How to set out garbage, recycling, and green waste for collection

Temporary schedule changes in effect

December 2, 2022

Garbage and Green Bin collection

Green bin collection is currently suspended.

Garbage collection will continue although delays are expected due to icy conditions. Crews will return to missed areas today and Saturday to complete outstanding work if it is safe to do so. If your garbage bin is not emptied, leave it set out and we will collect it as soon as we can.

Thanks for your patience. 

Leaf collection

No leaf collection this weekend.

Leaf collection crews have been redeployed to assist with salting.

On collection day, give your bins some space. To make sure your bins are collected, follow these guidelines:

  1. Set the bins out by 7:00am.
  2. Place the bins so the arrows on the lids point toward the centre of the lane or the street.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Green bin – food scraps and yard waste

Compostable and organic materials like food waste, food scraps, food soiled paper, and yard trimmings belong in the green bin.

What we don't pick up

Recycling and disposal facilities

Not everything can go into your collection bins. Find out how to dispose of items at one of our facilities.