The Solid Waste Utility is one of the City’s three Municipal Utilities, and is responsible for the collection of wastes, and disposal at the Sanitary Landfill. The functions of the Solid Waste Utility can be broken down into three categories:
- Residential Collection
- Trade Waste
- Landfill (residential & commercial waste)
Residential Collection is composed of two collection methods Automated Garbage Collection and manual pick-up. The quantity of refuse allowed per household for the Automated Collection System is restricted to the capacity of the assigned automated cart. Carts that are not emptied on the assigned collection day due to improper placement or unacceptable waste will be tagged. The problem must be corrected before pickup on the next scheduled garbage day.
Residents who have manual collection are restricted to a maximum of 90 kilograms (200 pounds) of refuse per property per collection day as per the Waste Management Bylaw #5156 regarding residential garbage pickup. A tag will be placed on bags containing unacceptable waste items, or that weight over 50lbs each. The problem must be corrected before pickup on the next scheduled garbage day. To avoid getting a tag and having to bag your garbage twice, use more bags with less weight in each. Please help to reduce injuries to the city collection staff by safely preparing your garbage. For further information contact the City Engineering Department 694-4448.