuous for collection workers, and helps fight transmission of pathogens. This expands the labour force so previous service delays due ​to labour shortages don't re-occur.
 
Good for the environment:
Our automated cart collection doesn't just improve curbside aesthetics. In addition to reducing windblown litter, the new organics cart is two and half times larger than our current green bin to further encourage greater diversion and reduce garbage.​