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Recycling and Garbage Collection Guide

How to use your carts properly

Blue Cart Recycling:

  • Do not bag or stack items. Keep recyclables loose in the cart.
  • Put shredded paper in a clear plastic bag that is tied closed.

On collection day, place the carts on even ground on the street or in the back alley before 7:30 a.m. Make sure they do not block traffic.


Brown Garbage Cart:

  • Bag or bundle all waste items.
  • Double bag animal waste, dust particles and powdered materials.
On the front street: Place cart wheels against the curb. In the winter, place your cart with its wheels against the street side of the snow ridge.


  • Keep cart lids closed.
  • Do not let your carts overflow.
  • Do not place additional waste beside your cart.
  • Make sure material is not packed too tightly and can easily come out of the carts when the collection truck picks it up.

In the back lane: Place cart wheels at the edge of your back lane with enough space away from your back hedge, garage or fence.

Arrange the cart so the arrows on the lid are pointed toward the centre of the road or lane.

Leave enough space around your cart so that you can walk around it. Leave at least one metre (four feet) of space between other objects such as parked cars, power poles, utility boxes, fences, downspouts and garages. Roll your empty cart back in a secure location on your property or against your fence after it has been collected.