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Garbage and Recycling

Pumpkin Disposal:

  • Your pumpkin can go in your green bin or with your leaf and yard waste. Cut it into small pieces before disposing of it.

Find your collection calendar
Find your garbage and recycling collection calendar.

    What goes where?
    Find out what items go into the blue box, green bin, garbage or yard waste. 

    Blue boxes and recycling
    What goes in a blue box, tips for recycling, pick-up a replacement blue box, win a gold box. 

    Green bins and composting
    What goes in a green bin, tips for using a green bin, order a replacement green bin, order a compost box for your garden. 

    Leaf and yard waste
    Tips for bundling leaf and yard waste, grasscycling. 

    Garbage
    What goes in the garbage, one bag limit, special consideration, trash tags for extra garbage. 

    Bulk items and furniture  
    What goes in a bulk pick up, schedule a pick up for bulk items or furniture. 

    Community Recycling Centres (transfer stations or the "dump")
    What goes to the Community Recycling Centres, locations, hours, fees, appliances (white goods), scrap metal, household hazardous waste. 

    Outreach and Departmental Info
    Book a school visit and learn more about the City's landfill sites and other information about our operations.