In 2019, City Council approved the implementation of a new Solid Waste Operations Master Plan which outlined changes to the curbside collection program to align with Council’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. This new collection program will see a switch to cart-based fully automated collection system for all three streams of waste: recycling, compostables and garbage.

Program Benefits

  • Easy to roll durable carts means no heavy lifting or dragging material to the curb;
  • Secure cart lids will help neighbourhood esthetics by keeping material contained;
  • Customizable cart sizes to best suit your household needs;
  • Elimination of blue bags for recycling;
  • New “greener” collection vehicles that will run on renewable diesel; and
  • Improved worker health and safety.

Program Highlights

  • Between February 1, 2021 and April 9, 2021, residents received three carts delivered to homes;
  • One 240 L cart was provided for each of the three waste streams: recycling, compostables and garbage;
  • Homes located outside of the bear-resistant cart area that have a registered secondary suite have received one 360 L recycling cart in place of the 240 L recycling cart;
  • The delivered carts will be used for 90 days, after which time, property owners will be able to request to upsize or downsize their cart, or add a second compostables cart, depending on their household’s waste needs;
  • New carts will begin to be collected on Monday, April 19, 2021;
  • Curbside recycling will change to every other week collection and will alternate with curbside garbage collection; 
  • Curbside compostables will continue to be collected weekly; 
  • Special yard waste collection services will be provided on a bi-weekly basis during the first 90 days of the program; and
  • All waste will need to be contained inside the carts on regular collection days (no extra garbage bags, blue bags or yard waste bags).

View our new Curbside Cart Collection GuideQuick Start Guide and Frequently Asked Questions for more information on the cart program rolling out this spring.

New Cart Information

Frequently Asked Questions

View the FAQs for changes coming to the curbside collection program or view by question below.

The When, What & Why
The Carts
Bear-Resistant Carts
The Collection Schedule
Curbside Cart Placement
Excess Waste
Billing & Costs
Old Curbside Containers