LARGE ITEM PICK-UP SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 17-21
The City would like to inform residents that this year’s large item pick-up program will be held for one week, from Monday June 17th until Friday, June 21st, 2019.
During this week, residents will be provided the opportunity to dispose of two appliances as well as three large household items that weigh 50 pounds or more, and are too large to fit into a black garbage bag.
Residents interested in participating in this program are asked to have all items placed beside the garbage bins Sunday evening, June 16th. Items should be sorted into separate piles – one pile each for furniture, and appliances. Items should not be stacked, and should also not be mixed with regular waste. All items collected will be disposed of in the landfill.
Work crews will be working throughout the City the entire week, collecting same-type items on any given day. For example, one day a crew may pick-up only appliances. If this collection does not take that long, they will then start collecting another pile of large-items for disposal.
Items not intended for pick-up should be removed from the garbage bin area (i.e. bikes, toys) to ensure they aren’t taken by mistake.
Please also note that Commercial zones are not included in the large item pick-up (i.e. downtown core, West 40, and Federal Road).
TO HELP PREPARE FOR THE LARGE ITEM PICK-UP, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
The following items will be accepted:
3 large items maximum per household, plus 2 appliances - (washer, dryer, refrigerator, freezer, or stove):
Items that are either 50 pounds or more, or that will not fit into a closed garbage bag, including:
• Furniture (couches, chairs, tables, mattresses, etc.)
• Flooring (carpets, under padding, and sheet linoleum), bundled in
maximum 1.7 m x 1 m (5 ft. x 3 ft.) lengths (one bundle equals one bulk item)
• Plumbing fixtures, including toilets
• Windows and mirrors
THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED, AND MUST BE
TAKEN TO THE WEST 40 LANDFILL FOR DISPOSAL:
• Mixed waste piles
• Building and demolition debris
• Wood (construction/demolition waste, shelving, pallets, crates, doors,
• Electronics (televisions, computers, etc.)
• Household Hazardous Waste
• Automobile parts, including vehicle seats
• Propane tanks
• Soil and rocks
• Pet waste
• Cardboard boxes – which can included in the regular residential pickup,
or taken to the landfill.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
WHAT CAN BE INCLUDED IN THE LARGE ITEM PICK-UP?
Large items weighing over 50 lbs., or large enough that it will not fit into a black
garbage bag, as well as two appliances.
WHAT IS NOT ACCEPTED IN LARGE ITEM PICK-UP?
Metal, electronics, wood and tires are not accepted.
Commercial waste is also not accepted, as this is a residential service.
IS THERE A LIMIT?
Yes. Each household can dispose of three large household items, plus two
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE MORE THAN 3 ITEMS?
Residents are responsible for taking any additional items for disposal to the
WHEN DO I NEED TO PUT OUT ITEMS FOR COLLECTION?
Sunday June 16th, items should be placed beside your garbage bin. Remember
to remove any household items not intended for disposal, such as bikes or
toys from the garbage bin area, to ensure they aren’t taken by mistake.
HOW DO THE ITEMS NEED TO BE ORGANIZED?
Items should be separated and placed into separate piles for each type of
material, and not stacked. Regular garbage should also be kept separate, and
should not be included with the large items. Also, please respect the limit of three
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE COLLECTED ITEMS?
Items collected during large-item pick-up are disposed of in the landfill.
Residents can also help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill,
by selling, trading, or giving away items in good condition.