Collection Calendar & Guidelines

  1. Collection Day Reminders
  2. Disclaimer

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Separation Guidelines

Separate your waste into one of the following streams:

  • Garbage Cart - waste that can’t be composted or recycled
  • Green Cart - food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard trimmings
  • Recycling - paper, cardboard, and plastic, metal, and glass containers

Set-Out Guidelines

On collection day:

  1. Do not place your cart out the night before collection. Doing so may result in a $500 fine. 
  2. If you live in a AM collection zone, place the garbage and green carts out anytime between 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. Place recycling out anytime between 5:30 to 7 a.m.
  3. If you live in a PM collection zone, place the garbage and green carts out anytime between 5:30 to 11 a.m. Place recycling out anytime between 5:30 to 10 a.m.
  4. Unclip the wildlife-resistant clips on the green cart.
  5. Set carts so they face out towards the street, with the cart wheels placed against the curb or edge of the road.
  6. Place carts 1 metre apart from each other or blue boxes, 1.5 metres away from any cars, and with 3 metres of open space above the closed lid.
  7. Green carts and recycling are collected weekly. Garbage carts are collected every 2 weeks.