On collection day, give your bins some space. To make sure your bins are collected, follow these guidelines:
- Set the bins out by 7:00am.
- Place the bins so the arrows on the lids point toward the centre of the lane or the street.
- Space your green bin and garbage so there is a least 1 m (3 feet) of space on all sides, and 3 m (10 feet) of clearance above. Your recycling boxes and bags should be placed 1 m from your garbage or green bin and in such a way that collection crews can access them.
- Bring the bins back onto your property after they are emptied.
What the city picks up
Dispose of items the right way. Learn what goes in your garbage bin.
Get tips for recycling your food scraps and avoiding odours and pests.
Most yard waste can be recycled in your green bin.
What we don't pick up
Not everything can go into your collection bins. Find out how to dispose of items at one of our facilities.