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.

Curbside Large item Pick-Up is now complete for 2021.

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
  • "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

Instructions

  • 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
  • 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)

Acceptable and Unacceptable Items

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  Rain barrel 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 Mattresses and box springs (all sizes)
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 (unless listed above under acceptable items).
xmark Items that may damage the trucks, like concrete, will be stickered and not collected  

What happens to my large items?

  • Electronics are recycled similar to items brought to the Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot
  • Appliances like barbecues, furnaces and hot water tanks are recycled as scrap metal
  • Mattresses are manually separated so steel, cotton, wood and other materials can be recycled instead of entering the landfill
  • Furniture (sofas, dressers) and household items (doors, mirrors, glass) go to the landfill

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Last edited: July 5, 2021