Garbage Bin Sizes & Fees
Solid Waste Management Services is a rate-based program where residents pay fees for the services they receive based on the size of their garbage bin.The volume-based rate structure was designed to encourage residents to divert as much as possible away from landfill. Residents with the largest garbage bins pay the most and those with the smallest pay the least. Residents can change the size of their garbage bin by calling 311 or making a request online. When moving, bins remain property of the City and must stay at the property.
Fees By Bin Size
(1 regular sized bag; 75 litres)
(1½ regular sized bags; 120 litres)
(3 regular sized bags; 240 litres)
(4½ regular sized bags; 360 litres)
|$266.24 rate/year*||$323.20 rate/year*||$438.96 rate/year*||$509.15 rate/year*|
* These approved 2020 rates do not include the rebate. The current rebate remains the same as what was approved in the 2019 tax-supported budget. The 2020 rebates will be determined as part of the 2020 tax-supported budget process, which takes place from January 10 to February 19, 2020.
Single-Family Residential Low-Income Relief Program
The Single-Family Residential Low-Income Relief Program offers assistance to seniors or persons living with a disability who have a household income of $50,000 or less and either a small, medium or large garbage bin. Applicants only need to complete one application to apply for various tax and utility relief programs.
Bag-Only Fee & Garbage Tags
|Garbage Tag||$5.70 each|
* Bag-only rates are only available to locations with special approval from the City. The bin program is otherwise mandatory for curbside customers. Bag-only customers are also required to buy Garbage Tags for each bag they set out.
Oversized & Metal Items
|Customer Type||Material||Annual Rate (per home and multi-residential unit)|
|All Residential (Single Family Home and Multi-Residential)||Oversized items that do not fit in garbage bag or bin||$15.90|
Note: The above is an approved annual fee for the collection of oversized and metal items for each single-family home and multi-residential unit, regardless of whether or not the service is used.