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Cart Placement

Please follow these quick steps to get ready for refuse and recycling collection day.

Fill it: Put garbage in garbage bags in your black cart and recyclables loose inside your blue cart. The only exception is placing shredded paper inside a clear plastic bag.

Place your garbage in the black cart. You must use your black cart to have your garbage collected. Your carts are considered full when another garbage bag will not easily fit inside. Never place excess material above the rim of the cart or beside your cart.

 

Park it: where the collection trucks can access it. Place cart out for collection no sooner than 12 hours before the start of collection or 6 pm the night before pickup, i.e. 6 p.m. on Monday for Tuesday collection.

Place wheels against front curb or at least a 30 cm (1 ft) distance from your back hedge or fence. If you can open the lid without hitting any obstructions, you've left enough space behind it.

Park it on flat ground at road level and make sure you are not blocking traffic.

Please note: In the winter do not place carts on the top of or behind piles of snow.

 

Point: the arrows on the lid toward centre of road or lane.

 

Space it: Leave enough space between carts and other objects. Leave enough space to walk between your black and blue carts.

There should be at least three metres (10 ft.) of-space above your carts.

Please ensure your carts are at least .5 m (1.5 ft.) from obstacles on either side, such as parked cars, power poles, utility boxes, fences, downspouts and garages. If these requirements are not met your cart may not be picked up.

 

Store it: on your property

Pull your empty garbage cart and recycling cart back on to your property by 4 p.m. the day following your collection. i.e. Tuesday pickup remove by 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

You are responsible for taking care of your cart and keeping it clean.

 

Reminder 1: Carts must be stored on your property behind your fence or shrubs. If stored on your property but on the lane side of fence or shrubs the property owner is responsible for stolen or damaged carts at all times.

Reminder 2: If you have a green cart all the above rules apply to the use of the green cart as it does for your blue and black carts.

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