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Collection by Building Type

Effective March 6, 2017, these rules will apply for household garbage to the following building types:

Single family homes and duplexes

Household collection cycle for single family homes and duplexes

(includes eligible townhouse units)

WasteSchedule LimitRule(s)
Household garbage Every second week  4 approved bags or cans, maximum 23 kg (50 pounds) per household. Extra bags may be put out with a garbage tag (1 per bag).
Bulky/Appliances Every second week (same day as garbage collection) 3 items (including furniture) that do not fit in a approved bag or can. Items cannot be sharp and do not include hazardous household waste or other prohibited items.
Blue box recyclables Every week Unlimited boxes, each must be under 23 kg (50 pounds). Blue boxes must meet approved size limits. You can buy extra boxes if you need them.
Green bin organics Every week Unlimited bins, each must be under 23 kg (50 pounds). Green bins must be Region green bins. Extra bins are available at no charge, as supplies last.
Yard waste Every second week (alternate week from garbage collection, March to November) Unlimited, each bag or bundle must be under 23 kg (50 pounds). Must be placed in proper bags or bundles.
Buildings with 3 to 6 units
Household collection cycle for buildings with 3 to 6 units
WasteScheduleLimitRule(s)
Household garbage Every second week  10 approved bags or cans per entire building. Landlords are responsible for making sure tenants know and follow the rules. Extra bags or cans may be put out with a garbage tag (1 per bag).
Bulky/Appliances Every second week (same day as garbage collection) 10 items (including furniture) that do not fit in a approved bag or container or that are heavier than the approved weight limit. Items cannot be sharp and do not include hazardous household waste or other prohibited items.
Blue box Every week Unlimited boxes, each must be under 23 kg (50 pounds). Blue boxes must meet standard size limits. You can buy extra boxes if you need them.
Green bin Every week Unlimited bins, each must be under 23 kg (50 pounds). Green bins must be Region green bins. Extra bins are available at no charge, as supplies last.
Yard waste Every second week (alternate week from garbage collection, March to November) Unlimited, each bag or bundle must be under 23 kg (50 pounds). Must be placed in proper bags or bundles.
Buildings with 7 or more units

Apartment buildings of 7 units or more do not receive curbside collection from us. If you are a landlord or property owner for this type of building, you will need to arrange for private garbage collection from a contractor.

Buildings with 7 or more units may receive the blue or grey cart program for recycling only.

Eligible townhouse complexes get the same level of service as single family homes. To see if your townhouse complex meets our program requirements, please search your address in our look-up.

Farms and rural homes
Farms and rural homes get the same level of service as single family homes.
Businesses and commercial buildings

Businesses and commercial buildings do not receive curbside collection from us.

If you are a landlord or property owner for this type of building, you will need to arrange for private garbage and recycling collection from a contractor.

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